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UN General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to demand a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

Dec. 12, 2023 19:28 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to demand a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza in a strong demonstration of global support for ending the Israel-Hamas war. The vote also showed the growing isolation of the United States and Israel. The...

UN General Assembly overwhelmingly demands a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza in vote that further isolates US and Israel

Dec. 12, 2023 16:32 PM EST
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UN General Assembly overwhelmingly demands a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza in vote that further isolates US and Israel.

Palestinians hope a vote in the UN General Assembly will show wide support for a Gaza cease-fire

Dec. 11, 2023 21:14 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are hoping that a vote Tuesday in the U.N. General Assembly on a nonbinding resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire will demonstrate widespread global support for ending the Israel-Hamas war, now in its third month. After the...

What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is marking its 75th anniversary?

Dec. 10, 2023 00:07 AM EST

Seventy-five years ago on Sunday, the U.N. General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at a meeting in Paris — laying one of the foundation stones of the international order that emerged following the horrors of World War II. The declaration was proclaimed...

U.S. sanctions officials from Afghanistan to China on declaration of human rights anniversary

Dec. 08, 2023 12:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on 20 people, from Afghanistan to China to Haiti to Iran, accused of violating human rights in their respective nations. Included in the sanctions are...