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Marching to End Child Marriage in Massachusetts Director General condemns killing of Samir Ali Hussein Shgara in Iraq Director-General urges investigation into murder of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein Suale in Ghana Thailand: Insurgents Kill Buddhist Monks Trump’s Family Separation Affected ‘Thousands’ More Children Than Previously Known LGBT Activists Are Using Visual Arts to Change Hearts and Minds in Bangladesh Morocco: Abandon Attempts to Dissolve Cultural Group Vigilante Raid on Indonesian HIV Group Sudan: Hundreds of Protesters Arrested UN rights expert calls for civilian protection as fighting escalates between military and armed group Radical Cleric Linked to Bali Bombing to Be Freed from Prison ICC Grants Prosecution Request to Keep Ex-Ivory Coast President Gbagbo in Custody VOA Our Voices 108: The Black Experience, America and Beyond Talks Between US, NKorea Take Place in Sweden New Caravan of Honduran Migrants Crosses Into Mexico Canada Dismisses China's Warning of Huawei Ban Repercussions EU Wants to Exclude Agriculture From Trade Talks With US Spokesman: Myanmar Army Kills 13 Rebels in Rakhine Clashes Africa 54 Protester's Funeral Becomes New Flashpoint in Sudan Unrest Divisions Overshadow Lebanon's Arab Summit as Few Leaders Come to Beirut Pelosi Delays Afghan Trip After Trump Leaks Travel Plans Identity of Nairobi Attack Suspect Shocks Neighbors US House to Probe Report Trump Directed Lawyer to Lie to Congress Kenya Seeking Further Suspects in Nairobi Terrorist Attack Israel Reveals More about Its Military Engagement with Iran in Syria UN to Zimbabwe: Stop Violent Crackdown Against Protesters Zimbabwe, DR Congo Top Human Rights Watchdog Concerns May's Foes Gather as Britain's Brexit Stalemate Drags On Prince Philip, 97, Recovering After Car Crash UN rights office calls on Zimbabwe Government to end ‘crackdown’ in response to fuel protests Nigeria: Satellite imagery shows charred remains of Rann after Boko Haram attack UNESCO hosts debate on ethics of new technologies and artificial intelligence “Tech Futures: Hope or Fear?” Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) named as World Capital of Architecture for 2020 Human Rights Watch: World's Autocrats Face Rising Resistance Why is Kenya a Target for Somalia-Based al-Shabab Terrorists? Report: Trump Told Attorney Cohen to Lie to Congress Vietnam Gains Bargaining Power Over China in Conduct at Sea Talks Early Surge of Democratic Contenders for 2020 Early Surge of Democratic Contenders for 2020 US Syria Withdrawal Risks Vital Strategic Interests US Syria Withdrawal Risks Vital Strategic Interests Where Americans Are Moving DRC Rejects African Union Call to Suspend Presidential Election Indigenous Peoples Stage Solidarity March on Washington Watchdog: Thousands More Children May Have Been Separated Police: Death Toll From Colombia Car Bomb Rises to 21 Amnesty Slams ‘Shameful’ EU Policy as Migrant Boats Barred From Ports Top US Navy Officer Urges China to Avoid Confrontations Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Faces Growing Backlash Zimbabwe in 'Total Internet Shutdown' Amid Violent Crackdown Students in Germany, Switzerland Demand Action on Climate Change EU Could Snub US-Mideast Meeting Over Iran Concerns North Carolina Elections Board Let Green Card Holder Vote Vacancy: Movement Cooperation Finance and Administration Officer Madagascar: Next president must tackle historic rights violations Gilles Carbonnier visits India, 7-11 January 2019 Letter to Amazon: Face Surveillance Technology Breaking the Buzzword: Fighting the “Gender Ideology” Myth Court Decisions on LGBT Rights Echo ‘A Wild Wish’ Breaking the Buzzword: Fighting the “Gender Ideology” Myth You Should Be Worrying about the Woman Shortage Brazil: Bolsonaro Should Address Crime Lawfully Iran: Unrelenting Repression Pakistan: Uphold Rights to Speech, Dissent Turkey: State of Emergency Ends, but Not Repression Bahrain: Unabated Repression Mauritania: Repressive Laws Restrict Peaceful Speech Egypt: New Moves to Crush Dissent Singapore: Free Expression Targeted Thailand: Unrelenting Repression Ahead of Election Southern Africa: New Leaders Can Do More for Rights Libya: Civilians Under Threat from Militias Yemen: Civilians Bombed, Shelled, Starved Indonesia: Inadequate Efforts to Curb Intolerance Malaysia: Human Rights Make Major Gains China: Xi Doubles Down on Repression Philippines: Crackdown Against Critics Intensifies Ex Trump Lawyer Cohen Paid Man to Rig Online Polls Killers of Star Kazakh Skater Get 18 Years in Prison For UK's May, Quitting Not an Option Africa 54 Israeli Mystery Man Who Could Challenge Netanyahu Speaks, Briefly Zimbabwe, DR Congo Top Human Rights Watchdog Concerns Watchdog: Many More Migrant Families May Have Been Separated 9 Dead in Car Bombing in Colombia Capital Journalist in Ghana Who Exposed Soccer Corruption Shot Dead American's Brother Says Russia Delays Consular Prison Visit Indonesian Presidential Candidates Spar Over Corruption Professor Offers Students Higher Grade for More Sleep Trump, Pelosi Trade Taunts Over Border Wall, Government Shutdown Zimbabwe Slowly Returns to Normalcy After Violent Protests New US Bill Would Offer Temporary Status to Venezuelans US State Department Recalls Furloughed Employees Amid Shutdown Russia Detains Model Claiming Trump Secrets Trump Says Wall Will Stop Drugs, but Facts Differ Report: Morocco Foils 89,000 Illegal Migration Attempts in 2018 :Kurdish Peshmerga Warn IS Taking Refuge on Northern Iraq Mountain Range Sudan: UN rights chief alarmed over ‘excessive force’, alleged use of live fire against protestors Ghanaian investigative reporter shot dead while driving in Accra Russia: Bleak Year for Human Rights EU: Leaders Stoke Fear, Ignore Rights Ukraine: Human Rights Backsliding as Election Looms Central Asia: Want Investment? Protect Rights Armenia: Human Rights Challenges for New Leadership Qatar: Partial Reforms Risk Undermining Progress World Report 2019: Reversing Autocrats’ Attacks on Rights Lebanon: Rights Bills Stalled in Parliament Saudi Arabia: Increased Repression Brings Scrutiny UAE: Injustice, Intolerance, Repression US: Central Americans Have a Legal Right to Seek Asylum Cambodia: Repression Tightens Since Sham Election Nepal: Address Transitional Justice Myanmar: Rights Catastrophe Deepens Vietnam: Intensifying Rights Crackdown Maldives: Act on Human Rights Pledges India: Growing Crackdown on Activists, Rights Groups Kenya: Attack on Nairobi Hotel China: Three journalists sentenced to prison terms Iranian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike Is a Plea for Basic Rights Letter to Google: Face Surveillance Technology Letter to Microsoft: Face Surveillance Technology East Africa: Shrinking Civic Space Central American women fleeing domestic violence deserve refugee status ICRC's first massive open online course (MOOC) on sustainability in humanitarian action Now a 2020 Candidate, Gillibrand Builds Campaign on Gender US Says China’s Death Sentence Against Canadian Political Zimbabwe NGOs, Opposition Accuse Security Forces of Brutalizing Protestors Pelosi Suggests Trump Delay State of the Union Address Thousands March in Belgrade in Anti-Government Protest $5 Billion for the Border Wall and Standing Firm Britain's May Survives No-Confidence Vote Greek PM Tsipras Survives No-Confidence Vote WSJ: US Investigating Huawei for Alleged Trade Secret Theft US Senate Upholds Lifting Sanctions on Russian's Companies Canadian Kidnapped in Northern Burkina Faso Busiest US Port Sets All-Time Cargo Record in 2018 Does US President Have to Give State of the Union Speech? No Supermodel Gisele Fires Back at Criticism from Brazil Farm Minister Trump EPA Chief Pick: Global Warming Not 'Greatest Crisis' Kenyan President: Attack, Siege on Nairobi Hotel Is Over Ex-Marine Held in Russia on Spying Charge Gets Prison Visit Zimbabwe NGOs, Opposition Accuse Security Forces of Brutalizing Protesters Rights Groups Worry Barr Will Continue Sessions' Policies 12 Charged in Detention of Venezuelan Opposition Leader Nearly 900 reportedly killed following ‘shocking’ intercommunal attacks in DR Congo Iran: women hunger strikers entitled to medical care, UN rights experts urge Syria denies killing children at UN review session International community urged to push harder for Azerbaijani blogger’s release Cameroonian journalist’s arbitrary detention referred to UN Working Group More urgency needed to help increasing numbers ‘locked out’, before 2030, says UN’s Bachelet Hope for Justice for Murdered Rwandan Critic Asia and the Pacific: Conference highlights working together for better prison health The ICRC develops its first massive open online course (MOOC) on sustainability in humanitarian action Zimbabwe: Security Forces Fire on Protesters Human Rights in 2018: Ten Issues That Made Headlines Mexico: The Other Disappeared Pompeo’s Visit to Bahrain Ignores Rights Issues Eight Years After it Launched the Arab Spring, Tunisia Still Struggles With the Legacy of Dictatorship Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Senegal Call for international inquiry into triple murder of Russian journalists in CAR Call for international enquiry into triple murder of Russian journalists in CAR International Criminal Court acquits former president Gbagbo of war crimes in Côte d’Ivoire Brexit Uncertainty Risks UK Rights Zimbabwe: Crackdown escalates on protests over massive fuel price hikes, hundreds arrested RSF decries Montenegrin journalist’s 18-month jail sentence Cote d’Ivoire: Acquittal of Gbagbo and Blé Goudé a crushing disappointment to victims of post-election violence China: RSF and NGO coalition demand release of citizen-journalist, jailed for life Pentagon Agrees to Extended Role on US-Mexico Border Mission British Lawmakers to Vote on Brexit Deal Sudan’s NISS steps up harassment of media again China must revoke death sentence against Canadian citizen for drug crimes Fadil Aliriza Military Intelligence Agencies Torture Dissidents’ Relatives in Venezuela “They Just Want to Silence Us” Human Rights Watch Letter of Concern Regarding the Nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General Military Intelligence Agencies Torture Dissidents’ Relatives Human Rights Council Membership Has Its Consequences Russian Authorities Increase Pressure on Crimean Human Rights Lawyer List of Issues Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee During its Periodic Review of the US Trump Mulls Border Emergency to Fund Wall Trump Vows to 'Never Back Down' on Border Wall Demand California Power Company to File for Bankruptcy Over Wildfire Liabilities Britain Heads for Constitutional Fight Between Parliament, Government UN Investigating Brutal November Massacre in Haiti 2nd Judge Blocks Trump Rules for Birth Control Insurance Coverage Texas Couple, Convicted of Enslaving Guinean Girl, Await Sentencing Bolsonaro is 'Hitler!' Venezuela's Maduro Exclaims Amid Brazil Spat Report: Middle East Regions Resisting Sectarianism Attorney General Nominee to Face Tough Questioning Congressman Loses Committee Posts Over Racist Remarks Investigation Topics Planned by House Democrats A Look at Upcoming Investigations by House Committees Trump Administration Considers Easing Restrictions on Drones A Look at the History and Importance of Congress' Power to Investigate Cameroon: 4 Nationals Freed After Being Held by Rebels in CAR Greek PM Faces No-Confidence Vote in Parliament Gabon's President Returns Home After Extended Medical Leave Submission for the Human Rights Committee for the Upcoming Periodic Review of the United States of America US — #WeeklyAddress: January 7 – 13: President Trump repeatedly attacks media on Twitter Ahead of street protests, UN rights chief urges Guatemalan Government to respect democratic freedoms World ‘not yet on track’ to ensure children a better future: UN rights chief Top Tweets of the Week: Nov 24-Dec 1 US, Saudi Arabia Agree on Need for De-Escalation in Yemen Voice Recorder of Crashed Indonesian Jetliner Found Remote Military Outpost will Help Indonesia Resist Chinese Maritime Expansion Pompeo: US will Continue to Seek Accountability for Khashoggi Murder Top Trump Senate Ally Urges President to Reopen Shutdown Government Trump Warns Turkey of Economic Devastation if It Attacks Kurds in Syria Detroit Auto Show, and Industry, Prepare for Transition Polish Mayor Stabbed at Charity Event, Condition Very Serious Trump Warns Turkey Against Hitting Syrian Kurds Zimbabwe President Doubles Price of Gas as Fuel Crisis Bites UK PM May: Rejecting Brexit Would Be Catastrophic Hundreds Rally in Sudan's Capital for Al-Bashir's Ouster French Media Denounce Violent 'Yellow Vest' Attacks on Press Pompeo: US to Seek Accountability for Khashoggi Murder Trump Dismisses New Allegations He Is Beholden to Putin US Warns German Firms of Possible Sanctions over Russia Pipeline Death Toll in Suspected Paris Gas Explosion at 4 Nuclear Chief Says Iran Exploring New Uranium Enrichment Congo Runner-up: Country's Ruling Party is Desperate Trump: 'Broken Border' More Damaging Than Government Shutdown January 13, 2019 Partial US Government Shutdown Enters Week 4 Congressman Blasted for Defense of White Nationalism Regional Bloc Urges Vote Recount in DRC Poll Venezuelan Opposition Leader Released After Apparent Detention Germany Braces for Travel Disruptions Due to Airport Strikes Arab Nations Inch Toward Rehabilitating Syria's Assad Top Trump Senate Ally Urges President to Reopen Shuttered Parts of Government France's Macron Calls Fellow Citizens to National Debate Life in the Crosshairs of Venezuelan Intelligence Saudi Woman Had Courage, Perseverance and Global Support New Afghan Defense Minister Should Face Investigation, Sanctions Why Doesn’t Trump Talk about This Man? Voice for Reason Silenced in Brazil’s Maelstrom of Violence Bosnia and Herzegovina: 7,000 lives still missing Canada grants asylum for Saudi teen who fled family: UNHCR Syria: US withdrawal does not erase Coalition’s duty towards Raqqa’s devastated civilians Launching of a MOOC for the judiciary in Africa on Freedom of Expression ‘Critical test’ for North Korea’s Government as civilian suffering remains rife, warns UN rights expert Syria: US troop withdrawal does not erase Coalition’s duty towards Raqqa’s devastated civilians Gitmo: Time to close the damn thing Ex-President Karzai Betrays Afghan Women Journalist missing in North-East Syria for past five years UNESCO Director-General to visit Spain 14-15 January Journalist missing in Syrian Kurdistan for past five years Local Texas GOP Refuses to Oust Party Official Over his Faith New Taiwan Premier Appointed to Boost Popularity Canada Works With Congress, Businesses to Drop Metals Tariffs Trump Visits Border to Make Case for Wall Renewed Focus on Press Freedom 100 Days After Khashoggi's Death Syria: Deadly School Attack Was Unlawful Malaysia: Law Proposed Against Criticizing Monarchy Why Trump’s Portrayal of Undocumented Immigrants Couldn’t be More Wrong Unjustly Jailed Blogger Faces New Charges in Azerbaijan EU: Postpone Vote on Vietnam Free Trade Agreement Myanmar court confirms seven-year jail terms for Reuters journalists Gunmen Kill 4 Volunteers Guarding Southern Thailand School US: China’s Top Trade Negotiator to Visit Soon Reports: Nicaraguan Supreme Court Justice Resigns in Protest Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin Girl Found Alive; Suspect in Custody Trump's Ex-Lawyer to Testify Publicly Before Congress Smartphones Use Apps as Depression Detectives Jewish Museum Attack Trial Opens in Brussels Reports: Vegas Police Seek Ronaldo's DNA for Rape Investigation Italian Mayors, Lawmakers Call Security Decree Unconstitutional AP Explains: How Yemen's Rebels Increasingly Deploy Drones Texas Republicans Poised to Vote on Muslim Vice Chair Ouster Captured Teen IS Fighter Not US Citizen Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims Obama Support for Wall US to Lift Sanctions Against 3 Russian Companies Report: Ex-Nazi Camp Guard Deported by US Dies in Germany Gray, Activist From Lunch Counter Protest Photo, Dies at 84 Former FEMA Boss: Border Situation Is Not Emergency WWII Bombardier, 96, Dies in Veterans Home in Louisiana Oregon Begins Killing Sea Lions After Relocation Fails US Lawmakers Demand Accountability for Killing of Saudi Journalist Senate Guarantees Federal Workers Back Pay Trump's Threat of National Emergency Declaration Explained Grisly Mexican Gang Battle Near US Border Leaves 21 Dead Fed's Powell Again Stresses Patience as US Economy's ‘Narrative' Unfolds A Bloody Day of Protest in Sudan UNESCO celebrates SIDS Knowledge Day 2018 US: Suit Filed Over Immigration FOIA Request Journalist held in northern Mozambique for covering Islamist insurrection Turkish “Paradise Papers” reporter sentenced to 13 months in prison USA: 17 years later, Guantánamo prison remains a threat to human rights Bosnia and Herzegovina: 7,000 people still missing Thailand: Insurgents Bomb School, Attack Hospital Unmet Needs Thailand Should Return Football Player Refugee To Australia, Not Bahrain China Spies on International Media in Hong Kong Tiffany and Co. Announces New Diamond Transparency Video: Venezuelan Military Officers and Families Detained, Tortured Learning literacy as a family in Mozambique UN Elects Yemen, Worst on Gender Equality, as VP at UN’s Gender Equality Agency United Kingdom: Older People Left Without Support Trump Sees Border Wall Promise as Key to Re-Election South Africa's ANC Facing Factionalism Ahead of Vote Straight Talk Africa Pompeo Meets Top Iraqi Officials During Unannounced Visit to Baghdad Graham: Attorney General Pick Barr Has Confidence in Mueller UN Envoy: Yemen Port Cease-fire Largely Holding Britain Will no Longer be Bound by EU Sanctions After Brexit Trump, California Spar Over Money for Wildfire Relief Funds Iran Says It Is Holding US Navy Veteran Kremlin Dismisses Claims Detained American Pawn in Diplomatic Game Far-Right Party Becomes Kingmaker in Spain's Andalusia — a Post-Franco First Trump's Move to Send Haitians Home Goes on Trial in New York Myths and Realities of Climate Change Salvini: Italy, Poland Want 'New Spring' in Europe January 9, 2019 Suriname Authorities Seize Record Amount of Cocaine at Port Macedonia Lawmakers in Final Debate on Renaming Country In 2019, Immigration Novels Are Especially Timely 'My Mortgage Is Due': Some US Federal Workers Seek Shutdown Cash UN Alarmed at Uprooting of Civilians in Nigeria's War With Militants ALERT: Canadian police block media access during pipeline protest on Indigenous reservation Tiffany and Co. Announces New Diamond Transparency Wall Can’t Fix Problems at Southern US Border Call for independent probe into tribal reporter’s murder in Jharkhand Venezuela: Suspected Plotters Tortured Top UN Watch Tweets of the Week: Jan 1 – Jan 6 Top Tweets of the Week: Dec 2-Dec 8 Top Tweets of the Week: Dec 9-Dec 15 Top Tweets of the Week: Dec 17-Dec 31 Top Tweets of the Week: Jan 1 – Jan 6 Australia Starts Tackling Modern Slavery Australia Starts Tackling Modern Slavery Guatemala: Termination of CICIG agreement is latest blow to the fight against impunity Africa 54 Eyeing 2020, Harris Addresses Prosecutorial Past in Memoir Somalia's Puntland Region Elects New President Report: US Navy Vet Detained in Iran Since July Former Mozambique Official Appears in Court Over $2B Loan Scandal Gabon Closes Border With Cameroon After Failed Coup Attempt Gabon Coup Attempt May Have After-Effects Russian Lawyer At Heart of Trump Tower Meeting Indicted US Sanctions Venezuelans for Alleged Participation in Currency Scheme Shaka: Extra Time Pompeo Arrives in Jordan on 8-Nation Middle East Tour Senate Democrats Boost Pressure on Trump, Republicans to End Shutdown Turkey Criticizes US Demands for Syrian Kurds' Safety EU Diplomatic Deadlock Continues Over How to Distribute Rescued Migrants Bolton's Turkey Visit Ends in Acrimony Over Syria Withdrawal Global Campaign Urges People to Run in Refugees' Shoes US Carbon Emissions Spike in 2018 January 8, 2019 UN Chief Wants to Deploy Up to 75 Truce Monitors to Yemen Flights Resume From London's Heathrow Airport After Drone Sightings Reported UK Government Has Changed Its Tune on Poverty Taliban execute Afghan citizen-journalist RSF condemns raids by Nigerian military on leading daily Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2019 International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages to be launched this month at UNESCO RSF urges China to free senior citizen journalist, victim of torture Taliban execute Afghan citizen-journalist found on bus It’s a hope. It’s a dream. But also a painful reminder of what has been lost Gabon : Information restricted in Gabon after coup attempt Nigeria: Military Raids Newspaper, Detains Staff Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Detained Children Tortured Homes lost, but hopes remain: Africa’s displaced share their dreams for the future It's a hope. A dream. But also a painful reminder of their reality Congress Should Put Human Rights First at Home and Abroad. Prove Some Americans Care. Sudan: Security Forces Killing, Detaining Protesters Uplifting resilient forces are inbuilt in our brains: Jürg Kesselring Sudan: Security Forces Killing, Detaining Protesters China’s Xinjiang Tour Should Have Fooled No One DR Congo: Restore internet services as 'a matter of urgency', urges UN expert In China, Rights Lawyer Likely to Be Disbarred for Defending Client Ginsburg to Miss Monday's Supreme Court Session After Surgery Gabon Government Regains Control After Attempted Military Coup World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Resigns French Sexual Abuse Trial Casts New Cloud on Catholic Church Russia: US Spy Suspect Can Be Visited by Other Countries Truth Commission on Jammeh Opens Hearings in Gambia May's Brexit Pleas Falling on Deaf Ears in London, Brussels Trump Sets Immigration Speech, Trip to US-Mexico Border Mastercard to Drop Its Name From Logo Netanyahu Demands to Confront State's Witnesses in Corruption Probes Trump's Security Adviser Arrives in Turkey for Key Talks Court Orders Guatemala to Let UN Investigator Enter Trump: US Troop Withdrawal in Syria Will Be at 'Proper Pace' Trump Backer Arrested After Fracas at Warren Rally in Iowa January 7, 2019 Britain Tests Emergency Plans as No-Deal Brexit Edges Closer Actor Ryan Gosling Urges Credible Election Results in Congo Ousted Slovak PM Fico Seeks Top Court Job Explainer - Trump's Emergency Threat on Wall Risks Dual Legal Challenge Saudi woman seeking asylum in Thailand ‘now in a secure place’ says UNHCR Egypt: Little Truth in Al-Sisi’s ‘60 Minutes’ Responses Preventing violent extremism: The power of education RSF USA board of directors elects Maryam Banikarim as new chair US - #WeeklyAddress: December 31 - January 6: Newly-declassified documents show FBI media leaks unit Rising human trafficking takes on ‘horrific dimensions’: almost a third of victims are children Gambia: Truth Commission hearings an important step towards justice and reparations Thailand: Allow Fleeing Saudi Woman to Seek Refuge Palestinian Authority TV station attacked in Gaza City DR Congo: Voter Suppression, Violence Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week Pompeo to Seek Khashoggi Case Update on Middle East trip: Statement Ebola Operations Resume in DRC's North Kivu Province AP-NORC Poll: Immigration Among the Top Concerns in 2019 Witness: At Least 48 Civilians Killed in North-Central Burkina Faso US Immigration Judge Ends Removal Proceedings Against Mentally Disabled Man 4 South Sudanese Killed in Sudan Protests Thousands of Refugees Flee Ethnic Clashes in DRC Climbing the Hill: New Legislators Are Sworn In US Dragnet Closes Around Group Accused of $2B 'Secret' Loans in Mozambique Young Muslims Celebrate with First Somali-American in Congress January 4, 2019 Marriott Cuts Estimate on Size of Massive Starwood Hack (Im)migration News Recap, Dec. 30 — Jan. 5 Young Muslims Celebrate with First Somali-American in Congress Surge in US Job Creation, Fed Reassurance Boosts Stocks No Timeline for US Troop Pullout from Syria IOC Unit Indicates Support for New Doping Sanctions Against Russia US Strike Targets USS Cole Bombing Mastermind in Yemen UN to Replace Expelled Diplomat in Somalia US Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Ban on Profane Trademarks Serbian authorities must protect journalists who are targets of violence DRC ‘calm but tense’ as country awaits presidential election result Bangladesh elections: Hold those responsible accountable for ‘violent attacks and intimidation’ Rights defenders jailed in Bahrain and UAE should be released unconditionally, UN urges Saudi Arabia : “Only an international enquiry could shed light on Khashoggi murder” Khashoggi trial in Saudi Arabia falls short of independent, international probe needed: UN rights chief China censors British academic publisher 51 teams of young innovators selected for round two of Fly Your Ideas global challenge Images of the Crisis: Painted memories from Bougainville First-ever World Braille Day underscores importance of written language for human rights Two Afghan radio stations attacked in the space of a few days Deadly Mali attack to be investigated by UN rights experts Director-General condemns terror attack in Somalia that claimed numerous lives including that of journalist Awil Dahir Salad More anti-media hostility and violence at France’s “Gilets Jaunes” protests FROM THE FIELD: Heeding the call for women’s rights around the planet Malaysia: Preparing future educators for teaching humanitarian law Malaysia: End Detention Without Trial Bangladesh: Election Abuses Need Independent Probe Serious press freedom violations mar Bangladesh’s election US - #WeeklyAddress: December 25 - December 30: Cyberattack attempts to cripple American newspapers Censorship during vote count is counter-productive, RSF warns DRC Bahrain : Bahraini court confirms Nabeel Rajab’s five-year jail term United Arab Emirates : Emirati blogger’s ten-year jail sentence upheld UAE: Rights Defender’s Conviction Upheld Bahrain: Rights Defender’s Conviction Upheld ICRC has facilitated the release and return of 22 persons from Central Equatoria in South Sudan Juba (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has facilitated the release and return of 22 persons from Central Equatoria in South Sudan Top 10 Best UN Watch Moments of 2018 Desperate blogger could die in Azerbaijani jail Hillel Neuer in Sky News Australia on UNGA’s Anti-Israel Bigotry Hillel Neuer’s address to 5th Deutscher Israel Kongress UN General Assembly shames itself again with 21 resolutions on Israel, six on rest of world Nowruz: The seeds of a new day DRC Protests Hamper Ebola Epidemic Response Diplomats: Afghan Pullout Plan Could Complicate Peace Talks Note Says Britain's Queen 'Naturally' Wanted New Royal Yacht Elections, Films Help Effort to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy OAS Seeks to Activate Democratic Charter on Nicaragua Experts Hoot at Estimates for NY New Year's Crowd Size US Health Worker Quarantined, May Have Been Exposed to Ebola Morocco Arrests Swiss National in Killing of 2 Tourists Dems Won't Seat Candidate in Unresolved Race Congo on Sunday Faces a Troubled, Long-delayed Election Former Nigerian President Shehu Shagari Dies at 93 UN Chief Calls for International Cooperation to Overcome Dangers to Humanity Farmers Risk Loss of Federal Payments, Loans, From Shutdown Trump, Democrats Play the Blame Game in 2nd Shutdown Weekend Houthi Rebels Begin Withdrawing From Yemeni Port of Hodeida, UN Official Says Anti-Government Protests in DR Congo's North Kivu Province Hamper Response to Ebola Epidemic 2-Year-old Yemeni Boy Whose Mom Sued US to see Him Has Died Workers Reflect on Criticism, Journey Canadian Convicted of Drug Smuggling in China Faces New Trial For Koreas, Will 2019 be ‘Fire and Fury’ or New Era of Peace? Trump Says 'Big Progress' on Possible China Trade Deal Trump: Democrats Should Take Initiative to End Shutdown At Least 8 Government Soldiers, 14 Militants Killed in Fighting 5 Arrested in Suspected Dutch Terror Attack Plot Trump Continues Wall Campaign as Shutdown Reaches Day 8 2 Israeli Ministers to Form New Party Ahead of Elections Germany: Drugged Driver Forces Car Onto Airport Tarmac Peru Razes Mausoleum Holding Shining Path Rebels No holiday respite for Azerbaijani journalists Children suffering ‘atrocities’ as number of countries in conflict hits new peak: UNICEF Bangladeshi election discredited by attacks on journalists, press freedom Respond to ‘legitimate grievances’ of Sudanese people, UN human rights experts urge, following protests RSF decries alarming new crackdown on Sudan’s media Turkey’s last two critical TV channels hounded Four NGOs urge Albania to drop proposed online media legislation Malian newspaper editor sentenced to six months in prison Egypt : Cairo military court confirms journalist’s ten-year jail sentence Romania’s press freedom in free fall as its takes over EU presidency THE COMMITTEES: General Assembly Third Committee ‘anchored’ in human rights protection Sham trial ends in six-year sentence for Russian blogger DRC: Opposition media still closed just days ahead of presidential election First anniversary of blogger Wu Gan’s conviction Egypt : UN Working Group says Egyptian journalist’s detention is arbitrary Taiwan: Open Letter on Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Unions