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Iran: Raising the Death Penalty Bar

August 15, 2017

(Beirut) — The Iranian parliament on August 13, 2017 approved a long-awaited amendment to the country’s drug law that signi...

Fighting famine: 'Unprecedented crisis' putting 20 million people at risk, warns UN agency

Photo:An 8-year-old displaced girl in Banki, Borno state, Nigeria, with her 5-year-old brother.

14 August 2017
Twenty million people r...

Kenya: Police Restraint Critical

Photo:Policemen chase protesters in Kisumu, Kenya August 11, 2017.

August 12, 2017
(Nairobi) – Kenyan security forces should exercise...

Saudi Arabia: Security Forces Seal Off Eastern Town

Photo:Remains of cars and buildings are seen following a security campaign against Shi'ite Muslim gunmen in the town of Awamiya, in the easter...

Congratulating Kenyan people on peaceful elections, UN chief stresses dialogue to ease tensions

12 August 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated today the people of Kenya for their peaceful participation in...

In Iraq, UN Youth Envoy says young people are 'most valuable force we have to shape a better future'

Photo:The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, at a special International Youth Day event in Baghdad, hosted by the Mini...

Over 600,000 displaced Syrians returned home so far this year – UN agency

Photo:Displaced Aleppo, Syria, residents wait in line to receive food distributed by the World Food Programme.

11 August 2017
More th...

After four years of conflict, uncertainty lingers for displaced Ukrainians – UN refugee agency

Photo:A 79-yaer old retiree crosses a checkpoint in the village of Marinka in eastern Ukraine. Her journey to collect her social benefit payments a...

A New Low for Russian Authorities in Crimea

Photo:Server Karametov, 76 year old Crimean Tatar, after his arbitrary arrest in August 2017.

August 10, 2017
Just when you think the...

Medicine Shortages in Venezuela: Dying in Agony

Photo:A woman walks past empty shelves at a drugstore in Caracas, February 23, 2016.

August 10, 2017

Yelitza López’s greatest fear i...