Religious freedom advocacy CSW has called on the British Government to raise the deteriorating security situation in Nigeria with President Muhammadu Buhari when he visits the UK this week.

The call comes after recent weeks have seen a renewed surge of violence targeting Christian communities in Nigeria's Kaduna

Budapest, Hungary

Hungary’s Jewish community has commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Jewish ghetto in Budapest, the capital, amid concerns that history will repeat itself.

Tens of thousands of Jewish men, women, and children had lived in fear in the ghetto. Hungarian fascists

Sydney, Australia

Australia on Monday boosted emergency grants and loans for small businesses hit by bushfires that have ravaged the country during the peak tourist season, as firefighters used cooler weather to prepare for a return of hazardous fire conditions.

The fires have killed 29 people and

Nairobi, Kenya

The world's richest 2,153 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined in 2019, while unpaid or underpaid work by women and girls adds three times more to the global economy each year than the technology industry, Oxfam said on Monday.

The Nairobi-headquartered

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thousands of tuk-tuk drivers in Cambodia are to join the fight against human trafficking under a plan by the ride-hailing app Grab to train drivers to spot and report signs of exploitation.

Grab said on Friday it would provide training for 10,000 drivers

Prague, Czech Republic/Budapest, Hungary

Authorities in the Czech Republic say at least eight people were killed and more than 30 injured as one of the country’s deadliest fires in decades swept through a Czech home for the intellectually disabled near the German border.

Several ambulances and rescue

Tehran, Iran

Iran has reportedly detained a prominent Christian rights activist who converted from Islam to Christianity and publicly expressed anger about her country’s Islamic leadership.

The whereabouts of Mary Fatemeh Mohammadi, 21, remained unknown late on Sunday, 18th January. Several religious rights activists said she was

Bangkok, Thailand
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Protests have flared in the Indian state of Punjab over a government plan to use common land for industrial development, a move that activists and analysts said last week would deny lower-caste Dalits their land rights.

The state government last month approved a

New York City, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

PayPal Holdings Inc will share its financial data with a leading advocacy group in the United States to try and stop human traffickers from moving funds on the digital money transfer platform. 

Human traffickers often force people into modern slavery

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A survey of major palm oil buyers on their pledges to help curb deforestation shows that a quarter, mostly based in Asia, have yet to make commitments to purchase sustainable supplies, green group WWF said on Friday.

The scorecard, now

Bogota, Colombia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Colombia is asking Indigenous Amazon tribes to suggest ways to spend more than $US7 million available to fight deforestation, the nation's environment minister said this week, part of an international effort to protect the threatened rainforest.

Involving native tribal communities is critical to

Tokyo, Japan

A growing number of foreigners in Japan are speaking out against what they say is a little-known but entrenched system that allows one parent in a broken relationship to take away the children and block the other from visiting them.

The issue of what media

Nairobi, Kenya
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Countries are rapidly developing "killer robots" - machines with artificial intelligence that independently kill - but are moving at a snail's pace on agreeing global rules over their use in future wars, warn technology and human rights experts.

From drones and missiles to

Agoncillo, Philippines

Thousands of residents under orders to evacuate from a town near the Philippine volcano Taal were allowed to briefly visit homes on Friday to rescue their animals and recover some possessions, taking advantage of what appeared to be waning activity.

Daniel Reyes, mayor of the

Rome, Italy
Thomson Reuters Foundation

In the biggest shakeup of British farming for 70 years, the government on Thursday proposed rewarding farmers who protect the environment, rather than just paying them to own land.

The bill would "transform British farming, enabling a balance between food production and the




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