HTTP://WWW.BOSTONGLOBE.COM/METRO/2014/05/10/WHEN-POPE-AND-PATRIARCH-MEET-KEY-DATE-ISN-BUT/SLG1ANTNQPDJUWMN1CAOCJ/STORY.HTML By John L. Allen Jr. | GLOBE STAFF MAY 10, 2014 When Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople meet this month in Jerusalem, the buzz probably will be about two milestones from the past: 1054, when Eastern and Western Christianity split, and 1964, when Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras embraced […]
Equality Now Take Action! In advance of tomorrow’s International Day of the Girl, Equality Now urges you to take action to protect girls who are fleeing threats of female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in Kenya. The Pokot region, especially, has had a high number of reports of girls running away from home or […]
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Hon. Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chairman For Immediate Release www.csce.gov October 10, 2013 CARDIN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN AZERBAIJAN WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (MD), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission), made the following statement in response to the election results announced […]
PARIS | Wed May 22, 2013 9:01am EDT (Reuters) – France will invest about 20 million euros ($25 million) to increase security for diplomats and embassies in the Middle East and Africa after its mission in Libya was targeted by a car bomb in April, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Spokesman Philippe Lalliot confirmed […]
The Iranian supreme court has this week confirmed the death sentences of five Ahwazi Arab political activists from Khalafieh (Ramshir),according to the Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation. Judge Sayed Mohammad Bagher Mosavi, the head of Branch 2 of the Ahwaz Revolutionary Court, sentenced the activists last July, following their conviction by a secret court of “enmity with […]
Foreign Policy 21 Dec 12 Exit the Conciliator Will Iraq fall apart if its president dies? BY PETER W. GALBRAITH At this stage, the long-term prognosis for Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, who suffered an apparent stroke earlier this week, is unclear. He has been my friend for 25 years and I am hoping that […]
By Suadad al-Salhy and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd who has mediated among Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish parties, was in hospital on Tuesday after suffering a stroke that left him in “critical but stable condition”, government officials and lawmakers said. Without Talabani, Iraq would lose an influential […]
BEYOND WORDS! IN TRAGEDY WE ARE ONE Rabat, Morocco, Dec. 16, 2012 The Leadership Council for Human Rights would like to share the message of condolences sent by the King of Morocco Mohammed VI following the horrific shootings in a Connecticut school.
The leadership Council for Human Rights continues to be concerned about the turmoil in Mali. The forced resignation of the interim Prime Minister, Cheikh Modibo Diarra, following the coup led by Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo is a cause of concern for the population. LCHR urges Mali’s leadership to resolve disputes through peaceful means.
Tens of thousands left shivering in tents as snow covers the region four months after earthquake Four months have passed since the earthquake in the Qaradağ region of Iranian Azerbaijan and the government of the Islamic Republic continues to downplay its severity and has yet to fulfill promises in providing adequate shelter for most of […]