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Human rights are "basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled." All humans are endowed with certain entitlements merely by reason of being humans.  The modern conception of human rights developed in the aftermath of the Second World War, in part as a response to the Holocaust, culminating in the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Read More

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A rescuer gestures at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Shaar district
Syrian Opposition Accuses Assad's Forces of New Poison Gas Attack

By Reuters

Opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of four men being treated by medics. (8:59 pm)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS

Ukraine Launches 'gradual' Operation, Action Limited
Ukraine Launches 'gradual' Operation, Action Limited

By Reuters

Ukrainian forces launched a "special operation" on Tuesday against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, FACEBOOK, EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA

Libya Adjourns Trial of ex-Gaddafi Officials and Sons
Libya Adjourns Trial of ex-Gaddafi Officials and Sons

By Reuters

Libya opened the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's sons and dozens of his ex-officials on Monday in a test of its transition to democracy, but it was quickly adjourned as some of the investigations had not been completed. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, LIBYA, NIGER, OPEC, LAWYER

Guardian, Washington Post Win Pulitzers for U.S. Spying Coverage
Guardian, Washington Post Win Pulitzers for U.S. Spying Coverage

By Reuters

The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, RUSSIA, THE NEW YORK TIMES, JOURNALISM, NEW YORK, ARIZONA

A worker for Israel Antiquities Authority pours water on mosaic in Hura
Israel Appropriates Land in West Bank - Newspaper

By Reuters

Israel has carried out a new land appropriation in the occupied West Bank, the Haaretz daily said on Sunday, in a move that could complicate efforts to extend troubled peace talks with the Palestinians. (Apr 13)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, SETTLEMENT

Iranian official will not get visa for U.N. ambassadorship - White House
Iranian Official will not get Visa for U.N. Ambassadorship - White House

By Reuters

The United States said on Friday it would not grant a visa to Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador, citing the envoy's links to the 1979-1981 hostage crisis, in a rare step that raises questions about how much influence the White House can wield over the world body. (Apr 11)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, UNITED NATIONS, WHITE HOUSE, NEW YORK, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, INTERNATIONAL LAW

Gay couple Andrew Wale (R) and Neil Allard. April 11 is The National Day of Silence celebrated to create awareness about the effect that bullying on basis of sexuality and gender expressions, brings to its victims (Photo: Reuters)
National Day of Silence 2014: History and Origin; Top Quotes, Lines to Mark the Event

By IBTimes IN

It is National Day of silence 2014. Here are top quotes, as well as history and origin of the day to mark the solidarity of LGBT community. (Apr 11)

U.N. rights chief says Syria govt abuses 'far outweigh' rebels
U.N. Rights Chief says Syria Govt Abuses 'far outweigh' Rebels

By Reuters

Human rights violations by Syrian government forces "far outweigh" those by armed opposition groups, U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Tuesday, prompting the Syrian U.N. envoy to accuse her of acting like an irresponsible "lunatic. (Apr 08)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, COURT, RUSSIA, SUDAN, LIBYA, MALI

Egypt Court Upholds Jailing of Leading Pro-democracy Activists
Egypt Court Upholds Jailing of Leading Pro-democracy Activists

By Reuters

An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld the jailing of three leading figures of the 2011 pro-democracy uprising, tightening a crackdown on secular activists opposed to the army-backed government. (Apr 07)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, COURT, ELECTIONS, EGYPT

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Madonna’s $2500 Bra Stolen from Photoshoot; Poses for #ArtforFreedom Project

By IBTimes AU

Following Madonna's successful photoshoot for the magazine L'uomo Vogue in New York, pieces of lingerie amounting more than $2,500 was reportedly stolen early morning in March 21, 2014. The shoot highlights self-expression, a support for th... (Apr 07)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD, BRITNEY SPEARS, JENNIFER LOPEZ

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