Tag: United Nations

UN ending 13-year military peacekeeping mission in Haiti

A U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti that has helped maintain order through 13 years of political turmoil and catastrophe is coming to an end as the last of the blue-helmeted soldiers from around the world leave despite concerns that the police and justice system are still not adequate to ensure security in the country.The U.N. […]

Statement by United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process

“This morning I met with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza. I was encouraged by the firm commitment of President Abbas and the Government to return to Gaza under the full control of the legitimate Palestinian Authority. This is essential for resolving the humanitarian situation as soon as possible, most notably the crippling electricity […]

UN chief urges Burma to end ‘nightmare’ for Rohingyas

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Myanmar’s authorities on Thursday to immediately end military operations that have sent over 500,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh.Guterres called the crisis “the world’s fastest developing refugee emergency and a humanitarian and human rights nightmare.”Advertisement (1 of 1): 0:11Passer dans 3 sThe U.N. chief warned that the humanitarian crisis is […]

Trump’s UN speech rejected globalism and cultural imperialism

It is a brand new era in U.S. foreign policy — gone are the days of “leading from behind” and “apology tours” — as world leaders from Israel to Afghanistan praise America’s more forceful approach to the world under President Trump, as epitomized by his first speech to the United Nations.In his speech Tuesday to […]

Trump’s UN speech may lead to a war that no one wants

The ostensible purpose of President Trump’s speech at the United Nations on Tuesday was to explain to the world why “America First” is an idea other countries should embrace. It was to be “a deeply philosophical address,” a White House official promised. Instead, the speech will inevitably be remembered for just two words: “Rocket Man,” […]

Netanyahu Responds to UN ‘Absurdities’ on Israel: ‘It’s Called the Bible. I Highly Recommend It’

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday attacked “absurdities” in U.N. agencies’ treatment of Israel, invoking tennis legend John McEnroe, the Bible – and penguins – in a speech that was in turn deadly serious about Iran, upbeat about Israeli diplomatic breakthroughs, and thankful to the Trump administration for its outspoken support.Israeli leaders do not […]

Iran, Venezuela Fire Back After Trump’s Strong Criticism at UN

President Trump’s debut U.N. General Assembly speech Tuesday drew strong reactions from two of the three regimes he criticized most sharply, although the response from Kim Jong-un – whom Trump derisively labeled “rocket man” and said he was on a “suicide mission” – is yet to be seen.Trump flailed the “depraved” regime in Pyongyang for […]

Trump ​slams the UN in his first UN appearance

President Trump used his first official visit to the United Nations on Monday to criticize the world body for not living up to its “potential,” and urged member nations to reject “business as usual” and take “bold stands.”“In recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential because of ​​bureaucracy and mismanagement​,​”​ Trump […]

From tug of war with Obama to Trump’s warm embrace: Benjamin Netanyahu heads for UN

One of the most striking elements in the run-up to Monday’s meeting in New York between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump is the lack of the apocalyptic background noise that preceded almost every meeting between Netanyahu and Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.There was certainly a great deal of expectation of a boom […]

UN has exhausted its options on Korean Peninsula, says US ambassador Nikki Haley

Washington: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned that the world body has “exhausted” its options on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.”We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we can do at the security council at this point,” Haley on Sunday said in an interview with the CNN.”None of us want war,” […]