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Cairo named most dangerous megacity for women; London best – poll

LONDON, Oct. 18, 2017 - Cairo is the world's most dangerous megacity for women while London is the best, according to the first international...

Of the 1.3 million people dying each year from traffic accidents, 49 per cent...

Oct. 20, 2016 - Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure is contributing to the deaths of millions of people and overlooking...

Scientists link conflict and climate change

LONDON, Aug. 18, 2016 - Ethnic conflict linked to tragic episodes of civil war, waves of refugees and even the collapse of nation states could...

RSF fears censorship resulting from German law on online hate content

May 3, 2017 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about a draft law in Germany that would impose massive fines on social networks...

India: Tribe faces eviction from tiger reserve – but uranium exploration approved

June 20, 2017 - Officials in India are threatening to evict a tribe from a tiger reserve in the name of conservation – but have...

French billionaire’s elephant-hunting safaris implicated in “Pygmy” abuses

Nov. 2, 2016 - Survival International has learned that an elephant-hunting safari operation jointly owned by a French billionaire has been implicated in human...

World still lagging on indigenous rights 10 years after historic declaration, UN experts warn

GENEVA, Aug. 7, 2017 - The world’s indigenous peoples still face huge challenges a decade after the adoption of an historic declaration on their...

Why did the Arab spring fail? No democracy without women’s rights

April 11, 2017 - Why did the Arab spring fail? Despite a number of revolutions in the Arab world, in the end only Tunisia...

Amnesty: U.S. falls from death penalty top five in 2016, but upcoming Arkansas executions...

April 11, 2017 - For the first time since 2006, and only the second time since 1991, the United States is not among the...

Girls spend 160 million more hours than boys doing household chores everyday – UNICEF

NEW YORK, October 11, 2016 – Girls between 5 and 14 years old spend 40 per cent more time, or 160 million more hours...

Global humanitarian appeal for 2017 requires record $22.2 billion in funding – UN

Dec. 5, 2016 - The world is facing a humanitarian crisis that will require a record $22.2 billion in funding for 2017 to support...

Russia: Lawmakers must halt alarming plans to decriminalize domestic violence, says Amnesty

Jan. 19, 2017 - Ahead of the second reading of a bill to decriminalize some forms of domestic violence in the Russian State Duma,...

Poland must safeguard judicial independence – UN Special Rapporteur

GENEVA (26 July 2017) – A United Nations human rights expert has welcomed the Polish President’s recent decision to veto two bills that would...

Syria: Khan Sheikhoun victims show symptoms consistent with exposure to chemical substances

NEW YORK, APRIL 5, 2017—A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical team supporting the emergency department at Bab Al Hawa Hospital in Syria's...

Yemen: US-made bomb kills and maims children in deadly strike on residential homes

Sept. 22, 2017 - The bomb that destroyed a residential building in Yemen's capital last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 more -...

EU: Orwellian counter-terrorism laws stripping rights under guise of defending them

Jan. 17, 2017 - Sweeping new laws are driving Europe into a deep and dangerous state of permanent securitization, Amnesty International said on the...

No ‘worse place on earth’ than Syria’s Raqqa, says senior UN adviser urging pause...

Aug. 25, 2017 - A senior United Nations aid official urged the international community to do whatever is needed to allow citizens to flee...

Egypt: Court Names 1,500 to Terrorist List

Beirut, January 24, 2017 – An Egyptian criminal court decision on January 12, 2017, designating about 1,500 citizens “terrorists” for their alleged assistance to...

Honduras: Killing of rights defenders highlight perils they face, says UN rights office

Aug. 22, 2016 - With at least eight human rights defenders killed in Honduras this year, two United Nations and international rights experts said...

MEPs urge EU Commission to press for full US-EU visa reciprocity

Dec. 15, 2016 - The EU Commission should comply with EU law by temporarily reintroducing visa requirements for US citizens, so as to encourage...