Category Archives: Human Rights

Update on status of UN World Food Safety Day resolution

The Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly has adopted the resolution submitted by Costa Rica to declare June 7 World Food Safety Day (WFSD). For the Day to…

Scientists Pool Oceans of Data to Plot Earth’s Final Frontier

LONDON For experts in the field of ocean mapping, it is no small irony that we know more about the surfaces of the moon and Mars than we do about…

Boat Carrying Rohingya Muslims Lands in Indonesia’s Sumatra Island

A boat carrying 20 men believed to be Rohingya Muslims has landed on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the latest in a growing wave attempting to flee persecution in Myanmar.Myanmar authorities have…

Boat Carrying Rohingya Muslims Lands in Indonesia’s Sumatra Island

A boat carrying 20 men believed to be Rohingya Muslims has landed on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the latest in a growing wave attempting to flee persecution in Myanmar.Myanmar authorities have…

North Korea Studies Vietnam for Development Ideas

TAIPEI Vietnam, a fast-growing country that’s liberal on trade and has friends in multiple countries, is offering to help advance North Korea, a fellow communist state that’s impoverished as well…

Shan Organization in Myanmar Calls For Dialogue to Stop Inter-Ethnic Conflict

An ethnic Shan political organization has called for dialogue to bring about a cease-fire between opposing Shan groups in beleaguered eastern Myanmar, in an attempt to stop warring groups and…

Shan Organization in Myanmar Calls For Dialogue to Stop Inter-Ethnic Conflict

An ethnic Shan political organization has called for dialogue to bring about a cease-fire between opposing Shan groups in beleaguered eastern Myanmar, in an attempt to stop warring groups and…

Chinese-Owned Cement Factories Pollute Lao Villages

Two Chinese-owned cement factories in the Vang Vieng district of Laos’ Vientiane Province are covering approximately 900 local families in at least four villages with dust and smog, threatening their…