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UN chief warns that the world is ‘on edge of an abyss’

The United Nations chief has warned global leaders that the world has never been more threatened and divided and “we face the greatest cascade...

Donors pledge emergency funds for Afghans in face of humanitarian crisis

The United Nations drummed up more than 1.2 billion dollars (£870 million) in emergency pledges on Monday for helping 11 million Afghans facing an...

‘Credible evidence’ of Taliban reprisal killings, UN human rights boss says

The UN human rights chief says her office has received credible allegations of reprisal killings by the Taliban of former Afghan security forces, as...

UN calls for return to democracy in Myanmar, end to violence

The UN Security Council has again demanded the restoration of democracy in Myanmar and the release of all detainees including Aung San Suu Kyi. The...

UN condemns violence against Myanmar protesters and deaths

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the use of violence against peaceful protesters in Myanmar and the deaths of hundreds of civilians. But the...

Myanmar junta declares martial law as UN says at least 138 killed since coup

Myanmar’s ruling junta has declared martial law in a wide area of the country’s largest city, after security forces killed dozens of protesters over...

Myanmar security forces continue deadly crackdown on coup protesters

Security forces in Myanmar have shot dead at least seven people protesting against last month’s military takeover. Four deaths were reported in Mandalay, the country’s...

UN envoy demands ‘robust’ action against military in Myanmar

The UN special envoy for Myanmar has called for urgent Security Council action to reverse the military coup, saying about 50 peaceful protesters had...

YouTube removes Myanmar army channels as UN meets on coup crisis

YouTube has removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military for violating guidelines, it announced, as demonstrators defied growing violence by security forces and staged...

Myanmar security forces kill at least 34 protesters

Security forces in Myanmar dramatically escalated their crackdown on demonstrations against last month’s coup, killing at least 34 protesters in several cities on Wednesday,...

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