Thursday 19 April 2018
UN rights

New UN rights boss warns of 'house of blood' in Iraq, Syria

The new UN human rights chief urged world powers on Monday to protect women and minorities targeted by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, saying the fighters were trying to create a "house of blood". Jordan's


Gulf states must end sponsorship system: UN

Gulf countries must end their sponsorship system for migrant workers that leaves labourers beholden to employers and exposed to potential abuse, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Monday. "Reports concerning this region cons

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