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Syria: Economic decline, rising hunger and surging humanitarian needs

Syria’s fragile economy has “suffered multiple shocks” over the past 18 months, with its currency plummeting and joblessness swelling as people struggle to cover...

Protesters in Spain say rapper’s arrest is an attack on freedom of expression

Protesters across Spain have taken to the streets to demand rapper Pablo Hasél’s release from prison. He was arrested last Tuesday for language glorifying terrorism and insulting the...

UN Human Rights Council starts work to address a ‘pandemic of human rights abuses’

The UN Human Rights Council convened Monday for its 46th regular session to address what UN Secretary-General António Guterres called a “pandemic of human rights abuses”...

Toyota begins building smart city near Mt. Fuji

Toyota Motor Corp. on Tuesday began construction of a smart city at the foot of Mt. Fuji in central Japan as a testing ground...

France rejoins Japan in North Korea surveillance in East China Sea

A French Navy vessel will conduct surveillance activities in the East China Sea until early March as part of international efforts to block North...

Japan to bolster support for Asia’s shift to LNG for power generation

Japan will strengthen efforts to support Asian countries' shift from coal to liquefied natural gas for use in power generation to reduce carbon emissions,...

Power failure: How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis

Two days before the storm began, Houston’s chief elected official warned her constituents to prepare as they would for a major hurricane. Many took heed:...

Biden to declare major disaster in Texas as millions hit by water shortages

Joe Biden said on Friday he was ready to declare a major disaster in Texas after a deadly winter storm cut power and disrupted water...

Colombia tribunal reveals at least 6,402 people were killed by army to boost body...

A special peace tribunal in Colombia has found that at least 6,402 people were murdered by the country’s army and falsely declared combat kills in order...

National Human Rights Commission welcomes birth registration of undocumented foreigners’ kids

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) welcomed a recent move by the Ministry of Justice to allow undocumented foreign residents to register...

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Gregg Jarrett: Cuomo sex harassment allegations – could the governor face criminal charges?

A former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come forward to accuse him of persistent sexual harassment and unwanted physical touching.  Her description, if true, could...

Rep. Kevin McCarthy: Dems’ $1.9 trillion COVID bill is not rescue or relief plan,...

A year ago today, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned U.S. citizens to prepare for "disruption" from the coronavirus outbreak across American cities. And...

Hundreds died in Axum massacre during Tigray war, says Amnesty

Hundreds of unarmed civilians were massacred in less than 48 hours by Eritrean troops during the war in the restive northern Ethiopian province of...