Tag: United Nations

UN Security Council moves to cut ISIS cash flow

It also reminds governments worldwide that they must “prevent terrorists from benefiting directly or indirectly from ransom payments for from political concessions” to secure the release of hostages. That provision was directed at European governments which have found ways to circumvent the ban on paying ransoms to win the release of captive nationals. The resolution […]

UN envoy says Yemen national talks will resume amid crisis

Yemen will resume national talks over its future, the U.N. envoy to the country said Sunday, just days after Shiite rebels dissolved parliament and formally took power.   Those talks Monday will include Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, whose Houthi rebels stormed into the capital, Sanaa, and elsewhere in September before besieging the president and seizing total control […]

Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Take Over the Government

Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebel movement on Friday announced it is taking over the government and dissolving parliament.   In a televised statement, the group said a five-member council would act as the president for an interim period, according to the BBC.   The group took control of the capital Sanaa in September, forcing the resignation […]

‘Israeli Blood is Cheap’ in UN Security Council

The UN Security Council released on Wednesday night a statement condemning the death of a Spanish peacekeeper for UNIFIL who had been killed in last week’s antitank attack by Hezbollah – but did not mention, once, the deaths of two IDF soldiers.   “The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the killing of […]

UN Security Council condemns killing of Spanish peacekeeper

The violence along Lebanon’s border, which also killed two Israeli soldiers, was the deadliest escalation on the disputed frontier since the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel. Israel’s ambassador quickly pointed out that the council statement didn’t mention the Israeli soldiers or condemn Hezbollah. “The Security Council seems to think that some lives have more […]

Google Teaming with UN to Dominate Transportation Future

As a dominant multi-national tech corporation, Google has been keen in aligning itself with the United Nations as the premier international rule-setter. Google is committed to “educating” ESG planners on how and what one-world tech rules will be set.   Google is pushing its own concept of an IT infrastructure that supports and integrates social, mobile, big-data […]

At least 5 killed in Ukraine as shelling targets hospital, schools

Heavy shelling in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday afternoon killed at least five people and damaged a hospital, six schools and five kindergartens, local officials said.   The fighting between Russia-backed separatists and government troops in eastern Ukraine resumed in January after a month of relative calm, killing more than […]

Israeli prime minister calls for scrapping UN Gaza war probe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called for scrapping a U.N. commission, which is tasked with investigating potential war crimes committed last summer in Gaza, after the inquiry’s chief resigned amid accusations from Israel that he was biased against the country.   Netanyahu said the commission, set up by the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights […]

UN official says North Korean regime must be ‘dismantled’ for human rights to thrive

A campaign within the United Nations to haul North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before an international court for crimes against humanity has touched off a defensive fury in Pyongyang, where it’s being treated like a diplomatic declaration of war — an aggressive act aimed not only at shutting down prison camps but also at […]

Ukraine wants UN to label Russia as a sponsor of terrorism

Ukraine wants the United Nations to brand Russia a terrorism sponsor amid bloody clashes between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government troops.   The Ukrainian ambassador to the UN told Fox News he plans to submit a draft resolution asking the UN General Assembly to formally label “Russia as a sponsor of terrorism.”   Ambassador Yuriy […]