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U.N. Helpless As Crises Rage In 10 Critical Hot Spots By
A street is littered with debris after a Saudi-led airstrike against the Houthis in Yemen’s capital, Monday, April 20, 2015. Yemen is one of the world’s hotspot that the U.N. says it is unable to address. UNITED NATIONS...
UN To Review Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty On Eve Of 70th Anniversary Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki By
The Atomic Bomb Dome is silhouetted at sunset in Hiroshima, western Japan,  Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.  (Photo: Shizuo Kambayashi/AP) NEW YORK — Seventy years ago this coming August, Dr. Michihiko Hachiya was sprawled out on his living room floor in Hiroshima at about...
UN To Consider US Government’s Role In Ignoring Civil Rights Era Murders By
The U.S. Justice Department has not done enough to investigate civil rights era murders as mandated by the Emmett Till Act of 2008, named for the 14-year old (pictured) tortured and killed in Mississippi in 1955. (Photo: Public domain) A United Nations panel will consider...
UN Torture Expert Refused Access To Guantanamo Bay And US Federal Prisons By
One of Guantanamo Bay’s two courthouses is seen through a broken window at Camp Justice at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo) The United Nations’ top investigator on the use of torture has accused Washington of dragging its feet over his requested...
UN Concerned About The Uncontrollable Spread Of Arms Among Militias In Libya By
In this Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 photo, Libyan soldiers try to fix a weapon that jammed during clashes with militants on the frontline in Al Ajaylat, 120 kilometers (75 miles) west of Tripoli, Libya. Army forces in Libya have been fighting Islamic and tribal militias...
U.N. Member States Accused of Cherry-Picking Human Rights By
A demonstrator marches with his mouth covered and carries a placard that reads: “Censorship” during a protest against Spanish Citizens Security Law in Madrid, Spain. United Nations human rights experts on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 urged Spainís Senate to reject...
Despite U.N. Treaties, War On Drugs A Losing Battle By
Protesters walk under a giant net and with their hands painted red during a march in Mexico City, Nov. 20, 2014. Mexico officially lists more than 22 thousand people as having gone missing since the start of the country’s drug war in 2006. UNITED NATIONS  –...
The Rise And Fall Of The World’s Poorest Countries By
Cambodian school children head back their home after morning school time at Tnoat Kpoh village in the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, March 18, 2013. UNITED NATIONS, Jan 7 2015  – The world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) – a special category...
U.S. Twists Arms To Defeat Resolution On Palestine By
Members of the European Parliament take part in a vote, Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014, in favor of a resolution on recognition of the statehood of Palestine at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. The European Parliament has stopped short of pushing for outright...
The Day CIA Backed Anti-Castro Forces Tried To Bomb The U.N. By
Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Minister of Industries of Cuba, addresses the General Assembly on Dec. 11, 1964. UN Photo/TC UNITED NATIONS, – When the politically-charismatic Ernesto Che Guevera, once second-in-command to Cuban leader Fidel Castro, was at the...