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  • Erdan reads names of terror victims, leaves Security Council session held on Memorial Day

    04/25/2023 11:59:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/4/23
    Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan read the names of Israeli victims of terrorism at a Security Council session criticizing Israel before leaving the meeting in protest against the holding of the session on Israel's Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of hostilities. “Today is one of the most sacred days of the year for the State of Israel,” Erdan told the Security Council members. “We made numerous requests to reschedule today’s debate, describing the deep importance of the day, yet tragically this council refused to budge.” "We made numerous requests to reschedule today’s debate, describing the...
  • US backs UN Security Council condemnation of settlements

    02/20/2023 9:31:20 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/2/23 | Gary Willig
    The UN Security Council on Monday published a statement expressing its "dismay" over Jewish settlement activity in Judea and Samaria during a briefing on the situation in the Middle East. The statement, which received the support of all 15 members of the Security Council, including the US, reads: “The Security Council reiterates that continuing Israeli settlement activities are dangerously imperiling the viability of the two-state solution.” The statement is non-binding, unlike a resolution which was proposed last week, which would have demanded that Israel "immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory." That resolution was shelved...
  • Israeli diplomats try to defuse furor over Temple Mount visit

    01/05/2023 6:00:58 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/23
    On Thursday, the UN Security Council is set to meet in an emergency session to discuss the visit of National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir to the Temple Mount earlier this week. Ahead of the session, it has been learned, Israeli diplomats have been making efforts to defuse the situation and ensure that the Council does not adopt a decision or even make a statement regarding the incident.
  • H-1B visa: US reaches cap for 2023

    08/25/2022 12:45:50 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 31 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | August 25, 2022 | PTI
    The US has received sufficient number of applications needed to reach the Congressionally mandated 65,000 H1-B visa cap for the fiscal year 2023, the country's federal agency for immigration services said on Tuesday. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Technology companies depend on it to hire thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China. The H-1B visa programme is the most sought-after work visa among foreign professionals, including Indians. “We have received a sufficient number of petitions needed to...
  • The terror factory in Afghanistan

    06/06/2022 2:14:34 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, June 4, 2022 | Hiranmay Karlekar
    [Image] The Taliban’s stated wish to have peaceful relations abroad notwithstanding, the global consequences of competitive militancy are dangerously severe Will Afghanistan again become an exporter of global terrorism? My answer, an emphatic “yes”, will trigger sharp protests. Many perhaps will cite some of what Zabiullah Mujahid, Deputy Minister for Culture and Information and official central spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (henceforth Islamic Emirate), said at the Taliban’s first official press conference in Kabul on August 17, 2021. The Taliban, he said, wished to have peaceful relations with other countries and no group would be allowed to use...
  • UN Security Council watches massive report on Ukrainian military connduct

    05/08/2022 10:58:32 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 57 replies
    Summary: The Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation will hold an informal meeting of the UN Security Council on "Systematic and mass grave violations of the international humanitarian law as well as other war crimes committed by the Ukrainian military personnel and militia and discovered in the course of ongoing special military operation of the Russian armed forces.
  • Zelensky tells UN Security Council Russia has committed worst atrocities since WWII

    04/06/2022 12:38:50 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 48 replies
    April 5, 2022, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) BUCHA, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that the Russian military must be brought to justice immediately for war crimes, accusing the Kremlin’s troops of the worst atrocities since World War II. Zelensky urged the council to “act immediately” on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of his country, calling for Russia to be expelled from the Security Council. Zelensky called on the 15-member council, which aims to ensure international peace and security, to “remove Russia as an aggressor and a source of war,...
  • UN Security Council adopts resolution to ease flow of aid to Afghanistan

    12/22/2021 10:59:19 AM PST · by elpadre · 6 replies ^ | December 22, 2021
    The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a US-proposed resolution to help humanitarian aid reach desperate Afghans, while seeking to keep funds out of Taliban hands. Advertising The resolution – a first step by the UN after months of wrangling over how to avert a humanitarian catastrophe amid economic meltdown in Afghanistan – was welcomed by the Islamists as a "good step." Since the Taliban swept back to power in August, billions of dollars in aid and assets have been frozen by the West in what the UN has described as an "unprecedented fiscal shock" to the aid-dependent Afghan...
  • Russia Vetoes Attempt to Link Climate Change to UN Security Council’s ‘Peace and Security’ Mandate

    "An attempt by the U.N. Security Council to pass what would have been the first-ever standalone resolution linking climate change and the council’s primary mandate of maintaining international peace and security was torpedoed Monday by Russia. Russia used its veto power to kill the resolution drafted by Ireland and Niger. India also voted “no” while China abstained. ..."
  • Russia Vetoes UN Resolution To Recognize "Climate Change" As A Threat To Global Security

    12/13/2021 8:23:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Disclose TV via Twitter ^ | 12/13/21 | Disclose TV
    JUST IN - Russia vetoes UN resolution to recognize "climate change" as a threat to global security.
  • Pakistan’s meek surrender to Tehreek-e-Labbaik was inevitable

    11/01/2021 8:08:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    / ^ | November 2, 2021 | by C. Raja Mohan
    Islamabad apparently bought peace with the TLP. As in its frequent mobilisations over the last few years, the TLP has once again forced the Pakistani state onto the backfoot and enhanced its own political clout. A relatively new phenomenon, the TLP, was founded in 2015 by Khadim Hussain Rizvi, a firebrand cleric who died in November 2020. It now has a strong following among Pakistan’s Barelvi sect. At the heart of TLP’s ideology is the protection of the Prophet’s honour and a vigorous defence of Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws. In Pakistan, anyone deemed to have insulted Islam or the Prophet...
  • China threatens global governance

    09/26/2021 12:41:33 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 33 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 25, 2021 | Gaurie Dwivedi
    A forward-looking United Nations, which will ‘save succeeding generations from the scourge of war', is sine qua non On June 23, 2019 in Rome, at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN's systemic flaws became apparent. The election of the Director-General of FAO served as a grim reminder of the extent to which China had gained ground. The race for the top job ended in a stinging defeat for the US and the EU as Beijing's candidate, Qu Dongyu, won by an overwhelming majority (108 out of 191 votes). The US-backed Georgian candidate received just 12...
  • UN Security Council: Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt

    09/17/2021 3:35:56 PM PDT · by Robwin · 32 replies
    Associated Press via ABC News ^ | September 17, 2021 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday saying that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government that has “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women" and upholds human rights.The resolution adopted by the U.N.’s most powerful body also extends the current mandate of the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan for six months and delivers a clear message that its 15 members will be watching closely what the Taliban do going forward.The statement reflects widespread disappointment over the recently announced interim Taliban government that left out women and minorities, heralding what could be a return...
  • UN Security Council Holds Hearing In Response To Taliban Takeover Of Afghanistan

    08/18/2021 6:23:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Blah blah blah blah blah Human rights, international community, woman's rights, civilians, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah...
  • UN Security Council calls for cessation of hostilities in Afghanistan

    08/16/2021 12:58:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies ^ | 8/16/21 | Mychael Schnell
    The United Nations Security Council is calling for an end to hostilities in Afghanistan and the establishment of an "inclusive" government after the Taliban seized control of the country on Sunday. "The members of the Security Council called for an immediate cessation of all hostilities and the establishment, through inclusive negotiations, of a new government that is united, inclusive and representative - including with the full, equal and meaningful participation of women," the Security Council said in a statement Monday. The group is seeking the "restoration of security, civil and constitutional order," discussions to find a solution to the "current...
  • Pressing need for World Government and Global Parliament [Barf]

    04/03/2021 8:02:41 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 67 replies
    The Daily Pioneer ^ | Saturday, April 3, 2021 | J. L. Koul Jalali
    Pressing need for World Government and Global Parliament [Caption] A World Government can be established and its Parliament could be elected directly by proportional representation based on population of each member nation Amid ever-increasing threats facing humanity, it's high time to initiate steps at the governance level to make the world a safer place for mankind. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided impetus to the idea of a global democratic government and underlined the necessity of a world organisation to tackle the dangers facing mankind in a more effective manner. These include --- pandemics, stockpiles of nuclear weapons, deadly biological...
  • Gabi Ashkenazi: 'Mistake for Security Council to reject US proposal'

    08/15/2020 12:11:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/20
    Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi (Blue and White) slammed the United Nations Security Council's rejection of the US proposal to extend the arms embargo on Iran. In a statement, Ashkenazi said: "The rejection of the US proposal by some members of the Security Council is a mistake that will undoubtedly lead to the Middle East’s deterioration, which must be stopped." "Israel condemns the decision of some members of the Security Council not to extend the arms embargo on Iran. We stress that the Security Council was established for the exact purpose of preventing regimes such as that of the Iranian Ayatollahs...
  • Ireland wins seat on United Nations Security Council

    06/17/2020 4:31:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Wednesday, 17 Jun 2020 23:37 | Brian O’Donovan
    Ireland has won a seat for a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council. Ireland competed against Canada and Norway for two seats on the council after ballots were cast and counted at the UN General Assembly in New York. A total of 191 countries voted. Ireland needed a two-thirds majority, or 128 votes, to win and have obtained the the number required. Norway also secured a seat on the council. President Michael D. Higgins has welcomed the result of the vote, saying that Ireland ran a campaign which did not avoid the global issues that are urgent. Mr....
  • How Russia saved Israel from a Palestinian state based on the '48 borders

    06/16/2020 11:33:06 AM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies
    israelhayom ^ | 6/15/2020 | Ariel Kahana
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the story of a major drama that unfolded behind the scenes at the UN Security Council shortly before former US President Barack Obama left office. New details about some drama involving Israel, Russia, and the US that played out behind the scenes at the United Nations Security Council some four years ago are coming to light. more.... It appears that Russia demonstrated a rare willingness to use its UNSC veto on Israel's behalf to block a resolution led by then-US President Barack Obama, which would have compelled Israel to set up a Palestinian state based...
  • EU ignores Hungary veto on Israel, posing wider questions

    05/06/2019 4:17:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 1 May 2019 09:07 | Andrew Rettman
    The EU just de facto ignored Hungary’s veto on a statement on Israel, prompting questions on how it makes foreign policy decisions. Hungary objected to the EU statement at the UN Security Council (UNSC) in New York at the last minute on Monday (29 April). But Finland read it out anyway at the UNSC meeting, in a game of protocol niceties laced with irritation. The Finnish ambassador to the UN, Kai Sauer, said: “I have the honor to speak on behalf of …” the 27 EU countries which he listed, omitting Hungary. But his subsequent statement used language that made...