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Colombia/Venezuela: Armed Groups Control Lives at Border

Killings, Forced Labor, Child Recruitment News Reporter Bogotá, January 22, 2020) – Armed groups use brutal violence to control peoples’ daily lives in the eastern Colombian province of Arauca and the neighboring Venezuelan state of Apure, Human Rights Watch said in a report released…

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Israel’s Netanyahu Indicted on Charges of Fraud, Bribery and Breach of Trust

The first prosecution of a sitting Israeli premier deepens the political paralysis in a country that has had two inconclusive elections this year, and may be headed to a third vote. JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday…

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Impeachment witness warns that conspiracy theories advance Russia’s agenda as they divide Americans

For two months, the impeachment inquiry has focused on President Trump and whether he abused the power of his office for his own political advantage. On Thursday, the inquiry seemed to broaden into a bracing examination of the insidious forces…

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With nationwide strike, Colombia joins South America’s season of protest

Thousands of union members and anti-government protesters took to the streets of Colombia on Thursday for a 12-hour nationwide strike, making the Andean nation the latest in South America to break out in large-scale civil unrest. The protesters, who waved flags…

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Hong Kong protests:Government considering amnesty for arrested protesters, RTHK reports

Hong Kong authorities are looking into the possibility of granting amnesty to some of those arrested over the city’s ongoing anti-government protests, but only after they have passed through the judicial system, a local broadcaster has reported. Citing anonymous sources,…

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Human Rights Watch says sanctions against Iranthreatening health, urges US to ensure effective humanitarian exemptions

Own Correspondent WASHIGNTON – The Trump administration’s broad sanctions on Iran have drastically constrained the ability of the country to finance humanitarian imports, including medicines, causing serious hardships for ordinary Iranians and threatening their right to health, Human Rights Watch said in…

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Iran says it’s watching all US ships in Gulf, keeping record of their movements

Head of navy says drones tracking all ‘enemy’ vessels in the region, announces joint naval exercises with ‘allied countries’ in March 2020. The head of Iran’s navy said Tuesday that Tehran is observing all US ships in the Gulf region…

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UK prime minister to be announced – and it’s probably Boris Johnson 2

The new British leader will be charged with resolving the Brexit impasse and the high-stakes tanker crisis with Iran. Boris Johnson is set to win the race Tuesday to become Britain’s next prime minister, charged with resolving the Brexit impasse…

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Syria: Dire Conditions for ISIS Suspects’ Families

Countries Should Support Citizens’ Returns, Increase Aid. Al-Hol, Syria – The Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration for northeast Syria is holding more than 11,000 foreign women and children related to Islamic State (also known as ISIS) suspects in appalling and sometimes deadly conditions in a…

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Iraq: Water Crisis in Basra follow decades of mismanagement, pollution, corruption

BAGHDAD – Iraqi authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that Basra residents have sufficient safe drinking water, resulting in on-going health concerns, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The situation culminated in an acute water…

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