UNITED NATIONS, Oct 29 (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council
gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for troops to be sent to Central
African Republic to protect a U.N. political mission in the
virtually lawless country where a senior aid official said half
the population needs help.
The landlocked, mineral-rich nation of 4.6 million people
has slipped into chaos since northern Seleka rebels seized the
capital, Bangui, and ousted President Francois Bozize in March.
U.N. officials and rights groups say both sides may have
committed war crimes.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Fewer North Koreans are fleeing to South Korea, possibly due to tighter border control and cases of asylum seekers being returned home by China, a U.N. rights envoy said on Tuesday.
Marzuki Darusman, the U.N. special rapporteur on the situation in North Korea, said that in the first nine months of this year 1,041 North Koreans arrived in South Korea, compared to 1,509 people for all of 2012 and 2,706 people in 2011.