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German responses to terror range from cautious to conspiratorial

July 31, 2016 - Until this month, Germany had been spared from terrorist attacks with momentous losses of life. Since July 18, four attacks have...

Iraq: Fast-tracking executions will only accelerate injustice – Zeid

GENEVA/BAGHDAD August 1, 2016 - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday expressed serious concern at the creation of...

Afghanistan: Forces Linked to Vice President Terrorize Villagers

New York, July 31, 2016 ­– The Afghan government should prosecute militia members responsible for killings and other abuses against civilians in Afghanistan’s northern...

Iraq: Ban Abusive Militias From Mosul Operation

Beirut, July 31, 2016 – Iraqi military commanders should prevent militias with records of serious abuses from taking part in planned military operations for...

If evicting people were an Olympic event, Brazil would win gold

August 2, 2016 - Rumour has it that Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen will be robbed during the opening ceremony for Rio 2016. It will, of...

In Iraq, UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor urges help for children ‘ripped from their homes’

Aug. 2, 2016 - Just back from crisis-riven northern Iraq, were he visited refugee camps for Iraqi and Syrian families and children, actor Ewan...

Time to get tough on human trafficking and sex slavery

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 12, 2016 - After Amira’s husband was killed in the Syrian war, she found herself adrift in Lebanon. Barred from...

Cuba: Misguided US Embargo Provided Pretext for Abuse and Repression by Castro Regime

Washington, DC, November 26, 2016 – During his nearly five decades of rule in Cuba, Fidel Castro built a repressive system that punished virtually...

Climate Change Is the World’s Biggest Risk, in 3 Charts

January 16, 2017 - The rise of the machines isn’t the biggest threat to humanity. It’s climate change, extreme weather and other environmental factors. The...

Women’s rights activists treated as enemies of the state in renewed crackdown in Iran

Aug. 11, 2016 - Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women’s rights activists in the country in the first half of this year,...

Climate warnings masked by propaganda of fossil fuel industry, failure of politicians to act

LONDON, Sept. 30, 2016 - A rise in world temperatures of 1.5°C degrees can no longer be avoided, according to the world’s leading climate...

Fossil Fuel Divestments Now Represent $5.2 Trillion

Dec. 14, 2016 - Investing heavy weights are moving their assets and funds out of fossil fuels at a record pace. A network of local...

Troubled waters: The Mediterranean is becoming even more deadly for migrants

MISRATA, CATANIA, Aug. 29, 2016 - Kristy is IRIN Migration Editor. Tom is a freelance journalist based in Libya and a regular IRIN contributor "I was...

Trade and investment agreements block progress on agroecology and food sovereignty

Oct. 17, 2016 - On World Food Day, a new report from Friends of the Earth International finds that current strategies to raise investment...

Global climate target could net additional six million tons of fish annually

Dec. 27, 2016 - If countries abide by the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius, potential fish catches could increase by...

Wide support for Commission’s state aid verdict on Ireland’s illegal tax deal with Apple

Aug. 14, 2016 - Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager won wide support from MEPs, in a Wednesday afternoon debate, for the Commission’s state aid verdict...

Burma: End Prosecutions for Critical Speech

Rangoon, November 28, 2016 – Burmese authorities continue to arrest and charge individuals, including members of the ruling party, for criticizing the military and...

Almost No Aid Has Reached Syria’s Besieged Areas Despite ‘Truce’

FAIRFIELD, Conn. January 16, 2017 — Two weeks since the start of the ceasefire agreement in Syria brokered by Russia and Turkey on December...

‘Let’s build bridges, not walls,’ says UN chief, urging all countries to help refugees...

Aug. 12, 2016 - Encouraging young refugees gathered for an event at resettlement centre in Los Angeles to “study hard be a full...

Civil society organizations welcome that Paris Agreement will enter into force in a month

Oct. 4, 2016 - Climate Action Network, a network of over 1100 civil society organizations in 120 countries, working to fight climate change hails...