UN: Both Syria, ISIS conducted chemical weapons attacks

UN: Both Syria, ISIS conducted chemical weapons attacks

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, November 8, 2017 The Assad regime is responsible for a sarin gas attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun on April 4 of this year, according to the UN’s chemical weapons investigative body. Meanwhile, Islamic State (ISIS) carried out a sulfur mustard gas attack on the Syrian town of […]

North Korea making millions from large construction projects in Africa

North Korea making millions from large construction projects in Africa

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2017 North Korea is making a “highly significant” amount of cash from construction projects in African countries, the United Nations said. Hugh Griffiths, the coordinator of the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea which monitors the enforcement of sanctions, told CNN that construction projects by North Korea’s state-owned Mansudae […]

Haley urges UN to follow U.S. lead in confronting Iran’s ‘destructive’ policy

Haley urges UN to follow U.S. lead in confronting Iran’s ‘destructive’ policy

by WorldTribune Staff, October 19, 2017 The United Nations has adopted a “dangerously short-sighted approach” to Iran’s “destructive conduct” and should follow the Trump administration’s lead in confronting the Islamic Republic, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said. “Judging Iran by the narrow confines of the nuclear deal misses the true nature of the […]

U.S. announces intent to withdraw from UNESCO over anti-Israel posture

U.S. announces intent to withdraw from UNESCO over anti-Israel posture

by WorldTribune Staff, October 12, 2017 Citing a continuing “anti-Israel bias” at UNESCO, the United States on Oct. 12 announced that it is withdrawing from the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural body. “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, […]

Kurds ignore UN warning, threats from Turkey with 9-to-1 vote for independence

Kurds ignore UN warning, threats from Turkey with 9-to-1 vote for independence

by WorldTribune Staff, September 27, 2017 Iraqi Kurds by an overwhelming margin approved a referendum for independence, shrugging off warnings from the UN, U.S. and Turkey. Initial results showed more than 90 percent of Kurds voted “yes” on the independence referendum. “There is no precedent in diplomatic history for the whole world closing ranks against […]

Egypt’s Sisi salutes ’more than 40 years’ of peace with Israel, calls on Palestinians to ‘overcome differences’

Egypt’s Sisi salutes ’more than 40 years’ of peace with Israel, calls on Palestinians to ‘overcome differences’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 20, 2017 Egypt’s more than 40 years of peace with Israel can be repeated in the Palestinian territories if Palestinian Arabs are willing to overcome their differences with Israelis and one another, Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi said in an address to the UN General Assembly on Sept. 19. Addressing Israelis, […]

Reports: Egypt has severed ties with North Korea

Reports: Egypt has severed ties with North Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2017 Egypt has cut military ties to North Korea, according to reports. “Egypt will actively co-operate with South Korea against North Korea acts that threaten peace,” Egyptian Defense Minister Sedqi Sobhi said during a visit to Seoul on Sept. 12, Yonhap reported. Cairo, which for decades maintained close ties with […]

‘Dream’ on: Iran rejects demands by Haley that its military sites be inspected

‘Dream’ on: Iran rejects demands by Haley that its military sites be inspected

by WorldTribune Staff, August 30, 2017 Iran’s rulers said they will not allow United Nations nuclear inspectors to visit military bases, calling a U.S. demand for such action “merely a dream.” U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley recently pressed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to uses its authority to gain access to Iranian military […]

Amb. Haley gets briefing from IAEA, questions failure to inspect military sites

Amb. Haley gets briefing from IAEA, questions failure to inspect military sites

by WorldTribune Staff, August 23, 2017 If Iran has nothing to hide, why won’t it allow International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to visit its military sites, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley asked. The IAEA has the authority “to look at military sites now. They have the authority to look at any suspicious […]

Yemen foreign minister: Iran ‘can’t be part of solution’

Yemen foreign minister: Iran ‘can’t be part of solution’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 22, 2017 Iran is “the cause of the problem” in Yemen and “can’t be part of the solution,” Yemen’s foreign minister said on Aug. 21. “Iran continues to support the Houthis, Iranian arms are smuggled in,” Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdulmalik al-Mekhlafi said at a news conference at the United Nations in […]

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