Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Tag Archives: United Nations

Netanyahu disappointed by ally Modi’s Jerusalem rejection

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he was “disappointed” by India´s refusal to back recognition of Jerusalem as his country´s capital but would not let it spoil his landmark visit to the Asian giant. Netanyahu also vowed that Israel would “catch up” with the killers of a Jewish ...

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The White House struggles to silence talk of Trump’s mental fitness

WASHINGTON: The White House is struggling to contain the national discussion about President Trump’s mental acuity and fitness for the job, which has overshadowed the administration’s agenda for the past week. Trump publicly waded into the debate spawned by a new book, “Fire and Fury” – Michael Wolff’s inside account ...

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US will take names of those who vote to reject Jerusalem recognition

Nikki Haley

UNITED NATIONS: US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned countries that she will report back to President Donald Trump with the names of those who support a draft resolution rejecting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency session Thursday to vote on ...

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Trump to unveil America First national security strategy

President Donald Trump is outlining a new national security strategy that refocuses the United States’ relationship with the rest of the world, essentially implementing his “America First” mantra on a global scale. It envisions nations in constant competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on climate change, and affirms that the United States ...

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UN’s Zeid Toughens Warning of ‘Genocide’ in Myanmar

GENEVA: The top United Nations human rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, according to a British television interview to be shown. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ...

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Trump’s siege of Jerusalem

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem has raised eyebrows in the political circles of the world. Jerusalem has been the primary source of tension between Israel and the Muslim World. Israel occupied the Palestinian majority East Jerusalem after the 1967 war. United Nations does not recognise Jerusalem as the sole capital of ...

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UN council to meet on N Korea nuclear program in December

UNITED NATIONS Security Council ministers will meet on Dec. 15 to discuss North Korea’s nuclear and missiles programs and the body will also meet separately this month to discuss human rights abuses in the North Asian country, an annual meeting that its ally China has tried to prevent for the ...

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UN chief stresses need to tackle violence against women

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed the need to tackle violence against woman. “Every woman and every girl has the right to a life free of violence. Yet this rupture of human rights occurs in a variety of ways in every community. It particularly affects those who are most ...

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United Nations passes Pakistan’s resolution on right to self-determination

UN: The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution, reaffirming the universal realization of right of peoples to self-determination. The resolution , co-sponsored by seventy-five countries adopted in the Third Committee session says the right of self- determination to the people is a fundamental condition for effective ...

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Death penalty has no place in the 21st century : UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: The death penalty does little to deter crimes or serve victims, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, calling on all countries ,which have not forbidden the extreme practice, to urgently stop executions. “The death penalty has no place in the 21st century,” Guterres said, while speaking alongside Andrew ...

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