RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Human Rights

A collection of news and information related to Human Rights published by this site and its partners.

Top Human Rights Articles

Displaying items 67-77
  • U.N. condemns Israeli, Palestinian attacks

    VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. human rights chief condemned both Palestinians and Israelis for a flare up of violence across the Israel-Gaza border following the deaths of three abducted Jewish teens. "From a human rights point of view, I utterly condemn...
  • U.N. urges Iran nuclear talks to include human rights

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Talks between Iran and six world powers aimed at clinching a deal on Iran's contested nuclear program should include human rights concerns, the U.N. human rights chief said on Thursday. U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay...
  • Islamic State seizes Syrian oil field from rivals: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Militants from the Islamic State group seized control of Syria's largest oil field al-Omar from rival rebel fighters on Thursday, strengthening its advance across the eastern Deir al-Zor province, a monitoring group said. "They took...
  • Iraqi army presses Tikrit assault as lawmakers scramble to fill posts

    Iraqi army presses Tikrit assault as lawmakers scramble to fill posts
    Iraq's army sent tanks and armored vehicles to try to dislodge insurgents from the northern city of Tikrit on Sunday, the second day of a pushback against a Sunni militant takeover of large stretches of Iraq. The hardline Sunni group leading the...
  • Benghazi suspect's court case in U.S. likely to revive political furor

    The federal arraignment Saturday of the suspected ringleader of the 2012 Benghazi attacks is likely to revive the political firestorm over prosecuting terrorism suspects on American soil. Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah, his long, graying hair and...
  • 'Transformers': A Splendidly Patriotic Film, If You Happen To Be Chinese (Opinion)

    Occasionally for better but often for worse, Michael Bay has been a trailblazer for this generation of studio filmmakers, whose films bear the mark of his dizzying editing and grandiose compositions. Bay's films generally feast at the box office but...
  • New online service disruptions in China; activists see HK protest link

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Access to online services such as messaging app Line and photo-sharing site Flickr was disrupted in China this week, a step that anti-censorship groups said was carried out by the government to block information about pro-democracy...
  • Head of U.N. Congo peacekeepers regrets failing to stop massacre

    KINSHASA (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said he is sorry his forces reacted too slowly to prevent a massacre in the east of the country in June. Armed men killed at least 30 civilians...
  • African nations give rebels in Congo six months to disarm

    LUANDA/KINSHASA (Reuters) - African nations have agreed to suspend military operations for six months against Rwandan rebels in Congo to give them more time to lay down their arms, regional government officials said. The Rwandan FDLR rebels, who seek...
  • Police arrest 511 after Hong Kong democracy rally

    Police arrest 511 after Hong Kong democracy rally
    Police in Hong Kong on Wednesday arrested at least 511 demonstrators who refused to leave city streets following one of the largest pro-democracy protests in the former British territory since its return to Chinese rule in 1997. Demonstrators were...
  • Exhibit at Thompson Center commemorates Civil Rights Act

    Exhibit at Thompson Center commemorates Civil Rights Act
    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, state officials will unveil an exhibit commemorating the Freedom Riders who drew national attention to segregation in the south. The state Department of Human Rights will hold...