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UK: No party likely to win majority, say opinion polls
19th Apr 2015

UK: No party likely to win majority, say opinion polls

  Neither the Conservatives nor the Labour Party are likely to win an overall majority in UK’s elections on May 7. Both parties are nearly level with around 30 percent support. UK is going to the polls on May 7, … Continued

UN Security Council imposes arms embargo on Houthi leaders
15th Apr 2015

UN Security Council imposes arms embargo on Houthi leaders

  The UN Security Council has passed a resolution imposing an arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthi rebel chief, Abdul Malik al-Houthi and other rebel leaders. The council also demanded humanitarian aid for civilians. The UN Security Council on Tuesday imposed … Continued

UN debates Russian proposal for ‘humanitarian pauses’ in Yemen
5th Apr 2015

UN debates Russian proposal for ‘humanitarian pauses’ in Yemen

[Photo: Civilian destruction by Saudi Arabian airstrikes in Yemen] The UN Security Council is considering a Russian call for a military pause in Yemen to allow aid through. The Red Cross has warned of many more deaths in the country … Continued

Yemen: UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting
22nd Mar 2015

Yemen: UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting

  [Archive Photo: pro-Houthi protests]   The UN Security Council is to convene in an emergency session on Yemen, where a separatist movement and terrorism threaten to set off a civil war. US troops aiding anti-al Qaeda efforts have already … Continued

UK: Muslim community a microcosm of British society at large
12th Feb 2015

UK: Muslim community a microcosm of British society at large

Hamed Chapman London, (The Muslim News): The Muslim community in Britain is an ethnically diverse group of people and differ little from the rest of the population, according to the first study of its kind based upon the last census … Continued

HSBC helped clients ‘avoid taxes and hide millions’
9th Feb 2015

HSBC helped clients ‘avoid taxes and hide millions’

  [ Photo: HSBC Bank in Switzerland]   British bank HSBC Holdings PLC has admitted to failings by its Swiss subsidiary. Secret bank files have shown that the Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers avoid taxes and hide millions of … Continued

UN condemns Boko Haram attacks
20th Jan 2015

UN condemns Boko Haram attacks

    For the first time, the UN Security Council has condemned Boko Haram’s attacks as a whole. The Islamist group poses a threat to the region, the council has warned, urging African nations to act. Ahead of a key … Continued

UN: Palestine becomes ICC observer
8th Jan 2015

UN: Palestine becomes ICC observer

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accepted the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) request to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Wednesday. Ban notified states that are party to the ICC of the decision late Tuesday, … Continued

UN: Palestine resolution defeated in Security Council
31st Dec 2014

UN: Palestine resolution defeated in Security Council

    [US Representative at the UN Samantha-Power votes against Palestinian Statehood]   The UN Security Council has failed to adopt a resolution to end Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and enable Palestinian statehood. France and China voted for the resolution, … Continued

UNICEF: 230 million children living in war-torn countries in 2014
9th Dec 2014

UNICEF: 230 million children living in war-torn countries in 2014

[Israeli forces, including soldiers disguised as Palestinians, violently arrest a Palestinian child in occupied Jerusalem on October 24. Anadolu Agency / Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu] The United Nations children’s agency UNICEF declared 2014 a devastating year for children on Monday with … Continued

Palestine: PA head Abbas asks UN to end post-1967 occupation by 2016
2nd Oct 2014

Palestine: PA head Abbas asks UN to end post-1967 occupation by 2016

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is asking the UN Security Council to set November 2016 as the deadline for full Israeli withdrawal from the territories occupied by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967, according to a draft resolution obtained … Continued

UN: Germany Foreign Minister says Iran nuclear deal ‘has never been so close’
26th Sep 2014

UN: Germany Foreign Minister says Iran nuclear deal ‘has never been so close’

    Germany’s Foreign Minister (photo above) has said after meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program must be solved once and for all. A resolution, he said, “has never been so close.” “We … Continued

UN: Global grassroots protest on climate change
22nd Sep 2014

UN: Global grassroots protest on climate change

  Protestors demanding action from world leaders on climate change have massed in 158 countries, culminating in a large march in New York. It’s the venue of a special UN climate summit due on Tuesday. Massed calls were made on … Continued

UK: Scottish polls too close to call on eve of referendum
17th Sep 2014

UK: Scottish polls too close to call on eve of referendum

  Three separate polls have given the “no” campaign just a marginal lead one day ahead of a Scottish referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. Both sides are embarking on one last charm offensive. Three separate opinion polls showed … Continued

UN rights council appoints panel to investigate Gaza assault
12th Aug 2014

UN rights council appoints panel to investigate Gaza assault

  [Family members mourn death of a medic killed by Israeli bombing in Gaza]   NEW YORK (Ma’an): The UN Human Rights Council has appointed a three-member panel to investigate allegations of humanitarian law violations during Israel’s Gaza assault, reports said … Continued

UN: Lakhdar Brahimi steps down from UN Syria post
14th May 2014

UN: Lakhdar Brahimi steps down from UN Syria post

  International Syria mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has officially confirmed he is stepping down from his post at the end of the month. The announcement was made at the UN Security Council in New York. During the past year, Brahimi had … Continued

ESCWA’s proposal for Arab integration undermined by Israel
20th Apr 2014

ESCWA’s proposal for Arab integration undermined by Israel

  By Yazan al-Saadi Over the course of the week, the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia’s (ESCWA) report, titled “Arab Integration: A 21st Century Imperative,” has been overshadowed in the media by Israeli complaints regarding the report’s … Continued

US: Obama signs bill aiming to block Iranian UN envoy from entering US
19th Apr 2014

US: Obama signs bill aiming to block Iranian UN envoy from entering US

President Barack Obama has signed hurried legislation banning anyone from entering the US as a UN representative if they have a past in either espionage or terrorism, and are still considered a threat to the US. The bill, signed into … Continued

4th Mar 2014

Ukraine: Yanukovych asked Putin, military to restore ‘law and order’

Russia has displayed a letter at the UN Security Council, saying former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych requested Russian military intervention. The US and UK called the maneuvers “a response to an imaginary threat.” Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin … Continued

6th Feb 2014

UN ‘gravely concerned’ about Vatican’s child abuse record

A UN committee has issued a report assessing Vatican policies concerning children in the wake of worldwide abuse scandals. It said it was “gravely concerned” about how the Church has handled the crisis. The United Nations Committee on the Rights … Continued

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