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With Saudis’ Global Backers Backing Away, Yemeni Factions Prepare for Peace Talks

    With Saudis’ Global Backers Backing Away, Yemeni Factions Prepare for Peace Talks

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Peace in Yemen could not come at a more crucial time. Yemeni factions are preparing for peace talks in Sweden at the end of November while Saudi Arabia faces intense scrutiny and pressure from its Western allies, as well as possible action from the United Nations Security Council, for leaving nearly…

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Venezuela Calls on UN to Break US Blockade and Supply Medical Equipment

    Venezuela Calls on UN to Break US Blockade and Supply Medical Equipment

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has requested international assistance from the United Nations (UN) and, in particular, the UN Development Program (UNDP), to “break” the US-led economic blockade against the country and help supply vital medical equipment. His call came at a gathering of health sector leaders and activists from the Humanised Childbirth Program in Caracas…

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As UK Introduces U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Saudi-Imposed Famine

    As UK Introduces U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Saudi-Imposed Famine

At the end of the same week that the Trump administration announced a 30-day deadline to reach a ceasefire in Yemen, it was revealed the United Kingdom is planning to introduce a United Nations Security Council resolution that seeks to end of the war. According to a Friday ABC News report, citing diplomatic sources, the British could introduce the…

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UN ‘Sheriff’ Nikki Haley Championed Israel at the Expense of the US

    UN ‘Sheriff’ Nikki Haley Championed Israel at the Expense of the US

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, has made her post a “more glamorous” position than her predecessors — as President Donald Trump described Haley’s 2-year term at the U.N., following her resignation announcement. We may never know the nature of Haley’s purported ‘glamour’ at the U.N., but we certainly know that, during her relatively brief stint, Haley…

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UN Intervenes: Ecuador Restores Julian Assange’s Internet, Phone And Visitation Privileges

  UN Intervenes: Ecuador Restores Julian Assange’s Internet, Phone And Visitation Privileges

Ecuador has partially restored Julian Assange’s communications in their London Embassy after UN officials met with Ecuador’s president, Lenin Moreno on Friday, reports the Belfast Telegraph. Assange, who has lived in the embassy for over six years, had his phone and internet access taken away in March over political statements he made in violation of “a written…

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Hawkish US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley Suddenly Resigns

  Hawkish US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley Suddenly Resigns

Update (11:00 am ET): During their joint press conference, Trump offered effusive praise of Haley, saying she earned the respect of foreign diplomats during her time as UN ambassador. He added that “maybe” she will be coming back at some point, and that she could have “her pick” of jobs in the administration. When her turn…

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John Bolton Just Confirmed the U.S. Is Becoming a Rogue State

  John Bolton Just Confirmed the U.S. Is Becoming a Rogue State

Amid mounting concerns about possible war with Iran after the Trump administration ditched a decades-old bilateral treaty in response to an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions violate it, National Security Adviser John Bolton announced a review of all international agreements that could lead to more binding decisions by the principal judicial organ of the United…

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Trumps Promises New Sanctions, Threatens Regime Change in Venezuela

  Trumps Promises New Sanctions, Threatens Regime Change in Venezuela

Pays de Gex, France – US President Donald Trump took aim at Venezuela at the United Nations Tuesday, hitting Caracas with a fresh round of sanctions and openly talking about the military overthrow of President Nicolas Maduro. Trump’s speech at the 73rd UN General Assembly (UNGA) dedicated special attention to Venezuela, with the US President…

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UN Commission: Syrian Opposition Forces Should Leave Idlib

  UN Commission: Syrian Opposition Forces Should Leave Idlib

A UN commission has called for Syrian opposition groups to leave urban areas in the northern province of Idlib in order to prevent an attack from the Syrian government and its allies. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria Chief Paulo Pinheiro made the suggestion yesterday, echoing UN peace envoy Staffan de Mistura’s comments last…

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After Sabotaging Peace Talks, Saudi Coalition Launches Massive Attack on Hodeida

  After Sabotaging Peace Talks, Saudi Coalition Launches Massive Attack on Hodeida

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition launched a massive military offensive against the Red Sea port city of Hodeida last night. The new attack is aimed at capturing the populated city, despite warnings by the United Nations and international rights groups that the move would have catastrophic humanitarian repercussions. The coalition attack on the…

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