Syria's Suffering Continues Unabated While Minorities are Targeted – Christians forced to special pay taxes to militant Islamist group: "Today in Raqqa and tomorrow in Rome" – 75 year-old-Jesuit murdered in Homs

Syria's Suffering Continues Unabated while Minorities are Targeted ACN News: Friday, 11th April 2014 – UK/INTERNATIONAL With pictures of Lord Alton of Liverpool at the Aid to the Church in Need Lenten vigil service for the Suffering Church in Syria, at the Immaculate...

Syria’s Suffering Continues Unabated While Minorities are Targeted – Christians forced to special pay taxes to militant Islamist group: “Today in Raqqa and tomorrow in Rome” – 75 year-old-Jesuit murdered in Homs

Syria's Suffering Continues Unabated while Minorities are Targeted ACN News: Friday, 11th April 2014 – UK/INTERNATIONAL With pictures of Lord Alton of Liverpool at the Aid to the Church in Need Lenten vigil service for the Suffering Church in Syria, at the Immaculate...

HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS DEBATED IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS – the killing of Chang Song Thaek; human rights violations in North Korea; and links to personal as the United Nations Commission of Inquiry prepares to publish its findings accounts

Some links to disturbing accounts of human rights violations in North Korea: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/secret-state-of-north-korea/ An up-to-date, very informative, secretly filmed documentary on life in North Korea. Secret State of North Korea – PBS...

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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Cross Party Letter to Liz Truss and Alok Sharma: “It can’t be right that despite receiving more than US70.5 million in public funding to develop remdesivir, Gilead is selling the medicine at £1,802 (US$2,340) for a five-day treatment course in most countries.

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UK Aid programmes: heart and head, generous altruism and self-interest, must go hand in hand. These are the “smart power” reasons for sustaining our development programmes. Yes, improve oversight, root out corruption and get value for money – but don’t turn the clock back.

UK Aid programmes: heart and head, generous altruism and self-interest, must go hand in hand. These are the “smart power” reasons for sustaining our development programmes. Yes, improve oversight, root out corruption and get value for money – but don’t turn the clock back.

In 1970 the United Nations passed Resolution 2626. It stated that “Each economically advanced country will progressively increase its official development assistance to the developing countries and will exert its best efforts to reach a minimum net amount of 0.7...