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Dozens Of Al-Qaeda Suspects Killed In Yemen Drone Strike

Weekend drone strikes in Yemen killed more than 40 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including 30 on Sunday, days after the jihadist network’s Arabian Peninsula offshoot vowed to fight against Western “crusaders”. 561 more words

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UN: South Sudan has one month left before worst starvation in recent African history

South Sudan – the world’s youngest country, will face one of the most devastating famines to date in a matter of weeks, if radical action to alleviate widespread hunger isn’t taken before the planting season, UN agencies have been saying in April reports.The Deputy Special Representative to the Secretary-General for the UN Mission in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, said in April that the next two months are crucial and would require an injection of an estimated $230 million in international aid. 129 more words


Forced Marriage: Barrier to Development

Speech for 58th edition of the Commission on the Status of Women (CWS), 17 March 2014


As we are gathered today for this 58th edition of the Commission on the Status of Women, I wish to talk to you about an issue which particularly affects women’ rights, fosters gender discrimination and forms of slavery, and undermines economic and education opportunities for millions of women throughout the world: forced marriage. 1,966 more words


55,000 Photos Smuggled out of Syria Reveal Shocking Widespread Use of Torture

In South Damascus, Mahmoud Saber Sabra stepped out of his house and was seized by three armed men in civilian clothing who forced himinto a car and drove off. 731 more words

Human Rights

2013년 5월 28일 – 화요일

It finally dawned upon me that International Studies will never be my thing (ㅠ_ㅠ) Thanks to Professor Boris and his UN and International Security class.


UN envoy slams Israel’s ‘unacceptable’ police handling of ‘Holy Fire’ ritual in Jerusalem

Israeli police reportedly blocked a top UN diplomat, alongside other diplomats and Palestinians, entrance to a pre-Easter Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which Israeli authorities called a ‘micro-incident.’Robert Serry, the UN special envoy for Middle East peace, said he and Palestinian Christians were making their way to attend the ‘Holy Fire’ ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried before rising from the dead.  75 more words