UN investigator accuses Iran of “egregious” human rights violations

Middle East 03/11/21, 19:22

UN Special Rapporteur Javaid Rehman told members of the Human Rights Council that Iran committed "egregious" human rights violations. The regime should be held accountable for a brutal crackdown on political and religious freedom, at least since public protests occurred in 2019, according to the March 10 Voice of America.  "It is ...

Teenage abductions rock Nigeria: 317 more girls taken by gunmen

Africa 03/02/21, 08:26

The families of 317 girls between the ages of 12 and 16 who were abducted from their boarding school in Jangebe, Zamfara State, Nigeria, are desperately longing for their return. One of the families lost four of their five daughters, recounted Aliyu Ladan Jangebe, the father, one of whom hid in ...

Chocolate companies Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey sued for child slavery

Africa 02/13/21, 13:18

The well-known multinational chocolate companies Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey, among others, were sued in the United States by eight young people who as children were exploited as slaves on African cocoa plantations. These young men represent the thousands of children who are recruited each year by trickery and deception, and then ...

President Biden’s confusion on Iran: Withdraws terrorist designation from Yemen militia

Middle East 02/06/21, 15:06

The Biden administration announced its decision to lift U.S. sanctions on Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist group amid a flurry of provisions trashing former President Donald Trump's accomplishments.   "After a comprehensive review, we can confirm that [Secretary of State Antony Blinken] intends to revoke the Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global ...

Nigerian Archbishop: ‘Christians are being killed like chickens’

Politics 01/19/21, 15:38

A Catholic priest was hacked to death on Jan. 16 in central Nigeria. Just one example in a string of deaths carried out by Muslim extremists. According to religious authorities, the federal government has not responded adequately, Breitbart reported. Rev. Father John Gbakaan went to visit his mother on Jan. 14 ...

US withdraws American troops from Somalia as announced by Trump

U.S. 01/19/21, 08:29

The Trump administration complied with its announcement and completed the withdrawal of U.S. troops that were in Somalia carrying out tasks of control and detection of terrorist cells. The withdrawal of troops has to do with the policy announced by President Trump regarding changes in U.S. geopolitical strategies, which would ...

Vice President Pence ‘proud’ Trump administration avoided starting a new war

Central America 01/19/21, 01:45

America’s second-highest-ranking official congratulated the president for peacefully leading the nation throughout his first term. Vice President Mike Pence applauded President Trump for doing everything in his power to avoid creating new international military confrontations. "I am proud to report with just a few days left in our Administration, our Administration is ...