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Israeli security forces killed 290 Palestinians in 2018; most were victims of a reckless...

Jan. 17, 2019 - In 2018, Israeli security forces killed 290 Palestinians, including 55 minors. Of the casualties, 254 were killed in the Gaza...

UN Human Rights Office says credible reports suggest at least 890 killed in western...

GENEVA (16 January 2019) – The UN Human Rights Office said Wednesday that according to allegations from credible sources, at least 890 people were...

Guatemala: UN anti-corruption body will continue working, as Constitutional Court blocks Government expulsion

Jan. 9, 2019 - Following the Guatemalan Government’s unilateral decision to shut down a long-running UN anti-corruption commission, its spokesperson told UN News on Wednesday that the...

Syria: Deadly School Attack Was Unlawful

Beirut, January 11, 2019 – A November 24, 2018 attack by Syrian government forces near an elementary school that killed six children, a teacher,...

Malaysia: Law Proposed Against Criticizing Monarchy

Bangkok, January 11, 2019 – The Malaysian government’s proposed new law to protect the monarchy from “insults” is its latest backtracking on human rights...

Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Detained Children Tortured

Beirut, January 8, 2019 – The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq is torturing children to confess to involvement with the Islamic State (ISIS),...

Nigeria: Military Raids Newspaper, Detains Staff

Abuja, January 8, 2019 – Government security forces’ January 6, 2019 raid on the Daily Trust newspaper’s offices and the arrest of staff members,...

UN expert urges DRC to restore internet service

GENEVA, Jan. 8, 2018 - A United Nations expert has called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to restore internet services...

CPJ, international journalists express deep concern over deteriorating press freedom climate in Nicaragua

January 7, 2019 Sent via email: presidencia@presidencia.gob.ni To President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo: We are journalists and press freedom advocates from Latin America and around...

Saudi women to be told of divorce by text message under new law

LONDON/BEIRUT, Jan. 6, 2019 - Women in Saudi Arabia will be notified by text message if they are divorced under a new law designed...

President Bolsonaro “declares war” on Brazil’s indigenous peoples – Survival International responds

Jan. 4, 2019 - Jair Bolsonaro has started his Presidency in the worst possible way for the indigenous peoples of Brazil. Taking responsibility for...

Two Afghan radio stations attacked in the space of a few days

Jan. 3, 2019 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the armed attacks on two radio stations in Afghanistan that were carried out at the...

Civil Society Groups Oppose “Hateful Rhetoric, Violence, Intimidation and Persecution” by Bolsonaro Government

January 1, 2019 - Forty-six environmental groups, academic organizations, human rights organizations, labor unions, faith-based groups and other civil society organizations have vowed to...

Euro celebrates its 20th birthday

December 31, 2018 - Exactly 20 years ago, on 1 January 1999, 11 EU countries launched a common currency, the euro, and introduced a...

Oxfam forced to suspend Ebola response in DR Congo following pre-election violence

December 28, 2018 - Oxfam has been forced to suspend its work in the Ebola ravaged areas of Beni and Butembo, due to violent...

Japan pulls out of IWC, turns their back on global whale conservation

Dec. 26, 2018 - The Japanese Government has pulled out of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Reports indicate that Japan will also withdraw from...

Oxfam ready to respond after tsunami in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait

December 23, 2018 - Oxfam is getting ready to respond to tsunami-affected communities in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait following a tsunami that struck  islands in...

Red Cross in action after Krakatoa tsunami

Kuala Lumpur / Geneva, 23 December 2018 – The Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia) is providing emergency assistance and helping clean up after...

IRC Voice Morena Baccarin calls for support to Venezuelan refugees caught in largest refugee...

NEW YORK, NY, Dec. 20, 2018 - International Rescue Committee (IRC) voice and Deadpool star Morena Baccarin has called for urgent international support in the face...

Japan reported to pull out of IWC and turn their back on global whale...

Dec. 20, 2018 - According to media reports by Kyodo News, the Japanese Government is set to pull out of the International Whaling Commission...