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The quest for an autonomous EU-China relationship generates tensions among the EU 27

The French president makes European partners uncomfortable with his statements on the need to distance himself from the US on foreign policy, with reference to Taiwan. Poland revolts as Germany says the EU cannot...

Israel and the United Arab Emirates celebrated in Brussels anniversary of Abraham Accords

European Jewis Community Centre / The Embassies of the United Arab Emirates and Israel will co-host with the European Jewish Community Centre the celebration of the Abrahamic Accords on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at...

Pakistan Forced Conversion situation

By Sumera Shafique Every year, human rights estimate that several hundred minor girls are forcibly married in Pakistan. While this is an issue that affects minor girls from all communities, girls from religious minorities are...

UNICEF warns of deepening inequalities in Europe and Central Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic, climate disasters and ongoing conflict have deepened inequalities among children in Europe and Central Asia, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published on Thursday, calling for more robust...

Japan Tibet Support Group Warns China Not to Interfere in Tibetan Religious Matters

Tokyo: Japan Tibet Support Group members passed a five-point resolution today, in which, among other things, the members warned China not to interfere in Tibetan religious matters, including the selection of high Tibetan Lamas,...

More aid reaches Syria’s earthquake victims but it’s not enough, say UN aid agencies

A second UN aid convoy reached northwest Syria on Friday to help earthquake victims, but humanitarians have warned that far more lifesaving help is needed, and much more quickly. A total of 14 trucks crossed into opposition-held...

Turkey has almost halved the price of gas for religious sites

Turkey has announced a significant decision to lower gas prices for places of worship and industrial consumption, effective from 2023. This move aims to provide financial relief and stability, supporting key sectors of the economy.

The State Duma banned foreigners from using Russian surrogate mothers

The State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, has passed a bill banning foreigners from using the services of Russian surrogate mothers, Reuters reported. Under the new legislation, a child born to...

Kazakh President Tokayev re-elected with a large majority

He received 81.31 percent of the vote. The President of Kazakhstan, Kassam-Jomart Tokayev, won yesterday’s early presidential elections in the largest country in Central Asia, AFP reported, referring to the preliminary results. Sixty-nine-year-old Tokaev, who...

South Korea: Conscientious objectors, a legal battle against punitive alternative service

Conscientious objectors: a legal battle against punitive alternative service Hye-min Kim, a Jehovah’s Witness and an objector to military service, is the first person known to have refused “alternative service” since it was introduced in 2020. The...

China: “serious human rights violations” in Xinjiang says UN

China responsible for "serious human rights violations" in Xinjiang province according to the UN human rights report

Pakistan: Deadly and devastating floods

The Minister of Climate Change, Sherry Rehman, who on Wednesday spoke of a disaster of "rare magnitude", announced a state of emergency on Friday and appealed for international assistance. Summer monsoons are a seasonal rainfall...

When China executes prisoners of conscience to fuel organ trafficking

China is the only country in the world to have an industrial-scale organ trafficking practice that harvests organs from executed prisoners of conscience.

Rohingya refugees share concerns with UN rights commissioner during visit to Cox’s Bazar

In Cox’s Bazar, she visited camps housing Rohingya refugees who, after terrible repression and human rights violations, fled Myanmar five years ago “to get some safety,” she said. “An estimated 1.1 million Rohingyas are in...

Japan‘s prime minister sent a donation to a temple seen as a symbol of militarism

"It is natural for any country to pay tribute to those who have given their lives for the motherland," commented the Chief Secretary of the Government Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida sent a donation to...

Iran’s persecution of Baháʼís has escalated since June 2022

As reported by the Baháʼí Community in Brussels (BIC), the "quiet campaign to strangle the Baháʼí community is now taking a more overt violent turn, reminiscent of the earlier days of the Revolution in...

Shocking demolitions and land grabs in persecution of Iran’s Baháʼís

BIC GENEVA — In a cruel escalation, and just two days after previous attacks on Baháʼís across Iran, up to 200 Iranian government and local agents have sealed off the village of Roushankouh, in...
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Bangladesh: Conference with the EU Parliament about Human Rights Violations

Bangladesh: European Parliament condemns human rights violations and calls for free and fair elections. BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, July 26, 2022 - July 19th 2022, an international conference entitled "Democracy under threat and human rights violations in...

Latvia files Allegations of Genocide re Ukraine v. Russian Federation

Latvia files a declaration of intervention in the proceedings under Article 63 of the Statute THE HAGUE, 22 July 2022. Genocide - On 21 July 2022, the Republic of Latvia, invoking Article 63 of the...

The Jeddah Summit Declaration, a new tool for Peace and Development

The final declaration of the Jeddah Security and Development Summit (Jeddah Summit) was issued last July 16th, to the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq and the United...

Shinzo Abe’s assassination to be called terrorist

Shinzo Abe's assassination - Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was murdered because he had links with the Unification Church. The killer cited this as a motive for his fatal shooting. Yamagami, 41, has...

Final sentences to prison terms for 20 Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1 January 2022

The persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses is going on unabated. In the last six months, 20 of them have been sentenced for practising their religion and are serving their prison term. Here is the list: 06...

Czech MEP Zdechovsky : ”Organ harvesting is a lucrative state-sponsored business in China”

“Organ harvesting is a lucrative business that is state-sponsored in China and specifically targets Falun Gong practitioners as well as other prisoners of conscience, which is unacceptable,” Czech MEP Tomas Zdechovsky said in his...

The Tai Ji Men Case: A Test for Taiwan’s Compliance with the Two Covenants

The European Union is increasing its cooperation with Taiwan. It is an essential economic partner, particularly (but not only) in the field of semiconductors. It is also a geopolitical partner for a Europe increasingly concerned...

Unique finds in the ruins of Sanxingdui in China stunned archaeologists

Archaeologists have made startling discoveries at the famous Sanxingdui ruins in southwest China's Sichuan province. It is reported by the Xinhua News Agency. A treasury of exquisite bronze, gold and jade items has been unearthed...
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