A second wave of some 30,000 unaccompanied illegal minors from violence-ravaged Central American nations is expected to swamp the U.S.-Mexico border in September and October, a crisis that could be worse than the one that has already pushed 62,000 children into the U.S., according to a top immigration group. Read More: News Source No Longer […]
The Palestinians have a behind-the-scenes understanding with the Obama administration to use the Palestinian threat of pursuing international war crimes against Israel to force the Jewish state to agree to a long-term cease-fire, according to Egyptian diplomatic sources involved in truce negotiations. Read More: Sources: U.S. backs threat to try Israel for war crimes.
UNITED NATIONS — Britain has proposed a draft U.N. resolution aimed at punishing recruitment and financing of foreign fighters for the Islamic State militant group now controlling a swath of Syria and Iraq, and all other terrorist groups associated with al-Qaida. The early draft, obtained Monday by The Associated Press, calls on all countries […]
State Comptroller Joseph Shapira plans to investigate IDF actions and the decisions Israeli leaders and politicians made regarding Operation Protective Edge. Read More: State Comptroller to probe if Israel violated international law during Gaza operation | JPost | Israel News.
If we are to achieve a fundamental shift away from the exploitation of people and planet – and deliver climate justice, global governance will need to change fundamentally. And if that is to happen, civil society needs to focus more on shifting power than on attending consultations – which are often little more than ‘insultations’, […]
Global governmental spending on biometric programs and corresponding systems is predominantly driven by the numerous e-passport and national identity card programs underway in various countries and the projects slated to begin in the near future. The US and European nations including the UK, Germany, France and other smaller European nations were the early adopters of […]
In what may be one of the most ridiculous accusations yet against Israel, the UN’s top human rights official condemned Israel on Thursday for failing to share the Iron Dome anti-missile system with Hamas, Breitbart reports. Read More: UN Blasts Israel for Not Sharing Iron Dome – Middle East – News – Arutz Sheva.
Israel has attacked homes, schools, hospitals, and UN premises in apparent violation of the Geneva Conventions, Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said. “Therefore I would say that they appear to be defying… deliberate defiance of obligations that international law imposes on Israel,” Pillay told a news briefing. “This is why […]
Top Palestinian officials have filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court, accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza. Read More: Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at International Criminal Court | Fox News.
Having focused much of his papacy on issues like poverty and inequality, Pope Francis is now calling on the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics to pay attention to another problem: environmental destruction. Read More: Why Pope Francis is ‘throwing down a gauntlet’ on environmental destruction | Public Radio International.