Languages are incredible things. For example, there are 50 ways to describe “snow” in Eskimo. The presence or absence of one tiny accent on a word in Spanish (“carne” versus “carné”) can mean the difference between “meat” and “identification card.” Read More: The Word Police: What You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You […]
This report is the result of SDI’s extensive market and company research covering the global biometric systems industry. It provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast global industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news. “The Global Biometric Systems […]
The PLO’s central council decided Sunday to continue with efforts to join 60 United Nations bodies and international agreements, AFP reported, citing a statement from the governing body of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Read More: AFP: PLO to push on with efforts to join 60 international bodies | JPost | Israel News.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded on Wednesday that the Security Council take action in Syria on violations of international law as he reported to the body that none of the warring parties was adhering to UN demands for aid access. Read More: UN chief demands Security Council action on Syria – Middle East Israel News […]
New York City ex-mayor Michael Bloomberg, a media tycoon, plans to spends 50 million dollars this year to support a grass-roots political network to mobilize gun-control supporters nationwide. Read More: Michael Bloomberg gives 50 million dollars to push gun control – World Israel News | Haaretz.
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Ukrainian and Israeli media. Read More: Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine.
Ron Paul’s nonprofit Campaign for Liberty will fight the Internal Revenue Service’s demand that it reveal its donor list to the agency, despite having already been fined for refusing to do so. Read More: Ron Paul group to defy IRS | WashingtonExaminer.com.
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday signed official documents, confirming reception of and starting processing for Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s requests to join international conventions that are also signed by the UN. Ten of the 15 conventions the PA wishes to join are co-signed by the UN. Read More: UN Chief Approves […]
The Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, commonly referred to as the Fourth Geneva Convention and abbreviated as GCIV, is one of the four treaties of the Geneva Conventions. It was adopted in August 1949, and defines humanitarian protections for civilians in a war zone. There are currently […]