More than 162,000 people have died in the Syrian war, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human rights. Up to 80,836 were civilians including 8,607 children and 5,586 women.

(Geneva) – Hundreds of attacks on health workers have occurred in dozens of countries around the world since 2012, Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition said in a joint report released today. The report, released in advance of a meeting on May 19 to 24, 2014, of health ministers from around the world, called on governments […]

A pregnant woman has been sentenced to death by hanging in Sudan for “apostasy” because she refused to recant her Christian religion.

Conflict and violence uprooted a record 33.3 million people within their countries last year, according to a new United Nations-backed report released today, which adds that 63 per cent of them are in five countries – Syria, Colombia, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan, the UN news services informs.

The leaders of the regions of Ukraine that held referendums last Sunday proclaimed independence and expressed their will to join the Russian Federation. Kiev considers the vote a farce.

Putin has changed a bit his discourse on Ukraine and now says that “the presidential election the Kiev authorities plan to hold is a step in the right direction”.

Boko Haram claims responsibility for kidnapping 276 girls in Nigeria and threatens to “sell them in the marketplace” – Al Jazeera.