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RSF: Most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in US during week of...

July 2, 2018 Five dead in targeted shooting at the Capital Gazette Five employees—including four journalists—were killed at the Capital Gazette, a local Annapolis, Maryland, newspaper, on...

Indonesia: Anti-LGBT Crackdown Fuels Health Crisis

Jakarta, July 2, 2018 – Indonesian authorities are fueling an HIV epidemic through complicity in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people,...

States illegally use citizenship, nationality and immigration laws to justify racist policies – expert

GENEVA July 2, 2018 - Racist and xenophobic ideologies based on ethno-nationalism regularly combine with national security fears and economic anxieties to violate the...

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...

António Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino elected as new Director General of UN Migration...

GENEVA, June 29, 2018 - On Friday 29 June 2018, the member states of the IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, elected Portugal’s António...

European Parliament: MEPs criticise “America first” policy

June 28, 2018 - US decision to quit key international deals and start trade war harms EU-US ties, but EU should not give up...

How Does Immigration Drive the Success of the Radical Right in Europe?

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2018 — Though elections in Austria, Germany and France in 2017 and recent electoral outcomes in Italy and Hungary have demonstrated...

Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after 3-year hiatus

June 20, 2018 - Harpoons are being trained on endangered fin whales in Icelandic waters for the first time in three years this summer. Kristjan...

Scientific study finds asylum seekers boosting European economies

NEW YORK, June 21, 2018 -  Asylum seekers moving to Europe have raised their adopted nations' economic output, lowered unemployment and not placed a...

UN chief calls for ‘solidarity, compassion and action’ on World Refugee Day (VIDEO)

June 20, 2018 - With more than 68 million people worldwide displaced due to conflict or persecution — roughly equivalent to the population of...

Replacement for U.S. on Human Rights Council to be elected ‘as soon as possible’

June 20, 2018 - International reaction to the United States decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council continued on Wednesday with the...

Doctors Without Borders Condemns Trump Administration Policies that Criminalize Asylum Seekers and Harm Children

MEXICO/NEW YORK, June 20, 2018 - New asylum rules and policies imposed by the United States government are cruel and inhumane, and deny safety...

Meeting Paris climate targets will require a substantial reallocation of global investment

June 18, 2018 - A new analysis by an international team of scientists led by IIASA shows that low carbon investments will need to...

Vietnam: Investigate Police Response to Mass Protests

New York, June 16, 2018 – Vietnam should halt unwarranted arrests and use of force against demonstrators who turned out throughout the country to...

European Parliament: Reception conditions for asylum-seekers agreed between MEPs and Council

June 14, 2018 - Asylum-seekers will get access to the EU labour market more quickly, under an informal deal between EP and EU Ministers,...

General Assembly adopts text urging greater protection for Palestinians, deploring Israel’s ‘excessive’ use of...

June 13, 2018 - In an emergency meeting on Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly adopted an Arab-sponsored resolution calling for greater protection for...

Report: G20 countries set to invest over $1.6 trillion in ‘fossil gas,’ jeopardizing Paris...

BARILOCHE, Argentina, June 12, 2018 — As G20 energy ministers gather in Argentina, a new report out today entitled ‘Debunked: The G20 Clean Gas...

Italy/Malta: Forcing Aquarius to Valencia undermines search and rescue system and sets deadly precedent

June 12, 2018 - As the SOS Mediterranee rescue ship, MV Aquarius, heads to the Spanish port of Valencia, Elisa De Pieri, Amnesty International’s...

Italy/Malta: Stranded refugees and migrants must be immediately allowed to dock, says Amnesty

July 11, 2018 -  As the SOS Mediterranee rescue ship, MV Aquarius remains stranded between Malta and Sicily with 629 people aboard including 123...

First public forecasts from ViEWS, a political Violence Early-Warning System

June 11, 2018 - The challenges of preventing, mitigating, and adapting to largescale political violence are daunting, particularly when violence escalates where it is...