Human Rights

OPT: Palestinians feel the pinch as Arab donors stay away

Photo: Erica Silverman/IRIN
Palestinians buying traditional Ramadan sweets in Ramallah before ‘iftar’ (the daily meal that breaks the fast)

U.S. New Mexico Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested in Denver

Raymond Vigil was arrested in Denver Colorado by the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Location Apprehension Group Task Force. Investigators believe Vigil had been living in the Denver, CO area since he had absconded 1 ½ years ago. Federal charges under the Adam Walsh act for fail to register as a sex offender are pending from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Colorado.

UN gathering stresses relief and investment to tackle hunger in Horn of Africa

Thousands displaced by the drought in Somalia are seeking shelter in the capital Mogadishu

Secretary-General deplores terrorist attacks in southern Israel

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

SYRIA: Palestinian refugees flee port city camp

Many Palestinian refugees in Syria live in sprawling, under-serviced camps

UN urges inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state

Southern Kordofan residents outside UNMIS Kadugli compound after fleeing fighting that erupted in June 2011

The Humanitarian Crisis in Africa

Dr. Jill Biden and the US officials who joined her on a trip to a refugee center in Kenya want the American people to understand how severe the crisis caused by a combination of drought, famine and war has become, especially on the most vulnerable population, the children of Somalia.

On 'heartbreaking' visit to Somalia, UN relief chief urges safe passage for aid workers

Parents wait with their malnourished and dehydrated children in a corridor at Banadir Hospital in the Somali capital Mogadishu

Albuquerque Man Sentenced to More than Eight Years in Prison for Federal Firearms Conviction

United States Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that, yesterday afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Guillermo Medel, also known as “Moreno,” a 29–year–old Albuquerque resident, was sentenced to a 100–month term of imprisonment to be followed by a three–year term of supervised release based on his conviction for being a felon in possession of firearms.

U.S. Appeals Court Rules Against Health Care Law's Individual Mandate

A U.S. appeals court has ruled in favor of 26 states that filed suit to challenge a requirement in President Barack Obama's healthcare law that forced individuals to own health insurance. The law's "individual mandate" portion was declared unconstitutional, according to Reuters.