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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...

Nations Condemn Use of Cluster Bombs

Geneva, September 8, 2016 – Nations attending the annual meeting of the international treaty banning cluster munitions on September 7, 2016, condemned the continued...

Paris agreement: MEPs ratify deal, push for entry into force

September 8, 2016 - The European Parliament should give its consent to the ratification of the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, recommended Environment...

Disappointing ruling by EU’s highest court sets worrying global precedent for how we share...

September 8, 2016 – In a closely watched decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today ruled that the mere act...

28 children a day go missing from Italian reception centres – Oxfam

September 7, 2016 - At least 28 unaccompanied children went missing each day from Italy’s reception centres for refugees and migrants in the first...

G20 lacks action but energy revolution still possible since the money is there

Sept. 7, 2016 - At the G20 leaders summit held over the weekend in China, climate change and tax avoidance were centre stage. The...

New Movement Demands Referendum on the Fate of Israeli Control over the Palestinian Territories...

Sept. 5, 2016 - "Decision at 50" launched a campaign demanding a referendum on the future of the Territories and the future of Israel...

Stop indifference: Mass sea rescues continue a year after tragic death of Alan Kurdi

Geneva/Malta, September 2, 2016 - A year to the day since images of little Alan Kurdi captured global attention, the need for search and...

Uzbekistan: Authoritarian President Karimov Reported Dead

New York, September 2, 2016 – Uzbekistan’s authoritarian president, Islam Karimov, whose death was reported on September 2, 2016, leaves a legacy of political...

Advocates warn leaked EU copyright directive is worse than feared

Aug. 31, 2016 - Today, a draft of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market has leaked and confirms that the...

Central Mediterranean: 3,000 people rescued in one day

AUGUST 30, 2016 — A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) search and rescue ship, the Dignity I, took part in operations yesterday that...

Troubled waters: The Mediterranean is becoming even more deadly for migrants

MISRATA, CATANIA, Aug. 29, 2016 - Kristy is IRIN Migration Editor. Tom is a freelance journalist based in Libya and a regular IRIN contributor "I was...

Italy earthquake: Red Cross teams join search for quake survivors

Rome/Geneva, 24 August 2016: Search and rescue teams and sniffer dogs from the Italian Red Cross are on the ground following a 6.2 magnitude...

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...

Iraq: Executions will not eliminate security threats

Aug. 22, 2016 - The execution of 36 men in Iraq yesterday marks an alarming rise in the authorities’ use of the death penalty...

Brazil: Rio’s Olympic legacy shattered with no let-up in killings by police

August 22, 2016 - The legacy of the Rio 2016 Olympics has been shattered with at least eight people killed in police operations in...

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...

World Humanitarian Day Tragedy: IFRC calls for humanitarian solution to Mediterranean drownings as two...

Geneva, 19 August 2016: Two Syrian children, eight months and five years old, were today confirmed to be amongst five people who drowned at...

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...

Israel/Palestine: Palestinian Rights Defenders Threatened

JERUSALEM, Aug. 15, 2016 - New anonymous death threats have been made against staff members of a Palestinian human rights organization advocating an investigation...