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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 >>

PM Najib Razak Statement on MH17 Agreement

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 5:00 pm | Malaysia Airlines

In recent days, we have been working behind the scenes to establish contact with those in charge of the MH17 crash site. That contact has now been made. Under difficult and fluid circumstances, we have been discussing the problems that have occupied ... More >>

The situation in Israel-Gaza

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 3:02 pm | Save The Children

Children, rather than combatants, are bearing the brunt of the ongoing conflict. One in five people being killed are children, and the number of children dying in this operation has risen by more than 40 per cent since the ground operation into ... More >>

MH17 Incident – Media Statement 10

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 2:50 pm | Malaysia Airlines

This statement is to clarify the misunderstanding caused by a tweet from Flightradar24 on Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH004 from Kuala Lumpur to London that flew over Syrian airspace on 20 July 2014 at 1:20pm local time. More >>

MH17 Incident – Media Statement 9

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 2:49 pm | Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines' primary focus is to care for the family members affected by MH17. The airline will be supporting the families during these trying times and will be providing them hotel accommodation, meals, and transport assistance. At the same ... More >>

War Crimes Committed by Hamas: the use of Human Shields

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:07 pm | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

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

Ban, Security Council condemn DPR Korea missile launch

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:01 pm | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the members of the Security Council have deplored the continued missile launches conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). More >>

SINGAPORE: Death Penalty - Resumes Executions

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:57 pm | AHRC

The Singapore Working Group on the Death Penalty Statement on executions carried out on the 18th of July 2014. More >>

Ban urges Central Africans to seize reconciliation talks

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:54 pm | UN News

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the people of Central African Republic (CAR) to seize the opportunity of talks taking place in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to advance reconciliation and “open a new page in their history.” More >>

Indigenous Peoples Can't be ‘Deleted’ from Development Goals

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:49 pm | UN Human Rights Office

21 July 2014 GENEVA / NEW YORK– The new United Nations sustainable development goals must not be a step backwards for indigenous peoples, a group of UN experts* on indigenous peoples has warned today. Their call comes after a meeting held by ... More >>

Humanitarian Situation in the Gaza Strip

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:29 pm | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

The Humanitarian Situation in the Gaza Strip: Movement of goods and people through the crossings More >>

G20 Beware: Trade Deals Threaten Health Care and Environment

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:16 pm | AFTINET

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) and the Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network Ltd (AFTINET) have called on the Federal Government to heed warnings over secret global trade deals, in particular, negotiations around the Trans-Pacific ... More >>

THAILAND: Arrest of Human Rights Defender, Rights Activist

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:10 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to express grave concern about the arrest of Prom Jarana (64 years old), a human rights defender and land rights activist with the Assembly of the Poor in Kaobart Village, Nondindaeng District, Buriram province. ... More >>

“Violent Attacks” Caused Uncontacted Indians to Emerge

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:02 pm | Survival International

Highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians who recently emerged in the Brazil-Peru border region have said that they were fleeing violent attacks in Peru. More >>

Middle East: As fighting worsens, UN chief heads to region

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:55 am | UN News

Amid an escalation of violence in Gaza, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave for the region on Saturday to express solidarity with Israelis and Palestinians, and to help bolster regional and international efforts for a solution. More >>

U.S. Concerned by Convictions of Swazi Human Rights Lawyer

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:49 am | US Department Of State

The United States is deeply concerned by the convictions of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Their convictions for contempt of court for publishing an article critical ... More >>

UN: Serious Human Rights Violations, Potential War Crimes

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:44 am | UN News

The group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its allies are imposing “untold hardship and suffering” on Iraqi civilians, the United Nations said today in a report that also casts doubt as to whether Iraqi security forces ... More >>

UN agency warns of fruit bat risk in African Ebola epidemic

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:36 am | UN News

UN agency warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic 21 July 2014 More >>

NGO urges UN to condemn anti-Semitic incidents

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:30 am | UN Watch

GENEVA: Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch today called on UN leaders to condemn what it called a “global epidemic” of anti-Semitic attacks, spiraling from Paris to Ankara, in wake of the Israeli army’s Gaza operation to stop rocket fire against ... More >>

Israel/Gaza: Attacks on civilians add to war crimes

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:07 am | Amnesty International

The continuing bombardment of civilian homes in several areas of the Gaza Strip, as well as the Israeli shelling of a hospital, add to the list of possible war crimes that demand an urgent independent international investigation, said Amnesty International. More >>

Summary of Civilian Assistance from Israel to Gaza

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:04 am | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

Summary of Civilian Assistance from Israel to Gaza Since the Beginning of operation "Protective Edge" More >>

BURMA / MYANMAR: Immediate need for fair trial and remedies

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 10:46 am | AHRC

During the three year period of new Myanmar Government, new political reforms have been taking place. The authorities stopped censoring the media in June 2012 and also allowed private news media groups to print newspapers in April 2013. As people in ... More >>

Ban urges all parties: End bloodshed, obtain ceasefire

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 10:41 am | UN News

Ban urges all parties to rally around efforts to end bloodshed, obtain Israel-Gaza ceasefire More >>

UN condemns attack in Sudan, calls for negotiations

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 10:35 am | UN News

Following today's attack by opposition forces in South Sudan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the top United Nations official in the country are calling for all offensive operations to immediately end and for both sides to resume suspended peace talks. More >>

Gaza: UN issues emergency appeal, begins airlift

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 10:29 am | UN News

Gaza: UN issues emergency appeal, begins airlift to meet urgent humanitarian needs 21 July 2014 More >>

President Peres' statements on phone call with Pope Francis

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:30 pm | Embassy of Israel

His Holiness Pope Francis spoke to President Shimon Peres earlier today (Friday, 18 July 2014), and conveyed a messaged of coexistence, moderation and peace to the citizens of the region in light of the security situation. President Peres thanked ... More >>

MH17 Incident – Waivers for flight Bookings and Tickets

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:28 pm | Malaysia Airlines

MH17 Incident – Reservations Notice 1 (Version 2) Waivers for flight Bookings and Tickets Released at 4.31am / 18 Jul 2014 More >>

PM Netanyahu speaks with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:20 pm | Embassy of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, spoke with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and asked him to publish photographs showing the munitions that were hidden in a UN school in Gaza and which were discovered yesterday. The Prime Minister added that Hamas ... More >>

The Effect of Hamas Terrorism on Israeli Children

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:18 pm | Embassy of Israel

The continuing missile attacks from Gaza have been taking their toll on Israeli children. The following are facts and figures which have been compiled between 13-17 July: More >>

PM Netanyahu spoke with US President Barack Obama

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:12 pm | Embassy of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Friday evening (18 July) with US President Barack Obama. During their conversation a siren was heard as a result of missile fire from Gaza to Israel, and the Prime Minister explained that this was the reality ... More >>

Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:09 pm | U.S. Department of State

As President Obama and our entire administration has made clear, we are committed to testing whether we can address one of the world’s most pressing priorities – ensuring that Iran does not obtain a nuclear weapon – through the diplomatic negotiations ... More >>

Worst and Bloodiest Day Since the Beginning of the Offensive

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:05 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

• Mass Killings in al-Shuja'iya Neighborhood in Gaza and Dozens of Dismembered Bodies Are in the Streets; More >>

On the 12th Day of the Israeli Offensive

Monday, 21 July 2014, 2:49 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

• Israeli Forces Continue Ground Operation in the Gaza Strip Covered by Unprecedented Shelling; Israeli Forces Use Flechette Shells; More >>

Lack of Access at Crash Site of MH17

Monday, 21 July 2014, 2:38 pm | U.S. Department of State

We are deeply concerned by the Russia-backed separatists’ refusal to allow OSCE monitors safe and unfettered access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Yesterday, the monitors were allowed only 75 minutes at the site. Today, they ... More >>

Briefing on Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Monday, 21 July 2014, 2:36 pm | U.S. Department of State

MODERATOR: Great. Thank you, everyone, for joining. For those of you in Vienna, I know it’s a late night here, and welcome to everyone from Washington. Tonight’s conference call is on background. We have three people who will be speaking; all ... More >>

Book of Condolence Flight MH17

Monday, 21 July 2014, 11:53 am | Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

A Book of Condolence has been opened for the victims of flight MH17. For those who would want to register their condolences the Embassy in Wellington and Consulates in Auckland and Christchurch are open between 1000 and 1200 every day until Thursday ... More >>

Serbia: General Strike to Protect Wages & Working Conditions

Saturday, 19 July 2014, 11:16 am | ITUC

Brussels, 17 July 2014 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has expressed its full support to the Serbian trade union movement as workers across the country join a general strike against government plans to cut wages and working conditions. The government has ... More >>

34 of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Israeli Jails

Saturday, 19 July 2014, 11:00 am | UFree

Israeli occupation forces have carried last week another arrest campaign against members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) in the occupied West Bank, raising the Palestinian MPLC’s number held in Israeli jails to 34 MPLCs. 12 MPLCs and 2 ... More >>

Israeli military shells Gazan el-Wafa hopsital

Saturday, 19 July 2014, 10:57 am | International Solidarity Movement

Today at 20:40 the Israeli military contacted el-Wafa hospital in Gaza and stated, “Why don’t you care about your family? Why don’t you care about your patients?” More >>

400 British MPs express support for Regime Change in Iran

Saturday, 19 July 2014, 10:54 am | British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom

400 British MPs and Peers express support for Regime Change in Iran, back Maryam Rajavi’s 10-point plan for future Iran More >>

Israel launches ground offensive against Gaza

Saturday, 19 July 2014, 10:48 am | UN News

There can be no military solution, Ban says as Israel launches ground offensive against Gaza More >>

Stop the killing & destruction! Protest for Gaza in Tel Aviv

Friday, 18 July 2014, 5:44 pm | Gush Shalom

It is forbidden to shoot at civilian populations. It is forbidden and still it happens. Both sides do it. Hamas shoots on the population of Israel. The IDF shoots at the population of Gaza. Two equal sides? Far from it. More >>

MH17 Incident – Reservations Notice

Friday, 18 July 2014, 4:53 pm | Malaysia Airlines

In light of the recent tragedy of MH17 on 17 Jul 2014, Malaysia Airlines will adapt the below policy effective immediately until Thursday, 24 Jul 2014. More >>

Statement on Attack Against Tunisian Soldiers on July 16

Friday, 18 July 2014, 4:25 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States strongly condemns last evening’s terrorist attack near Kasserine, Tunisia, which killed at least 14 Tunisian soldiers. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims, and hope for the quick and full recovery of the wounded. ... More >>

Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine

Friday, 18 July 2014, 4:24 pm | U.S. Department of State

We are horrified by the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. There are no words adequate to express our condolences to the families of the nearly 300 victims. We offer our sympathies and support to the Governments of Malaysia and the Netherlands ... More >>

On the 10th Day of the Israeli Offensive:

Friday, 18 July 2014, 4:22 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

• 221 Palestinians Killed, of Whom 179 Are Civilians, Including 45 Children and 32 Women, and 1,458 Others Wounded, Mostly Civilians, Including 432 Children and 298 Women; More >>

Center for Constitutional Rights Condemns Mass Killing

Friday, 18 July 2014, 4:15 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

In response to Israel’s ongoing bombardement of Gaza, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: More >>

"We are just soft targets: we are very cheap"

Friday, 18 July 2014, 4:13 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Raji Sourani is a human rights lawyer and founder of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, which documents and investigates human rights violations in the Occupied Territories. Jailed on six occasions for his work, Sourani is staying put in Gaza ... More >>

MH17 Incident – European Flights Taking Alternative Routes

Friday, 18 July 2014, 2:18 pm | Malaysia Airlines

With immediate effect, all European flights operated by Malaysia Airlines will be taking alternative routes avoiding the usual route. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was on a scheduled flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur went down in eastern ... More >>

MH17 Incident – Statements from Malaysia Airlines and PM

Friday, 18 July 2014, 12:12 pm | Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines confirms it received notification from Ukrainian ATC that it had lost contact with flight MH17 at 1415 (GMT) at 30km from Tamak waypoint, approximately 50km from the Russia-Ukraine border. More >>


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