Human Rights

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan are headed toward a record high this year, a United Nations report said, as conflict in the country continues to intensify 15 years after the U.S.-led invasion.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter promised Iraqi officials new assistance Monday to stave off bombings by the Islamic State after the group carried out its most deadly attack ever on central Baghdad earlier this month.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pushed Saudi Arabia on Thursday to provide information on actions they are taking to prevent the killing and wounding of children in Yemen as Riyadh said it was conducting its military operations with "great care."
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following a failed coup that has targeted more than 60,000 people, drawing fire from the European Union.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The U.S. government is on track to approve nearly $40 billion in foreign military sales in the 2016 fiscal year that ends October 1, down from $46.6 billion last year, a top Pentagon official said on Wednesday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
There is “no evidence” of indiscriminate bombing or breaches of international humanitarian law by Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen, the UK Government insisted yesterday. In its response to a report by a House of Commons committee on the crisis in Yemen, the Government defended its Gulf ally and key arms client, and said no action will be taken to halt weapons sales.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Apparently Mexico’s tolerance for violence has its limits. And one of those limits is violence against women. There is nothing new in hearing bands boasting about sexism but in a country where seven women are killed every day, burning a woman alive – even in a work of fiction – is no longer funny. The glorification of violence in narcoculture has finally hit a nerve.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Guzmán has been held in solitary confinement since early May, when he was transferred from a prison outside Mexico City to the federal lockup in Ciudad Juárez along the border with Texas. He lives in an air-conditioned, 80-square-foot cell that has a bed and a toilet and which is inside a new high-security wing that contains about 30 cells.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
In the wake of a peace settlement that brought conflict with FARC to a close, Colombia's women are taking a prominent role in rebuilding a post-conflict society.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
MPs have called for an investigation into the war in Yemen after the Government backtracked on its insistence that the Saudi-led coalition has not breached international humanitarian law in the conflict. The chairman of the International Development Committee has written to the new Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson urging him to push for an international probe into allegations human rights have been breached.

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