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Hamas Responsible for the Death of 160 Palestinian Children

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:20 pm | Embassy of Israel

1. In recent years, Hamas has built extensive networks of tunnels. One runs from the Gaza Strip to Egypt and is used for smuggling weapons, goods and terrorists. The second network runs from Gaza into Israeli territory and is used by groups of ... More >>

Gaza: UN Renews Appeal for Humanitarian Ceasefire

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:17 pm | UN News

Welcoming the broadly observed 12-hour humanitarian pause in the Gaza conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renewed his appeal to all parties to declare a week-long ceasefire as a prelude to restarting political negotiations. More >>

On the 20th Day of the Israeli Offensive

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:08 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

• During Declared Humanitarian Truce, Medical and Defense Crews Have Access to Areas Invaded by Israeli Forces; • Israeli Forces Cause Extensive Damage to These Areas; • Dozens of Corpses of Palestinian Recovered; • 2 Families Found under ... More >>

On the 19th Day of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:04 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

• Before Declaration of Humanitarian Truce, Israeli Forces Escalated Attacks against Palestinian Civilian; • 20 Members of One Family, Including 11 Children and 5 Women, Killed; • Israeli Forces Attack Medical Crews and Ambulances Killing 2 Paramedics; ... More >>

On the 18th Day of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 11:01 am | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

• Israeli Warplane Attack Shelter of Displaced Civilians Killing 11 and Wounding Dozens; • Israeli Forces Attack Medical Crews and Ambulances; • Israeli Forces Attack Gaza from the Air, the Sea and the Ground; • More Palestinians Forcibly ... More >>

Breaking: Israel shelling Beit Hanoun Hospital in Gaza

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 10:51 am | International Solidarity Movement

The Israeli military have started to shell and shoot at Beit Hanoun hospital. There are still 61 medical staff and civilians, three patients and two International Solidarity Movement volunteers trapped inside. More >>

Reward for Information on FARC Kidnapping of U.S. Citizen

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 10:48 am | U.S. Department of State

The Department of State's Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward for information on those responsible for the kidnapping of a U.S. citizen by the terrorist organization Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The Secretary of State has authorized ... More >>

Threat of Famine Looms in South Sudan

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 10:46 am | U.S. Department of State

South Sudan now faces the worst food security crisis in the world. Violence has forced over 1.5 million people from their homes since mid-December, while more than 50,000 children under the age of five are at risk of dying from malnutrition this year. ... More >>

Lebanese Newspaper Reports on Iranian Support for Hamas

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:48 pm | Embassy of Israel

1. Al-Safir - a pro-Syrian regime Lebanese newspaper with links to Hizbullah - reported [22 July] on renewed Iranian support of Hamas "resistance" (terrorism). This despite the recent rift between Hamas and Iran due to their differences over ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Justice Denied to Two Child Victims of Rape

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:45 pm | AHRC

SRI LANKA: Justice denied to two child victims of rape at the hands of the armed forces More >>

UN: Urgent Action to End Female Genital Mutilation

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:42 pm | UN News

New UN data shows need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation, child marriage More >>

A miracle treatment for TB is a near possibility

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:37 pm | CNS

Two years after launching a first of its kind Combination Drug Study for TB treatment in 2010, the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) raised hopes of a novel drug regimen to treat both forms of TB—drug sensitive (DS) and multi drug ... More >>

NGO urges UN to condemn ‘global epidemic’ of anti-Semitism

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:34 pm | UN Watch

French riot police officers face rioters in Sarcelles, a suburb north of Paris, on July 20, 2014. More >>

On the 16th Day of the Israeli Offensive

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:19 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

• Dozens of Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded by Israeli Attacks; • • More Palestinians Forcibly Displaced in Border Areas More >>

It is a war crime to target densely packed Gaza homes

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:16 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Once again the Gaza Strip is subject to intense attack from Israeli forces. As of yesterday the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights has documented 593 killed, among them 483 civilians – 151 children, 82 women – and 3,197 injured. Among the injured ... More >>

IDF Falsifies Photograph to Justify Bombing El-Wafa Hospital

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:13 pm | International Solidarity Movement

On the 21st July at 2:17 PM, the IDF spokesperson released an image on twitter showing an aerial picture of a building marked as ‘Al-Wafa’ hospital. In the image there is a red circle, which they designated as the location from which a M75 rocket was ... More >>

Israel: Loss of Protection for Civilian Objects

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:02 pm | Embassy of Israel

A core principle of the law of armed conflict is the 'principle of distinction' - the obligation imposed on each party to a conflict to ensure at all times that a distinction is made between combatants and civilians. This principle is reflected ... More >>

Meeting With Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:55 pm | U.S. Department of State

I have been in constant touch with President Abbas and the Palestinian Authority over the course of the last months. But particularly in the last days, we have been talking about how to achieve an end to the current violence and an effort to try ... More >>

U.S. Condemns Bombings in Kaduna

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:53 pm | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 23, 2014 More >>

In Jerusalem, Ban meets with Israeli, US officials

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:51 pm | UN News

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met in Jerusalem today with Israeli and United States officials today in Jerusalem and called for an immediate ceasefire as the crisis in the Gaza Strip enters its 16th day. More >>

UN: Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls not forgotten

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:08 pm | UN News

Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls not forgotten, UN chief declares as worldwide vigils begin 23 July 2014 More >>

UN Council agrees to examine alleged Gaza ‘war crimes’

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:04 pm | UN News

As civilian casualties rise in Gaza, UN Rights Council agrees probe into alleged ‘war crimes’ 23 July 2014 More >>

UN envoy condemns renewal of heinous Boko Haram attacks

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:00 pm | UN News

The United Nations envoy for West Africa today strongly condemned the latest killing of civilians reportedly by the Boko Haram group in two Nigerian regions. More >>

UN calls for a stronger response to displacement in Nigeria

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:54 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

A forgotten tragedy – UN experts call for a stronger response to internal displacement in Nigeria More >>

UN: Afghanistan to resume election audit on Thursday

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:49 pm | UN News

The physical audit of the votes cast in Afghanistan’s run-off presidential election is due to resume tomorrow, the United Nations today confirmed after a meeting with Afghan electoral commission officials. More >>

UN:$1.2 billion in reparations for Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:47 pm | UN News

UN panel pays out nearly $1.2 billion in reparations for Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait More >>

UN in Afghanistan proposes criteria for ordering recounts

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:43 pm | UN News

As the audit of the Afghan presidential election resumed today, the United Nations proposed a set of criteria to the country’s main electoral body for separating valid votes from fraudulent ballots cast in the June presidential run-off. More >>

Union aid supplies on way to Gaza

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:33 pm | ITF

As its first lorryload of medical supplies begins its journey to Gaza, the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), again backed calls for an immediate ceasefire there. The ITF has organised a programme to help trade unions send food and medicines to ... More >>

Security Council, UN officials welcome ceasefire

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:29 pm | UN News

The Security Council and senior United Nations officials have welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) and highlighted the need to follow this up with national reconciliation ... More >>

INDONESIA: Human rights challenges await next president

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:25 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) welcomes the official announcement by the General Election Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum, KPU) of the result of the Presidential Election on Thursday, 22 July 2014. After counting and recapitulating the votes cast ... More >>

UN Human Rights: Gaza / Occupied Palestinian Territory

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:21 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Statement of the Coordination Committee of the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967(*) More >>

UN agency calls for urgent action to protect global soil

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:17 pm | UN News

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for urgent action to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water and energy. More >>

RSF: Whistleblowers could face up to 10 years’ imprisonment

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:14 pm | Pacific Media Watch

PARIS : (Reporters Without Borders / Pacific Media Watch ): Reporters Without Borders has warned that a proposed amendment to national security laws designed to clamp down on Edward Snowden-style whistleblowers could see Australian journalists being ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Resources Department Misleading Public

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:08 pm | AHRC

SRI LANKA: Department of External Resources Misleading Public on NGO Activities July 24, 2014 A Statement from the Lawyers Collective in Sri Lanka forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) More >>

The Humanitarian Situation in the Gaza Strip

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:01 pm | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

The Humanitarian Situation in the Gaza Strip: 24 July 2014 Detailed Information on Humanitarian Supplies transferred into Gaza today, July 23 List of goods entering Gaza through Kerem Shalom Crossing : More >>

UN: Ethiopia faces wave of refugees from South Sudan

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:50 pm | UN News

South Sudan is the most rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the world today, according to a senior United Nations relief operations official who made an urgent appeal for desperately-needed funding for Ethiopia, which hosts 180,000 mostly women ... More >>

Hospital Abused by Hamas Terrorists Struck by the IDF

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:47 pm | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman) The IDF has targeted specific sites and terrorists located within the premises of Al-Wafa hospital in Gaza City. This in light of several occasions in which fire was opened at IDF forces from within the hospital grounds, ... More >>

Ban underscores UN support for peaceful Iraq during visit

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:39 pm | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored his full support for efforts to overcome the division’s plaguing Iraq and build a secure, prosperous and peaceful country for all, during a stop there as part of his current visit to the region. More >>

Libya: Security Council condemns ongoing violence

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:33 pm | UN News

The United Nations Security Council today condemned once again the continued violence in Libya, including the fighting around Tripoli International Airport, and reaffirmed that violence must not be used to pursue political goals. More >>

Ban: ‘Appalled’ by attack on school in Gaza

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:28 pm | UN News

‘Appalled’ by attack on UN-run school in Gaza, Ban urges halt to all fighting 24 July 2014 More >>

Another Bloody Day of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:21 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Another Bloody Day of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Dozens Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded by Israeli Attacks in Khuza’a, ‘Abassan and al-Qarara Villages; Israeli Forces Attack Gaza from the Air, the Sea and the Ground; More Palestinians ... More >>

UN agency urges Europe to act to stop rising refugee deaths

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:04 pm | UN News

In the wake of recent tragedies, the United Nations refugee agency today called on European countries to take urgent action to stop the rising number of deaths among refugees and migrants attempting to reach the continent by sea. More >>

Operation Protective Edge and a Fragile Regional Arena

Friday, 25 July 2014, 10:42 am | INSS Insight

Operation Protective Edge and the talks that are supposed to end it have brought the political and ideological fault lines in the Middle East into sharp relief. The mediation attempts demonstrate the extent to which the countries involved in the ... More >>

25 members of a single family killed when house bombed

Friday, 25 July 2014, 10:37 am | B'Tselem

Initial findings: 25 members of a single family killed when their house was bombed, apparently without warning More >>

Incident at the UNRWA school in Beit Hanoun – 24 July

Friday, 25 July 2014, 9:57 am | Embassy of Israel

1. The IDF is examining the possibility that the UNRWA school in Beit Hanoun was hit by a rocket fired by Hamas in the area. UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness said that in the course of the day Hamas shot rockets that landed inside Beit Hanoun. More >>

Secretary-General's statement on Beit Hanoun

Friday, 25 July 2014, 9:30 am | United Nations

I am appalled by the news of an attack on an UNRWA school in Northern Gaza where hundreds of people had taken refuge. More >>

‘Appalled’ by attack on UN-run school in Gaza

Friday, 25 July 2014, 9:27 am | United Nations

an Ki-moon said today he is “appalled” by the news of an attack on a United Nations-run school in Gaza where hundreds of people had taken refuge from the ongoing hostilities, adding that the incident underscores the need to stop all fighting immediately. More >>

UNHRC decision is a travesty - Israel

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:15 pm | Israeli Embassy

The decision today by the UNHRC [UN Human Rights Council] is a travesty and should be rejected by decent people everywhere. Rather than investigate Hamas, which is committing a double war crime by firing rockets at Israeli civilians while hiding ... More >>

UN Rights Council agrees to Gaza ‘war crimes’ probe

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:22 am | United Nations

The United Nations Human Rights Council today decided to launch an independent inquiry into purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem. More >>

Gaza: Immediate Ceasefire Urgently Needed

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 5:30 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 22 July 2014 (ITUC OnLine): With over 500 people in Gaza killed, 80% of them women and children, in a massive escalation of Israel's assault, an immediate ceasefire and return to the 2012 truce agreement is absolutely urgent. Over 80 000 ... More >>

Hamas' Terror Tunnels – Danger to Israeli Civilians

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 5:28 pm | Embassy of Israel

Hamas has built an extensive network of tunnels that run from the Gaza Strip to Israeli territory. The tunnels are used by groups of terrorists to cross under the border to try and carry out attacks, murdering and kidnapping Israeli citizens. More >>

Actions on Ukraine by the EU's Foreign Affairs Council

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 5:25 pm | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 22, 2014 More >>

Indonesia's Presidential Election

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 5:23 pm | U.S. Department of State

The people of Indonesia united once again to show their commitment to democracy through free and fair elections. More >>

U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack in Egypt's Western Desert

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 5:22 pm | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 21, 2014 More >>

Israel shoots at Al Jazeera’s Gaza bureau

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:20 pm | Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera’s bureau in Gaza has come under fire. Al Jazeera correspondents have collected large bullets from around the building, with other nearby buildings left untouched. No one has been injured. More >>

On the 15th Day of the Israeli Offensive:

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:17 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

• Dozens of Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded as Israeli Forces Attack Apartment Buildings, Mosques, Hospitals and Schools; • White Phosphorous Bombs and Flechette Shells Fired by Israeli Forces in Border Areas; More >>

Gaza: Another Bloody Day

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:09 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

• 492 Palestinians Killed, of Whom 406 Are Civilians, Including 129 Children and 69 Women, and 2,803 Others Wounded, Mostly Civilians, Including 822 Children and 572 Women; More >>

MH17 Black Boxes: Statement by Minister of Transport

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:59 pm | Malaysia Airlines

"Following the agreement Prime Minister Najib Razak brokered with rebel leaders, Malaysia has taken custody of flight MH17's black boxes. As the Prime Minister said, they will be passed to the international investigation team for analysis. More >>

Najib Razak Welcomes Progress on MH17 Agreement

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:29 pm | Boyd PR

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has today welcomed progress in the agreement Malaysia brokered with rebel leaders, and praised the Malaysian team for their work in securing the return of the remains of the victims, and taking custody of the black ... More >>

EU Foreign Affairs Council Meeting: Ukraine

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:29 am | Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

The Council was shocked and deeply saddened by the downing of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Donetsk and the tragic loss of so many innocent lives. Ministers observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims. More >>


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