- The Latest: Hungarian pres. warns of risks in migrant crisis Updated: Oct-09-15 7:53 am
ATHENS, Greece - The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.
- UN human rights body passes Saudi proposal on Yemen Updated: Oct-02-15 11:11 am
GENEVA - A leading human rights advocacy group on Friday accused the top U.N. human rights body of failing to improve scrutiny of abuses in war-torn Yemen by approving a resolution presented by Saudi Arabia - a major participant in the conflict.
- UN rights body OKs call for postwar Sri Lanka accountability Updated: Oct-01-15 1:09 pm
GENEVA - The top U.N. human rights body on Thursday approved by consensus a resolution aimed to increase accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of its decades-long civil war that left tens of thousands of people dead.
- UN envoy: 'Great mistake' to block aid in east Ukraine Updated: Sep-29-15 12:09 pm
GENEVA - Efforts by Russia-backed separatist rebels to block "desperately needed" humanitarian aid from reaching people in conflict-ridden eastern Ukraine could amount to crimes against humanity, a top U.N. human rights official said Tuesday.
- Geneva officials OK transfer of ancient coffin to Turkey Updated: Sep-23-15 1:42 pm
GENEVA - Geneva's public prosecutor's office says it has decided to hand over to Turkey a "priceless" sarcophagus dating back to the Roman Empire that depicts the 12 labors of Hercules.
- Okinawa governor lobbies UN body over planned US base move Updated: Sep-22-15 1:22 pm
GENEVA - The governor of Okinawa has taken his effort to prevent the construction of a new U.S. military site in Japan to a key United Nations human rights body, arguing that democracy and self-determination are threatened because his constituents oppose it.
- Blatter rallies FIFA staff after cutting ties with Valcke Updated: Sep-18-15 12:09 pm
GENEVA - Sepp Blatter tried to rally the troops at FIFA headquarters after the suspension of his top deputy, insisting soccer's embattled world governing body would withstand the latest wave of corruption allegations.
- UNICEF: 500,000 children are on the run from Boko Haram Updated: Sep-18-15 6:36 am
GENEVA - UNICEF says attacks by armed extremist group Boko Haram have forced 500,000 children to flee their homes in the last five months.
- Geneva police nab 'most wanted bank robber in Canada' Updated: Sep-16-15 10:53 pm
GENEVA - Geneva police have arrested the "most-wanted bank robber in Canada," a seemingly athletic French-American citizen known for jumping over bank counters in his heists, police officials said Wednesday.
- Brother of Post reporter detained in Iran appeals to UN body Updated: Sep-15-15 4:16 pm
GENEVA - The brother of jailed Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has appealed to a U.N. human rights panel to urge his release from detention in Iran.
- UN rights chief airs worry about lawyers detained in China Updated: Sep-14-15 4:59 am
GENEVA - The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern about the detention and interrogation of more than 100 lawyers in China.