Tag: human rights observers

Istanbul addresses “the voice of tolerance” will prevail after the unrest

Istanbul addresses “the voice of tolerance” will prevail after the unrest

June 15, LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Istanbul officials addressed the anti-government protests directly in their presentation Saturday to a meeting of more than 200 national Olympic committees from around the world. Less than three months before the IOC vote, rival bidders Madrid and Tokyo also made their case to the general assembly of the Association […]

June 15, 2013 | By More
20,000 children die of hunger daily Tameem calls for immediate action to save “1.3 billion tonnes of food wasted every year”

20,000 children die of hunger daily Tameem calls for immediate action to save “1.3 billion tonnes of food wasted every year”

June 5, AP – Tameem highlighted shocking figures of world hungry children, According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the […]

June 7, 2013 | By More
Suu Kyi slams Myanmar Government on 2-child limit for Muslims

Suu Kyi slams Myanmar Government on 2-child limit for Muslims

May 27, AP – YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Over the weekend, authorities in strife-torn Rakhine state said they were restoring a measure imposed during past military rule that banned Rohingya families from having more than two children. Details about the policy and how it will be enforced have not been released, sparking calls for clarity […]

May 27, 2013 | By More
6 people dead, 11 injured in weekend Chicago shootings

6 people dead, 11 injured in weekend Chicago shootings

May 27, AP – Police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old man who was shot in the head early Sunday. The county medical examiner says Charles Jones was pronounced dead at around 3:30 a.m. The shooting stemmed from a crash and a woman was taken to the hospital. Chicago authorities say at least six […]

May 27, 2013 | By More
North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles follow months of threat impending war with Seoul and US

North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles follow months of threat impending war with Seoul and US

May 18, AP – North Korea fired short-range guided missiles twice in the morning and once in the afternoon off its east coast, the South Korean Defense Ministry said by telephone. The missiles were fired into the Sea of Japan. South Korea’s defense ministry has said North Korea fired three short-range missiles from its east […]

May 18, 2013 | By More
Syrian rebels release UN peacekeepers captured in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

Syrian rebels release UN peacekeepers captured in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

May 12, AP – Philippines Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario told the news agency Reuters that the four UN peacekeepers, all Filipinos, had been released. Rebels detained them May 7 as they patrolled close to an area where the same group held 21 observers, also Filipinos, for three days in March. Rebels have freed peacekeepers […]

May 12, 2013 | By More
40 dead, around 100 injured in Turkey car bombings near Syria

40 dead, around 100 injured in Turkey car bombings near Syria

May 11, ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s interior minister says the death toll in the explosions in a town across the border from Syria is around 40, according to private NTV television. Muammer Guler said Saturday around 100 other people were injured in the two car bomb explosions and that 29 of them are in […]

May 11, 2013 | By More