Stephanie Nebehay

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18 Mar 2019 | 7:50 PM

U.N. rights expert: Israel depriving Palestinians of clean water

GENEVA (Reuters) - Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their land of minerals "in an apparent act of pillage", a United Nations human rights investigator said on Monday.

14 Mar 2019 | 4:00 AM

Israel investigating 11 Palestinian deaths in Gaza protests - officials

GENEVA (Reuters) - Israel is carrying out criminal investigations into the killing of 11 Palestinians by Israeli forces at border protests in Gaza last year, Israeli officials said on Wednesday.

12 Mar 2019 | 4:57 AM

Some 20,000 Iraqis could return from Syria in weeks - Red Cross

GENEVA (Reuters) - Around 20,000 Iraqis in Syria, including women and children who fled Islamic State's last enclave, are expected to be sent home in weeks under an agreement with Baghdad, a senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Monday.

11 Mar 2019 | 7:28 PM

U.N. envoy fears 'new crisis' for Rohingya if moved to Bangladesh island

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights investigator on Myanmar voiced deep concern on Monday at Bangladesh's plan to relocate 23,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island in April, saying that it may not be habitable, creating a potential "new crisis".

9 Mar 2019 | 4:43 AM

North Korea maintains repression, political prison camps - U.N. expert

GENEVA (Reuters) - Despite actively pursuing diplomacy on its nuclear programme, North Korea continues to quash basic freedoms, maintaining political prison camps and strict surveillance of its citizens, a United Nations human rights investigator said on Friday.

8 Mar 2019 | 8:22 PM

U.N. investigators hot on trail of Syrian war criminals

GENEVA (Reuters) - International investigators are moving ever closer to finding justice for victims of atrocities in Syria's eight-year war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, the head of a U.N. war crimes body said.

7 Mar 2019 | 7:19 PM

Europe, Canada, Australia issue first rebuke of Saudi Arabia at U.N. forum

GENEVA (Reuters) - Three dozen countries, including all 28 EU members, called on Saudi Arabia on Thursday to release 10 activists and cooperate with a U.N.-led investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate.

6 Mar 2019 | 8:04 PM

U.N. rights boss seeks freedom for Saudi women activists

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to release women activists allegedly tortured in detention after authorities accused them of harming the country's interests.

6 Mar 2019 | 5:54 PM

Bachelet presses China for U.N. access to Xinjiang's Uighurs

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday that she is seeking access to China to verify continuing reports of disappearances and arbitrary detentions, particularly of Muslims in the Xinjiang region.

6 Mar 2019 | 4:20 AM

Saudi Arabia faces first-ever censure at U.N. rights forum - diplomats

GENEVA (Reuters) - European countries will urge Saudi Arabia this week to release detained activists and cooperate with a U.N.-led probe into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in the first rebuke of the kingdom at the Human Rights Council, diplomats and campaigners said.