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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...

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...

Syria: UN Security Council must take decisive action after Idleb chemical attack, says Amnesty...

April 5, 2017 - Evidence gathered is suggesting a nerve agent was used in an air-launched chemical attack which killed more than 70 and...

Yemen: Swift injection of funds is needed after capital hit by surge of new...

May 16, 2017 - A growing cholera crisis in Yemen that has already killed more than 120 people with 11,000 suspected cases could deteriorate...

Plastics leave permanent indestructible legacy

LONDON, July 24, 2017 - US scientists have calculated yet another item on the human shopping list that makes up the modern world: plastics....

Myanmar: UN experts condemn ongoing persecution of Rohingya in Rakhine State

GENEVA September 26, 2017 - Seven UN experts* have joined together to call on the Government of Myanmar to stop all violence against the...

Mexico must end pattern of discrimination against indigenous peoples – UN expert

GENEVA November 20, 2017 - The UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples Rights, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, has urged Mexico to achieve an equal and respectful...

New UN report finds that without obstacles Occupied Palestinian Territory’s economy could easily double...

Sept. 12, 2016 - The economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory could easily produce twice the gross domestic product (GDP) it generates now, while...

Cities, Towns, Regions Partner to Achieve Paris Goals

MARRAKECH, Nov. 10, 2016 - Cities, towns and regions are making big impacts in implementing their climate commitments by acting locally and partnering globally,...

Conviction of Israeli soldier must pave the way for justice for unlawful killings, says...

Jan. 5, 2017 - The conviction of an Israeli soldier who shot dead a Palestinian man involved in a knife attack in Hebron as...

Shattered war economy encourages child marriage in Yemen

TAIZ, Feb. 16, 2017 - It’s impossible to get hard numbers, but child marriage appears to be on the rise in Yemen: a consequence...