Tag Archives: UN

George W. Bush’s national security policy must be prosecuted, UN. Official said

  GENEVA (AP) — Senior U.S. officials who authorized and carried out torture as part of former President George W. Bush’s national security policy must be prosecuted, a top U.N. special investigator said Wednesday. Ben Emmerson, the U.N.’s special rapporteur … read more

BREAKING: Michel Kafando of BurkinaFaso has been sworn in as the country’s interim president.

BREAKING: Michel Kafando, a former foreign minister of BurkinaFaso, has been sworn in as the country’s interim president.   United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Burkina Faso on the signing of the Charter of the Transition … read more

The parents of Michael Brown, a Missouri teen killed by police, testified before a U.N. committee

The parents of Michael Brown, a Missouri teen killed by police, testified before a U.N. committee Tuesday because they want the world to know “what’s going on in Ferguson.”Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. spoke to the United Nations Committee … read more

U.N.’s Ban ki Moon praises Conchita Wurst’s LGBT rights fight

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted bearded Eurovision drag queen Conchita Wurst (Tom Neuwirth ) on Monday and praised the gay singer’s fight against discrimination and intolerance. VIENNA (Reuters)  – Wurst, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, won the 2014 song contest … read more

Ouagadougou : soldiers cleared thousands of demonstrators from a square

Burkina Faso: Tensions mounting after army seizes power Tensions are mounting in Burkina Faso after Army chief Gen Honore Traore seized power following the ousting of Blaise Compaore from his 27-year presidency. Army chief Gen Honore Traore said he had … read more

Burkina Faso’s opposition parties and the AU rejected the army’s seizure of power

Burkina Faso’s opposition parties and the African Union rejected the army’s seizure of power in the West African country on Saturday after the resignation of President Blaise Compaore, setting the stage for fresh protests. The military top brass named Lieutenant … read more

Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

U.N. peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF, observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mount Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. An armed group detained more than 40 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and over 80 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said. ( AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Syrian rebels holding dozens of Fijian U.N. peacekeepers hostage attacked Filipino troops in the Golan Heights on Saturday, Philippine officials said. Philippine peacekeepers at one U.N. encampment were attacked, but those at another were “extricated,” Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin told … read more

USA slaps sanctions on more than 25 people and companies of Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on more than 25 people and companies it accused of violating sanctions against Iran, including shipping firms, airlines, and six Iranian banks. The U.S. move comes as the United States … read more

Al-Qaeda’s Syria wing al-Nusra Front seizes Syria crossing near Israel

Al-Qaeda’s Syria wing al-Nusra Front and other Islamist fighters have taken control of a border crossing on the line dividing Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Wednesday. The fighters, who have vowed … read more