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Human Rights Watch warns LGBT people under attack in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and United States

The governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have failed to effectively address violence and entrenched discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, leading many to seek asylum in the United States, Human Rights Watch said in a...

BACKGROUND BRIEFING: Senior State Department Officials On Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Japan

Secretary’s Aircraft En Route to Anchorage, AlaskaOctober 6, 2020MODERATOR:  State Department Official One, Two, Three.  All right.  Why don’t we start with you hitting the highlights of the trip,...

INTERVIEW: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Yoshio Arima of NHK

October 6, 2020, Chief of Mission Residence, Tokyo, Japan.QUESTION:  All right, so thank you very much for today.  So, Secretary of State, first of all I’d like to express my sincere wish for...

Turkish politicians and activists detained as government uses 2014 protests as pretext for political crackdown

An Ankara court has ordered the detention of 17 current and former politicians and officials from the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and imposed judicial control conditions on three others released from custody, Human Rights Watch...

Myanmar election fundamentally flawed with Rohingya excluded and critics arrested

Myanmar’s electoral process is undermined by systemic problems and rights abuses that will deprive people of their right to fairly elect their government, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Parliamentary, state, and local elections are scheduled for...

Pompeo on “respecting life in America’s foreign policy”

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks at the Florida Family Policy Council Dinner Gala: “Respecting Life in America’s Foreign Policy”Washington, D.C.SECRETARY POMPEO:  Well, good evening, everyone.  Good evening to all...

“This is worse than COVID-19”, Ethiopian migrants describe “hell” in Saudi prisons

An investigation by Amnesty International has exposed horrifying new details about the treatment of Ethiopian migrants detained in Saudi Arabia. Since March, Huthi authorities in Yemen have expelled thousands of Ethiopian migrant workers and their families...

$11 trillion spent globally to respond to coronavirus, 88 percent by high-income countries and 2.5 percent by emerging and developing economies

World leaders say it is time to act and focus on key actions that would assist countries battered by COVID-19 economic turmoil.The pandemic does not seem to affect everyone the same way....

Rights group says UK automated benefits system failing people in need, many going hungry

Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday that the United Kingdom government’s rigid insistence on automating Universal Credit threatens the rights of people most at risk of poverty, and called for "a comprehensive redesign of...

Thousands of protesters wrongly punished under laws in pre and post COVID-19 crackdown in France

Thousands of peaceful protesters have been swept up in France’s draconian crackdown on demonstrations, which has seen the authorities misuse the law to fine, arbitrarily arrest and prosecute people who have committed no violence, a report...

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South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

South Africa has launched a $6 billion (R100 billion) COVID-19 employment stimulus to be implemented over...

Sub-Saharan Africa faces difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, IMF says in latest economic outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its...

IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

Half of women in the world are jobless, UN says in shocking new report

Less than 50% of working-age women are in the labour market, a figure that has barely changed over the last quarter...

South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

South Africa has launched a $6 billion (R100 billion) COVID-19 employment stimulus to be implemented over the next three years.

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