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Russian TV dodges bad news

April 3, 2018 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the growing the trend for the major Russian TV channels to ignore or play down...

International community must go further to address Yemen’s real needs, says Oxfam

April 3, 2018 - Oxfam welcomed the generous pledges of $2 billion worth of aid to deal with the crisis in Yemen made today...

Atmospheric River is expected to bring heavy rains across interior NorCal late this week

April 3, 2018 - Dry and warm through Wednesday. Wetter pattern returns later this week and into the weekend. Discussion Mostly clear skies across the region...

Climate change could raise food insecurity risk in many countries

April 2, 2018 - Weather extremes caused by climate change could raise the risk of food shortages in many countries, new research suggests. The study,...

The Sahara Desert has expanded by about 10 percent since 1920

COLLEGE PARK, Md, April 2, 2018 - The Sahara Desert has expanded by about 10 percent since 1920, according to a new study by...

B’Tselem: Gaza not “combat zone” – shooting at demonstrators a crime

March 29, 2018 - Ahead of the Palestinian demonstrations planned to start tomorrow (Friday) in Gaza, Israeli officials have repeatedly threatened to respond with...

DRC: “The Only Way for Me to Survive Was to Flee”

March 28, 2018 - More than 100,000 people have been forced from their homes in Ituri province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as result...

Brazil: UN experts alarmed by killing of Rio human rights defender who decried military...

GENEVA March 26, 2018 - UN human rights experts said the killing of prominent Afro-Brazilian human rights defender Marielle Franco who decried the military’s...

WMO: State of Climate in 2017 – Extreme weather and high impacts

March 23, 2018 - The very active North Atlantic hurricane season, major monsoon floods in the Indian subcontinent, and continuing severe drought in parts...

Minors in Jeopardy: Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors by Israel’s Military Courts

March 23, 2018 - B’Tselem published a new report – Minors in Jeopardy: Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors by Israel’s Military Courts...

New Report Highlights Worldwide Variations in ,Abortion Incidence and Safety

March 22, 2018 - A comprehensive new report released by the Guttmacher Institute highlights ongoing disparities in abortion rates and in access to safe...

Israel/OPT: Palestinian child activist Ahed Tamimi sentenced to 8 months in prison

March 21, 2018 - The continued imprisonment of Palestinian child activist Ahed Tamimi is a flagrant attempt to intimidate those who dare challenge the...

Indonesia’s parliament bans critical coverage of its members

March 20, 2018 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Indonesia’s constitutional court to overturn an article in a new law under which anyone,...

“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...

No Shelter in Afghanistan

March 20, 2018 - More than 8 out of 10 Afghan women and girls will suffer domestic and other violence in their lifetime. Before...

Russia Backs Syria in Unlawful Attacks on Eastern Ghouta

Beirut, March 18, 2018 – With Russia’s continued support, the Syrian government is using unlawful tactics in its assault on Eastern Ghouta, including what...

Gaza requires changed political reality, renewed commitment to avoid total collapse

March 16, 2018 - The lack of a political process to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to be the single largest impediment to Palestinian...

Syria: Sexual, gender-based violence a devastating, pervasive feature of the conflict

GENEVA, March 15, 2018 - For the past six and a half years, parties to the Syrian conflict have subjected thousands of women, girls,...

Syria: Seven years of catastrophic failure by the international community

March 15, 2018 - To mark the seventh anniversary of the Syria conflict, Amnesty International is calling for the international community to assume its...

Ukraine: Authorities Should Respond to Attacks Targeting Peaceful Demonstrations, Says Freedom House

Washington,  March 14, 2018 —  In response to the recent attacks against peaceful protesters commemorating International Women’s Day in Kyiv, Lviv, and Uzhgorod, Freedom House issued...