World News

  • January 8, 2010

    Israeli soldiers have attacked and injured Palestinian shepherds from the Musa Raba’i family, as they grazed their sheep in Humra valley, near the village of At-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills. They also attacked peace workers.

  • January 7, 2010

    Amnesty International has urged the authorities to immediately release two Malawian men who were arrested on 28 December 2009 and charged with 'unnatural practices between males and gross public indecency'.

  • January 6, 2010

    More than 1,000 communications professionals from different faiths, different countries, and different areas of faith communication will gather from 7-10 April 2010 in Chicago, USA.

  • January 5, 2010

    Human rights, religious and anti-death penalty groups are calling on the US state of Texas to stop the execution of a man who may be brain-damaged. Since 1976 the USA has executed 1,188 people. There are 3,300 still on death row.

  • January 4, 2010

    International aid agency Oxfam has warned of dire consequences from the drought that has hit parts of East Africa for the sixth year in a row. Its comments come after the failure of both rainy seasons in 2009.

  • January 3, 2010

    Amnesty International has called on the Chinese authorities to reveal the whereabouts of 20 ethnic Uighur asylum-seekers who were forcibly deported from Cambodia to China on 19 December 2009.

  • January 2, 2010

    An interfaith delegation’s recent visit to the Middle East could provide “a model and encouragement” for other Christians, Muslims and Jews to work together to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

  • January 1, 2010

    An estimated 1.5 million people welcomed in 2010 around Sydney harbour, in what organisers call the biggest New Year's Eve show in the world - but one where great efforts had been made to emphasise green values.

  • December 31, 2009

    As the United States debates health care reform, peace campaigners have pointed out that the cost of sending one US soldier to Afghanistan is equivalent to the cost of health insurance for 690 children for a year.

  • December 30, 2009

    An 85-year-old survivor of the Nazi holocaust has begun a hunger strike in response to the Israeli authorities' denial of human rights in Gaza. Hedy Epstein is part of a group who have been refused access to Gaza to join a peaceful solidarity march.