North Korea to Temporarily Lead U.N. Disarmament Conference

North Korea will assume the presidency of the United Nations (U.N.)’s Conference on Disarmament from May 30 to June 24 as part of a rotational system that assigns the leadership role to each of the conference’s member states for one month in alphabetical order, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday.

North Korean military officials prepare to bow as they arrive to pay their respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Mansu Hill, as the country marks the 76th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang on October …

India: Mobs Burn Train Carriages in Anger over Railway Exam Change

Thousands of men have rioted across the Indian state of Bihar this week — setting fire to empty passenger trains and disrupting the services of several rail lines — to express their anger over recent changes to an Indian Railways employee entrance exam they perceived as unfair, Reuters reported on Thursday.

TOPSHOT - Smoke comes out from a train's carriage after angry mobs set it on fire in protests over access to railway jobs that have seen police violently disperse crowds with tear gas and baton charges, in Gaya, in the northeast Indian state of Bihar on January 26, 2022. (Photo …

Report: W.H.O. Asia Chief Fostered Culture of Racism, ‘Systemic Bullying’

World Health Organization (W.H.O.) staffers based at the organization’s Western Pacific headquarters in Manila recently accused the region’s W.H.O. chief, Takeshi Kasai, of blaming a rise in coronavirus cases in some Asian countries on their populations’ “lack of capacity due to their inferior culture, race and socioeconomic level,” the Associated Press (AP) reported Thursday.

FILE – World Health Organization Regional Director for Western Pacific Takeshi Kasai addresses the media at the start of the five-day annual session Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Manila, Philippines. Current and former staffers have accused Kasai of racist, unethical and abusive behavior that has undermined the U.N. health agency’s …