No joke: Venezuela wins spot on UN Human Rights Council

No joke: Venezuela wins spot on UN Human Rights Council

by WorldTribune Staff, October 18, 2019 The United Nations has rewarded the repressive socialist regime of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro with a spot on the world body’s Human Rights Council. Venezuela and Brazil filled two Latin American vacancies on the council in an Oct. 16 vote. Costa Rica reportedly joined the race in a last-ditch […]

Nikki Haley calls out international community for silence on Gaza attacks

Nikki Haley calls out international community for silence on Gaza attacks

by WorldTribune Staff, May 5, 2019 Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley slammed the international community for its silence amid rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip. “If this was any other country, the international community would raise havoc. No other country would sit back and take this. Why should Israel? #DoubleStandard,” […]

Iran challenged on fate of thousands of dissidents secretly executed

Iran challenged on fate of thousands of dissidents secretly executed

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2018 A human rights group has asked the United Nations to investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the executions of thousands of political dissidents in Iran in the summer of 1988. London-based Amnesty International, in a Dec. 4 report, called on the UN to establish an “independent, impartial […]

U.S. Navy seizes arms shipment near Yemen

U.S. Navy seizes arms shipment near Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, October 26, 2018 The crew of a U.S. destroyer has seized 2,500 AK -47 rifles and other weapons from a vessel off the coast of Yemen. U.S. authorities on Oct. 25 said they invited UN inspectors to determine whether the weapons provide proof that Iran is smuggling arms to Houthi rebels in […]

Nikki Haley provides much-needed comic relief at Al Smith Dinner

Nikki Haley provides much-needed comic relief at Al Smith Dinner

by WorldTribune Staff, October 19, 2018 U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who is stepping down at the end of the year, roasted several big names at the 73rd annual Al Smith Dinner on Oct. 18. Haley, the keynote speaker at the event, offered a contrast to the late-night TV comedy lineup that has […]

Iran gloats over Nikki Haley’s exit: ‘New sheriff in town’ is gone

Iran gloats over Nikki Haley’s exit: ‘New sheriff in town’ is gone

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2018 Iran celebrated the news on Oct. 9 that U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley had submitted her resignation. ” ‘New Sheriff in town’ is no longer,” tweeted Alireza Miryousefi, head of the press office at the Iranian Mission to the United Nations. Miryousefi was referencing Haley’s remarks at the […]

Amb. Nikki Haley’s greatest hits: ‘I will not shut up . . .’

Amb. Nikki Haley’s greatest hits: ‘I will not shut up . . .’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2018 During her tenure as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley was a formidable voice for the United States and the Trump administration. Among Haley’s standout moments in an arena which often induces drowsiness are the following: Feb. 20, 2018: Haley said she would continue to “speak hard […]

Rising star Amb. Nikki Haley to leave UN post, has ‘bright future’

Rising star Amb. Nikki Haley to leave UN post, has ‘bright future’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2018 U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Oct. 9 announced she is resigning and will leave her post by the end of the year. Haley said the United States under President Donald Trump’s leadership is now respected around the world. “Now the United States is respected. Countries may […]

North Korean state media hit U.S. inaction during visit by Seoul leader

North Korean state media hit U.S. inaction during visit by Seoul leader

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2018 While North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was making nice with South Korean President Moon Jae-In, state media in the North was blasting the United States for allegedly not following through on promises made in President Donald Trump’s June summit with Kim. Kim regime mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun employed the familiar […]

U.S. withdraws from ‘self-serving’ UN Human Rights Council

U.S. withdraws from ‘self-serving’ UN Human Rights Council

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2018 The United States on June 19 said it withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council after an unsuccessful effort to reform the council. “When a so-called Human Rights Council cannot bring itself to address the massive abuses in Venezuela and Iran, and it welcomes the Democratic Republic of Congo […]

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