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EU expresses ‘grave concern’ about human rights violations in Yemen
Middle East

EU expresses ‘grave concern’ about human rights violations in Yemen

The EU expressed “grave concern” on Tuesday regarding human rights violations in Yemen, calling on all parties to respect human…
US Senate approves sale of C130 military planes to Egypt
Egypt

US Senate approves sale of C130 military planes to Egypt

The US Senate approved the sale of C130 military aircraft to Egypt, worth US$2.2 billion, by a majority vote of…
Human rights? China won that Winter Olympics battle. Almost.
World

Human rights? China won that Winter Olympics battle. Almost.

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — When three-time Olympian Gus Kenworthy took the remarkable, perhaps even brave decision to speak out against…
China’s foreign minister says UN human rights chief can visit Xinjiang
World

China’s foreign minister says UN human rights chief can visit Xinjiang

Feb 19 (Reuters) – UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet can visit Xinjiang, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on…
Syria’s rebels hail ex-officer’s conviction, want justice to go higher
Middle East

Syria’s rebels hail ex-officer’s conviction, want justice to go higher

AMMAN, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Syrian rebel and opposition groups said Germany’s conviction of a former Syrian intelligence officer for…
Sisi responds to question about number of political detainees, enforced disappearances in Egypt
Egypt

Sisi responds to question about number of political detainees, enforced disappearances in Egypt

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi responded to a question from a foreign journalist about the criticism of the human rights situation…
Sisi describes human rights criticism of Egypt as ‘very harsh’
Egypt

Sisi describes human rights criticism of Egypt as ‘very harsh’

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi responded to criticism of his country regarding human rights issues, saying the criticism was “very…
‘Moral compass’: Requiem for South Africa’s Archbishop Tutu
World

‘Moral compass’: Requiem for South Africa’s Archbishop Tutu

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been remembered at a state funeral Saturday for…
Russian court orders shutdown of renowned rights group
World

Russian court orders shutdown of renowned rights group

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that one of the country’s oldest and most prominent human rights…
Egypt responds to US criticism over jail terms against activists
Egypt

Egypt responds to US criticism over jail terms against activists

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry stressed on Monday that it is absolutely not appropriate to comment in any way on, or…
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