Non-governmental organizations

An electronic screen, installed on the facade of a business centre, shows an image of a doctor wearing a medical mask and calling to be careful not to become infected with coronavirus in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, April 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
May 05, 2020 - 6:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The number of domestic violence cases in Russia grew 2 1/2 times during the lockdown the government ordered to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Russia's human rights ombudswoman said Tuesday. Complaints and reports made to Russian non-governmental organizations spiked from roughly...
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This photo taken on Monday Jan. 22, 2020 shows a gold miner holding gold in Kidal, Mali. A gold rush is underway in northern Mali in an area where al-Qaida-linked militants operate, raising concerns that new profits from the artisanal mining could benefit not only the local economy but also the Islamic extremists. A coalition of armed Tuareg rebels known as the CMA controls the Kidal region and its leaders are the ones overseeing the gold panning activities. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)
February 14, 2020 - 3:45 am
KIDAL, Mali (AP) — A gold rush is underway in an area of northern Mali where al-Qaida-linked fighters are active, raising concerns that profits from artisanal mining could benefit not only the local economy but also Islamic extremists. A coalition of armed Tuareg rebels known as the CMA controls...
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January 09, 2020 - 11:42 am
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — At least eight Nigerian soldiers were killed in Monguno, a town in the country's northeast, after extremists staged a deadly attack, according to a witness. Members of the Islamic State, West African Province ambushed a convoy of travelers being escorted by soldiers near a...
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In this June 14, 2019, photo provided by the United Nations, Andrew Gilmour, assistant secretary-general for human rights, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan at U.N. headquarters. Gilmour says the past decade has seen backlash on human rights on every front, especially on the rights of women and the LGBT communities. (Evan Schneider/United Nations via AP)
December 27, 2019 - 3:29 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The past decade has seen a backlash against human rights on every front, especially the rights of women and the LGBT communities, according to a top U.N. human rights official. Andrew Gilmour, the outgoing assistant secretary-general for human rights, said the regression of...
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December 18, 2019 - 2:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — A global shipping industry organization is proposing a research and development program to help cut carbon dioxide emissions, funded by about $5 billion from shipping companies over a decade. The International Chamber of Shipping said Wednesday that it is proposing creating a...
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A pro-democracy supporter waves a flag during a rally by the advertising industry in Hong Kong on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Thousands of people took to Hong Kong's streets Sunday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smoke bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the six-month-long movement. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
December 02, 2019 - 2:10 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong protests (all times local): 4 p.m. China says it will suspend U.S. Navy visits to Hong Kong and sanction a range of pro-democracy non-governmental organizations in retaliation for the passage of legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong by...
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This Jan. 4, 2017 photo shows a woman holding a placard reading "Holding one's hand out is not a crime", as she supports Cedric Herrou, a French activist farmer who faces up to five years in prison as he goes on trial accused of helping African migrants cross the border from Italy, in Nice, southern France. A French appeals court is expected to hand down a verdict Thursday afternoon in the case of a mountain guide who was convicted for helping migrants enter the country illegally. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
November 21, 2019 - 6:00 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 2 p.m. Spanish humanitarian ship Open Arms has rescued 73 migrants from a distressed boat off Libya’s coast. The NGO said Thursday on its Twitter account that the rescued migrants included four women, a 3-year-old and a 4-...
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A woman takes pictures of the League leader Matteo Salvini greeting farmers during a protest organized by agricultural lobby Coldiretti against the overpopulation of wild boars and their destruction of farmlands and produce, in Rome, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. According to Coldiretti, the population of wild boars has more than doubled in the past ten years, accounting for some 2 million boars in Italy. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 19, 2019 - 7:43 am
MILAN (AP) — Prosecutors in Sicily are investigating former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for not allowing a humanitarian rescue ship to enter Italian waters this summer. The news agency ANSA said Salvini was being investigated for abduction and dereliction of duty for the 20-day stand-...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador points to a reporter during his daily morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Mexico has granted asylum to Bolivia's former President Evo Morales, who resigned on Nov. 10th under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
November 14, 2019 - 7:09 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador faced criticism Thursday over the newly appointed head of the country’s human rights agency. López Obrador vowed respect for human rights when he took office nearly a year ago. But he has criticized the National Human Rights...
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People walk past European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. A document read aloud in a Scottish court says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would seek an extension to the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline if no withdrawal deal with the European Union is reached by mid-October. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 04, 2019 - 1:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:05 p.m. British NGOs and volunteer groups are helping some of the approximately 70,000 British expatriates in Cyprus to sort out their residency status once Britain leaves the European Union at the end of the month. Tina Graham with SSAFA,...
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