The Syrian ambassadors’ expulsion 30 May 2012 Most major European capitals have expelled their Syrian ambassadors in protest against the massacre that took place in the central city of Houla near Homs, which led to the deaths of more than a hundred people including 34 children under the age of 10. European governments [...]
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Annan holds talks with Syrian president UN-Arab special envoy meets Bashar al-Assad in Damascus amid international horror over the Houla massacre.
International mediator Annan flew to Damascus on Monday for new talks with the Syrian government [Reuters] Kofi Annan, the UN-Arab special envoy, has held talks in Damascus with Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s president, amid international horror at a massacre of over 100 people. Anna, a former UN secretary-general, met Assad in the Syrian capital on Tuesday, having arrived in the [...]
Opposition to Iran war gaining momentum By Kourosh Ziabari link http://www.presstv.ir/detail/240364.html Several prominent academicians, peace activists, artists, journalists and even Nobel Prize laureates have stood shoulder by shoulder with the international organizations to voice their dismay and alarm at the renewed war rhetoric of Israel against Iran and its possible plans for launching a military [...]
Annan: Syria plan is only chance to avoid war International envoy says world powers share a “profound concern” that Syria’s violence is spiralling into civil war.
Despite the presence of UN monitors , activists on Tuesday said 20 people were killed across Syria [Reuters] International envoy Kofi Annan has said his six-point peace plan for Syria is a “possible last chance to avoid civil war”. Annan, the UN-Arab League envoy tasked with bringing an end to the violence, said on Tuesday world powers [...]
UN threatens sanctions over Sudan dispute Security Council passes resolution that gives Sudan and South Sudan just 48 hours to halt hostilities or face sanctions.
War talk on both side has raised international fears of a full blown war [Reuters] The UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution giving Sudan and South Sudan only 48 hours to halt hostilities or face potential sanctions. With Russia and China joining the growing calls for a halt to the growing border conflict, the 15-member [...]
PLO envoy says settlements prove Israel does not want two state solution. BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The PLO ambassador at the United Nations on Wednesday condemned Israeli settlement activity in a series of letters to senior UN officials. “There have been confirmations by the UN Security Council and General Assembly, Human Rights Council and the Social [...]
Irainian Ship Photo by: Glenn Klasner Amid nuclear talks, Iran warns of cutting oil to more EU states Recent Iranian measures against Britain, France, Greece and Spain, meant as pre-emptive retaliation ahead of an EU oil embargo that is due to go into effect in July. By The Associated PressTags: Iran nuclear Iran threat link http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/amid-nuclear-talks-iran-warns-of-cutting-oil-to-more-eu-states-1.425548 Iran’s oil minister [...]
UN authorises 300 Syria monitors UN security council votes unanimously to expand its mission and demands immediate halt to post-ceasefire violence
Members of the initial contingent of UN ceasefire monitors in Syria tour the Damascus suburbs. Photograph: EPA The UN security council has unanimously voted to send 300 unarmed military observers to Syria to monitor the fragile ceasefire between President Bashar al-Assad‘s forces and opposition groups. The resolution approved on Saturday increases the number of observers in the [...]
India tests long-range ballistic missile Launch of Agni V, with range of 5,000km and ability to carry nuclear warheads, puts country into elite club of nations.
The launch makes India part of an elite club with intercontinental nuclear defence capabilites [AFP] India has test launched its first long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), capable of reaching deep into China and as far as Europe, with a scientist at the launch describing the mission as successful. “It has met all the mission objectives,” S [...]
Bibi’s Dilemma — and Barack’s By Patrick J. Buchanan April 17, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — “Bibi” Netanyahu was disgusted. “My initial reaction is that Iran has gotten a freebie. It has got five weeks to continue enrichment without any limitation.” The Israeli prime minister was referring to Saturday’s meeting in [...]
A protester holds a flag as he stands near the illegal Israeli wall opposite Israeli forces during a protest in Bilin near Ramallah. (Reuters/Ammar Awad, File) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday he will ask the UN General Assembly to recognize Palestinian statehood if Israel does not respond to his demands for the [...]
Tension ahead of Pyongyang Missile Test By Nile Bowie As China declares fresh warnings of retaliation against any strike on Iran , the regime in Pyongyang shows no signs of aborting its upcoming controversial satellite launch, scheduled to take place on April 12th through to April 16th. The Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite will be [...]
UNAC conference challenges U.S./NATO war policies By davidswanson - Posted on 05 April 2012 From SocialistAction On April 1 The New York Times reported that the U.S.and the Gulf states, meeting as the “Friends of Syria” in Istanbul, had moved dramatically closer to direct military intervention against the Assad regime. The pro-U.S. Arab nations pledged [...]
. The United Nations buildings Time to Dismantle the UN Security Council by Arun Elhance The time has come for an urgent and complete overhaul of the organizational structure of the United Nations in the field of peace and security. To dismantle the UN Security Council would be the boldest but also the most enlightened step [...]
Syria: Way to Peace By Boris DOLGOV March 27, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — On March 21, 2012 the UN Security Council unanimously (all 15 members) approved a statement on Syria that is to facilitate the crisis solution. The statement is a six point proposal emphasizing a ceasefire by both sides, a pull back [...]
Photo: missaodepaz.wordpress Publié dans : tiers-monde/third world and nwo UN Peacekeeping Paramilitarism By Stephen Lendman Countercurrents The world community calls them “Blue Helmets” or “peacekeepers,” and the UN defines their mission as “a way to help countries torn by conflict create conditions for sustainable peace” by implementing and monitoring post-conflict peace processes former combatants have [...]
Syria ‘accepts’ Annan plan to end crisis Spokesman for ex-UN chief says Damascus has agreed to implement six-point peace plan for ending conflict in country.
Annan has been meeting with world leaders to build a consensus on how to resolve the Syrian crisis [Reuters] The Syrian government has agreed to accept the six-point plan by joint United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan on ending the violence in Syria, the former UN chief’s spokesman has said. “The Syrian government has written to [...]
Serbian President Calls 1999 NATO Bombing a Crime on Anniversary A glass and iron monument in Belgrade honoring to those killed in the 1990s conflicts in the Balkans was met with controvsery
Serbian President Calls 1999 NATO Bombing a Crime on Anniversary A glass and iron monument in Belgrade honoring to those killed in the 1990s conflicts in the Balkans was met with controvsery by John Glaser, March 24, 2012 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum Serbian President Boris Tadic said Saturday the 1999 NATO bombing campaign that stopped [...]
Worrisome Security Council Presidential Statement on Syria By Stephen Lendman March 23, 2012 “Information Clearing House” – After months of internal wrangling, Security Council members unanimously endorsed efforts to end Syrian violence. Or did they? More on that below. Presidential statements are non-binding. However, with vague language, they risk potential slippery slope [...]
By Jonah Hull in Europe on Thu, 2012-03-22 12:47. Photo by EPA In resisting two previous United Nations resolutions on Syria, Russia’s position was that the texts were unbalanced and aimed at regime change. It insisted both sides should cease fire and begin negotiations, without preconditions or ultimatums. Western powers, demanding that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad [...]
UN Security Council backs Syria peace plan Group unanimously adopts statement calling on government to abide by six-point UN-Arab proposal or face “further steps”.
UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan‘s six-point plan calls for a ceasefire and for political dialogue to take place [AFP] The United Nations Security Council has adopted a statement backing joint UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s plan for ending the violence in Syria, as a government crackdown on opposition strongholds has continued. Mark Lyall Grant, the UK’s [...]
At least 16 Palestinians have been killed and many others wounded in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since Friday,Press TV reported. “We believe the reason behind the Israeli attack is the silence of the Arab [world] and the international community. We demand that the resistance factions retaliate for and avenge [...]
Free Syrian Army fighters chant antigovernment slogans as they hold up their weapons near a building hit by a Syrian Army tank in Idlib, north Syria, Sunday, March 4. Rodrigo Abd/AP Chinese envoy to press Syria for cease-fire China‘s special envoy to Syria is expected to press authorities for a cease-fire to end the country’s crisis. Beijing is opposed to any [...]
UN Security Council demands Syria access The UN condemns violence in Syria and demands that its humanitarian chief be allowed into the country.
Thursday’s statement was the first on Syria by the United Nations Security Council in seven months [Reuters] The United Nations Security Council has called for “immediate and unhindered access” to be granted to UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos by the Syrian government. Thursday’s statement, the first by the UNSC in seven months, was read out [...]
China: US, Europe have hegemonistic goals in Syria By SCOTT McDONALD, Associated Press Saturday, February 25, 2012 The United States and Europe are “harboring hegemonistic ambitions” in Syria, China’s state news agency said Saturday, a day after Beijing was condemned at an international conference held to find a way to halt [...]
Members from Arab League observers delegation walk in a government building during their visit Deraa city southern Syria, Dec. 29, 2011, in this handout photograph released by Syria’s national news agency. (Reuters/Sana/HO) By Erika Solomon and Alistair Lyon BEIRUT (Reuters) — The Arab League said on Saturday it had suspended its monitoring mission in [...]
Arab League suspends Syria mission Pan-Arab bloc says an escalation in violence and “critical deterioration” in the country led to the decision.
The Arab League says around 100 observers will remain in country but will not undertake new missions [Reuters] The Arab League has suspended its monitoring mission in Syria due to what it called the escalation of violence and “critical deterioration of the situation” in the country. Nabil Elaraby, the secretary-general of the Arab League, announced the decision in a statement on Saturday. “It [...]
Confronting Iran: Warmongering in the Middle East The last time Iran attacked a neighbour was over 200 years ago, so what is the problem with the country going nuclear?
Iran is a sovereign country that hasn’t attacked a neighbour in over 200 years, so why is it not ‘allowed’ by the international community to have it’s own nuclear programme like so many other nations? [GALLO/GETTY] Santa Barbara, CA - The public discussion in the West addressing Iran’s nuclear programme has mainly relied on threat diplomacy, [...]
Libyan Central Bank: West Still Hasn’t Returned $20 Billion in ‘Freed’ Assets ‘We Never Received the $20 Billion’ by Jason Ditz
Libyan Central Bank: West Still Hasn’t Returned $20 Billion in ‘Freed’ Assets ‘We Never Received the $20 Billion’ by Jason Ditz, January 13, 2012 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum Governor al-Seddiq Omar al-Kabir, the head of Libya’s Central Bank, denied reports coming out of the nation’s [...]
A Palestinian worker guards the gate that leads to the Karni crossing linking Gaza Strip to Israel. (MaanImages/Wissam Nassar, File) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Authority condemned Tuesday Israel’s move to demolish a closed Gaza crossing, warning it would tighten the blockade on the coastal enclave. Israeli radio station Rishet Bet reported Monday that huge [...]
UK’s Secret Plots For Syria By Deborah Sherwood January 02, 2012 “Daily Star” — BRITAIN is gearing up for fighting in Syria that could be bigger and bloodier than the battle against Gaddafi. The Ministry of Defence is drawing up secret plans for a NATO-sponsored no-fly zone but first it needs backing [...]
any attack on Iran would be met with retaliation. “We will give a response that will make the aggressor regret any threat against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he said.
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili says his country is ready to return to the table. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA Iran proposes to reopen nuclear talks Islamic republic says it has notified UN of its intention to resume negotiations amid confusion over reported missile tests Iran has proposed to reopen negotiations about its controversial nuclear [...]
Iran and the Strategic Encirclement of Syria and Lebanon By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya December 26, 2011 “Information Clearing House“ — The encirclement of Syria and Lebanon has long been in the works. Since 2001, Washington and NATO have started the process of cordoning off Lebanon and Syria. The permanent NATO presence in the [...]
The Two Faces of the United Nations: The Power of Israel and its Lobby by MOHAMED KHODR on 12/23/2011 Truth and Justice have been a historical anathema to all Empires and the powerful oligarchies throughout history. From all divine revelations to the necessity of humanity’s coexistence in peace, Justice has been the highest and noblest [...]
Deadly car bombs rock Syrian capital Authorities say at least 30 people killed by “al-Qaeda group”, a day after arrival of Arab League observer mission.
State media said investigations indicated that al-Qaeda may have been responsible for the attack [AFP] A Syrian government official says at least 30 people, mostly civilians, have been killed by two suicide car bombs in Damascus ahead of calls by anti-government activists for fresh protests across the country. At least 100 other people were wounded in Friday’s attack on two [...]
President Barack Obama talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting in New York, Wednesday, Sept., 21, 2011. Photo by: AP Palestinian officials: U.S. isolated over support of Israel settlements PLO delegation to the United States welcomes UN Security Council censure of West Bank construction, urges U.S. to join the [...]
Israel will never accept or even consider any criticism. how long will it take noted pro Zionists like Gillard and George W Obama to take the Israeli side?
The settlement of Halamish is seen in the background as demonstrators walk past tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes at a weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. (REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman) TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma’an) — Israel has denounced Europe for criticizing the expansion of illegal settlements in the occupied [...]
Return to Sorman – Anatomy of a NATO war crime by Franklin Lamb Posted on December 18, 2011 by dandelionsalad by Franklin Lamb Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Sorman, Libya December 29, 2011 It was a warm early Monday morning along the Libyan coast on June 20, 2011. At approximately 0200 GMT the next day in [...]
US Blocks UN From Condemning Israeli Settlement Expansion 14 UN Security Council Members Issue United Statements Slamming US by Jason Ditz, December 20, 2011 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum In a move Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin termed “historic,” all 14 other members of the United [...]
Who Will Watch the (Pro-Israeli) Watchdog? By Maidhc Ó CathailOn December 2, the Geneva-based UN Watch welcomed that day’s ‘strong condemnation’ of Syria by a UN Human Rights Council emergency session, and its establishment of a special rapporteur to monitor the situation there following what it called “a global campaign to [...]
UN toughens sanctions on Eritrea Asmara is accused by neighbouring countries of plotting terrorist attacks and supporting Somali rebels. Last Modified: 05 Dec 2011 22:02
Thirteen votes in favour and two abstentions saw the UN Security Council toughen sanctions on Eritrea The UN Security Council has passed a resolution toughening sanctions against Eritrea after East African governments accused the state of plotting terrorist attacks and supporting rebel groups. The action, adopted on Monday, with 13 votes in favour [...]
The Road to Hell: Libya and Now Syria? By Jeremy Salt – Ankara The report just issued by the UN Human Rights Council‘s ‘independent international commission of inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic‘ is now being passed along the line to the UN Security Council, with the recommendation by the UN Human Rights Commissioner, Navi [...]
NEW YORK (Ma’an) — For the first time, the Palestinian flag will be raised this week in front of the UNESCO building in Paris acknowledging Palestine‘s admission, the ambassador to the UN said Wednesday. Riyad Mansour says Elias Sunbor, the Palestinian envoy in Paris, will raise the flag Thursday. Mansour told Ma’an the leadership in [...]
Illustration: Nino Jose Heredia/©Gulf News By Ramzy Baroud, Special to Gulf News The popular uprising in Syria is hovering over a fine line that separates it from full-blown civil war. If the latter were to happen, it could open the door to other frightening developments, including foreign military intervention. Protests in Syria began on January [...]