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North Korea: Do You Hear the People Sing?

Benedict Rogers | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK
Benedict Rogers

North Korea is ruled by the only dictatorship in the world that is both a dynasty and, in its own propaganda, a deity. If you worship anything other than the Kim family, you end up in one of the prison camps, or kwan-li-so.

Working to End Discrimination

Yohei Sasakawa | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK
Yohei Sasakawa

Discrimination comes in many different forms - but the discrimination we are addressing in London today concerns a disease, leprosy, which goes back to biblical times and, until the early 1980s, was - like HIV AIDs - thought to be incurable.

Maldives Girl 15, 'Raped By Father' Faces Public Flogging After Being Charged With 'Fornication' With Another

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

A teenage girl whose step-father is accused of repeatedly raping her and murdering their subsequent child, faces being flogged for "fornication" with ...

Palestinian Authority Officially Changes Its Name To 'State Of Palestine'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

Mahmoud Abbas has ordered the Palestinian Authority to officially change its name to the State of Palestine. The Palestinian President issued the ...

'We Have Fiddled At The Edges While Syria Burns'

Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

At least 60,000 have been killed during Syria's brutal conflict, a "truly shocking" number, the United Nations said on Wednesday UN Human Rights Co...

Sri Lanka's Killing Fields Tourism

Frances Harrison | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK
Frances Harrison

The Sri Lankan military is advertising a newly constructed hotel in the heart of the killing fields in the north of the island, where tens of thousands of minority Tamils were killed in 2009. Right in the heart of what was rebel territory, the hotel overlooks the stretch of water that became the frontline during the final bloody months of the conflict.

Killings Force UN To Pull Polio Workers Out Of Pakistan

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

The United Nations has pulled all its staff on a Polio eradication campaign in Pakistan out of the country after two more workers were killed on Wedne...

One Hundred Thousand Tamils Missing After Sri Lanka War

Frances Harrison | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK
Frances Harrison

In March in a small coastal village called Puttumattalan where a hundred thousand people had taken shelter, Murugan says he was ordered to bury 700 people who died trying to cross over the lagoon to the army side at night.

Can New UN Resolution Help Countries Move Towards Universal Health Coverage?

Louise Holly | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Politics
Louise Holly

Governments have finally recognised their responsibility to urgently scale up efforts towards universal coverage of affordable and quality healthcare services especially for the poorest.

Internet Governance: Everyone Wants of a Piece of this Pie in the Sky

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

If we had not treated Frankenstein as a piece of science fiction, we may have been living in a more safe and secure world. We have spawned far too many Aladdins for our own good.

This Divided Coalition Makes Progress on Climate Change Harder, Not Easier

Luciana Berger | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Politics
Luciana Berger

This week the UN climate change conference in Doha comes to a close. Alongside the news of a royal baby and the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, it is l...

Share Your Condom, on World Aids Day?

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

Probably they run to be nominated for the 11 Biggest Social Media Disasters 2012, because the idea to share a condom seems quite disgusting to me.

Open Letter to Turkey's Foreign Minister

Lord Gidens | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics
Lord Gidens

Dear Mr Davutoğlu, Your country has operated an "open-door" policy ever since Syrians first started crossing into Turkey in May of 2011, fleeing violence and regime attacks.

Israel Reacts To UN Vote By Withholding Tax Transfer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK

Israel has rejected the United Nations' vote on Palestinian statehood and announced it will withhold a £75m tax transfer in retribution, reports the ...

'I'm Going To Have To Give Up Acting'

wenn | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home

Angelina Jolie doubts she will be in the acting limelight for much longer, as she struggles to handle the pressures of bringing up six children with h...

Hague Warns Israel Over Plans For 3,000 New Settlements

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK

The foreign secretary, William Hague, has urged Israel to reconsider its plans to expand settlements on the West Bank over fears the move will undermi...

North Korea Set Date For Rocket Test

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK

North Korea has announced it will attempt to launch a rocket later this month, according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KNCA), in what h...

Ex-Israel PM 'Supports Palestine's UN Bid'

The Daily Beast | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

"I believe," Olmert wrote me, intending his statement to be made public, "that the Palestinian request from the United Nations is congruent with the...

UK Should Drop the Double Standards and Say an Unequivocal Yes to UN Recognition of Palestine

Richard Burden | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

Proper recognition of Palestine by the UN General Assembly is not the same as peace in the Middle East, but it is a step on the road. Peace can only come from negotiations between the parties and international agreements.

Gaza: Can the Same Actions Produce Different Results?

Sir John Holmes | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Sir John Holmes

Bolder thinking is needed on all sides if deaths in Gaza are going to produce something positive, and not just another nail in the coffin of the two-state solution.

VoIP - The Future of Calling?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Voice over internet protocol is the future of calling. Just like landlines and the telegraph machine, one day even SIM cards will demand their own spot at the technology museum.

Can The UN Agree On Climate Change This Week?

PA | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK

Countries are gathering for the latest round of United Nations climate talks this week as warnings mount over the dangers of failing to tackle global ...

Developing Countries Face 'Climate Finance Cliff', Says Oxfam

PA | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK

Developing countries face falling off a "climate finance cliff" because rich nations are failing to deliver promised money to help them cope with glob...

Respecting Human Rights Demands Accountability for Human Rights Protectors

Noam Schimmel | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

In promoting human rights we ought to show those organizations advancing human rights respect and appreciation but not deference, hold them accountable to the values they strive to represent and protect and critically assess their efforts to do so, and encourage a more prominent place for discussion, dissent, and contestation within the human rights community and society at large about how human rights are advanced.

'Don't Let The UN Take Over The Internet'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Tech

The United Nations should not be allowed to 'take over the Internet', European MPs have urged. Currently the Internet is controlled by a range of g...