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Beirut - The U.N. children's agency called the airstrikes in Syria's rebel-held northern Idlib province a day earlier an "outrage," suggesting it may be the deadliest attack on a school since the country's war began nearly six years ago. The attack ...
Airstrikes in rebel-held Idlib province on Wednesday were possibly the deadliest attack on a school since the Syria war began, a top UN official has said, describing the incident as an "outrage" and a possible war crime. The strikes by Syrian or ...

NATO, which was established as a defense alliance back in 1949 to safeguard against external threats, morphed into an attack union on its own initiative; the block has been illegally involved in many wars and its offensive posturing contradicts the UN ...
Russia's seat on the UN Human Rights Council is under threat due to its support of the Syrian government's air campaign in Aleppo.
25 October 2016 - The senior United Nations child rights envoy today said she is heartened by the commitment of the Colombian government and a the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's army (FARC) to separate and reintegrate children ... Ms ...
He may have a flowy cape and plenty of henchmen to carry out his every order, but don't let that fool you: Rogue One villain Orson Krennic isn't as high-class as he seems.

The United Nations has abandoned plans to evacuate patients from besieged rebel-held east Aleppo, which it had hoped to accomplish during a three-day lull in fighting last week, blaming all parties to the conflict for obstructing efforts.
It defies comprehension that the mere mention of the problems created by grossly increased investment in nuclear weapons causes many United Nations officials to squirm, and at best give lip service to disarmament, while simultaneously delivering ...
Hundreds of demonstrators have staged a mass protest in Yemen's capital Sana'a, denouncing the United Nations' "complicity" in Saudi Arabia's deadly campaign against its impoverished neighbor.
David Greene speaks with Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, who called what is taking place in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, "crimes of historic proportions.
24 October 2016 - With the start of the school year and the number of school attacks exceeding 4,000 in war-ravaged Syria, more than 1.7 million children there remain out of school and another 1.3 million are at a risk of dropping out, according to new ...
The United Nations, which is now mainly based in New York and Geneva, was the second iteration of an international organization that was meant to settle issues of war and peace and protect the most vulnerable nations through collective security. The ...
Around 4,800 metric tons of opium have been produced in Afghanistan this year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and crime (UNODC) said on Sunday.
Seoul, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) - A French veteran who served in the Korean war (1950-53) will be buried beside his comrades in Busan, the government said ...
Clashes and air strikes shook the Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitor said Sunday, as heavy fighting resumed after the end of three-day truce.
The 72-hour ceasefire took effect just before midnight on Wednesday to allow aid deliveries in Yemen, whose war has killed thousands of people and left millions homeless and hungry.
GENEVA - The top United Nations human rights official on Friday called the weekslong bombardment and siege of rebel-held parts of Aleppo "crimes of historic proportions" that had turned the ancient Syrian city into a "slaughterhouse.

The UN's Commission of Inquiry for Syria will continue investigating alleged violations committed in the Syrian city of Aleppo, drawing evidence from victims ...
GENEVA, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights official said on Friday that the siege and bombing of eastern Aleppo in Syria constituted "crimes of historic proportions" that have caused heavy civilian casualties amounting to war crimes.
Hours later, in a separate United Nations attempt to establish accountability for atrocities in the Syria war, secretary general Ban Ki-Moon announced a panel to investigate the Sept.
Progress for the world's children has left out the young victims of war, conflict, and poverty, the Holy See has told the United Nations. "The dramatic progress made in the reductions in child mortality and increased access to schooling and safe ...
Anti-nuclear proponents are imploring a coalition of non-nuclear arms states to support a resolution submitted to the U.N. General Assembly last week that would establish a mandate for negotiations in 2017 for a treaty that prohibits nuclear weapons ...
The United Nations says the war in Afghan has caused more than 8,000 civilian casualties, including nearly 2,600 deaths, in the first nine months of 2016.
18 October 2016 - A new special human rights report released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has concluded that the 23 July attack on a large, peaceful demonstration in the country's capital, Kabul, not only deliberately ...
He described the war-torn city as "iconic" and "a special symbol" and the international community should avoid letting it become like Darayya or Moadamiyah, referring to areas where the government siege -- considered a starvation tactic by opposition ...
"Now, Britain has decided to send its Typhoon fighter jets to take part in joint US-South Korean military drills, in the south of Korea, from 4 to 10 November.
Does anyone remember the war in Iraq, an illegal war (all initiators of wars are war criminals) that caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis (many children obviously, as most populations consist of about fifty per cent children)?
The newly-appointed secretary general of the United Nations, has said it breaks his heart to see the suffering of the Syrian people.
The Palestinian Authority is trying to prevent United Nations agencies from effectively subsidizing Israel's forcible transfer of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
The UN High Commissioner for human rights has again called for an international investigation into possible war crimes in Yemen, stressing that a deadly airstrike on a funeral service at the weekend indicates that violations have continued without ...
"Beating the Drums of war" at the UN Security Council: Russia Vetoes Resolution to Implement Syria "No Fly Zone".
Dr. Hashem Darwish, the head of the health program at the Qatar Red Crescent's mission in Turkey, called the attack a war crime. This was the very phrase the secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, used a few days earlier to describe the ...
Moscow (Sputnik) - Russia has enough weight to resolve Yemen's civil war via internal dialogue instead of aggression from the outside, Saleh, who is currently allied to the Ansar Allah movement, also known as the Houthi rebels, said during a meeting ...
GENEVA (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official repeated his call on Wednesday for a dilution of big powers' United Nations veto in cases of serious war crimes, but he gave little support to Syrian opposition hopes of strong-arming Russia over ...
The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and cultural rights has urged the Philippine government to take necessary measures to ensure that its relentless war on drugs does not discriminate the poor and marginalized. In its recent report, the UN ...
The Palestinian Authority is trying to prevent United Nations agencies from effectively subsidizing Israel's forcible transfer of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official renewed his call on Monday for an international probe into possible war crimes committed in Yemen, saying the bombing of a funeral showed that violations continued unpunished. An air strike, widely ...
The UN High Commissioner for human rights has again called for an international investigation into possible war crimes in Yemen, stressing that a deadly airstrike on a funeral service at the weekend indicates that violations have continued without ...
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Moscow has moved nuclear-capable missiles near the Polish border, its defence ministry confirmed on Saturday, as Germany's foreign minister warned that tensions between Russia and the West were "more dangerous" today than during the Cold War. Russia ...
The show is an adaptation of an Israeli show Hatufim, by director Gideon Raff.
Western governments and Russia have clashed at the UN Security Council even while the Syrian government presses ahead with its military offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
Washington (AFP) - The United States declared Friday that the bombing of civilians in Aleppo could amount to a war crime, as the diplomatic battle over the Syrian war moved to the United Nations. US Secretary of State John Kerry made clear his mounting ...
SHOCK new satellite images from North Korea reveal trigger-happy Kim Jong-un is to risk sparking World war 3 - with another huge nuke launch.
The UN Security Council looks set to vote on a draft resolution over the weekend that calls for an immediate ceasefire across Syria.
A woman mourns the death of her relative - who was killed by suspected al-Shabaab in Mandera town - at Chiromo mortuary on October 7, 2016 where she had gone to identify the body.
United Nations, Oct 7 2016 (IPS) - When the UN Security Council last week discussed the "deliberate" attacks on medical facilities in war-ravaged Syria and Yemen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon implicitly criticized some of the warring nations lamenting ...
South Korea have shown the world it's ready for war as Kim Jong Un marches towards nuclear apocalypse. South Korea ... The isolated nation has fired a number of missiles from submarines over the past few months despite warnings from the United Nations.
"It's probably one of the biggest crises in the world but it's like a silent crisis, a silent situation and a forgotten war," UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Jamie McGoldrick told CNN. The health service has "completely collapsed" and "children ...
The human rights Council of the United Nations last week refused to open an independent investigation into war crimes in Yemen, demanding instead a national commission of inquiry to investigate attacks on hospitals and the killing of civilians.


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