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Why southern Lebanon still matters

Why southern Lebanon still matters

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 15, 2013 0

WAZZANI 15 February 2013 (IRIN) - Southern Lebanon has been the scene of occupation and conflict for decades. Now, it is experiencing what might be the calmest period in its history. This provides

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Cervical cancer a major threat to HIV-positive women

Cervical cancer a major threat to HIV-positive women

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 8, 2013 0

HARARE 08 February 2013 (IRIN) - HIV-positive women are living longer, but are now dying of cervical cancer. In Zimbabwe, cervical cancer is now the most common cancer among women, particularly those living

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Sudan continues crackdown on opposition groups

Sudan continues crackdown on opposition groups

January 15, 2013 0

KHARTOUM 15 January 2013 (IRIN) - A number of Sudanese opposition party leaders are in custody following the signing of an accord, dubbed the 'New Dawn Charter', under which they agreed to overthrow

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SYRIA: Mustafa, "The army came to my home to fire on the rebels from the veranda"

SYRIA: Mustafa, "The army came to my home to fire on the rebels from the veranda"

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 11, 2013 0

DAMASCUS 11 January 2013 (IRIN) - It was in the countryside that Syrian rebels first started making gains against government forces in 2011. But since then, Syria's civil war has become increasingly urban

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FILM: Where the war still echoes – Syrian refugees in Jordan

FILM: Where the war still echoes – Syrian refugees in Jordan

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 21, 2012 0

NAIROBI 21 December 2012 (IRIN) - By the end of 2012, as it neared the end of its second year, the conflict between Syrian rebels and the government had killed tens of thousands

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Briefing: Vietnam’s move away from detaining sex workers

Briefing: Vietnam’s move away from detaining sex workers

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 20, 2012 0

HANOI 20 December 2012 (IRIN) - Sex workers in Vietnam are struggling to figure out their next steps after the government’s decision earlier this year to release them from compulsory detention centres that

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Analysis: Australia’s offshore asylum process

Analysis: Australia’s offshore asylum process

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 30, 2012 0

MELBOURNE 30 November 2012 (IRIN) - Activists in Australia have expressed concern over a recent decision by the government to reinstate the processing of asylum seekers offshore.

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COTE D’IVOIRE: Government returns to the north

COTE D’IVOIRE: Government returns to the north

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 30, 2012 0

KORHOGO/BOUAKE 30 November 2012 (IRIN) - After almost a decade of rebel rule, northern Côte d'Ivoire is coming to terms with a new authority as the government of President Alassane Ouattara, who assumed

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THAILAND: Question marks over new approach to drug-users

THAILAND: Question marks over new approach to drug-users

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 23, 2012 0

BANGKOK 23 November 2012 (IRIN) - In September 2011, the government of Thailand moved to try and decrease the number of drug-users by 80 percent by adopting a more “softly, softly” approach, rather

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Briefing: Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Briefing: Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 16, 2012 0

BANGKOK 16 November 2012 (IRIN) - Five months after communal violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the plight of the 800,000 Muslim Rohingya there has worsened: Renewed violence in late October left more

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