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 […]

Greece blocks EU statement critical of China on human rights

Greece blocks EU statement critical of China on human rights

by WorldTribune Staff, June 18, 2017 A European Union statement at the UN criticizing China for its human rights record was blocked by Greece. Greece called the statement “unconstructive criticism of China” and said it would be better for the EU to hold separate talks with China outside the UN, Reuters reported on June 18. […]

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 […]