Human Rights

Miami-Area Resident Pleads Guilty to Participating in $200 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A Miami-area resident pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Miami for his role in two separate fraud schemes that resulted in the submission of more than $200 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare, announced the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Somalia: UN official warns famine could spread without adequate relief funding

Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

Top UN envoy urges restraint after two Palestinians killed in Israeli operation

A senior United Nations envoy today called on Israeli authorities to exercise maximum restraint after two Palestinians were killed during a military operation in a West Bank refugee camp.

COTE D'IVOIRE: Dozo as protector, dozo as assailant

"The war is over...Dozos target only criminals"

America’s Army Platform Trains Soldiers in Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Dr. Bernard Reger is an engineer at the US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) located at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. He is the lead for Business Planning and Development at the Armament Software Engineering Center, a CMMI Maturity Model 5 rated life cycle software engineering center, responsible for development, management, and sustainment of our Soldiers’ software intensive systems.

Picatinny recently received a patent for the process to train Soldiers to operate robotic vehicles, such as the Talon and PackBot, using a virtual operator control unit within a virtual environment, based upon the “America’s Army” interactive videogame.

SRI LANKA: Senior Tamil journalist brutally attacked by armed men in Jaffna - JDS News

A top editor of the Jaffna-based 'Uthayan' newspaper has been brutally attacked and seriously wounded by unknown armed men on Friday (29) in the heart of the heavily-guarded northern Jaffna town.

SRI LANKA: Over 600 war children still missing

Kulasekran has been looking for her son for three years

Israel destroys village then sues


Lebanon: UN tribunal identifies names of four men accused of Hariri murder

Special Tribunal for Lebanon

UN calls for more funds to save lives across Horn of Africa

After a 25-day trek from Somalia, a family arrives at Dadaab camp in Kenya and receives a 15-day food ration from WFP