• World
    UN rights envoy urges inquiry into abuses of Rohingya in Myanmar

    By Jared Ferrie YANGON (IRIN)— The UN should launch an inquiry into military abuses of Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims because the government is incapable of carrying out a credible investigation, the UN’s rights envoy will tell the Human Rights Council next month. Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, told IRIN […]

  • Middle East
    Security Council unanimously approves sending UN monitors to war-torn Aleppo

    UN News– Alarmed at the “devastating” humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, where perhaps thousands of civilians remain trapped, the Security Council today requested the United Nations and other relevant institutions to carry out “adequate, neutral monitoring and direct observation on evacuations from the eastern districts” of the war-battered city. Through a unanimously adopted resolution, the Council […]

  • Opinion
    House of Saud on Its Last Legs: US Analyst

    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An American author and political commentator said the House of Saud regime is “on its last legs” as it is desperately trying to pull the US into rescuing it out of the quagmire of Yemen war. “The monarchical House of Saud which has ruled Saudi Arabia and its 28 million people since […]

  • Politics
    China Says Damage to ‘One China’ Principle Would Impact Peace

    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – China’s Taiwan Affairs Office said on Wednesday any interference with or damage to the “one China” principle would have a serious impact on peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. US President-elect Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States did not necessarily have to stick to its long-standing position that Taiwan […]