Intensified airstrikes by a US-led coalition on Daesh’s stronghold of Raqqa in Syria are causing a "staggering loss of civilian life", United Nations war crimes investigators said on Wednesday.

Thousands of angry Muslim protesters took to the streets from Jakarta to Dhaka on Friday to denounce Myanmar over indiscriminate killing and rape in a military crackdown on the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.

Islamic Movement of Nigeria has said that police attacked Shia Muslims while they were commemorating Imam Hussain (AS). As a result of these attacks at least 300 commemorators got martyred and several got injured.

The United Nations has warned about the “mounting” number of civilian casualties in Yemen as more than 270 civilians have lost their lives in the past four months alone in the war-torn country due to the relentless Saudi aggression against the impoverished country.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked Saudi Arabia to provide convincing proof that could concretely back up Riyadh's claims that its military coalition is adopting measures to prevent the killing and wounding of children in Yemen.

Amnesty International has dismissed as “utterly shameful” the United Kingdom’s claims that no British-made cluster bombs have been used by Saudis against civilians in Yemen.

The civilian cost of the Yemen crisis continues to grow amid the country’s ongoing hostilities, according to the latest figures released today by the United Nations human rights office (OHCHR).

Intense fighting, including the use of heavy weaponry by both sides, in densely populated areas of eastern Ukraine, has increased the loss of civilian life, with an average of around 36 people being killed every day, says a new report issued today by the United Nations human rights office.

The United Nations refugee agency today voiced concern about a violent incident in western Myanmar's Rakhine state that killed two internally displaced persons (IDPs) and wounded six others, including two minors.

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