Tag Archive | Violence

Hong Kong. O abraço do regime

Hong Kong. O abraço do regime

[…]À medida que a economia da península perde importância quanto ao poderoso motor continental, o princípio de «um país, dois sistemas» mostra-se cada vez mais frágil.[…]

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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 […]

Moscow takes charge as Karabakh peacemaker

Moscow takes charge as Karabakh peacemaker

Russia on April 7 swiftly took charge as a conciliator in the Armenia-Azerbaijan fight, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the ground in Baku, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on his way to Yerevan and President Vladimir Putin sending his “warmest greetings.” Lavrov said that Moscow had worked at all levels to end what some […]

Aid to Syria’s besieged up since cease-fire began

Aid to Syria’s besieged up since cease-fire began

A new report says the United Nations and partners delivered badly needed medical and food supplies to about 150,000 people in besieged areas of Syria after a cease-fire that started last month led to a drop-off in fighting. UN convoys delivered supplies to people in 10 of 18 areas under siege and to thousands in […]

Pope urges Mexico to fight for justice

Pope urges Mexico to fight for justice

Mexicans should battle against corruption and grisly drug gang violence, Pope Francis urged on Wednesday, just days before he is set to make his first tour of some of Mexico’s most violence-scarred regions as pontiff. Blighted by endemic corruption and cartel violence that have killed well over 100,000 people in the past decade, Mexico is […]

UN: Lack of accountability drives sex abuse in CAR

UN: Lack of accountability drives sex abuse in CAR

The lack of accountability and corrective action by member states on United Nations troops who commit sexual violence in conflict zones has created a culture of impunity, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has said. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein’s statement on Friday came after six new cases of abuse were brought to the commission in recent […]

Haiti’s protests continue amid consensus-seeking

Haiti’s protests continue amid consensus-seeking

Stone-throwing protesters stoked Haiti’s political crisis on Saturday, a day after they forced the Caribbean nation to call off a presidential election and despite calls for consensus from global powers. Haiti was due to choose a replacement for President Michel Martelly in a runoff vote on Sunday, but the two-man race was postponed indefinitely after […]