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Shelling kills 11 in Ukraine’s Donetsk

At least 11 people have been killed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk by the government troops' shelling.Donetsk residents said on Thursday that ten people were killed in a cultural center fire due to a shell explosion and 22 others were injur ... [Published Press tv - 51 mins ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Merkel accuses Isis of genocide

A photograph (right) made available by the jihadist affiliated group Albaraka News allegedly shows an Isis fighter tying up an Iraqi soldier. Photo: EPA/ALBARAKA NEWS/HANDOUTChancellor Angela Merkel described atrocities committed by Isis in Iraq as genocide ... [Published The Local Germany - 21 hours ago]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Syria 'used gas to attack citizens'

An independent United Nations commission has said the Syrian government is likely to have used chlorine gas to attack civilians. The commission also said Assad's government forces continue to perpetrate crimes against humanity - the most serious and systematic ... [Published Irish Independent - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 2 reports

Senior UN official to introduce new human rights report on Ukraine

A new report on the human rights situation in Ukraine will be introduced on Friday 29 August at a press briefing at 11am to be held in the Crisis Media Centre, Instytutska street,4 (hotel “Ukraina”, 3 rd floor), Kyiv.The report documents the grave human ... [Published UN Office in Ukraine - 18 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Shelling in E Ukraine leave several dead

Several civilians have been killed when their car was hit by shell fragments in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, as there seems to be no end in sight to the deadly crisis in the country’s east.The strike occurred on Wednesday and was reportedly ... [Published Press tv - 19 hours ago]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Archbishop of York in appeal for ‘safe zone’ over conflict

THE Archbishop of York has urged the Government to show leadership to support those suffering in Iraq.Dr John Sentamu said the Government should act internationally and domestically to protect those seeking asylum and to press for the creation of a "safe ... [Published York Press - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Rights Groups Ask Lanka to Stop Intimidating Them

COLOMBO: A six global human rights groups have jointly asked Sri Lankan government, President and member states of the Human Rights Council to stop intimidating them and ensure that nobody faced retaliation for cooperating with the UN.Citing a number ... [Published New Indian Express - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

U.N. accuses Islamic State of ethnic cleansing

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Islamic State executed as many as 670 prisoners in Mosul, Iraq's Badoush prison, the United Nations said Tuesday, calling it the worst massacre thus far committed by the extremist group."Grave, horrific human rights ... [Published UPI - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Putin meets Poroshenko in Minsk

Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko amid the worsening crisis in eastern Ukraine.The first bilateral talks between the two presidents were hosted by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in his country’s ... [Published Press tv - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

UN rights forum to hold emergency session on Islamic State abuses

GENEVA - The UN Human Rights Council will hold an emergency session in Geneva on Monday on abuses being committed by Islamic State and other militant groups in Iraq, a UN statement said on Tuesday.The request, made by the Iraqi government, was supported ... [Published Jerusalem Post - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Former Supreme Court judge Arbour to join BLG

Former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour, a former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights who also served as chief prosecutor for the Yugoslavia and Rwanda war crimes tribunals, is joining Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.The firm confirmed the news in a statement ... [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

United Nations accuses IS of killing 1,000 people in Iraq

UN accuses IS of killing 1,000 peopleUN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said in a statement on Monday that the atrocities committed by the group, which is active in Iraq and Syria, will amount to "war crimes and crimes against humanity ... [Published Jagran Post - Aug 26 2014]

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"We also call on you to publicly and unequivocally condemn all such acts of threats and reprisals" the letter published by the Geneva-based the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said
"Residents are enduring harsh living conditions with severe food and water shortages, and a complete absence of medical services -- and there are fears of a possible imminent massacre" U N High CommissionerCommissioner for Human RightsHuman Rights Navi Pillay said this week
Haq replied, "We'll have to study what this particular injunction was... we'll have to evaluate that."
"The GermanGerman government has not reached a decision yet today but I believe that a decision should be made on Sunday on concretely what should be supplied" the German minister added...

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