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Women Ambassadors visit NPA-RENEWs all-women clearance team

The NPA-RENEW all-woman BAC team and four women ambassadors, kneeling in front (l-r Deborah Paul, Canada; Wendy Matthews, New Zealand; Grete Løchen, Norway; and Beatrice Maser Mallor, Switzerland). Hai Lang, Quang Tri, 09 May 2019. Photo by Hien Ngo / NPA-RENEW.[contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] Hai Lang, Quang
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UNHCR – 65 reported drowned after shipwreck off coast of Tunisia

Some 65 people have drowned after their boat sank approximately 45 nautical miles off the coast of Tunisia early this morning, in one of the worst incidents on the Mediterranean in months. 16 people were pulled from the water and have been brought to the coast of Zarzis by the Tunisian Navy. One person has been immediately transferred to hospital for medical treatment,
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Hunger continues to rise in the Near East and North Africa

Hunger continues to rise in the Near East and North Africa where over 52 million people are undernourished Conflicts and widening rural-urban gaps hamper the regions efforts to end hunger by 2030 8 May 2019, Cairo/Rome – Hunger in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA) continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have spread and worsened since 2011,
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Amir, Sheikha Moza attend Qatar Foundations convocation ceremony

The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and Qatar Foundation (QF) Chairperson HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser attended QFs annual Convocation ceremony, honoring the academic achievements of 786 new QF graduates, on Tuesday night. His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad
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European Parliament condemns UAE over death of a female prisoner

Following the death of UAE prisoner Alia Abdel-Nour on 4 May, the Chair of the EP Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), Antonio Panzeri, made this statement. [contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] “I am dismayed by Alia Abdel-Nours death. It is shocking that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities showed no compassion, by ignoring all requests to release Alia and not
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A Geneva – Based NGO Condemns Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

The Gaza Strip has been under Israeli siege for 13 years and recent escalation against the Gaza Strip, from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 May 2019, has claimed the lives of 32 Palestinians. The majority of them are civilian casualties including two women, their two sons and a girl. In addition to this, nearly 100 Palestinians have been injured during the continuing Israeli bombing
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Amir meets Iraqi Oil Minister

The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani met Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Oil Minister of Iraq Thamir Abbas al Ghadhban at the Amiri Diwan on Sunday. At the outset of the meeting, the minister conveyed the greetings of Iraq President Dr Barham Salih to the Amir and his wishes of further development and prosperity to the Qatari people. The Amir entrusted
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Press briefing notes on Iran and Hungary

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 3 May 2019 1) Iran GENEVA (3 May 2019) – The execution of two 17-year-old boys in Iran on charges of rape and robbery, after a trial that appears to have seriously breached fundamental due process guarantees, is deplorable, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle
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Migrants die while detained in inhumane conditions in Yemen

Aden—The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is alarmed by reports of migrants dying of preventable illnesses, being shot and suffering other inhumane treatment in makeshift detention centres in Yemen, now in its fifth year of conflict. IOM is monitoring the conditions of some 5,000 migrants from the Horn of Africa held across three sites –-two sports stadiums