Submissions to UN address free expression restrictions in Nigeria, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia

The International Publishers Association (IPA) found widespread censorship in Nigeria, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. In submissions to the UN Human Rights Council, the IPA

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UN: Syria refugee numbers jump 10 percent in week

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.N. official says the number of registered Syrian refugees has jumped by more than 10 percent in just one week

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Egypt’s Brotherhood blasts UN women’s document

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood sharply criticized an anticipated U.N. document on combatting violence against women, saying on Wednesday that it was “deceitful,”

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UN, Jordan to tackle crime in Syrian refugee camp

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. refugee chief says his agency is working with Jordan to bolster security at a camp for Syrian refugees

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UN: عدد اللاجئين السوريين بلغ 1.1 مليوناُ

أعلنت مفوضية الأمم المتحدة العليا لشؤون اللاجئين UNHCR، الأربعاء، أن عدد اللاجئين السوريين المسجلين أو ممن ينتظرون تسجيل أسمائهم ضمن لوائح اللاجئين بلغ مليونا

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CIHRS documents acts of reprisals carried out against defenders from the Gulf region for cooperating with the UN

Today, 12 March 2013, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) released a report entitled “Cut off from the World: Systematic Reprisals against

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Libyan mufti criticizes UN document on women

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s supreme religious cleric is calling on Muslim nations to reject a United Nations document on women’s rights, saying that

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UN: Palestinian militants likely killed Gaza baby

JERUSALEM (AP) — An errant Palestinian rocket, not an Israeli airstrike, likely killed the baby of a BBC reporter during fighting in the Hamas-ruled

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The Cairo Institute and Lawyers for Justice in Libya discuss the challenges facing human rights in Libya

On Friday, 8 March 2013, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) and Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) held a side event

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Rebels free 21 UN captives in southern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels in southern Syria freed 21 U.N. peacekeepers on Saturday after holding them hostage for four days, driving them to the

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