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New Amnesty International leader's 1st move targets Zimbabwe
by Cara Anna - August 16, 2018 - 2:26am
Amnesty International's new leader said yesterday his first act is writing to Zimbabwe's next president about the disappearance of activist Itai Dzamara: "Whoever leads the new government must move to undo the injustices...
Trump's global gag rule goes far beyond abortion, groups say
by Cara Anna - January 24, 2018 - 1:14am
President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a ban on US funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortions has left impoverished women around the world without treatment for HIV
China vows billions of development dollars, debt forgiveness
by Cara Anna - September 26, 2015 - 4:48pm
China's president on yesterday pledged billions in aid and said Beijing will forgive debts due this year in an effort to help the world's poorest nations, as world leaders begin to seek the trillions of dollars needed...
Holy See flag to be raised outside UN for pope's arrival
by Cara Anna - September 19, 2015 - 12:13pm
The flag of the Holy See will be raised for the first time outside UN headquarters the morning of Pope Francis' first visit next week, a United Nations official confirmed Friday.
Fashion Week show moves crowd with police brutality focus
by Cara Anna - September 11, 2015 - 12:25am
Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond's collection for the Pyer Moss label launched Thursday night with gripping and now familiar videos of police violence.
UN to start naming, shaming countries for alleged misconduct
by Cara Anna - August 13, 2015 - 6:16pm
Taking aim at "a cancer in our system," the U.N. secretary-general on Thursday announced that he intends to start naming and shaming countries whose troops and police serving in U.N. peacekeeping missions face credible...
APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case
by Cara Anna - August 4, 2015 - 3:11pm
Report: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014
by Cara Anna - March 31, 2015 - 6:38pm
Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report on the death penalty.
Steinem, other women announce plan to walk Korean DMZ
by Cara Anna - March 12, 2015 - 7:06am
Making a dramatic statement in Korean relations, Gloria Steinem and other prominent women on yesterday announced their intention to walk across the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to call for r...
As race for UN chief begins, new campaigns demand a woman
by Cara Anna - March 10, 2015 - 4:56pm
At a private working lunch for the five most powerful members of the United Nations Security Council, the conversation turned to the question of the next United Nations secretary-general.
Libya to UN Security Council: Lift arms embargo to fight IS
by Cara Anna - February 19, 2015 - 8:50am
Libya's foreign minister on Wednesday demanded that the U.N. Security Council lift an arms embargo so his country can fight the Islamic State group as it establishes a presence in north Africa and moves closer to...
Iraq envoy to UN: Islamic State might be harvesting organs
by Cara Anna - February 19, 2015 - 2:19am
Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations asked the UN Security Council on Tuesday to look at allegations that the Islamic State group is using organ harvesting as a way to finance its operations.
UN Security Council OKs resolution against Yemen rebels
by Cara Anna - February 16, 2015 - 9:00am
The United Nations Security Council on Sunday unanimously adopted a resolution demanding that Shiite rebels immediately relinquish control of Yemen's government in a crisis that has pushed the Arab world's poorest...
Russia asks UN Security Council to take action on Ukraine
by Cara Anna - February 15, 2015 - 4:36am
Over the past year, the United States and other members of the UN Security Council have loudly accused Russia of backing separatists in Ukraine, but the threat of a Russian veto has blocked them from taking action...
Report: Sudanese forces rape 221 women, girls in mass attack
by Cara Anna - February 12, 2015 - 6:23am
Sudanese army troops raped at least 221 women and girls in a Darfur village in a series of organized, house-to-house attacks last year, Human Rights Watch said in a report released yesterday.
Kim Jong Un, Ban Ki-moon exchange New Year's cards
by Cara Anna - February 6, 2015 - 12:17am
Nothing says Happy New Year like a holiday card from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
UN Security Council condemns killing of Spanish peacekeeper
by Cara Anna - February 5, 2015 - 8:56am
The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday condemned "in the strongest terms" last week's killing of a Spanish peacekeeper in southern Lebanon.
UN push against North Korea on rights moves ahead
by Cara Anna - November 19, 2014 - 10:23am
The world's boldest effort yet to hold North Korea and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity moved forward Tuesday at the United Nations, where a Pyongyang envoy threatened further nuclear...
UN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groups
by Cara Anna - November 1, 2014 - 4:19am
A new United Nations report says the world faces a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.
EU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit
by Cara Anna - November 1, 2014 - 2:13am
A European Union official on Friday confirmed that North Korea has invited the EU's special representative for human rights to visit the country.
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