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Civil society will lead the way to press governments to ban fully autonomous weapons, Human Rights Watch said today at the launch of the global Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. These potential future weapons, sometimes called “killer robots,” would be able to select and attack targets without any human intervention.

United Nations envoy Martin Kobler

A United Nations’ envoy has warned that Iraq is at a "crossroads," calling on religious and political leaders to take care of the country’ peace.

Tehran's Ambassador to Baku Mohsen Pakayeen

Tehran's Ambassador to Baku Mohsen Pakayeen said that the two neighboring countries of Iran and Azerbaijan share identical views about finding a political solution to the current crisis in Syria.

As the news revealed that Boston suspect widowed wife was an American convert to Islam, stereotypes and misconceptions have been reignited about US women who have chosen Islam, portraying them as brainwashed and submissive who sacrificed their American life to satisfy their husbands.

I think that more and more Americans are actually going to be coming around to accepting that what the Supreme Leader of Iran is saying is a lot more honest and truthful and realistic than what they are hearing from their own leaders here in the US.”
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China accused the United States on Sunday of spying on its own citizens, discriminating against women and ethnic minorities and allowing gun crime to run out of control, in Beijing's annual rebuttal to Washington's criticism of its rights record.

Russia criticized the US's 2012 report on human rights and accused it of applying double standards, the Foreign Ministry said.

Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has reiterated the need to keep up resistance efforts against foreign-backed terrorist gangs in Syria, expressing confidence that the Syrian people and government will ultimately achieve victory.

Child Marriage

The government of South Sudan should increase efforts to protect girls from child marriage, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, on the eve of International Women’s Day. The country’s widespread child marriage exacerbates South Sudan’s pronounced gender gaps in school enrollment, contributes to soaring maternal mortality rates, and violates the right of girls to be free from violence, and to marry only when they are able and willing to give their free consent.

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