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Arbitrary detentions in Syria conflict may be war crimes

GENEVA (AP) — Tens of thousands of civilians in Syria were “arbitrarily detained” in enforced disappearances during the country’s 10-year conflict, a U.N. commission said in a report released Monday. The fate of many remains unknown to this day. Thousands more have been subjected to torture and sexual violence, offenses that can amount to war … Read more

UK calls for conflict zone ceasefires to roll out vaccines

LONDON, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Britain will on Wednesday callfor a United Nations resolution to help negotiate ceasefires sothat people in conflict zones can be vaccinated againstCOVID-19, saying member states have a moral duty to protect thevulnerable. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will chair a virtual meetingof the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to discuss the … Read more

Russia clashes with US and West over conflict in Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia clashed with the United States and its Western allies Thursday over the nearly seven-year conflict in eastern Ukraine, and the U.N. warned that the current fragile cease-fire risks being reversed if peace negotiations become deadlocked. Russia called the Security Council meeting to mark Friday’s sixth anniversary of the signing of … Read more

7 tips to defuse family conflict during Covid-19

7 tips to defuse family conflict during Covid-19

 Despite the country being in Unlock 3.0, social distancing norms, lockdown imposed protocols and home sheltering have awkwardly exacerbated the freedom, routine and responsibilities within households of many estranged family members. Owing to an alarming surge in Covid-19 cases, there are still millions of families and households around India who are struggling with these worries, … Read more