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 […]
Wednesday, May 22 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Ranking Member on the Appropriations Subcommittee for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, along with Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) at a roundtable discussion today questioned Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric Shinseki […]
By STEVEN LEE MYERS Published: May 20, 2013 WASHINGTON — Countries around the world, including allies of the United States, have used laws on blasphemy and apostasy to suppress political opponents, the State Department said on Monday in an annual report chronicling a grim decline in religious freedom that has resulted in rising bigotry […]
March 3, 2013 Events collide, tragedy compounds, change worsens and more children cry in the darkness. I am a callous person, tempered by years in warzones and political firefights. Yet, last night, watching the ABC News and Bob Woodruff amongst the cold and exposed refugee children who had fled from the insanity […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Georgea Polizos January 28, 2013—No. 5 (202) 785-8430 AHI Assesses Findings of European Commission’s “Turkey 2012 Progress Report” WASHINGTON, DC —“The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) released its assessment of the European Commission’s 2012 report on progress made by Turkey in preparing for European Union membership. The 94-page report covers on the […]
National, ethnic, religious and linguistic minority rights in Iran, 20 years after its adoption at the UN December 19, 2012 in Human Rights, News Prepared by Sharif Behruz In a special page dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the adoption of Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic […]
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.