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News in Brief 09 February 2016 (AM) – Geneva

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Food aid disrupted amid upsurge in fighting in Aleppo A surge in violence in the Syrian city of Aleppo has forced some 30,000 people from their homes, affecting aid deliveries to people in…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Sri Lanka’s “element of fear” is diminished, says rights chief

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, concluding his four day visit to Sri Lanka, delivers a media statement at an end of mission press conference held at the UN Compound in Colombo on 9 February 2016. Photo: UN Sri Lanka/Muradh Mohideen

Respect for people's freedom and their civil liberties has come a long way in Sri Lanka, but a so-called…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Satellite launch "legitimate right" of DPRK

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The launch of a satellite into orbit is an "independent and legitimate right," the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /

"Significant measures" to be taken against DPRK following missile launch

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"Significant measures" will be taken against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, following the…

7 Feb 2016 / Listen /
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