Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Thousands of Palestinian refugees pack the destroyed thoroughfare to meet the United Nations humanitarian distribution at the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria. (Photo: UNRWA)
The legacy of 2014 will likely be that the world suffered a "historic failure" in human rights, according to Amnesty International's annual assessment. Released Wednesday, the human rights report says that the year had been "devastating" for civilians caught in the cross-hairs of war and that governments "failed miserably" to protect those most in...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
(Photo: Robert Shetterly/Americans Who Tell the Truth)
The family of Rachel Corrie—the 23-year-old U.S. activist crushed to death by...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
William Schabas, the head of a United Nations war crimes inquiry into Israel's...


Job-like, Gazans get yet more bad news: Even as they squat in rubble and tents battling to keep their children alive - a fifth just froze to death - amidst cold, wet, wind, and food, fuel and power shortages, U.N. officials say a program to rebuild over 100,000 destroyed homes will end this month because ignoble world donors oblivious to their fate have reneged on funding promises. With a heartrending plea from those forgotten in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon: "We are slowly dying here."