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U.S. tightens sanctions on Nicaragua in runup to anniversary of protests

The U.S. has sanctioned Laureano Facundo Ortega Murillo, son of Nicaragua’s president. (© Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS/Getty Images)   By : ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   One year after the government of Nicaragua launched a brutal crackdown on the country’s citizens, the U.S. continues to exert economic and diplomatic pressure on the repressive …

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Who sits where during a State of the Union speech? [infographic]


 (© AP Images)   By : Julia Maruszewski   The three branches of the federal government come together at the U.S. Capitol every January or February to hear the president deliver the State of the Union address. That speech to a joint session of Congress allows the president to lay out an …

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Police work together to catch human traffickers

human traffickers

(© SvetaZi/Shutterstock)   By : Mark Trainer.   A human trafficking operation in Marneuli might have gone undetected if police from this small city in the southern portion of the nation of Georgia hadn’t known what to look for and how to ferret out this pervasive and inhuman crime.

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U.S. remembers the Ukrainian victims of the Holodomor

the Holodomor

People lay symbolic sheaves of wheat and light candles during a recent commemoration ceremony at a monument in Kiev to the victims of the Holodomor famine of 1932–1933. (© Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images)   By : Mary Jane Maxwell.   The United States joins Ukrainians around the world in marking the 85th …

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Commissioner of the International Commission on Human Rights: President Trump in his last decision bears criminal responsibility for all victims …


By : Massoud Hamoud / IENA-NEWS   Following the recent speech by US President Donald Trump and his insistence on pursuing hundreds of billions of dollars in arms deals with the Gulf states, he points to his prior intention to keep the Middle East a burning region that daily kills more …

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Ambassador Abu Said meets Minister “Wales” and signs two protocols in Nigeria at the end of his tour and confirms that there is no disregard for Rights


By : IENA-NEWS.   The International Human Rights Commissioner for the Middle East, Ambassador Haitham Abu Said, concluded his visit with his accompanying delegation, Executive Council Member Dr. Mohammad Kouta and Media Advisor of the International Agency for Human Rights Dr. Rehab Abdel Hay.

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The sanctions countdown clock is ticking

The sanctions

By : Mark Trainer.   When President Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal in May, he signed an order immediately reimposing the highest level of sanctions on the Iranian regime and critical sectors of Iran’s economy.

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Human rights award winner languishes in Iranian prison

droits de l’Homme

Human rights activist Narges Mohammadi at the Defenders of Human Rights Center in Tehran in 2007 (© Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)   By : Mary Jane Maxwell / ShareAmerica.   Narges Mohammadi is an Iranian physicist, engineer, wife, mother, defender of human rights and recipient of the 2018 American Physical Society Andrei …

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