Nicolas Carrillo

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North Korea planning terror attack on South, spy agency says

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> North Korea is currently planning a "terrorist attack" on South Korea according to the South's spy agency.<p>A lawmaker, briefed by the National Intelligence Service (NIS), says leader Kim Jong Un himself gave the order to make preparations.<p>"North Korea's terrorist attack could be in the …

North Korea
Israel

WikiLeaks founder: U.N. panel’s backing over detention ‘significant’ win

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called on Britain and others Friday to allow his freedom after a U.N. panel declared that he has been “arbitrarily detained” as he remains in diplomatic sanctuary to avoid arrest.<p>Assange, speaking by video link from his refuge inside the Ecuadoran Embassy …

Surveillance
Islamic State (ISIS)

Israel's unwanted African migrants

<b>For nearly a year Israel has been offering African migrants cash and the chance to go and live in what is supposed to be a safe haven in a third country - but the BBC has spoken to two men who say that they were abandoned as soon as they got off the plane. One was immediately trafficked, the other</b> …

Africa

Mom hits back at trolls who turned disabled son's photo into Internet meme

The mother of a 4-year-old boy born with a syndrome that altered the shape of his head and caused other health complications is hitting back at Internet trolls who turned a personal photo of him into a social media meme.<p>AliceAnn Meyer, of Texas, posted a photo of her son Jameson as part of her …

Internet
South America

African Union members back Kenyan plan to leave ICC

Leaders at Addis Ababa summit support pullout of international criminal court in protest at perceived unfair targeting<p>Members of the African Union have backed a Kenyan proposal to push for withdrawal from the international criminal court, repeating claims that it unfairly targets the …

Colombia says 2,000 pregnant women have Zika virus as Brazil probes link to other birth defects

Researchers in Brazil's Pernambuco state are investigating whether Zika is linked to babies born with malformed limbs<p>Colombia announced on Saturday that over 2,000 pregnant women had contracted the Zika virus as Brazilian doctors warned that it could be linked to other birth defects, including …

Disease
South America

Israel doesn’t trust NGOs that get money from U.S. and Europe. Here’s why.

JERUSALEM -- Ayelet Shaked is Israel’s justice minister and the sponsor of a contentious bill that would require nongovernmental organizations that receive a majority of their funding from “foreign government entities,” including U.S. aid, to be labeled as such. It may also obligate members of …

Israel

Guest Post: Reaffirming the Role of Human Rights in a Time of “Global” Armed Conflict

<b>by Jonathan Horowitz</b> <br>by Jonathan Horowitz [Jonathan Horowitz is a Legal Officer on National Security and Counterterrorism in the Open Society Justice …

Rights & Freedoms

Guest Post: On Business and Human Rights in Illegal Territorial Regimes

<b>by Valentina Azarova</b> <br>by Valentina Azarova [Valentina Azarova is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Law, Birzeit University. She has assisted and …

Political Science

Compliance Adjudication at the ICJ – The Alleged Violations Case

The ICJ should soon deliver judgments on Preliminary Objections in the two most recent <i>Nicaragua v Colombia</i> cases. Both cases are closely related to …

Paramilitary

The Danish Law on Seizing Asylum Seekers’ Assets

The Danish Parliament recently passed a controversial amendment to the Aliens Act (Bill no. 87) giving police the power to search and confiscate the …

North Africa

Saudi Arabia Cuts Ties With Iran Amid Fallout From Cleric’s Execution

Six ideas to save the EU

Stop the Strasbourg shuttle<p>It was a 10-hour round trip last Wednesday for two of the European commission's big-hitters, Olli Rehn of Finland and …

UK may withdraw from European rights convention over Abu Qatada

David Cameron is examining the possibility of withdrawing on a temporary basis from the European convention on human rights as the government seeks …

Abu Qatada will not be deported for many months, admits Theresa May

The home secretary, Theresa May, has been forced to admit that the radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada will remain in Britain for many months yet, …

Downing Street

Why are religion and violence now so closely linked?

It's a commonplace that wars and religions are closely associated. Since about 1945 there has been an increasing tendency for wars to be fought along …