Saturday, October 20 2018

World

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...

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake southeast of Norcia, Italy

August 23, 2016 - The August 24, 2016 M 6.2 earthquake southeast of Norcia, Italy, occurred as the result of shallow normal faulting on...

WHO report warns global actions and investments to end TB epidemic are falling far...

Geneva/Washington¦13 October 2016 - New data published by the World Health Organization  (WHO) in its 2016 Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report show that countries need...

Less than 3% of five million Syrian refugees resettled in rich countries

Dec. 19, 2016 - Less than three per cent of the nearly five million refugees living in Syria’s neighbouring states have been resettled in...

Personal records of Auschwitz concentration camp personnel finally made available to public

Jan. 30, 2017 - The Branch Office of the Institute of National Remembrance – the Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish...

Trump’s New Refugee Order Renews Old Harms, Says Human Rights Watch

WASHINGTON, DC, March 6, 2017 - United States President Donald Trump’s new executive order significantly curtailing the US refugee program would inflict similar harms...

Small and medium farms are essential to sustain quality of global food supply

April 5, 2017 - Small and medium farms produce more than half of the food globally, and produce the vast majority of food and...

Zeid alarmed by increasing violence, killings, in Central African Republic

GENEVA/BANGUI May 16, 2017 - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed grave alarm over the expanding attacks...

Russian parliament certifies free Internet’s death

July 24, 2017 - Russia’s parliamentarians have given final approval to two laws intended to ban software that bypasses online censorship and tighten government control...

Syria: Coalition Airstrikes Killed Dozens Near Raqqa

Washington, DC, September 25, 2017 – Two aerial attacks near Raqqa, Syria in March killed at least 84 civilians, including 30 children, and raise...

Bridging Climate Ambition and Finance Gaps

Bonn, November 13, 2017 - Raising ambition to act on climate change and raising the large amount of finance needed to do it are...

Global temperature targets will be missed within decades unless carbon emissions reversed

Jan. 23, 2018 - New projections by researchers from the Universities of Southampton and Liverpool, and the Australian National University in Canberra, could be...

“Unashamed bigotry”: Rise in racism and xenophobia is alarming, say UN rights experts

GENEVA March 20, 2018 - UN and regional human rights experts* have urged States, civil society organisations and activists to step up their efforts...

Confusion reigns over China’s energy policy

BELGRADE, SERBIA, 7 May, 2018 – It’s quite easy these days to find yourself muddled over China’s energy policy: it does seem often to...

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Bleakest picture yet, says UN expert after regional visit

GENEVA, June 29, 2018 - A UN expert has expressed alarm about the deterioration of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, saying reports...