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Campaign Against Arms Trade has condemned the UK government's response to its own review of licensed exports to Israel.
Two senior UN officials have condemned the “barbaric acts” of sexual violence and “savage rapes” the armed group Islamic State (IS) has perpetrated on minorities in areas under its control.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Iraqi security forces not to intervene in the country’s political process amid heightened tensions and the threat from the Islamic State.
The UNHRC has appointed three members to its independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in Israel Palestine.
A controversial advertisement supporting Israeli government action in Gaza was turned down by the Times but accepted by the Guardian. A version of the ad previously ran in the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal (http://electronicintifada.net/sites/electronicintifada.net/files/styles/...).
A seven-mile scarf knitted by over 5,000 people has been rolled out between the Atomic Weapons Establishment sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire.
Quakers in Britain have called on the UK Government to recognise Palestine as a nation state; for a comprehensive arms embargo on all sides and an end to the blockade of Gaza and occupation of Palestine.
A United Nations-backed court has found the two most senior surviving leaders of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced them to life in prison.
This Saturday, a giant peace scarf measuring seven miles will be stretched between the UK’s two nuclear bomb factories in protest at plans to spend £100bn replacing the Trident nuclear weapons system.
Amnesty International is appealing to the US government to immediately halt the transfer of a US fuel shipment currently on its way to Israel for use by the Israeli military.