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Britain: Tesco boycotts products from occupied West Bank

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 4:36 pm | Redress Information

Britain’s biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, will will no longer sell products originating from the Israeli-occupied West Bank starting September 2014, the Jewish Chronicle reports. More >>

Peru's Independence Day

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:03 pm | United Nations

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of Peru as you celebrate your independence July 28. The United States has called Peru a friend since soon after José de San Martín crossed the Andes ... More >>

BURMA/MYANMAR: Situation of Human Rights

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:58 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

BURMA / MYANMAR: Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, 26 July 2014 More >>

Daily Press Briefings : Daily Press Briefing - July 28, 2014

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:53 pm | US Department Of State

MS. PSAKI: Hi, everyone. QUESTION: Welcome back. MS. PSAKI: Thank you. I was going to make up a story, but I couldn’t come up with a good one. So I injured it over the course of the last couple of weeks. So this boot will be with me for about six ... More >>

Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:42 pm | US Department Of State

SECRETARY KERRY: Wow. What a great group. Thank you. Please, sit down. Sit down, sit down. Thank you. It is so good to see you all. Welcome. You having fun? More >>

Center for American Progress' India: 2020 Program

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:37 pm | US Department Of State

Neera, thank you very, very much. Thank you for confirming to me your mother’s fealty. (Laughter.) I’m deeply appreciative for her support through the years and I’m sorry we lost you when you were 18, but I’m glad you wound up here, as is ... More >>

Gaza Statement by International Lawyers/HRDs

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:28 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip July 28, 2014 More >>

2013 International Religious Freedom Report

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:20 pm | US Department Of State

On July 28, 2014, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2013 International Religious Freedom Report to the United States Congress. The reports, now in their 16th edition, are available on State.gov and HumanRights.gov . More >>

ASEAN and America: Partners for the Future

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:08 pm | US Department Of State

Remarks Daniel R. Russel Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Commonwealth Club San Francisco, CA As Prepared for Delivery More >>

Papua: Two police officers die in firefight in Lanny Jaya

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:03 pm | Antara News

Jayapura, Papua: Two police officers died while two others were wounded and another one still unaccounted for following a shootout with an unknown armed group in Indiwa in the district of Lanny Jaya, Papua, at 12.45 local time on Monday. More >>

Three Soldiers Injured in an Attack in Papua

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:00 pm | The Jakarta Post

Jayapura. Three soldiers suffered from gunshot injuries on Monday morning following an attack against a military post in the Tingginambut area of Papua’s Puncak Jaya district, alleged to have been lead by a separatist group. More >>

Violation of truce compelled Israel to resume its operation

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1:56 pm | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

Hamas violation of the humanitarian truce compelled Israel to resume its operation 28 July 2014 In light of the continued Hamas fire, Israel is compelled to resume its operation, effective immediately, against the Hamas terrorists who violated the ... More >>

First ITF medical aid cargo arrives in Gaza

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1:52 pm | ITF

A first cargo of medical aid sent by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its member unions has arrived in Gaza. The supplies have been delivered to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) and the Jordan Hashemite Charity ... More >>

Developing bioenergy without threatening food-security

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1:32 pm | Food and Agriculture Organisation

Bangkok, Thailand : Pursuing sustainable bioenergy opportunities in Southeast Asia without threatening food security is not just possible but achievable, a UN and multi-agency sponsored workshop heard today. More >>

Abortion Rights Freedom Ride: Ground Zero Texas

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1:23 pm | Stop Patriarchy

Abortion Rights Freedom Ride: Ground Zero Texas As SCOTUS clamps down on Repro Rights - Stop Patriarchy Mobilizing Nationally to Front Lines of Battle More >>

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Africa

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1:14 pm | US Department Of State

Twenty-nine women entrepreneurs from 26 African countries arrive in the United States this week to explore ways to expand their businesses and generate prosperity in their communities. The women in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program ... More >>

2013 Report on International Religious Freedom

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1:06 pm | US Department Of State

SECRETARY KERRY: Is everybody good? So I’m going to make – David, I want you out here with me, if you would. Tom, why don’t you come out here on the other side. Thank you, sir. I’m going to make a statement, and then I need to rush out of here ... More >>

Podesta Leads U.S. Delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:55 pm | US Department Of State

Counselor to the President John Podesta will lead a high-level U.S. Government delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum Post Forum Dialogue (PIF PFD) on August 1 in Koror, Palau, to highlight and build upon our historic relations with the peoples and nations ... More >>

Former head of UN Liberia mission to lead operation in Sudan

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:52 pm | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today announced the appointment of Ellen Margrethe LØj of Denmark as his top official in South Sudan, replacing Hilde Johnson. More >>

Travel of Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:47 pm | US Department Of State

Travel of Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs More >>

PM Netanyahu Interviews on US Sunday Shows - 27 July

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:44 pm | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

29 July 2014 Following are excerpts from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statements during interviews on American news shows on Sunday (27 July): CBS - "Face the Nation," NBC - "Meet the Press" and CNN - "State of the Union." ... More >>

Secretary Kerry Travel to New Delhi for Strategic Dialogue

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:40 pm | US Department Of State

Secretary Kerry will travel to New Delhi for the 5th U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, which he will co-chair with Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on July 31. Secretary Kerry will be accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny ... More >>

Fiji: Five year climate change project reviewed

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:35 pm | SPREP

Regional five year climate change adaptation project reviewed in Fiji this week 28 July 2014, Nadi, Fiji - The wide-ranging impact of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project was highlighted this morning at the opening ceremony of a meeting ... More >>

GAZA: Family who saw son shot on Youtube retrieve body

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:25 pm | International Solidarity Movement

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) has now published all the raw footage of an Israeli sniper killing Salem Shammaly after he was wounded on July 20th. The short edited version that was released six days ago, has now received over two million ... More >>

Candlelight Vigil for Gaza at the White House

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:19 pm | American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

Washington, DC: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) calls on its members to partake in a silent candlelight vigil at the White House on Wednesday, July 30th at 7pm in honor of Palestinians who have lost their lives in Israel's current ... More >>

Podesta Leads U.S. Delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:12 pm | US Department Of State

Counselor to the President John Podesta will lead a high-level U.S. Government delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum Post Forum Dialogue (PIF PFD) on August 1 in Koror, Palau, to highlight and build upon our historic relations with the peoples and nations ... More >>

Iran and Hizbullah Announce Military Support for Gaza

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:07 pm | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

In recent days, especially on the background of Iran's "al-Quds [Jerusalem] Day" (25 July), senior Iranian officials have expressed their support for increasing military assistance to the terror organizations in the Gaza Strip, including Hamas ... More >>

Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:01 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, 26 July 2014 More >>

Save the Children NZ Appeal to Stop War on Children in Gaza

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:53 am | Save The Children

Save the Children New Zealand has launched an online petition urging the international community to act to bring an end to the conflict in Gaza. As part of an international effort by Save the Children, we are calling on the United Nations to speak out against ... More >>

UN: First-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:52 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on the first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2014 More >>

PM Netanyahu Speaks with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:46 am | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, yesterday Monday, 28 July 2014, spoke with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "The Security Council Presidential Statement relates to the needs of a murderous terrorist organization ... More >>

UN Meeting: Least Developed Countries Urge Partnerships

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:41 am | UN News

At UN-backed meeting, world’s least developed countries urge partnerships to boost productive capacity More >>

Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:33 am | UN News

With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it ... More >>

Burma/Myanmar: Farmers face prison sentences for trespassing

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:24 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

President of Myanmar, U Thein Sein, announced that the government cannot give back over 30,000 acres of paddy land that the state has been using since it was confiscated by the army two decades ago. On the one hand the President ordered state and regional ... More >>

UN chief says downing of plane may be ‘war crime’

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:18 am | UN News

Eastern Ukraine: UN rights chief says downing of plane may be ‘war crime,’ urges probe More >>

Al Jazeera releases footage: Palestinians fleeing Shujayea

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:11 am | Al Jazeera

27 July, 2014 Documentary shows back story to what triggered Al Jazeera Correspondent Wael Al-Dahdouh to break down in tears during live report. More >>

Israel targets wounded,Volunteers stay at al-Shifa hospital

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:03 am | International Solidarity Movement

Al-Shifa hospital, Gaza: International volunteers from countries including Spain, Sweden, the United states, the United Kingdom, France, New Zealand, Australia, and Venezuela have begun a constant protective presence in various locations at the al-Shifa ... More >>

UN and Partners Urge Humanitarian Ceasefire

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:52 am | UN News

The United Nations and its diplomatic partners today called for a seven-day humanitarian ceasefire, as they continue their efforts to bring about an end to the bloodshed and destruction that is tearing apart the lives of so many civilians in Gaza and ... More >>

UN: Arms race in Syria must be stopped

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:48 am | UN News

Arms race in Syria must be stopped to reduce civilian suffering, says head of UN panel More >>

UN calls for investigation of attack on Afghan civilians

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:42 am | UN News

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan strongly condemned the killing on Friday of civilians in the western province of Ghor, and called for a prompt investigation into the crime. More >>

Illicit Oil Trade as Revenue for Terrorists in Iraq, Syria

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:35 am | UN News

Voicing grave concern over the reported access to and seizure of oilfields and pipelines in Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Jabhat Al-Nusra, the Security Council today underscored that there should be no trade in oil with ... More >>

Myanmar: UN rights expert warns against backtracking

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:30 am | UN News

On the heels of a ten-day visit to Myanmar, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country has urged authorities to avoid any backtracking that could threaten the achievements of the past few years. More >>

Malaysia Secures Agreement for Access to MH17 Crash Site

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:24 am | Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia has secured an agreement with Ukrainian separatists, who control the area around the MH17 crash site, to allow a group of international police personnel to enter the area in order to provide protection for international crash investigators. ... More >>

CAMBODIA:A compromise based on national interests and people

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:11 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

It is an irony that Prime Minister Hun Sen, who clings to political power as the result of alleged electoral irregularities and fraud and who refuses to permit any impartial investigation of the allegations is being legitimized by the opposition ... More >>

UN: Marking World Hepatitis Day, Global momentum needed

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:05 am | UN News

With 1.4 million deaths every year attributed to acute and chronic liver disease, the United Nations health agency is marking World Hepatitis Day by calling on countries to intensify efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat one of the world’s most serious ... More >>

Ban calling again for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:01 am | UN News

Urging Israelis and Palestinians to stop the fighting now, “in the name of humanity”, United Nations Secretary-General has again joined the Security Council in calling on the parties to agree on an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing ... More >>

Intense fighting in eastern Ukraine “extremely alarming”

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 9:55 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA: A total breakdown of law and order and a reign of fear and terror have been inflicted by armed groups on the population of eastern Ukraine, according to a new report issued today by the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. More >>

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 >>

 

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