News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 887

  1. EGYPT-U.S.: Washington Fumbles Messaging

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Only four days ago, the administration of President Barack Obama appeared to be siding with the hundreds of thousands of Egyptian demonstrators calling for a quick end to Hosni Mubarak's 30-year reign, even if it didn't call explicitly for the Egyptian president to resign.

  2. Palestinian Streets Quiet as PA Suppresses Protests

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    The Palestinian Authority (PA) is using brute force and intimidation tactics - similar to those deployed in Cairo - to suppress pro-Egyptian and Tunisian protests in the West Bank.

  3. EGYPT: Political Energy Powers Exhausted Protesters

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Tens of thousands of protesters continue to occupy Cairo's Tahrir Square to demand the ouster of longstanding President Hosni Mubarak. The regime is waging a war of attrition aimed at exhausting demonstrators - and the population at large. But the protest is holding firm.

  4. Virtual Warfare Escalates on U.S.-Mexico Border

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    In the quiet desert community of Nomirage, located just 20 kilometres east of San Diego, the sounds of impending war creep over the silent landscape.

  5. U.N. Intensifies Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    The United Nations is intensifying its global campaign to eliminate one of the most widely-condemned religious and cultural rituals in the world today, mostly in Africa and Asia: female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).

  6. U.S.-EGYPT: Bush's Democracy Sage Offers Obama Advice

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    With then-U.S. President George W. Bush's endorsement of his book, Natan Sharanky, the Ukrainian Soviet dissident turned Likud politician in Israel, rose to super-stardom in the world of democracy promotion.

  7. Rape, As Sweden Redefines It

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    The number of reported rapes in this Nordic country has increased dramatically in recent years, especially after the Swedish Sexual Crimes Act was reformed in 2005. This does not, however, necessarily mean that the actual number of rapes has increased, according to analysts.

  8. WORLD SOCIAL FORUM: ‘Signs of Change’ Says Bolivia’s Morales as World Social Forum Opens

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Dakar on Sunday to mark the start of the annual World Social Forum. Activists carried colorful banners denouncing land grabs, restrictive immigration laws, agricultural subsidies in Europe and the U.S. and many other issues.

  9. Assange in Decisive Round Over Swedish Rape Law

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    The attempt to extradite the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for questioning over allegations of sexual crimes has caused a big debate about the Swedish justice system abroad. The case has also brought the comparatively broad definitions of what constitutes rape in this country into the limelight.

  10. MIDEAST: Now Gaza Begins to Shake

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Ripple effects of the Egyptian uprising are now spreading to Gaza, where some groups are planning a new rally next week. Moves by some Gazans to mimic protesters in Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen by taking to the streets are making the Hamas government nervous.

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