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Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Pattern of unlawful killings reveals shocking disregard for human life

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2016 - Nearly a year on from a bloody spike in violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) Israeli...

Aleppo: Two Surgical Hospitals Bombed; Only Two Others Left in Besieged City

BARCELONA/NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2016 - Two hospitals in eastern Aleppo were severely damaged last night during the ongoing, indiscriminate bombing of the city...

UN officials condemn attacks against aid convoy and warehouse in rural Aleppo

Top United Nations officials have condemned attacks last night against a UN/Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) aid convoy, as well as a SARC warehouse...

Refugee Crisis: ‘Leaders’ Summit’ in NY fails to show leadership on refugees

Sept. 21, 2016 -  The outcome of President Obama’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in New York marks a small step forward but falls far...

Dire climate impacts go unheeded

LONDON, Sept. 21, 2016 - The social and economic impacts of climate change have already begun to take their toll – but most people...

Latin American environmental defender attacked, hospitalized

Washington, D.C. September 21, 2016 - 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Máxima Acuña de Chaupe was hospitalized after being attacked, allegedly by security forces hired...

UNHCR welcomes ‘unprecedented force and resonance’ of New York Declaration

September 19, 2016 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the historic adoption of the New York Declaration by 193 governments at today’s...

Eritrea: 15 years later still no information on jailed senior politicians and independent journalists

GENEVA September 16, 2016 - The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, today called on the...

Situation in eastern Ukraine worsening, says UN report

GENEVA/KYIV  September 15, 2016 - A new UN report released on Thursday describes the deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine, as...

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...
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