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A group of United Nations human rights experts have urged the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan to reject a bill that would introduce criminal and administrative sanctions for acts aimed at forming "a positive attitude towards non-traditional sexual orientation." The experts warned the proposed law would go against...

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Brussels on December 1 to take part in the December 2 NATO Foreign Ministerial and associated meetings, the State Department said Wednesday. On December 3, Kerry will chair the first ministerial-level meeting of the Counter-ISIL Coalition, bringing together...

Following the end of a four-day mission to Ethiopia, a senior United Nations relief official has called for continued international attention to the plight of South Sudanese refugees, warning that the number of refugees could rise substantially if fighting in South Sudan persists. In a statement issued...

European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer in a press conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday said he will propose to the EIB's governing bodies to endorse participation in the Investment Plan for Europe. "Effective action to stimulate increased investment across...

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, has warned that audit of the justice sector and the dismissal of all international judicial personnel from Timor-Leste puts at risk the independence of the judiciary in the country. "I am troubled that...

It is the international community's duty to draw lessons from the horrific violence and atrocious crimes facing minorities around the world to prevent them from being repeated, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson declared at a forum on minority issues. Speaking to the 7th Session...

From Afghanistan and Angola to Haiti and the former Yugoslavia, sanctions implemented by the United Nations Security Council have had a positive track record, proving their efficacy and economy in supporting Member States overcome instability, according to the top UN political official. "UN sanctions...

Falih Al Fayyadh, the National Security Adviser of Iraq, visited the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels, the western military alliance said in a statement. Fayyadh met with the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, when he visited the...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern over the uptick in violence across Libya and urged all parties to recommit to the values of the revolution that inspired the North African country's break towards democracy, according to a statement issued today by his spokesperson. The...

Expressing "grave alarm about the further deteriorating political, security and humanitarian crisis" in South Sudan, the United Nations Security Council today extended the UN mission in the country (UNMISS) for an additional six months, maintaining the operation's mandate to focus on civilian protection,...

The commander of US Army Europe has confirmed that soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and later replacement units will rotate to locations in Eastern Europe through the end of next year as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon from Vilnius, Lithuania, via a video...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has extended his congratulations to the people of Tunisia on the occasion of their first presidential election since the revolution swept the country and ushered in an era of democratic change. "The polls, conducted in a peaceful and orderly manner, mark...

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a "rapid" spread of the plague in the capital of Madagascar, where health authorities have reported 119 cases of the bacterial disease, including at least 40 deaths in the island nation. "Antananarivo, the capital and largest city in...

The Israeli Government's use of house demolition as a punitive measure in response to alleged acts of violence by Palestinians must end immediately, two United Nations experts urged Tuesday, indicating the practice - which targets Palestinian homes in both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory...

Members of the European Parliament voted on Tuesday to refer the EU-Canada agreement on the transfer of Passenger Name Records (PNR) to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for an opinion on whether it is in line with the EU treaties and Charter of Fundamental Rights. Incidentally, this is the first...