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Myanmar Rejects U.N. Findings: ‘No Ethnic Cleansing or Genocide in Our Country’

Myanmar Rejects U.N. Findings: ‘No Ethnic Cleansing or Genocide in Our Country’

U Aung Tun Thet, the chief coordinator of the Myanmar government body dedicated to the Rohingya crisis, condemned the United Nations report. “Accusations are very easy to make, but we are not involved
Aid Convoy Reaches Syria Town, but Fighting Forces Some Trucks to Return Full

Aid Convoy Reaches Syria Town, but Fighting Forces Some Trucks to Return Full

Syrian Arab Red Crescent trucks at a checkpoint in the outskirts of Damascus on Monday, carrying aid to eastern Ghouta.
Syrian Forces Strip Medical Supplies From Aid Convoy

Syrian Forces Strip Medical Supplies From Aid Convoy

Syrian Arab Red Crescent trucks at a checkpoint in the outskirts of Damascus on Monday, carrying aid to eastern Ghouta.
Blacklisted Iranian Official Stirs Outrage at U.N. Human Rights Council

Blacklisted Iranian Official Stirs Outrage at U.N. Human Rights Council

A speech by Seyyed Alireza Avaei, Iran’s minister of justice, at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday caused an uproar because of his role in human rights violations.
Syria Cease-Fire Must Take Effect Immediately, U.N. Chief Warns

Syria Cease-Fire Must Take Effect Immediately, U.N. Chief Warns

People receiving medical treatment in eastern Ghouta, Syria, on Sunday. More than 500 people have died in the area in the past week, including 24 in the day since the cease-fire resolution was passed.
Syria Cease-Fire Must Take Effect Immediately, U.N. Chief Warns

Syria Cease-Fire Must Take Effect Immediately, U.N. Chief Warns

Debris from shelling in Arbin, in the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta.
Over 40 Should Face Trial for South Sudan Atrocities, U.N. Team Says

Over 40 Should Face Trial for South Sudan Atrocities, U.N. Team Says

A displaced family in Yambio, South Sudan. Fighting has forced more than four million people to flee their homes — a third of the country’s population — and supplies are scarce.
U.N. Examines 206 Companies Over Links to Israeli Settlements

U.N. Examines 206 Companies Over Links to Israeli Settlements

The Israeli settlement of Efrat, in the occupied West Bank, last year.
Myanmar’s Rohingya Actions May Be Genocide, U.N. Official Says

Myanmar’s Rohingya Actions May Be Genocide, U.N. Official Says

Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh in September.
In a Compromise, U.N. Rights Experts Will Examine Abuses in Yemen’s War

In a Compromise, U.N. Rights Experts Will Examine Abuses in Yemen’s War

The rubble of a house destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sana, Yemen. The United Nations Human Rights Council decided to call for a panel of experts to examine abuses in the Yemen war.
Saudi Arabia Resists Independent Inquiry on Yemen Atrocities

Saudi Arabia Resists Independent Inquiry on Yemen Atrocities

Smoke rose from a Houthi-controlled military base in the Yemen capital, Sana, after a Saudi airstrike on the weapons depot in 2015.

Bomb that killed 16 Yemeni civilians was made by the U.S.

A bomb that decimated entire households packed with women and children in Yemen this August was made by the United States, investigators at Amnesty International said Thursday. The explosion killed 16
The Rohingya in Myanmar: How Years of Strife Grew Into a Crisis

The Rohingya in Myanmar: How Years of Strife Grew Into a Crisis

Rohingya refugees this month near the Naf River, which separates Myanmar and Bangladesh. Villages in Myanmar burned in the background.
Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar Is ‘Ethnic Cleansing,’ U.N. Rights Chief Says

Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar Is ‘Ethnic Cleansing,’ U.N. Rights Chief Says

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in late August, after crossing into Bangladesh. More than 300,000 have fled a military crackdown.
U.N. Group Accuses Burundi Leaders of Crimes Against Humanity

U.N. Group Accuses Burundi Leaders of Crimes Against Humanity

An opposition neighborhood in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, in July 2015, where clashes erupted after a member of the opposition was found dead in a ditch.
War-Crimes Prosecutor, Frustrated at U.N. Inaction, Quits Panel on Syria

War-Crimes Prosecutor, Frustrated at U.N. Inaction, Quits Panel on Syria

Carla del Ponte, who resigned from the panel investigating atrocities in Syria, and Paulo Pinheiro, one of two remaining members, at a news conference in March.

U.N. to Investigate Reports of Government-Backed Slaughter in Congo

The United Nations’ human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, said even babies had been mutilated by a government-linked militia and insurgents.
Congolese Militia Is Accused of Atrocities

Congolese Militia Is Accused of Atrocities

Food distribution this month at a camp in Kikwit, Congo, for displaced people who fled the Kasaï region.
In Greece, China Finds an Ally Against Human Rights Criticism

In Greece, China Finds an Ally Against Human Rights Criticism

Uighurs praying at a grave in Xinjiang, a region in China’s far west. Greece blocked a European Union statement that would have condemned China’s violations of human rights, including those of Uighurs
In Geneva Speeches, Nikki Haley Casts U.S. as Rights Champion

In Geneva Speeches, Nikki Haley Casts U.S. as Rights Champion

Nikki Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, addressed the opening session of the organization’s Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday.