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UN report: ISIL runs ‘slave bazaar’ in which girls are stripped and traded as livestock

“Women and girls are at risk and under assault at every point of their lives.”

Special to WorldTribune.com A United Nations report has revealed shocking details of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL) brutality includes a “slave bazaar” in which young rape victims are stripped naked before being sold and traded like livestock. […]

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Soft power for sale: Money talks through NGOs backed by Soros, Putin, et al.

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Ostensibly benign, independent NGOs are effective propaganda tools for those with the means — such as Russia. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)are becoming ever-more significant on the international scene. Non-profit and generally non-taxed organizations, ostensibly with […]

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UN ready to rebuild Gaza, but $5.4 billion in pledges failed to materialize

Palestinians at Friday prayers east of Gaza City, on Jan. 23. / Suhaib Salem / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The United Nations reports that virtually none of the $5.4 billion pledged for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip has come through. The UN Refugee and Works Agency reported the halt in the international […]

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Shameful: 70 years after Liberation of Paris rally, U.S. president was absent

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — More than a million people along with forty-four world leaders rallied in Paris to proclaim liberty and call for press freedoms in the wake of the radical Islamist media massacre […]

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Game of musical chairs in Security Council vote did not favor U.S. interests

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In its annual round of diplomatic musical chairs, the General Assembly chose five new members for the coveted seats on the Security Council, the UN’s most prestigious body. The new […]

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Doomsday: UN’s 69th General Assembly meets amid ‘unprecedented crisis and troubles’

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By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Presidents, prime ministers, kings and potentates are gathering in New York for the 69th General Assembly of the UN. But as diplomats come together for the annual general debate which begins on Sept. […]

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In 1950, UN forces fought back; Of what use are today’s ‘peackeepers’

UN peacekeepers from the Philippines enter the Israeli sector of the Golan Heights on June 12, 2013.  /Menahem Kahana/AFP

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The United Nations as a force for peace has never lived up to the hopes implicit in the name. You can’t blame a succession of secretary-generals for the failures of the UN The current secretary-general, Ban […]

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Remembering a Saint who helped change the geopolitical landscape

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UNITED NATIONS — John Paul II, the Pope from Poland, has been declared a Catholic Saint. According to Catholic canon law, the Pope performed the requisite miracles and was thus then canonized by the Vatican. Yet, one unspoken miracle of […]

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100 countries at UN rebuff Russia on Crimea; See below who backed Moscow

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John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a resounding rebuff to Russia, the UN General Assembly has reaffirmed Ukraine’s territorial integrity and has characterized the recent referendum which incorporated the Crimean peninsula into Russia as “invalid.” While President Vladimir Putin […]

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UN swamped by a ‘Perfect Storm’ of humanitarian disasters

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John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Faced with the ongoing civil war in Syria, the natural disaster in the Philippines, and a spreading civil conflict in the Central African Republic, the UN humanitarian agencies are confronting a near perfect storm […]

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