Tag Archives: United Nations

US Delegation Contrite At UN Review On Torture By
WASHINGTON — Presenting before a major United Nations review this week, U.S. officials repeatedly expressed regret for post-9/11 government interrogation practices that “crossed the line” into torture. The officials denounced...
Ebola And ISIS: A Learning Exchange Between The UN And Faith-Based Organizations By
NEW YORK - The simultaneity presented by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus on one hand and militant barbarism ostensibly in the name of Islam on the other present the international development community – particularly the United Nations and international NGOs –...
Bombs Shake Egypt As The Country Comes Under Fire From UN By
Reports: A bomb blast just 100 meters from a Cairo presidential palace wounded a female passer-by early Thursday, just hours after a train bomb killed three people, security officials said. Meanwhile, the UN’s top human rights body took Egypt to task Wednesday for...
Zim Shipping “On The Ropes” In Oakland As Activists Prepare To Block The Boat Again By
AUSTIN, Texas — After multiple Block The Boat actions, even opponents of the blockade movement admit that Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Israel’s largest maritime cargo corporation, is on the defensive. The next in this series of direct actions, which attempt...
Analysis: Does The UN Prevent Violence Or Promote It? Ask Cuba By
At a time when the United Nations is rapidly expanding its imperialist agenda, opposition to the organization’s duplicitous role is rarely reported in mainstream media. In his address to the U.N. Security Council on Aug. 21, Cuban Ambassador and Permanent Representative...
Israel’s Deadly Attacks on Gaza Schools Constitute War Crimes: Human Rights Watch By
Israel’s military attacks on United Nations schools in Gaza that were sheltering thousands of displaced people slaughtered dozens of civilians “in violation of the laws of war,” Human Rights Watch declared in a report released Thursday. The humanitarian...
UN Agency Says Violence At Peak Levels As Israel Flattens High-Rises In Gaza By
Israel’s escalated bombing of the Gaza Strip was evidenced on Tuesday by airstrikes that targeted to high-rise buildings in Gaza City that left one flattened completely and the other badly damaged. According to the Associated Press it is the fifth high-rise...
UN: Death Toll From Syrian Civil War Tops 191,000 By
GENEVA  — The death toll from three years of Syria’s civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. The figure, covering the period from March 2011 to April 2014, is the first issued by the U.N.’s human rights office...
UN: Nearly 1,000 Killed In East Ukraine In Past Two Weeks, Doubling Death Toll By
The UN human rights office reports the death toll has been soaring in eastern Ukraine over the past two weeks, nearly doubling from 1,129 to 2,080, with at least 4,953 others wounded. The office termed the tolls “very conservative estimates,” put suggest a massive increase...
The U.N.’s Endorsement Of Israel’s Genocidal Intent By
Beyond the practicality of statistics, which will probably become more prominent in the wake of the current ceasefire, Israel’s colonial massacre under the euphemism Operation Protective Edge has unleashed unspeakable horror within Gaza, leaving about 2,000 Palestinians...