UN: Parts of Houthi missiles fired at Saudi Arabia were Iranian-made

UN: Parts of Houthi missiles fired at Saudi Arabia were Iranian-made

by WorldTribune Staff, June 15, 2018 Components from missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen at Saudi Arabia were manufactured in Iran, the United Nations said. However, UN officials said they were unable to determine when the components were sent to Yemen, AFP reported on June 14. The UN’s inability to determine when the […]

UN Security Council merry go round

UN Security Council merry go round

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In its annual membership rotation, the UN General Assembly has chosen five new members; Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, Dominican Republic and South Africa, who will serve two-year stints on the powerful fifteen-member Security Council. The election, or more properly selection, is based both on geographical and […]

40 million enslaved by human trafficking: ‘Cops and clergy’ join forces

40 million enslaved by human trafficking: ‘Cops and clergy’ join forces

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The challenge is growing. The risk is widening. The stakes are stark. Those are some of the key takeaways from a UN press briefing on an expanding and dangerous global challenge; human slavery and sex trafficking where forty million lives hang in a precarious balance […]

The overlooked Iranian people and a broken deal’s billion dollar questions

The overlooked Iranian people and a broken deal’s billion dollar questions

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Just days after the global sigh of relief regarding the upcoming United States-North Korea Summit, world opinion swung back into bitter criticism over the Trump Administration’s announcement that it was scrapping America’s participation in the Iran Nuclear Deal, the penultimate diplomatic legacy of the Obama […]

The summit that could end a 65-year Cold War: Great expectations, greater ifs . . .

The summit that could end a 65-year Cold War: Great expectations, greater ifs . . .

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amid startling twists, turns and tribulations, the United States is preparing for a once improbable Summit meeting with North Korea to defuse Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile threat. Earlier in the year the “experts” and those who instinctively know better were predicting a probable […]

Comrade Kim goes to China: Did he have a choice?

Comrade Kim goes to China: Did he have a choice?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The political choreography was classic. The staging was epic. But the outcome remains unpredictable. North Korea’s reclusive leader Kim Jong-Un and his entourage secretly rolled into Beijing on a special armored train later to be greeted and then feted by the Supreme Leader of the […]

Black market nation: North Korea uses false flag vessels for illegal trade

Black market nation: North Korea uses false flag vessels for illegal trade

by WorldTribune Staff, March 1, 2018 The Kim Jong-Un regime is evading international sanctions by using ships which change names and take on new flags to export and import goods, a UN report said. “North Korea earned almost $200 million in the first nine months of last year from banned commodity exports, providing crucial foreign […]

Lawyers appeal to UN on behalf of conservative South Korean leader

Lawyers appeal to UN on behalf of conservative South Korean leader

by WorldTribune Staff, February 28, 2018 Lawyers representing impeached South Korean President Park Geun-Hye are asking the UN to help secure her release after prosecutors called for a 30-year sentence and a court in Seoul extended her detention by six months. “The UN is looking at our application urgently and the South Korean authorities need […]

Nikki Haley to Palestinians and the UN: ‘I will not shut up’

Nikki Haley to Palestinians and the UN: ‘I will not shut up’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 21, 2018 U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said she will continue to “speak hard truths” after the Palestinian Authority’s top negotiator had told her to “shut up.” Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian negotiator, had said last month that Haley “needs to shut up and realize the Palestinian leadership is not […]

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