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United States: State Laws Threaten LGBT Equality

February 19, 2018
The rash of new “religious exemption” laws passed by state legislatures around the United States represent a thinly-veiled...

UN chief extends condolences to people, Government of Iran in wake of tragic plane crash

18 February 2018
UN Affairs
Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic airplane accident today near Yasuj, Iran, United Nations Secretary-G...

GPDN brief report on "China Sends Su-35 Jets in South China Sea to Warn US"

Feb. 10, 2018

From the news on February 8, we know China has dispatched the newly- acquired Russian made Su-35 fighter jets for joint combat...

China State TV Celebrates New Year – with Racism

February 16, 2018
Every Lunar New Year’s Eve, hundreds of millions of people across China gather around their televisions to watch the Spring...

Duterte’s Condom Criticism Imperils Philippine HIV Fight

Presidential ‘Joke’ Sets Back Reproductive Health Efforts

February 16, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte demonstrated reckle...

Hungary: Bills Seek to Block Migrant Support

February 17, 2018
(Budapest) – The Hungarian government submitted three bills to parliament on February 13, 2018 that would penalize and rest...

Libya: Residents Barred from Returning Home

February 16, 2018
(Beirut) – Armed groups and civilian authorities in the Libyan coastal city of Misrata are blocking thousands of people fro...

Kazakhstan: Businessman Alleges Torture

February 15, 2018
(Almaty) – Kazakh authorities should provide immediate medical assistance to a detained businessman who has alleged that he...

In crisis-torn eastern DR Congo, UN food relief agency expands operations to stem hunger

16 February 2018

Escalating violence, daunting logistical challenges and insufficient funding have prompted the United Nations food relief...

UN development agency remains committed to support Lebanon, says agency head

16 February 2018

Humanitarian Aid

Reverberations of the Syrian conflict – which has now lasted longer than World War II – are bei...