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  • Trump administration goes for '360 degree' diplomacy to help end Libya war

    08/09/2020 8:18:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | August 7, 2020 | editors
    The Trump administration waded even deeper into the Libya conflict this week, backing UN calls for a cease-fire amid the many factions, and signaling again that the country's oil fields are off limits to those seeking to profit on the war. The US initiative is well timed, with signs of an escalation of fighting between the Libyan Government of National Accord, which is recognized by the UN and backed by Turkey, and the insurgent forces of former general Khalifa Hifter, who has the support of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and France. Libya's also become the world's most dangerous...
  • As rumours swirl of Yemenis fighting in Libya, mercenaries enlist to join the war

    08/02/2020 11:02:03 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 31 July 2020 | MEE correspondent in Sanaa
    The Popular Resistance is a militia linked to Yemen's Islah party, a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate that has good relations with both Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Turkey. Part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi movement, the party and the militia have enemies within the alliance battling on behalf of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi's government - particularly groups allied with the United Arab Emirates, which is a major backer of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar. Recent reports by anti-Islah media in Yemen have accused the party of sending Yemenis to Turkey under the guise of receiving medical treatment,...
  • UAE official tells Turkey to stop meddling in Arab affairs over Libya

    08/01/2020 8:07:16 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    arabnews.com ^ | 8/1/2020 | staff
    DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs said on Saturday that Turkey should stop interfering in Arab affairs, criticizing comments on Libya made by Turkey’s defense minister. Turkish media had reported the Turkish minister making remarks critical of the UAE’s actions over Libya. The UAE, alongside Egypt and Russia, backs eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar, whose fighters have been battling the forces of the internationally recognized government in Tripoli. Turkey has stepped up support for the Tripoli government. “Relations are not managed by threats and there is no place for colonialist delusions in this day and...
  • UN secretary-general calls to construct a “new model of global governance.”...

    07/22/2020 1:14:05 PM PDT · by caww · 61 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 7/22/2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The top official at the United Nations said that the coronavirus pandemic will bring about a “new model of global governance.” “To close those gaps, and to make the New Social Contract possible, we need a New Global Deal to ensure that power, wealth, and opportunities are shared more broadly and fairly at the international level,”.( U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said).......“A new model for global governance must be based on full, inclusive, and equal participation in global institutions.” The 71-year-old Portuguese socialist continued: “A New Global Deal, based on a fair globalization, on the rights and dignity of every human...
  • Hagia Sophia: Greek president appeals to Pope Francis to put pressure on Turkey

    07/21/2020 7:24:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | July 21, 2020 | CNA
    Hagia Sophia: Greek president appeals to Pope Francis to put pressure on Turkey The president of Greece called Pope Francis Monday urging the pope to advocate for the preservation of the status quo regarding Hagia Sophia, which is due to be reverted to a mosque this week.In a phone call July 20, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou told the pope that Turkey’s decision “deeply hurts those who consider this top symbol of Christianity to belong to humanity and the world’s cultural heritage,” according to a statement from the president’s office. She said that the move should be “explicitly and unequivocally condemned” by...
  • The 1967 Six-Day War (What really happened)

    04/06/2003 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Asher · 26 replies · 1,095+ views
    us-israel.org ^ | Mitchell Bard
    The 1967 Six-Day War by Mitchell Bard -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Israel consistently expressed a desire to negotiate with its neighbors. In an address to the UN General Assembly on October 10, 1960, Foreign Minister Golda Meir challenged Arab leaders to meet with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to negotiate a peace settlement. Nasser answered on October 15, saying that Israel was trying to deceive world opinion, and reiterating that his country would never recognize the Jewish State.(1) The Arabs were equally adamant in their refusal to negotiate a separate settlement for the refugees. As Nasser told the United Arab Republic National Assembly March...
  • Why Can’t We All Get Along? W.H.O. Chief Tedros Weeps for Humanity: Begs World to Unite Behind his Leadership

    07/10/2020 12:29:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10 2020 | SIMON KENT
    A clearly distressed W.H.O. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wiped tears from his eyes Thursday as he blasted a global “lack of leadership and solidarity” during the coronavirus crisis, pleading with world figures to unite and back his troubled organization. “How is it difficult for humans to unite and fight a common enemy that is killing people indiscriminately?” Tedros pleaded between long breaths and deep pauses that punctuated his dewy-eyed speech in Geneva, Switzerland. “Are we unable to distinguish or identify the common enemy? Can’t we understand that the divisions and the cracks between us are an advantage for the virus?”
  • [Turkey's] Top Court Declares Hagia Sophia a Mosque

    07/09/2020 5:54:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/9/20 | Jules Gomes
    Vatican silent as verdict triggers geopolitical tremorsISTANBUL (ChurchMilitant.com) - In a historic verdict, Turkey's top court has returned the world's greatest Byzantine basilica to its previous status as a mosque after it abolished President Atatürk's 1934 decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a museum. Turkey's highest administrative court, the Council of State, reached a unanimous verdict declaring that president Kemal Atatürk's cabinet had no right to turn Hagia Sophia into a museum as part of his secularist reforms and has rendered the decision unlawful. The court is expected to deliver its judgment Friday, but Turkish journalist Mehmet Ardıç, a close...
  • UN slams Donald Trump for killing Iranian General Soleimani because there was 'insufficient evidence he was behind an ongoing or imminent attack'

    07/07/2020 1:53:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 07 2020 | Reuters
    The January U.S. drone strike in Iraq that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and nine other people represented a violation of international law, a U.N. human rights investigator said on Monday. The United States has failed to provide sufficient evidence of an ongoing or imminent attack against its interests to justify the strike on Soleimani's convoy as it left Baghdad airport, said Agnes Callamard, U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. The attack violated the U.N. Charter, Callamard wrote in a report calling for accountability for targeted killings by armed drones and for greater regulation of the...
  • 1989 FLASHBACK: U.N. Predicts Climate Disaster by 2000 if Global Warming Not Stopped

    02/26/2019 10:49:08 AM PST · by Moseley · 38 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | February 26, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    Should you trust “experts” whose predictions are always wrong? It is too late to do anything about the unproven hypothesis that humans are causing enormous planet Earth’s climate to change. Maybe human activity is affecting the planet’s temperature (it isn’t). Maybe we could have done something about it (we never could, that’s ludicrous considering the size of the planet). But whatever we could have done, it’s too late now. We should just stop worrying about it. United Nations’ experts told us that by 1999 it was too late to halt global warming. In 1989, there was a 10 year window,...
  • Top child advocate at United Nations-funded charity pleads guilty to sexually assaulting boy

    06/28/2020 12:54:29 PM PDT · by MNDude · 26 replies
    Peter Newell, 77, has been sentenced to prison Victim was 12 years old at the time Newell was a top official at the Association for the Protection of All Children charity, which was funded in part by the United Nations
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 6/26/2020 Newsdump Friday

    06/26/2020 9:30:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/26/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott signing an executive order today shutting down bars in Texas and limiting restaurant capacity...... A federal judge ruling to block restrictions on religious gatherings in New York...... The White House coronavirus task force held it first briefing in weeks today..... Facebook moving to label "potentially harmful posts" following a massive boycott campaign by big business giants..... A gunfight in Mexico City this morning during an assassination attempt on the city's security chief..... "I will never forget how we Pakistanis were embarrassed when the Americans came into Abbottabad and killed Osama Bin Laden, martyred him" Those...
  • Egypt wishes for no UN sanctions against Ethiopia over GERD issue: Foreign Minister [Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam]

    06/23/2020 10:33:32 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | June 21, 2020 | Al-Masry Al-Youm
    Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Saturday stressed that his country does not want punitive measures from the UN Security Council against Ethiopia, and only wants to prevent any negative repercussions from the stalled Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations... "It's now the responsibility of the Security Council to resolve the Renaissance Dam crisis, as its decisions are mandatory and represent the will of the international community," Shoukry said. He added that the GERD issue impacts the lives of more than 150 million Egyptians and Sudanese people... Egypt on Friday called on the UN Security Council to intervene in the...
  • UN Deletes Pro-Antifa Tweet After Massive Public Backlash

    06/21/2020 7:32:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/21/2020 | Kurt Zindulka
    The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) has removed a social media post that defended the right of Antifa to “freedom of expression” and “peaceful assembly” after considerable backlash following a report from Breitbart News. The now-deleted post, which also displayed the far-left movement’s flag, said: “UN Human Rights experts express profound concern over a recent statement by the US Attorney-General describing Antifa and other anti-fascist activists as domestic terrorists, saying it undermines the rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly in the country.”
  • UN ‘experts’ tweet out Antifa flag and expresses ‘profound concern’ over US designation as ‘domestic terrorists’ – and then hide tweet

    06/21/2020 6:31:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/21/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    The overpaid UN “experts” in Geneva apparently forgot that under President Trump, the United States is no longer going to stand for abuse from them while paying their bills. Even though the World Health Organization is their neighbor in the idyllic (ridiculously expensive) Swiss city. Friday, the tweeted out a picture of the Antifa flag and pontificated: UN #HumanRights experts express profound concern over a recent statement by the US Attorney-General describing #Antifa and other anti-fascist activists as domestic terrorists, saying it undermines the rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly in the country. pic.twitter.com/2Pz2dMyq8k — UN Geneva (@UNGeneva) June 19, 2020 That’s...
  • U.N. Shares Antifa Flag, Tells U.S. Antifa Has Right to ‘Freedom of Expression’, ‘Peaceful Assembly’

    06/21/2020 2:51:20 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/2020 | Kurt Zindulka
    United Nations “experts” slammed President Donald Trump’s call to label Antifa as a terrorist organisation, claiming it will undermine Antifa’s right of “peaceful assembly” — despite many instances of violence by the far-left anarcho-communist group.
  • U.N. Shares Antifa Flag, Tells U.S. Antifa Has Right to ‘Freedom of Expression’, ‘Peaceful Assembly’

    06/20/2020 9:10:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/20/2020 | Kurt Zindulka
    United Nations “experts” slammed President Donald Trump’s call to label Antifa as a terrorist organisation, claiming it will undermine Antifa’s right of “peaceful assembly” — despite many instances of violence by the far-left anarcho-communist group. On Friday, the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) posted the flag of Antifa on their official Twitter account, saying that a group of human rights “experts” at the globalist organisation had expressed “profound concern over a recent statement by the U.S. Attorney-General describing Antifa and other anti-fascist activists as domestic terrorists, saying it undermines the rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly...
  • Pompeo says UN Human Rights Council hits ‘new low’ with anti-US resolution on race, police

    06/20/2020 8:09:16 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20 2020 | Adam Shaw
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday criticized the U.N. Human Rights Council, after the controversial organization passed a resolution criticizing the state of policing and race in the U.S. -- even as it is accused of ignoring egregious human rights violations from those on the council itself. “The United Nations Human Rights Council, now comprised of Venezuela and recently, Cuba and China, has long been and remains a haven for dictators and democracies that indulge them,” Pompeo said in a statement. “It is a grave disappointment to those genuinely seeking to advance human dignity. Even so, the Council’s decision...
  • UN Tweets Antifa Flag, ‘Express Concern’ Over the Violent Leftist Anarchists Being Branded ‘Terrorists’

    06/19/2020 5:17:57 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 19, 2020 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    The official Twitter account of the United Nations Office at Geneva tweeted an Antifa flag on Friday and “expressed concern” about the violent anarchist movement being branded terrorists by U.S. Attorney General William Barr. “UN #HumanRights experts express profound concern over a recent statement by the US Attorney-General describing #Antifa and other anti-fascist activists as domestic terrorists, saying it undermines the rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly in the country,” the UN Geneva office tweeted.
  • As UN panel examines 'systemic racism' in US, some countries say America is an unfair playing field

    06/17/2020 9:03:27 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/16/2020 | Frank Miles
    As the top human rights body of the United Nations seeks international scrutiny of systemic racism in response to the recent killings of African Americans by police, some countries are wondering if there is a double standard at play for America rather than the ways other countries are targeted for human rights violations because of dehumanizing their people. A draft resolution, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, singles out the United States and could become the centerpiece of a hastily scheduled debate by the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday. The text calls for a...