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U.N.: U.S. drone strikes violate Pakistan sovereignty

CIA drone strikes on Pakistani targets violate Pakistan’s national sovereignty and have resulted in far more civilian casualties than the U.S. government has recognized, a special U.N. human rights envoy reported after a secret investigation in Pakistan this week.


Syrian death toll tops 60,000, U.N. says

Syrian War

The United Nations’ human rights chief said Wednesday that more than 60,000 people have been killed in the bloody conflict in Syria, a figure that far exceeds even estimates given by opposition groups after nearly two years of fighting.


Syria now in state of civil war, death toll at 4,000: U.N.

Civil War in Syria

Syria is now in a state of civil war with more than 4,000 dead and increasing numbers of defecting soldiers taking up arms against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, the top United Nations human rights official said on Thursday.


UN: Death toll in Syria unrest at least 2,600

UN: Death toll in Syria unrest at least 2,600

At least 2,600 people have died in the six months of unrest that has swept Syria, the U.N.'s top human rights official said Monday, as a panel was named to investigate abuses in the Arab country....


UN to criticise Israel over Gaza

A UN human rights investigator, Richard Falk, is to question the legality of Israel's Gaza incursion in a new report.


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