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UN Security Council Holds Emergency Meeting On Ukraine Crisis As Ukraine Readies Troops
UN Security Council Holds Emergency Meeting On Ukraine Crisis As Ukraine Readies Troops By
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council met late Sunday in emergency session as violence escalated in eastern Ukraine, hours before a Monday morning deadline for pro-Russia protesters to lay down their arms or face Ukrainian...
Swiss Say Palestinians Can Join Geneva Conventions
Swiss Say Palestinians Can Join Geneva Conventions By
GENEVA — Twenty-five years after making their first bid for membership, the Palestinians can join the Geneva Conventions governing the rules of war and military occupations, the Swiss government said Friday. Israel had opposed the move, arguing that there is no universally...
US Bill Blocking Iran’s Ambassador Infringes On UN Sovereignty
US Bill Blocking Iran’s Ambassador Infringes On UN Sovereignty By
On Monday, the Senate passed a bill that would effectively prevent Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States. The bill, drafted by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., and passed unanimously, would deny individuals listed on the U.S. State Department’s...
Costs Down, Profits Up: Green Energy Looking Good, Says UN
Costs Down, Profits Up: Green Energy Looking Good, Says UN By
Costs are down, profits are up, and renewable energy is contributing an increasing amount of electricity to the world’s energy grids, according to a report published Monday by the United Nations. With that information in mind, governments must now “re-evaluate...
Sri Lanka Fights Against UN Civil War Inquiry
Sri Lanka Fights Against UN Civil War Inquiry By
GENEVA (AP) — Sri Lanka on Wednesday rejected a U.S.-led call for accountability after the U.N.’s top human rights official recommended an international criminal investigation of abuses from the island nation’s civil war that ended in 2009. U.N. rights...
US to UN: We Can Disregard Int’l Human Rights Treaty
US to UN: We Can Disregard Int’l Human Rights Treaty By
A United Nations panel called out the United States’ litany of human rights failures as the U.S. sought to defend its reputation by saying that an international treaty outlying human rights doesn’t apply to its military operations abroad. The grilling happened...
Obama Calls For A ‘Rethinking’ On Crimea Vote
Obama Calls For A ‘Rethinking’ On Crimea Vote By
WASHINGTON — Counting down to a high-stakes Crimean referendum, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. would “completely reject” a vote opening the door for the strategic Ukrainian peninsula to join Russia if the election goes ahead on Sunday....
Humanitarian Crisis Brewing As CAR Refugees Seek Shelter In Neighboring Countries
Humanitarian Crisis Brewing As CAR Refugees Seek Shelter In Neighboring Countries By
Chaotic sectarian violence has driven thousands out of the Central African Republic (CAR) and into neighboring Chad, and U.N. agencies say they are facing a challenging situation and emergency assistance is needed immediately. The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR on Tuesday expressed...
Croatia Accuses Serbia Of Genocide At UN Court
Croatia Accuses Serbia Of Genocide At UN Court By
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Croatia on Monday accused its Balkan neighbor Serbia of genocide in the early 1990s as the former Yugoslavia shattered in spasms of ethnic violence, in a case at the United Nations’ highest court that highlights lingering animosities...
Syria Set To Surpass Refugee Record
Syria Set To Surpass Refugee Record By
Syrians are set to become the world’s largest refugee population, a United Nations official has warned. In his remarks on the years-long crisis to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres stated that “as the world continues...