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Existing Chinese laws could shut down dog and cat meat trade

April 21, 2017 - Eating dog or cat meat in China is not illegal but animal lovers say the industry is so steeped in...

From trigger-happy to shoot-to-kill:Israeli security forces killed 101 Palestinians in 2016

April 20, 2017 - In 2016, Israeli security forces killed 101 Palestinians, including 31 minors. Ninety of the casualties were killed in the West...

IACHR Opens Case on Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned for Obstetric Emergency

April 19, 2017 - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—a principal human rights body for the Americas—announced it will hear the case of...

Recent attack on evacuated civilians in Syria ‘likely a war crime,’ says UN rights...

April 18, 2017 - The United Nations human rights office today expressed great concern about the safety of civilians being evacuated in Syria, saying...

Turkey Should End State of Emergency after Referendum, says Human Rights Watch

ISTANBUL, April 17, 2017 - Turkey’s government and president should reverse the decision to extend the state of emergency after winning the April 16,...

Grotesque rape chants expose ‘campaign of terror’ in Burundi – UN rights chief

April 18, 2017 - Raising alarm over an apparent “widespread pattern” of rallies in many places across Burundi where young men from the Imbonerakure...

Famine looms for millions; UN Member States urged to ‘dig deep into reserves of...

April 17, 2017 - Senior United Nations officials refocused the spotlight on Secretary-General António Guterres’ mid-February 'call to action' on behalf of some 20...

Scale of civilians fleeing Iraq’s Mosul ‘staggering’ – senior UN relief official

April 17, 2017 - Noting that nearly half a million people have fled Mosul since the start of military operations to retake the city...

Russia: Chechen Officials Threaten Journalists for Exposing Anti-Gay Abuse Campaign

MOSCOW, April 17, 2017 - Chechen officials and clerics are threatening the newspaper that first exposed the campaign of police abuse against men in...

WHO:”Today, almost two billion people use a source of drinking-water contaminated with feces…”

GENEVA, April 13, 2017 - Countries are not increasing spending fast enough to meet the water and sanitation targets under the Sustainable Development Goals...

World Meteorological Organization report highlights incidence of airborne dust in 2016

GENEVA, April 13, 2017 - The World Meteorological Organization has issued its first annual Airborne Dust Bulletin, giving an overview of atmospheric dust levels...

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...

Millions across Africa, Yemen could be at risk of death from starvation – UN...

April 11, 2017 - Warning of increasing risk of mass deaths from starvation in many countries in Africa and in Yemen due to worsening...

African migrants reportedly being sold in ‘slave markets’ in Libya, UN agency warns

April 11, 2017 - Hundreds of migrants along North African migrant routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day ‘slave markets’ in...

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...

WFP: More Than Half Of Iraq’s Population At Risk Of Food Insecurity

BAGHDAD, April 10, 2017 - More than half of Iraqi families are at risk of food insecurity and can no longer absorb any further...

Freedom of speech under pressure: Survival of journalism is fraught with danger

LONDON, UK, April 10, 2017 - Well researched journalism is more important than ever. Around the world there are squeezes on press freedom from...

France: Death threats against journalists at Mediapart and Canard Enchaîné

April 7, 2017 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that letters containing threatening messages and rifle bullets were received yesterday by Mediapart and Canard...

Will the US missile strike be the turning point in Syria’s shifting war?

April 7, 2017 - The US has struck the Syrian airbase used to launch a suspected sarin gas attack against Khan Sheikhun that killed...

Ethiopia: No Justice in Somali Region Killings

Nairobi, April 6, 2017 – Ethiopian authorities have failed to hold accountable a paramilitary force that killed at least 21 villagers in the Somali...