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World 19 Nov 2015 | 12:40 AM Premium

U.N. group asks Sri Lanka government to deliver on pledges about missing people

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A United Nations experts group urged Sri Lanka's government on Wednesday to make good on its promises to investigate the cases of thousands of people who went missing in the civil war, saying a local probe had revealed only the "tip of the iceberg".

World 05 Aug 2015 | 3:10 PM Premium

Nepal villagers recover remains of 17 missing people

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Villagers in Nepal have found the remains of 17 people who went missing after an entire village was buried in a landslide triggered by the powerful earthquake on April 25, officials said on Wednesday.

World 30 Sep 2015 | 10:15 PM Premium

U.N. rights boss urges Sri Lanka to probe secret jails, missing people

GENEVA (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official called on Sri Lanka on Wednesday to investigate reports of secret places of detention and to set up a "credible and independent" body to clarify the fate of people missing since the civil war that ended in 2009.

AseanPlus News 08 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

UN urges Thai govt to take action Locate 82 missing people, says human rights chief

Bangkok: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged the Thai government to take decisive and sustained efforts to investigate the whereabouts of at least 82 people listed as disappeared, including prominent Mus­lim lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit, who went missing in 2004.

TECH 26 Feb 2017 | 1:00 AM Premium

US teenager creates smartphone app that helps locate missing people

Sara Du started her coding career two years ago, after reading news articles about kids much younger than her creating smartphone apps.

World 23 Oct 2013 | 11:52 PM Premium

Mexico urged to rein in security forces, trace missing people

GENEVA (Reuters) - Mexico must rein in its security forces to stop them committing grave crimes against civilians, members of the United Nations Human Rights Council said on Wednesday.

Nation 03 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Seeking an answer to Nepal’s missing people

EVERY year, as part of the global movement against enforced disappearances, we commemorate the International Day Against Enforced Disappearance. On this day, we present a platform where the voices of families affected by enforced disappearances can be raised, we express solidarity with the struggle for justice worldwide and remember family members who were forcibly taken away from their communities and never seen again.

Nation 01 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

15 people go missing a day

PETALING JAYA: A startling average of 15 people went missing every day in Malaysia last year, nearly a quarter of them Malay girls aged between 13 and 17.