Tag Archive | Human Rights

Mosul’s residents tell of hopes and fears after Isis flees Iraqi city

Mosul’s residents tell of hopes and fears after Isis flees Iraqi city

[…]The UN’s International Organisation for Migration estimated last week that more than a million people had been displaced from east and west Mosul and that there were more than 800,000 people living in camps. […]

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Gambia: UN condemns threats against ethnic group

Gambia: UN condemns threats against ethnic group

The United Nations Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide has condemned the inflammatory speech by the President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia at a political rally this past week, in which he reportedly threatened to eliminate the Mandinka ethnic group. In a note to correspondents, Adama Dieng, the […]

Obama lifts US arms ban on Vietnam

Obama lifts US arms ban on Vietnam

President Barack Obama announced Monday that the United States is fully lifting a decades-long ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam. In a joint news conference in Hanoi with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Obama said that the removal of the ban on lethal weapons was part of a deeper defense cooperation with […]

Indonesia holds dialogue on 1960s purge

Indonesia holds dialogue on 1960s purge

The killings of at least half a million Indonesians who were accused of being communists is being publicly discussed for the first time in 50 years. Up until now, government leaders have not revealed exactly what happened during one of the darkest periods of Indonesian history. Researchers estimate that half a million or more communists, […]

Syria reject Israel’s vow to control Golan “forever”

Syria reject Israel’s vow to control Golan “forever”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has for the first time held his weekly cabinet meeting in the occupied Golan Heights, amid criticism from local Syrian activists.  Speaking in the Jewish-only settlement of Maaleh Gamla on Sunday, Netanyahu declared that the 70 percent of the Golan, which Israeli forces occupied during the 1967 Middle East war, […]

China, Cambodia ink new economic pact

China, Cambodia ink new economic pact

On March 25, China and Cambodia inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in science and technology. The MoU, valid for 3 years, will see the Chinese side train Cambodian officials in science, technology and innovation. The MoU was publicized by both sides as an injection of human capital investment to address skill shortage […]

Migrants sent back from Greece arrive in Turkey

Migrants sent back from Greece arrive in Turkey

The first migrants deported from Greek islands under a disputed EU-Turkey deal were shipped back to Turkey on Monday in a drive to shut down the main route used by more than a million people fleeing war and poverty to reach Europe in the last year. Under a pact criticized by refugee agencies and human […]