Associated Press

All parties guilty in Yemeni conflict

International | UN investigators call for arms restrictions and an inquiry into rights violations
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/10/19, 06:16 pm

Several Western nations, including the United States, are likely complicit actors in the civil war in Yemen that sparked the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the United Nations said last week. The investigation also accused both sides in the conflict of atrocities in the targeting of civilians.

The report by a group of experts on Yemen within the UN Human Rights Council involved more than 600 interviews with victims and witnesses.

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U.S. gathers data on refugees

International | Homeland Security to collect information via UN, as U.S. refugee admissions drop
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/22/19, 12:59 pm

UNITED STATES: The Department of Homeland Security has begun collecting biometric information on every refugee referred for resettlement in the United States—and may hold onto it indefinitely—even though the Trump administration has floated plans to zero out refugee admissions in the coming fiscal year.

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‘Completely unacceptable’

International | McConnell warns China about any violent crackdowns in Hong Kong
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/12/19, 03:05 pm

HONG KONG: Authorities fired on protesters at close range and canceled all remaining flights Monday—at one of the busiest airports in the world—after protesters swarmed Hong Kong International Airport’s main terminal for a fourth day. Officials continued to build a case against demonstrators, calling them “terrorists.” U.S.

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