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First reliable estimates of highly radioactive cesium-rich microparticles released by Fukushima disaster

Aug. 14, 2018 - Scientists have for the first time been able to estimate the amount of radioactive cesium-rich microparticles released by the disaster...

UNICEF appeals for end to ‘war on children’ in Syria and Yemen

Aug. 13, 2018 - Attacks against children caught in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen must stop, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, appealed on...

The Taj Mahal is wasting away, and it may soon hit the point of...

shutterstock. Carolyn Roberts, Keele University August 13, 2018 - The saying goes that the Taj Mahal is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening,...

Attack today hitting school bus and killing children shows atrocities of Yemen war

SANA'A, Yemen, Aug. 9, 2018 - The IRC is appalled to hear of reports today that a Saudi- and Emirati-led coalition attack on targets...

Governments Worldwide Are Using Laws to Silence LGBT Civil Society

August 8, 2018 - Today, OutRight Action International launches their latest report, The Global State of LGBTI Organizing: The Right to Register. The report...

Raqqa civilian killings admission ‘tip of the iceberg’ for US-led Coalition military operation in...

Aug. 6, 2018 - After Amnesty International research prompted the US-led military Coalition to admit to killing dozens of civilians in its Raqqa offensive,...

‘Shock-and-Awe’: The Risks Posed by Rudimentary Weaponized Drones

Aug. 6, 2018 - Venezuelan President Nicolas Madura survived an apparent assassination attempt carried out by drones on Saturday, Aug. 4 while speaking to...

UNHCR sounds alarm as Mediterranean Sea deaths pass 1,500 mark

August 3, 2018 - More than 1,500 refugees and migrants have lost their lives attempting to cross the Mediterranean in the first seven months...

“Highly complex” operation anticipated, as four cases test positive for Ebola in north-eastern DR...

Kinshasa/Nairobi/Geneva, 2 August – The response to the presumptive positive outbreak of Ebola in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will be “highly...

States must treat refugees and migrants as rights holders and act to prevent trafficking...

GENEVA, July 27, 2018 - States around the world must act now to strengthen their efforts to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings,...

RSF calls on US immigration authorities to release Cuban journalist seeking asylum

July 27, 2018 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Serafin Moran Santiago, an independent Cuban journalist who has been...

Yemen: IRC-supported health facility damaged overnight as the Saudi-led Coalition launches airstrikes in Hodeidah...

New York, NY, July 27, 2018 — The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is deeply concerned that an airstrike in Hodeidah damaged an IRC-supported ministry...

IRAP Condemns US Congress’ Failure to Protect Afghan Wartime Partners

New York, NY, July 24, 2018 – The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) at the Urban Justice Center strongly condemns Congress’ failure to authorize additional...

Israel’s proposed demolition of Palestine village Khan al-Ahmar could result in war crime, warns...

GENEVA/AMMAN (24 July 2018) – Israel must stop its planned demolition of the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, near Jerusalem, and must be...

Extreme weather persists in July, with widespread impacts

July 24, 2018 - Extreme weather, including record temperatures and heatwaves, drought and disastrous precipitation, has marked the first half of summer in the...

We can feed the world if we change our ways

July 23, 2018 - Current crop yields could provide nutritious food for the projected 2050 global population, but only if we make radical changes...

Turkey: Normalizing the State of Emergency

Istanbul, July 20, 2018 - A draft law being rushed through Turkey’s parliament will preserve many of the abusive powers granted to the president...

Italian woman reporter defies mafia death threats

July 20, 2018 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities in southern Italy’s Puglia region to publicly condemn the latest death threats...

JVP: Israel’s Jewish “Nation State” Laws Confirms It Is an Apartheid State

July 20, 2018 - Jewish Voice for Peace issued the following statement on the passage of Israel’s Nation-State bill in the Knesset: The Nation-State law...

Closure of Gaza commercial crossing: UN expert calls on Israel to reverse decision

GENEVA (13 July 2018) – A UN human rights expert has called on Israel to reverse its decision to close the Kerem Shalom/Karm Abu...