Scam, kidnap by South African police

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US Wrestles With the Issue of Asylum
When people come to the U.S. seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or are afraid they will suffer persecution, they are permitted to file for asylum regardless of their immigration status. U.S. law offers asylum to those people facing persecution in their home countries on the basis of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular group. WATCH: What is Asylum and How Does it Work in the US? There are two kinds of asylum:...

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 05:45:23 -0500


Trial of Turkish-Iranian Trader to Start Without Main Suspect
The politically fraught trial of a Turkish-Iranian businessman accused of running a multibillion-dollar scheme to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran gets underway next week but is widely expected to start without the main suspect: Reza Zarrab. Zarrab is a 33-year-old multimillionaire of dual Iranian-Turkish citizenship with business interests in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, and ties to the governments of Turkey and Iran. He was arrested in Florida in March 2016 while on a family trip...

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 05:45:14 -0500


Humanitarian Aid Arrives in Yemen
Three flights carrying humanitarian aid and aid workers have arrived in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital. The aid is the first allowed into the country in nearly three weeks, following a blockade imposed by the Saudi-led coalition that halted the flow of essential supplies into Yemen. The leaders of the World Food Program, the World Health Organization and UNICEF warned that the cost of the blockade was “being measured in the number of lives that are lost.” The agencies said that 7 million...

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 05:38:58 -0500


Islamist Protest Spreads as Pakistan Tries to End It
Pakistani police using tear gas and water canon fought running battles with stone-throwing Islamist activists, as they moved to clear a sit-in by the religious hard-liners who have blocked the main routes into the capital of Islamabad for more than two weeks. The protests have spread to other main cities, including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Peshawar. The clashes began Saturday when police launched an operation involving about 4,000 officers to disperse around 1,000 activists from...

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 05:21:27 -0500


Fire in Georgia Luxury Hotel Leaves 11 Dead
A fire at a luxury hotel in the Georgian Black Sea resort city of Batumi left 11 people dead and 21 others hurt, officials said Saturday.  The fire erupted late Friday evening at the Leogrand Hotel and Casino where participants in the Miss Georgia 2017 beauty pageant were having dinner, Russia’s TASS news agency quoted the Georgian Interior Ministry as saying.   All 20 participants escaped unhurt using a fire escape ladder, it said. At least 100 other guests and employees...

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:46:17 -0500


Bookmaker Taking No Bets on When Prince Harry Will Wed 
A major London bookmaker has suspended betting on whether Prince Harry will marry American actress Meghan Markle in 2018 amid rumors an engagement may be announced soon. Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said Friday that it seems an engagement announcement “is to be confirmed imminently.” The bookmaker has stopped taking bets on a 2018 royal wedding after Markle was seen shopping in London this week. The British press has reported that Markle has met in private with Harry’s grandmother,...

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:24:28 -0500

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Four peacekeepers killed in two deadly attacks against UN mission in Mali
Four United Nations peacekeepers and a member of the Malian armed forces were killed and 21 others were wounded on Friday in what Secretary-General António Guterres called “outrageous” attacks against the UN mission in the country.

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:26:24 EST


UN expo to highlight vital role of South-South cooperation in achieving Global Goals
A United Nations expo next week in Turkey is set to highlight the critical role of South-South cooperation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in light of the vast array of knowledge, skills, expertise and resources that is, and can further be, shared among developing countries.

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:13:48 EST


UN forum explores ongoing discrimination faced by people of African descent
Participants from Europe, Central Asia and North America gathered this week at a United Nations forum in Geneva to explore ways to combat racial discrimination and to ensure effective promotion and protection of the human rights of people of African descent.

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:05:05 EST


Situation on Australian offshore processing facility at risk of further deterioration, UN warns
Stating that the beating of refugees and asylum-seekers at the former regional processing centre on Manus Island by uniformed officers is both “shocking and inexcusable,” the United Nations refugee agency has urged the Australian Government to take immediate action to ensure their safety and protection.

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:10:22 EST


In Iran, UN aid chief expresses readiness to support post-quake relief efforts
Concluding a two-day visit to Iran, the top United Nations humanitarian official said the Organization is ready to fill any gaps in the relief efforts following the devastating earthquake on 12 November that struck the Iran-Iraq border.

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:52:35 EST


Egypt: UN chief and Security Council condemn attack on Sinai mosque
Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have condemned “in the strongest terms” the attack on al-Rawdah Mosque during Friday prayers in the town of Bir al-Abed in North Sinai, Egypt, that left scores of people dead and wounded.

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:48:59 EST


UN experts urge China to ‘immediately and unconditionally’ release human rights lawyer
Voicing concern that the trial of a human rights lawyer – leading to his imprisonment – fell short of international standards, a group of United Nations rights experts has appealed to the Government for the lawyer’s immediate and unconditional release.

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:26:17 EST


UN rights expert calls on Mexico to investigate killing of state-level Ombudsperson
Strongly condemning the attack on a state-level Ombudsperson and his family in Mexico, the United Nations expert on human rights defenders has called on the authorities to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:07:53 EST

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Brazil: Civil Code Amended to Exclude Heirs Who Kill for Inheritance
(Nov. 21, 2017) On November 9, 2017, the Brazilian Federal Senate approved the bill of law No. 9/2017, which amends the Civil Code to allow the Public Prosecutor’s Office to request the withdrawal of inheritance rights from heirs who have been the perpetrators of intentional homicide or attempted murder against the person who left the […]

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:30:15 +0000


Brazil: New Rules Approved for Assisted Reproduction
(Nov. 20, 2017) The Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina, CFM) approved on November 9, 2017, Resolution No. 2.168, which updates the rules for the use of assisted reproduction techniques. (Resolução CFM No. 2.168/2017, DIÁRIO OFICIAL DA UNIÃO [OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF THE UNION] 73 (Nov. 10, 2017), CFM website; Reprodução Assistida: CFM Anuncia […]

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:30:24 +0000


Iceland/European Court of Human Rights: Dismissal of Defamation Claim Violated Right to Respect for Private Life
(Nov. 20, 2017) On November 7, 2017, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found that the Icelandic Supreme Court had erred in ruling against a claim of defamation, and “had not struck a fair balance between the applicant’s right to respect for his private life under Article 8 of the Convention [for the Protection of Human […]

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:30:42 +0000


Germany: Personal Status Act Must Allow Third Gender Option for Intersex People
(Nov. 20, 2017) In a decision published on November 8, 2017, the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVerfG) held that the Personal Status Act is incompatible with the German Basic Law, the country’s constitution, to the extent that it only allows the registration of a female or male gender at birth or no gender entry […]

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:30:32 +0000


Indonesia: Constitutional Court Opens Way to Recognition of Native Faiths
(Nov. 17, 2017) On November 7, 2017, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court (Mahkamah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia) issued a decision that will allow Indonesians who follow native faiths to list their religions on official forms.  According to Justice Arief Hidayat, several articles in the Law on Population Administration are discriminatory and “contradict the 1945 Constitution and these articles […]

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:30:30 +0000