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Wikileaks releases US diplomatic cables from 1978

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 9:32 am | Wikileaks

Today WikiLeaks has released more than half a million US State Department cables from 1978. The cables cover US interactions with, and observations of, every country. More >>

One Year After Thailand's Bloodless Coup

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:50 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- One year after destroying a popular elected government in a bloodless coup, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha rules with absolute power over a country suffering from newly discovered "death camps" for Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants, ... More >>

Libya: UN condemns string of suicide attacks

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 2:50 pm | UN News

23 May 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya ( UNSMIL ) has condemned a spate of suicide bombings committed by Islamist terrorists in what it says is a blatant effort to undermine the country's ongoing political dialogue. More >>

Member States unable to reach agreement on nuclear...

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 2:35 pm | UN News

23 May 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed disappointment at the inability of Member States to reach consensus on a “substantive outcome” on a non-proliferation treaty key for global nuclear disarmament, according to a United ... More >>

Australia’s response to the Rohingya Asylum Seekers

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 11:28 am | Binoy Kampmark

“I’m sorry. If you want to start a new life, you come through the front door, not through the back door.” Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister, May 21, 2015 More >>

The Return of History: The Morsi Death Sentence

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 11:53 am | Binoy Kampmark

“The crackdown against the opposition is only intensifying and the judiciary is very much at the forefront of this crackdown.” Shadi Hamid, Brookings Centre for Middle East Policy, YNet, May 23, 2015 More >>

How will people hold governments to account?

Monday, 25 May 2015, 12:41 pm | Citizen News Service

Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service - CNS One of the major failures of current times is how democratic systems are being made ineffective so that people with a 'power of one vote' are not able to hold elected representatives to account. How ... More >>

Through the people's lens: Modi's development model

Monday, 25 May 2015, 12:18 pm | Citizen News Service

Dr Rahul Pandey, Bobby Ramakant and Dr Sandeep Pandey, Citizen News Service - CNS Story of Modi’s development model so far: Cutting health and education expenditure, forcing land acquisition, buying expensive jets and unsafe nuclear power, benefitting ... More >>

Nepal Earthquakes: One month on from first quake

Monday, 25 May 2015, 11:29 am | UNICEF

Nepal Earthquakes: One month on from first quake, malnutrition a growing threat for children - UNICEF More >>

Newborns at Risk as Monsoon Season Approaches

Monday, 25 May 2015, 10:56 am | Save The Children

Thousands of newborn babies are at serious risk of illness or death in Nepal, Save the Children warns, one month on from the earthquake that claimed more than 9,000 lives. More >>

TPP Ministerial Meeting cancelled

Monday, 25 May 2015, 9:02 am | AFTINET

“Both Japan and Chile have said they will not finalise the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal until Fast Track legislation has passed both houses of the U.S. Congress,” Dr Patricia Ranald, Coordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network ... More >>

TPP Ministerial Meeting cancelled

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 1:58 pm | AFTINET

“Both Japan and Chile have said they will not finalise the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal until Fast Track legislation has passed both houses of the U.S. Congress,” Dr Patricia Ranald Coordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network ... More >>

UN agency to halt housing allowance for Palestine refugees

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:48 pm | UN News

Lack of funds forces UNRWA to suspend cash assistance for housing for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon. Photo: UNRWA/Shafiq Fahed More >>

UN condemns deadly terrorist attack on Shia mosque

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:46 pm | UN News

22 May 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have strongly condemned the terrorist attack earlier today that killed more than 20 people in a Shia mosque in the town of al-Qudaih in the Eastern Province of Saudi ... More >>

Thousands flee Syria’s besieged historic city of Palmyra

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:44 pm | UN News

As thousands flee Syria’s besieged historic city of Palmyra, UN refugee agency readies response plan More >>

Boko Haram militants ‘must be brought to justice’

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:40 pm | UN News

22 May 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he is deeply troubled by Boko Haram’s “continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks” against the civilian populations of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, according to the United ... More >>

Al Jazeera scoops major PR award

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:37 pm | Al Jazeera

The campaign to secure the release of Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Abdullah Elshamy has won a major PR Award. The SABRE Awards EMEA, organized by leading PR publication The Holmes Report, gave the #FreeAJStaff campaign a Gold Award ... More >>

Guatemala detention: Improve monitoring

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:36 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (21 May 2015) – The UN’s torture prevention body has urged Guatemala to improve the independent monitoring of detention conditions in the country as part of efforts to protect people deprived of their liberty against torture and cruel, ... More >>

ITF and ITUC give guarded welcome to Iran releases

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:35 pm | ITF Press Officer

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) have given a guarded welcome to the news that Iranian trade unionists Davood Razavi and Ebrahim Madadi have been released on bail. The men had ... More >>

Canada’s deportation of Jamaican man with mental disability

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:33 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (21 May 2015) - Canada’s deportation of a Jamaican man with a mental disability who had spent much of his life in Canada amounted to cruel and inhuman treatment, effectively leaving him without the medical and family support he depended on, a ... More >>

Nepal: UN underscores need to act now before monsoon rains

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:32 pm | UN News

21 May 2015 – As Nepalese communities devastated by two major earthquakes struggle to restore and rebuild, United Nations humanitarian workers and their partners are in a fierce race against time to reach survivors in the remote mountains before the ... More >>

Condemning Escalating Violence in South Sudan

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:31 pm | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 20, 2015 More >>

PDP’s Plot to Violently Disrupt Council Polls

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:30 pm | Nwaorgu Faustinus

Rivers Apc Raises Alarm Over Pdp’s Plot to Violently Disrupt May 23 Council Polls •Unveils list of candidates More >>

Innovation Will Help U.S. Companies Win The Oil Price War

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:28 pm | Oilprice.com

Although some US oil companies are struggling with low oil prices, a new wave of innovation is hitting the oil patch, allowing for a significant reduction in drilling costs. More >>

Tonga Parliament Takes Tangible Steps to Fight Corruption

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:27 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Members of the Parliament of Tonga took a great step forward in the fight against corruption in this Pacific Island nation by launching a local chapter of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption and later unanimously voting ... More >>

Security arrest over 30 peaceful activists in Manokwari

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:26 pm | Australia West Papua Association

Just a week after the Indonesian president visited West Papua , security forces have arrested over 30 peaceful activists in Manokwari. The rally was called by a number of organisations to support the United Liberation Movement for West Papua becoming ... More >>

UN officials urge Israel to halt plans...

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:25 pm | UN News

20 May 2015 – Two United Nations humanitarian officials with responsibilities in the occupied Palestinian territory have today expressed their grave concern over the Government of Israel’s “rapidly advancing plans” to transfer Palestinian ... More >>

Al Jazeera Café opens to the public

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:23 pm | Al Jazeera

The public can explore the worlds of journalism, news, current affairs and documentaries at Al Jazeera’s first cafe. More >>

Australian government backwards step on cabotage

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:22 pm | ITF Press Officer

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has criticised moves by the conservative Australian government to deregulate its shipping industry and place at risk thousands of domestic jobs in the maritime sector. More >>

UN health agency responds to Ebola spike

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:19 pm | UN News

UN health agency responds to Ebola spike by deploying team on border of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau More >>

Health services for Palestine refugees extended

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:16 pm | UN News

20 May 2015 – A newly published report by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East ( UNRWA ) spotlights improved health services being delivered to millions in five fields across the Middle East, despite pronounced ... More >>

CSE and Five Eyes revealed to be targeting mobile browsers

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:42 am | OpenMedia

Breaking: CSE and Five Eyes revealed to be targeting popular mobile browsers and mobile App Stores - leaving millions at risk of having their private data hacked More >>

Being Pro-Voice

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:39 am | David Swanson

The abortion debates is the last place I would have looked for inspiration in methods of handling the major political and social problems of the world. Politically I've always thought of abortion -- the topic of abortion, that is -- as part of a fraud. ... More >>

What's Baddawi?

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:37 am | David Swanson

On October 29, 1948, the Israeli terrorist group Irgun ethnically cleansed the village of Safsaf in Palestine, lining some 70 men up, shooting them, dumping them in a ditch, and raping three girls. Among the survivors who fled to Lebanon were the grandparents ... More >>

Document Shows Elizabeth Warren Is Right About TPP

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:29 am | Zaid Jilani

As opponents and advocates of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continue to battle it out, the debate over the agreement has largely focused on the issue of trade – whether jobs will be lost or gained, what the agreement will do to our trade deficit, ... More >>

If U.S. Military Spending Returned to 2001 Level

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:27 am | David Swanson

The House of Representatives has headed out of town to memorialize wars without managing to achieve agreement with the Senate on reauthorizing some of the most abusive “temporary” measures of the PATRIOT Act. Three cheers for Congressional vacations! More >>

The 16 Core Progressive Policies, Really?

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:23 am | David Swanson

Salvatore Babones' proposals in Sixteen for '16: A Progressive Agenda for a Better America are not bad, assuming a progressive agenda can limit itself to one nation. More >>

On the U.S. Killing of Two Children in Syria

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:23 am | David Swanson

If a target of U.S. aggression can be alleged to have killed children, especially with the wrong kind of weapon, that is used as grounds for war. War is supposed to be the cure for that. More >>

On the U.S. Killing of Two Children in Syria

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:22 am | David Swanson

If a target of U.S. aggression can be alleged to have killed children, especially with the wrong kind of weapon, that is used as grounds for war. War is supposed to be the cure for that. More >>

Israel’s new government partly ridiculous, partly terrifying

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:13 am | Gush Shalom

The battle is over. The dust has settled. A new government – partly ridiculous, partly terrifying – has been installed. More >>

UN casts Israel as world's worst violator of health rights

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 10:55 am | UN Watch

Israel's army team of medics recently treated 1,600 victims of the Nepal earthquake. More >>

Investor engagement with fossil fuel companies

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 10:52 am | AODP

Institutional investor engagement with fossil fuel companies faces critical credibility test ahead of May 27 Chevron AGM More >>

People in Crimea can use Gmail again

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 10:47 am | Access

Access applauds the recent decision by U.S. government agencies to modify sanctions to allow the export of vital technologies to Crimea once again. Announced earlier today in the Federal Register , the new exemptions allow tech companies to resume ... More >>

FIFA Election: ITUC Backs Prince Ali

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 10:46 am | ITUC

FIFA Election: ITUC, with Arab-country Trade Unions, Backs Prince Ali on Human Rights Commitments More >>

South Sudan: Escalation of fighting

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 10:45 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (22 May 2015) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday warned that the escalation of fighting in recent weeks between Government and opposition forces in South Sudan has resulted in alarming gross violations of ... More >>

Cambodian civil society excluded from NGO bill drafting

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 10:44 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (22 May 2015) – United Nations human rights expert Maina Kiai today reiterated his call to the Government of Cambodia to ensure that civil society can meaningfully contribute to the elaboration of the draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental ... More >>

Cambodian Government Set to Further Weaken Labour Rights

Friday, 22 May 2015, 8:48 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 22 May 2015 (ITUC Online): Cambodia’s plans to further reduce its weak labour protections have come under attack from the ITUC and Global Union Federations. A series of new measures, being developed behind the scenes by the government, would ... More >>

Bangkok: Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphophia

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 1:58 pm | UNESCO

BMA, UN, embassy representatives, civil society and artists stand united with LGBTI Thais on International Day against Transphobia, Homophobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre More >>

Displaced Iraqis face difficulties as fighting continues

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 1:49 pm | UN News

UNHCR is concerned about the processing arrangements in place at the Bzabz bridge – a series of pontoons across the Euphrates River which marks the boundary between Anbar province and the capital, Baghdad. Photo: UNHCR/G. Ohara More >>

Yarmouk civilians facing vulnerability of ‘highest severity'

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 1:43 pm | UN News

As the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees in the Middle East continued humanitarian operations in around the Yarmouk Camp, deep concerns remained about violence that continues to profoundly threaten the lives and safety of Palestine ... More >>

Ban says education key for global peace and stability

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 1:40 pm | UN News

In Republic of Korea, UN’s Ban says education key for global peace and stability More >>

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Bangladeshi blogger

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 1:29 pm | UN News

Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz The head of the United Nations agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom worldwide today voiced ... More >>

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphophia

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 1:19 pm | U.S. Department of State

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is a call to action, a plea to stand with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities (LGBTI) across the world and reaffirm our commitment to the equality and dignity ... More >>

Central African Republic national forum

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 5:34 pm | UN News

The Security Council has welcomed the recent national reconciliation forum held in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the inclusive, grassroots-level manner in which the consultations were carried out, particularly by ensuring the participation ... More >>

Ban hails Mali peace agreement as ‘important step’

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 4:50 pm | UN News

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signature of a peace agreement between the Government of Mali and members of the Plateforme coalition of armed groups in a key step towards bringing stability and security back to the ... More >>

Deadly shoe factory fire in Manila: work safety

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 4:45 pm | UN News

In wake of deadly shoe factory fire in Manila, UN urges global action to make workplaces safe More >>

Libya: UN mission urges end to abduction of civilians

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 4:41 pm | UN News

Libya: UN mission urges end to abduction of civilians, warns of criminal liability for such acts More >>

Nepal: ‘Emergency relief is never enough,’ says Ban

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 4:38 pm | UN News

‘Emergency relief is never enough,’ says Ban, urging UN to help Nepal build back better More >>

UN chief applauds resumption of ‘full-fledged’ talks: Cyprus

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 4:33 pm | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the resumption of full-fledged negotiations between Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot Leader Mustafa Akinci, the United Nations spokesperson has confirmed. More >>

‘Extremely tense situation’ in Burundi after failed coup

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 4:30 pm | UN News

Amid ‘extremely tense situation’ in Burundi, UN rights chief warns against reprisals in wake of failed coup More >>

 

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