The allegations by Amnesty focus on the battle waged in the divided city of Aleppo. The UN is hoping to revive peace talks at which Iran and Turkey – but not Islamist rebel forces – will be represented.
From abolishing a law that allows suspects to be held for 80 days without formal charges to improving medical exams on suspected victims of torture, the UN urges Mexico to combat 'disturbing' levels of impunity around torture.
Ten years ago the UN Security Council mandated the dreaded Janjaweed militia be disarmed. They never really were.
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes a look at two American demographic dramas, the danger journalists face in Syria, a profile of UN Ambassador Samantha Power, why professional women lack confidence, and slumping casino sales.
The UN General Assembly resolution, which passed Thursday, called on countries not to interfere in Ukraine's national unity and territorial integrity.
Photos that purportedly show the torture and killing of detained opponents of Syria's regime are released on the eve of UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva.