Tag: human rights

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a national address in Naypyidaw on September 19, 2017. Aung San Suu Kyi said on September 19 she 'feels deeply' for the suffering of 'all people' caught up in conflict scorching through Rakhine state, her first comments on a crisis that also mentioned Muslims displaced by violence. / AFP PHOTO / Ye Aung THU (Photo credit should read YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Gives First Major Speech on Rohingya Crisis

On Tuesday, the effective (but not official) leader of Myanmar, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, gave her first major speech on the Rohingya crisis. Reviews of the address from international observers have been mixed, with some applauding her for unambiguously condemning human rights violations, while others say she appeared to question whether the Rohingya are suffering such violations at the hands of her government.

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, reviews honor guards, as he takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier outside of Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia. Seeking to improve the country's image, authorities in Egypt are pulling out all the stops to ensure that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly is a diplomatic success. El-Sissi flew to New York Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, with some two dozen loyal lawmakers and media figures who will be on hand to express support for the general-turned-president during his four-day stay in New York. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, Pool, File)

Report: U.S. Denies Egypt $95M Aid to Egypt over ‘Human Rights Concerns’

With remarkably little comment or fanfare, the U.S. government denied $95.7 million in aid to Egypt on Tuesday afternoon, with another $195 million put on hold. The decision was made due to concern with civil liberties and human rights in Egypt, particularly a law regulating non-governmental organizations that took effect in May.

When Duterte welcomed Tillerson to his palace on Monday the pair ignored reporters' questions about human rights, and afterwards the Philippine leader insisted the topic had not come up at the talks

Duterte Meets Tillerson: ‘I Am Your Humble Friend’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met face-to-face with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila this weekend, with both expressing solidarity on pressing North Korea for its nuclear ambitions and defeating the Islamic State adherents that are terrorizing the southern part of the Philippines.

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Death of Liu Xiaobo Highlights China’s Human Rights Violations

2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo died in Chinese custody at age 61 on Thursday, reportedly of multiple organ failure due to liver cancer. His treatment is a devastating indictment of China’s human rights abuses and should bring increased international attention to how the authoritarian regime in Beijing silences dissenters.

UN Photo Jean-Marc Ferré

Report: UN Human Rights Council Targets Israel, Ignores Firms Operating In Occupied Territories Worldwide

TEL AVIV – The UN Human Rights Council is ignoring the fact that more than 40 European companies – most of which are under some degree of state control in their home countries – operate in four areas around the world deemed occupied by the United Nations even while the agency continues to boycott businesses that operate in Israeli settlements, a new report found.

U.S. President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping

6 Ways Trump Admin Is Confronting an Increasingly Belligerent China

Since President Donald Trump took the oath of office in January, he has taken a series of actions and used diplomatic channels to put in place many of the China policies he spoke about on the campaign trail, including confronting the nation on trade, North Korea, the South China Sea, and human rights.