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UN committee blasts Trump adm. dismal job in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, urges secession vote
Scores of local and foreign activists have called on Washington to end its “colonial occupation” of Puerto Rico, bashing the US President for his lackluster and “insulting” response to last year’s deadly Maria and Irma hurricanes. [...]
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US Blocks UNSC Call for Independent Probe Into Gaza Deaths – Reports
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States has blocked the UN Security Council motion calling for an investigation into the deaths of Palestinians killed in violent clashes with the Israeli forces on the Gaza Strip border, Haaretz reported on Tuesday. According to the Haaretz newspaper, the UN Security Council in its draft statement, [...]
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Deadly trap: Austria probes whether its UN peacekeepers let Syrian police drive into ambush (VIDEO)
Austria has launched a probe into whether its UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights allowed Syrian police to drive into a deadly ambush launched by smugglers in 2012. Local media was told their behavior was “100% correct.” [...]
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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Arrogantly Leaves UN Security Council Meeting ►
Rather than listen to what Syria's UN Representative has to say, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley gets up and leaves the UN Security Council Meeting! Transcript Syria’s UN Rep. Exposes Facts Nikki Haley Doesn't Want to Hear! U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Arrogantly Leaves UN Security Council Meeting The Lies The [...]
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US, Russian Envoys Kiss & Shake Hands Before Heated UNSC Meeting (VIDEO)
Minutes before warning that Washington was leading the world towards “sad and serious events” in Syria, Russia’s envoy to the UN exchanged pleasantries and even kisses with US envoy Nikki Haley, a video shows. Before the UN Security Council failed on Tuesday to pass three separate resolutions on an alleged chemical attack [...]
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Did US even bother to justify Russian UN staff expulsion? ‘Too sensitive’ to comment, UN says
The UN declined to comment on the legality of Washington’s move to expel 12 Russian staff working there, saying only that it had been “notified.” The US envoy to Russia hinted they hadn’t even sent notification in advance.  Speaking to reporters, the UN spokesman declined to comment on the US move to expel 12 Russian d [...]
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Russia’s UK Envoy to EU on Skripal Case Reaction: “Trust But Verify”
After accusing the Kremlin of being behind the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal, the UK government expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the country. Moscow, in turn, has strongly denied the "baseless" claims and responded with tit-for-tat measures. "Therefore, the British Government has violated its obligations under the Vienna [...]
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Syrian Army Will Down Any Jet That Launches an Assault – Damascus
During a press conference, Fayssal Mikdad, Syria's Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister, asserted that the USA aimed to prolong the war in the country. The diplomat called on Arabs and Kurds in northern Syria to “unite and fight back at Turkish forces,” warning the Western countries against carrying out airstrikes on Syri [...]
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US rejects Moscow-proposed UN mechanism to probe Syria chemical attacks based on facts
The US has firmly rejected a Russian-drafted Security Council resolution seeking to establish an objective investigative mechanism to probe all allegations of chemical attacks in Syria “based on impeccable and irrefutable data.” [...]
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‘Apartheid State’: UN Slams Israel For Human Rights Violation
On Tuesday, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) held a session aimed at assessing the progress Israel made during its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a UN-backed process designed to assess the human rights record of a state and make recommendations for improvement.  In the course of the struggle between the Israelis and Pa [...]
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‘We’re Not a Lightbulb You Can Turn On and Off’ – UN Agency on Netanyahu Threat
Amid Israeli officials’ concerns over pervasive humanitarian fallout, on Sunday Premier Benjamin Netanyahu said that the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), should cease to exist. [...]
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Haley’s Fantasy Island: US Representative to UN Served by Russian Pranksters
The US ambassador to the United Nations has fallen victim to a phone prank perpetrated by a famous Russian duo, with whom she discussed the affairs of a fictional South China Sea island nation and the alleged harassment of the Ukrainian president by Kevin Spacey. [...]
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‘US has no legitimate cards left to play in Syria’
The US presence in Syria is a violation of the law, and a reflection of US frustration said military analyst Kamal Alam. The only way for Washington to be part of the endgame is to keep its forces in the country, he adds. The UN Charter recognizes only two justifications for the use of military force in a foreign country. The fi [...]
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UN Urges Spain to Respect Democratic Rights of Catalonia
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights urged Spain to observe the rights of Catalans amid reports on detentions and searches in numerous public agencies, including the local government ahead of the region's independence referendum. [...]
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Syria Calls on UN to ‘Stop US-Led Coalition’s Crimes’ in the Country
Damascus called on the UN Security Council to "stop the US-led coalition's crimes against Syrian citizens," a statement issued by the Syrian Foreign Ministry said. Syria calls again on the UN Security Council to fulfull its obligations for the sake of peace and security, and to stop the crimes of the US-led coalition a [...]
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