Category: Human Rights news

Etihad Airways marks UN World Refugee Day by helping Syrian refugees in Jordan

Etihad Airways marks UN World Refugee Day by helping Syrian refugees in Jordan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 15:46 0

Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, has recognised UN World Refugee Day by unveiling education initiatives and donating urgent supplies for ... Read More

‘Premeditated execution’: Saudi Arabia responsible for Khashoggi’s murder, says UN investigator

‘Premeditated execution’: Saudi Arabia responsible for Khashoggi’s murder, says UN investigator

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 19, 2019 23:35 0

A UN investigator said on Wednesday that Riyadh bears responsibility for the barbaric killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi was a victim of “a deliberate, ... Read More

Marriott Hotels in the Midwest celebrate Pride Month in June

Marriott Hotels in the Midwest celebrate Pride Month in June

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 19, 2019 18:18 0

June is LGBT Pride Month and Marriott Hotels in the Midwest are joining in on the celebrations, as well as providing attendees with the best ... Read More

Tourism in Uganda normal: Ebola scare gone

Tourism in Uganda normal: Ebola scare gone

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 17, 2019 09:59 0

Uganda Tourism has been bracing after three Ugandans fell ill after obtaining the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lily Ajarova, CEO of ... Read More

Hong Kong government forced to shelf China extradition bill amid huge street protests

Hong Kong government forced to shelf China extradition bill amid huge street protests

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 16:10 0

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing leader, has announced that her government is suspending the plans to introduce a controversial extradition bill, caving to popular opposition ... Read More

Imagine Peace Campaign aims to educate youth against violent practices

Imagine Peace Campaign aims to educate youth against violent practices

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 19:40 0

In the lead up to the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo, IIPT’s 2012 Olympic Truce Peace Ambassador Victor Mutanga is launching a global ... Read More

Giving hotel workers security: New Jersey governor signs ‘panic button’ bill

Giving hotel workers security: New Jersey governor signs ‘panic button’ bill

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 19:54 0

New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill, the nation’s first, requiring most hotels to provide their employees with wearable 'panic button' devices they ... Read More

Louisville flying high during colorful Pride Week

Louisville flying high during colorful Pride Week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 20:53 0

Louisville's Mayor, Metro Council representatives, Louisville Tourism, Civitas, the newly-formed Louisville chapter of the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, the Human Relations Commission and the ... Read More

“We are disappointed”: MSC Cruises cancels Cuba from MSC Armonia itinerary

“We are disappointed”: MSC Cruises cancels Cuba from MSC Armonia itinerary

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 11, 2019 20:19 0

MSC Cruises has updated the routes in relation to the changes imposed by Mr Trump administration in the US-Cuba regulations which prevent all cruise ships ... Read More

Nearly 100 people killed in Mali’s Sunday massacre

Nearly 100 people killed in Mali’s Sunday massacre

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 15:10 0

An overnight attack on Sunday targeting an ethnic Dogon village in Mali left 95 people dead, local mayor Moulaye Guindo told Reuters. “Armed men, apparently ... Read More

30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre planned in front of LA Chinese Consulate

30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre planned in front of LA Chinese Consulate

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 22:47 0

What is being called "a commemorative candlelight vigil" to remember the 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre will be held in front of the ... Read More

Research into child sexual exploitation urgently needed says NGO

Research into child sexual exploitation urgently needed says NGO

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 16:35 0

A Country Overview Report released today by ECPAT International says that more research is urgently needed into the sexual exploitation and abuse of children in ... Read More

Chinese travelers ‘harassed’: Beijing issues US travel warning

Chinese travelers ‘harassed’: Beijing issues US travel warning

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 16:26 0

China has issued a travel warning to its citizens traveling to the US, citing reports that trade war tensions have seen Washington using its powers ... Read More

Homosexuality is a sin: South Korea’s Gay Pride Festival

Homosexuality is a sin: South Korea’s Gay Pride Festival

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 22:01 0

Thousands of members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community from Korea mixed with tourists from around Asia and beyond were hitting the streets ... Read More

Trump slaps extra tariffs on EVERYTHING coming from Mexico over immigration

Trump slaps extra tariffs on EVERYTHING coming from Mexico over immigration

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 00:16 0

US President Donald Trump announced that he would implement a 5% tariff on all goods coming from Mexico, until illegal immigration problem is resolved. A ... Read More

Moscow mayor: New city-wide facial recognition system “would be only rivaled by China”

Moscow mayor: New city-wide facial recognition system “would be only rivaled by China”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 23:45 0

The Mayor of Moscow said on Thursday that Russian capital’s authorities plan to create a large-scale facial recognition system comprising more than 200,000 CCTV cameras ... Read More

ECPAT-USA honors leaders in fight to end trafficking at 2019 Freedom Awards

ECPAT-USA honors leaders in fight to end trafficking at 2019 Freedom Awards

editor editor- May 30, 2019 22:05 0

ECPAT-USA, the leading policy organization in the United States seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children through awareness, advocacy, policy, and legislation is ... Read More

750,000 EU nationals apply for UK residence ahead of Brexit

750,000 EU nationals apply for UK residence ahead of Brexit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 17:15 0

Britain has received 750,000 applications from EU citizens seeking to settle in the UK in the first four months of 2019, with Poles leading the ... Read More

Chinese border officials to start checking content of tourists’ smartphones

Chinese border officials to start checking content of tourists’ smartphones

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 01:05 0

Russian Consulate General in Guangzhou warned Russian tourists about tightening control when entering China. Travelers may be asked to show the content of their smartphones. ... Read More

Carlson Wagonlit Travel CEO: Vigilance needed to tackle human trafficking

Carlson Wagonlit Travel CEO: Vigilance needed to tackle human trafficking

editor editor- May 28, 2019 22:12 0

As summer unofficially begins, so will travel across the world. Also on the rise will be human trafficking, a global problem that is being addressed ... Read More

Gains of LGBTQ rights in some Middle East and North Africa nations may be a game-changer

Gains of LGBTQ rights in some Middle East and North Africa nations may be a game-changer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 17:05 0

Progress in recognizing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva may ... Read More

Dubai to host second edition of World Tolerance Summit

Dubai to host second edition of World Tolerance Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 16:15 0

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the International ... Read More

Ramadan vice squad: Malaysian officials go undercover to catch non-fasting Muslims

Ramadan vice squad: Malaysian officials go undercover to catch non-fasting Muslims

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 18:46 0

If you are a non-fasting Muslim in Malaysia - be warned, a local official in disguise might serve your next meal having already snapped a ... Read More

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:24 0

Botswana's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation, and Tourism announced the ban overturn on Elephant Hunting in a Facebook statement and said the decision had ... Read More

Swedish government wants to ban ‘Nazi’ Norse runes and Swedes hate the stupid idea

Swedish government wants to ban ‘Nazi’ Norse runes and Swedes hate the stupid idea

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 00:45 0

The Swedish government is looking into the possibility of forbidding the use of Norse runes, local media has reported, amid concerns that the ancient symbols ... Read More

One Country, One People, One Seychelles: Tourism but no militarization

One Country, One People, One Seychelles: Tourism but no militarization

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 22, 2019 04:24 0

This presentation is about Seychelles, the people, our hopes and our dreams.  It is from the people and for the people and about our heritage.  ... Read More

‘Costly welcome party at citizens’ expense’: Refugees and migrants cost Germany €23 billion in 2018

‘Costly welcome party at citizens’ expense’: Refugees and migrants cost Germany €23 billion in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 00:45 0

Germany spent a record €23 billion ($25.65 billion) last year to integrate more than a million refugees at home and “fight the root causes of ... Read More

DNA test shows 30% of migrants detained at US border not related to ‘their’ children

DNA test shows 30% of migrants detained at US border not related to ‘their’ children

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 18:10 0

DNA tests of migrant children arrested at the US-Mexico border with their families have revealed the minors were not related to the adults accompanying them. ... Read More

Hilton Hawaiian Village workers rally in Waikiki for a better contract

Hilton Hawaiian Village workers rally in Waikiki for a better contract

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 15:30 0

UNITE HERE Local 5 Members rallied in Honolulu to demand a better contract and better job protection for workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Hundreds ... Read More

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 15:33 0

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials ... Read More

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