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UN CALLING ASIA: Afghanistan needs to do more to end torture, says UN report

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Authorities in Afghanistan need to do more to end torture and ill-treatment of conflict-related detainees, says a UN report released this week. The report, by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is…

26 Feb 2015 / Listen /

UN CALLING ASIA: Nearly 4000 Afghan civilians killed in 2014

At a Kabul press conference on 18 February, senior UN officials discussed the latest UN report on conflict-related civilian deaths and injuries, which rose 22 per cent over 2013 to more than 10,000 in 2014, largely as a result of increased ground engagements. Photos: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA

A 22 per cent rise in conflict-related deaths and injuries of Afghan civilians in 2014, has been reported by…

19 Feb 2015 / Listen /

UN CALLING ASIA: Japan "resolute" in face of terrorism

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Japan has said it will stand alongside the international community as it faces up to battling terrorism in the…

12 Feb 2015 / Listen /

UN CALLING ASIA: "Left-behind" children growing up alone in China

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An increasing number of young people in China are growing up without their parents according to the UN Children's…

6 Feb 2015 / Listen /
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