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Global Piracy Down As Somali Piracy Declines

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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A maritime group says piracy on the world’s seas fell sharply in 2012, largely due to a dramatic decline off the coast of Somalia. The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) says 297 ships were attacked worldwide last year, compared to 439 the year before. In the region of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden, the number […]

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Clintons, Former First Lady Laura Bush Among Speakers at International AIDS Conference

Posted July 21st, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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About 25,000 of world’s top AIDS researchers, political leaders, diplomats and other stakeholders are gathering for Sunday’s International AIDS Conference. The biennial conference will take place July 22-27 in Washington, a city faced with one of the United States’ highest rates of HIV infections. The HIV virus usually leads to AIDS . Secretary of State […]

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Rights Group Calls for Justice in Afghan Bombing

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says the assassination of a prominent female official of the Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs was meant to undermine what it called the “fragile gains” made for women’s rights in Afghanistan. The rights group is urging the Afghan government to bring those responsible for the attack to justice. Afghan authorities say the director […]

Rights Group Calls for Justice in Afghan Bombing

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says the assassination of a prominent female official of the Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs was meant to undermine what it called the “fragile gains” made for women’s rights in Afghanistan. The rights group is urging the Afghan government to bring those responsible for the attack to justice. Afghan authorities say the director […]

5 International Broadcasters Call for Action Against Jamming

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Five international broadcasters have condemned the deliberate jamming of their broadcast signals this year in countries such as Iran that seek to prevent free access to information. Voice of America joined the BBC, Deutsche Welle, Audiovisuel Exterieur de la France and Radio Netherlands Worldwide in signing a statement Wednesday, condemning the practice and calling for […]

International Committee of the Red Cross Names New President

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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The International Committee of the Red Cross has appointed Swiss diplomat Peter Mauer as its next president. Mauer is the top civil servant in the Swiss Foreign Ministry and was previously the permanent Swiss representative to the United Nations. He will become ICRC head on July 1, 2012. Mauer will succeed Jakob Kellenberger,also a Swiss, […]

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Amnesty Int’l Says Delegation Expelled From Ethiopia

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Rights group Amnesty International says a group of its delegates was expelled from Ethiopia this week after meeting with two opposition leaders who have since been arrested. Amnesty said Wednesday that a delegation of foreign members was told by Ethiopian officials on August 27 to leave the country, after it held separate meetings with the […]

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