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Egypt: Amnesty accuses the government of abductions and torture

The defense organization of Human Rights, Amnesty International, accuses the Egyptian government of abducting and torturing hundreds of students, activists, and even teenagers during the last three years. According to

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Justice may be delayed, but not denied,’ Security Council told at debate on sexual violence in conflict

At a Security Council debate today on sexual violence in conflict, senior United Nations officials stressed that in the past decade, the world has witnessed a fundamental shift in the

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On World Day, UN hails potential of cultural diversity to boost development

Cultural diversity is an outstanding source of exchange, innovation and creativity, and has the enormous potential to accelerate sustainable development, the United Nations cultural agency declared today. In a message

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World Humanitarian Summit-UN (23-24 May)

The world is witnessing the highest level of human suffering since the Second World War. This is why, for the first time in the 70-year history of the United Nations,

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UN health agency warns of rise in urban air pollution, with poorest cities most at risk

More than 80 per cent of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed guidelines set by the World Health Organization

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UN expert warns combat against violent extremism could be used as ‘excuse’ to curb free speech

A United Nations human rights expert today signalled concern that efforts to counter “violent extremism” may be construed as the “perfect excuse” for democratic and authoritarian governments to restrict free

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Civilians in embattled Yarmouk facing ‘starvation and dehydration’ (UN agency warns)

Up to 10,000 civilians in Yarmouk camp in Damascus, Syria, have gone without food and water for more than a week due to ongoing fighting, today warned the United Nations

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Afghanistan: violence claimed 600 civilian lives in Q1(UN)

Latest figures released by the United Nations show that acts of terrorism and violence left 600 people dead in Afghanistan during the first quarter of the current year as the

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Israeli Police Are Abusing Detained Palestinian Children (HRW)

Interviews with children who have been detained, video footage, and reports from lawyers reveal that Israeli security forces are using unnecessary force in arresting and detaining children, in some cases

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Death penalty: the number of executions in the world at the highest level since 1989 (Amnesty International)

The Secretary General of Amnesty International suggests a rise “deeply worrying” of executions in the world. Death row executions have jumped more than 50% in 2015, reaching their highest level