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  • Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels

    July 28, 2014 | 10:47 am

    Ukraine said on Monday its troops had wrested more territory from pro-Russian rebels, advancing towards the site where Malaysian flight MH17 was brought down, which international investigators said they could not reach because of the fighting.

    Troops recaptured two rebel-held...

  • U.N. rights boss doubts legality of Israel’s Gaza offensive

    July 11, 2014 | 8:48 am

    The United Nations human rights chief on Friday voiced serious doubts that Israeli's military operation against Gaza complied with international law banning the targeting of civilians, and called on both sides to respect the rules of war.

    International law requires Israel to take...

  • U.N. lifts Syria death toll to ‘truly shocking’ 60,000

    January 2, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    More than 60,000 people have died in Syria's uprising and civil war, the United Nations said on Wednesday, dramatically raising the death toll in a struggle that shows no sign of ending.

    In the latest violence, dozens were killed in a rebellious Damascus suburb when a government...

  • United Nations: Syrian forces face prosecution for Houla

    June 1, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Syrian forces and pro-government militia accused of committing a massacre in Houla could face prosecution for crimes against humanity, the United Nations said on Friday and rights experts said Syrian authorities had directly ordered torture.

    U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights...

  • U.N. human rights chief Pillay must be held accountable

    March 8, 2011 | 4:03 pm

    The favorite word of Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, appears to be “accountability.” Yet with her own agency tainted by its longtime disregard of Libyan human rights violations—and by apologists for Libyan strongman Muammar Gadhafi occupying key U.N....