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Convoy of buses on way to besieged Mariupol, Ukraine says

A convoy of Ukrainian buses set out for the southern port city of Mariupol on Thursday to try to deliver humanitarian supplies and bring out civilians, Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk and the Red Cross said. → Read More

U.N. convening donor meeting on Afghanistan as concerns mount

Britain on Wednesday pledged 286 million pounds ($374 million) for life-saving food and other aid in Afghanistan, a day ahead of an international conference seeking $4.4 billion, even as concerns mount over Taliban rule. → Read More

Ninety percent of Ukrainian population could face poverty in protracted war

Nine out of 10 Ukrainians could face poverty and extreme economic vulnerability if the war drags on over the next year, wiping out two decades of economic gains, the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) said on Wednesday. → Read More

Syria war escalating, more probes needed into civilian casualties

Syria's war has escalated in the last months, marked by intensified shelling and aerial bombing by Syrian and Russian forces on rebel-held areas, U.N. war crimes investigators said on Wednesday. → Read More

U.S. urges Saudis to review cases of 'prisoners of conscience'

The United States urged ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to review cases of "prisoners of conscience" and lift travel bans and other restrictions imposed on women's rights activists previously released from jail. → Read More

U.N. rights boss Bachelet says China visit agreed in May, including Xinjiang

U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet announced on Tuesday that she has reached an agreement with China for a visit, "foreseen" in May, and said she had already raised with Beijing cases of arrest and detention of activists. → Read More

Red Cross chief 'cautiously positive' about possible prisoner visits in Ukraine

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross told Reuters on Tuesday that he was "cautiously positive" the ICRC would gain access to Ukrainian and Russian prisoners held in the context of the conflict. → Read More

Western envoys, allies walk out on Lavrov speech to UN rights forum

More than 100diplomats from some 40 Western countries and allies including Japan walked out of a speech by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to the top U.N. human rights forum on Tuesday in protest over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

Neutral Swiss poised to freeze Russian assets

Swiss President Ignazio Cassis said on Sunday that it was "very probable" that neutral Switzerland would follow the European Union (EU) on Monday in sanctioning Russia and freezing Russian assets in the Alpine country. → Read More

Invasion could drive 5 million Ukrainians to flee abroad

Fuel, cash and medical supplies are running low in parts of Ukraine after Russia's invasion, which could drive up to 5 million people to flee abroad, U.N. aid agencies said on Friday. → Read More

Credit Suisse banker in cocaine-cash trial says murders dismissed by management

Credit Suisse learned of murders and cocaine smuggling allegedly connected to a Bulgarian gang but continued to manage cash that is now the focus of a criminal trial, a banker accused of money laundering told a Swiss court during the case. → Read More

Credit Suisse paid out millions despite compliance alert, drugs trial told

An ex-Credit Suisse manager told a Swiss court on Monday that millions of euros were paid out of accounts linked to a Bulgarian wrestler at the centre of an international drugs probe, despite the bank's legal compliance department being alerted. → Read More

Iraq pays last chunk of $52.4 billion Gulf War reparations

Iraq has completed payment of $52.4 billion to compensate individuals, companies and governments who proved damages due to its 1990 invasion and occupation of Kuwait, the United Nations reparations body said on Wednesday. → Read More

Ex-Credit Suisse banker says took lead from bosses in Bulgarian cocaine-cash case

A former Credit Suisse banker testifying in a cocaine money laundering trial on Wednesday said she had followed the instructions of her bosses in doing business with associates of a Bulgarian customer after he was shot dead in Sofia. → Read More

UN urged to open query into Iran's 1988 killings and Raisi role

Prominent former U.N. judges and investigators have called on U.N. human rights boss Michelle Bachelet to investigate the 1988 "massacre" of political prisoners in Iran, including the alleged role of its current president, Ebrahim Raisi, at that time. → Read More

Exclusive: U.S. opposes plans to strengthen World Health Organization

The United States, the World Health Organization's top donor, is resisting proposals to make the agency more independent, four officials involved in the talks said, raising doubts about the Biden administration's long-term support for the U.N. agency. → Read More

WHO sounds warning over fast-spreading Omicron

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading faster than the Delta variant and is causing infections in people already vaccinated or who have recovered from the COVID-19 disease, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. → Read More

Omicron cases doubling in 1.5 to 3 days in areas with local spread

The Omicron coronavirus variant has been reported in 89 countries and the number of cases is doubling in 1.5 to 3 days in areas with community transmission, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. → Read More

Rights violations on all sides of Ethiopia conflict, U.N. says

All sides in the deepening conflict in northern Ethiopia are committing severe human rights violations and should pull back from their year-old war, the United Nations said on Friday. → Read More

Vaccines slightly less effective against severe COVID, deaths -WHO

COVID-19 vaccines appear to have become slightly less effective in preventing severe disease and death but do provide "significant protection", the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. → Read More