Report: Women, journalists in particular, suffer constant abuse in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen

Report: Women, journalists in particular, suffer constant abuse in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, May 7, 2017 Life, for those who have survived, is incredibly difficult for women in Yemen living in areas controlled by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, rights groups say. Between September 2014 and March 2016, 459 women were killed and 1,281 injured in Houthi attacks, according to the Human Rights Information and Training Center. […]

Palestinian Authority hails UNESCO’s anti-Israel resolution

Palestinian Authority hails UNESCO’s anti-Israel resolution

by WorldTribune Staff, May 3, 2017 The Palestinian Authority (PA) praised a newly passed UN resolution which denies Israel’s rights to Jerusalem, a report said. The UN’s cultural agency, UNESCO, passed a resolution on May 2 that declares “all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered or […]

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria; Assad calls chemical attack a U.S. ‘fabrication’

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria; Assad calls chemical attack a U.S. ‘fabrication’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 13, 2017 In vetoing a draft resolution condemning Syria for the April 4 chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Russia “said no” to resolving the Syrian conflict, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said. “Today’s vote could have been a turning point,” Haley said on April 12. “Once more, […]

U.S. ambassador demands UN withdraw report calling Israel ‘apartheid’ state

U.S. ambassador demands UN withdraw report calling Israel ‘apartheid’ state

by WorldTribune Staff, March 16, 2017 The U.S. ambassador to the UN said a report by an anti-Israel scholar that labels Israel an “apartheid” state should be withdrawn immediately. Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian territories, submitted the report to the UN on March 15. The report accused Israel of being “guilty […]

U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley: Why does the UN ‘obsess over Israel’?

U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley: Why does the UN ‘obsess over Israel’?

by WorldTribune Staff, February 20, 2017 U.S. Amb. to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivered a scathing rebuke of what she said is “anti-Israel bias” at the UN and reiterated the U.S.’s “ironclad support” for the Jewish state. “I just put out to the members of the Security Council to help me understand: When we […]

Mattis slams Iran as ‘single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world’

Mattis slams Iran as ‘single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 5, 2017 Iran’s “misconduct and misbehavior” must be addressed, U.S. Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis said on Feb. 4, a day after the U.S. slapped a new set of sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Mattis, who described Iran as “the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world,” was […]

Trump weighs executive order that would slash UN funding

Trump weighs executive order that would slash UN funding

by WorldTribune Staff, January 26, 2017 Among his flurry of week one executive orders, President Donald Trump is considering one that would drastically cut U.S. funding to the United Nations and other international organizations. A draft order titled “Auditing and Reducing U.S. Funding of International Organizations” calls for slashing funding to any UN agency or […]

UN chief: Action needed to stop South Sudan genocide

UN chief: Action needed to stop South Sudan genocide

by WorldTribune Staff, December 20, 2016 “Immediate action” needs to be take to prevent genocide in South Sudan, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Dec. 19. “If we fail to act, South Sudan will be on a trajectory towards mass atrocities,” Ban told UN Security Council. “The Security Council must take steps to stem the […]

As the world watches, Aleppo descends into Dante’s Inferno

As the world watches, Aleppo descends into Dante’s Inferno

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’ s not often a senior UN official leaves a prepared and rigid script to emotionally describe a situation to delegates in the Security Council. But when Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien told diplomats, “I am more or less at my wit’s end as a human […]

Retreating ISIL wrecks what’s left of Iraq’s environmental quality of life

Retreating ISIL wrecks what’s left of Iraq’s environmental quality of life

by WorldTribune Staff, November 20, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is destroying the environment and endangering the health of thousands of people as it retreats from its areas of control in Iraq. Retreating jihadists have set oilfields alight, burned a sulfur plant and sabotaged a water treatment facility, making living conditions “dangerous […]

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