Tag Archives: United Nations

UN Demands Freedom For WikiLeak’s Assange, Rules ‘Arbitrary Detention’ Must End By
After nearly four years of being effectively trapped inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Julian Assange, the Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, may soon walk free thanks to a United Nations ruling announced today. The international...
New UN Report Warns Another Arab Spring Is Looming By
A UN report has warned the Middle East could face a new “Arab Spring” as young people struggling to find jobs and a place in society turn to “more direct, more violent” means to have their voices heard. The Arab Development Report, released on...
US Abstains For 1st Time In UN Vote Rejecting Blockade Of Cuba By
A historic step toward lifting the blockade on Cuba, the United States abstained Wednesday in the United Nations general assembly vote calling for the end of the Cold War measure for the 25th consecutive year. “The United States has always voted against this resolution,”...
Netanyahu Fears Obama May Act Against Israel Before Leaving Office By
Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is concerned that US President Barack Obama might take action against Israeli interests at the United Nations prior to leaving office as US criticism of its settlement building intensifies. Netanyahu’s statement...
UN: Half Of Yemen Suffering Malnutrition, Famine Looms Under Saudi Blockade By
More than half of Yemen’s population is suffering from malnutrition, the United Nations told MEE on Wednesday, while warning the war-torn nation faces imminent famine. A spokesperson for the UN’s office of humanitarian affairs said 51 percent of the population –...
Saudi Arabia Bombs Yemeni Water Well, Killing 30 Civilians By
A United Nations official has condemned airstrikes, including a “double tap” attack, on a water well in Yemen that killed dozens of people including children. The statement comes as the Obama administration’s proposed $1.15 billion arms to Saudi Arabia,...
‘World Watching’ as Tribal Members Put Bodies In Path Of Dakota Access Pipeline By
Thirty-eight activists were arrested in two states on Wednesday as protests against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) continue. While construction on one section of the pipeline has been halted until a court ruling expected next week, work continues at other...
CIA, Pentagon Pressuring UN To Act On Alleged Use Of Chemical Weapons By Syria By
The United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are being pressured by the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to address the issue of alleged chemical attacks by Syrian forces, a Russian diplomatic source said. “The...
Russia Blocks UN’s Syria Sanctions Attempt Over Questionable Chemical Attack Report By
Russia blocked a move by the United Nations on Tuesday to sanction Syria for the government’s alleged use of chemical weapons in the country’s brutal civil war. Britain and France called for UN sanctions after a UN-led investigation found that President Bashar al-Assad’s...
UN Finally Admits Responsibility For Haiti Cholera Outbreak Which Claimed Over 10,000 Lives By
The United Nations has admitted for the first time that its peacekeepers in Haiti played a role in the outbreak of the cholera epidemic in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake that sent the poverty-stricken Caribbean nation into a tailspin. “Over the past...