The Palestinian ambassador to the UN has voiced the Palestinians’ willingness to see the adoption of a UN Security Council resolution for ending the Israeli regime’s occupation and establishing a Palestinian state. Riyad Mansour on Monday expressed hope to see the 15-member council’s “political will” over the adoption and implementation of a resolution. He added […]Read more "Palestinians seek UN timetable to end Israeli occupation"
By Nafeez Ahmed Friday 3 April 2015 Yemen is the latest casualty of a neoconservative strategy commissioned by the US Army to ‘capitalise on Sunni-Shia conflict’ in the Middle East – the goal is nothing short of ‘Western dominance’ Yemen is on the brink of “total collapse” according to the UN high commissioner for human rights. Saudi […]Read more "The Pentagon plan to ‘divide and rule’ the Muslim world"
Ali al-Ahmed, executive director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs, a human rights advocacy think tank, explains why the U.S.-supported, Saudi-led attack on Yemen is a blatant act of illegal aggression. Al-Ahmed is interviewed by Stanley Heller on Heller’s Struggle Video News, a project of the Middle East Crisis Committee. As a journalist, al-Ahmed discovered […]Read more "Saudi Scholar: ‘Yemen Has Not Shot a Single Bullet at the Saudi Government’"
Yes, Palestine just became a member of the International Criminal Court. But Israel can still avoid global humiliation — by subjecting itself to genuine self-scrutiny. BY DAVID BOSCO APRIL 1, 2015 Israeli leaders may wish it were an April Fool’s joke, but Palestine just became a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC). At a ceremony […]Read more "How to Avoid Getting Hauled Before the Hague"
The Republic of Nicaragua v. The United States of America (1986) ICJ 1 is a public international law case decided by the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The ICJ ruled in favor of Nicaragua and against the United States and awarded reparations to Nicaragua. The ICJ held that the U.S. had violated international law by […]Read more "Nicaragua v. United States"
In a recently released report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the year 2014 has proved to be the deadliest for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since 1967. Described as “devastating” by UN Humanitarian Coordinator James Rawley, the year witnessed the highest civilian death toll in […]Read more "UN: 2014 deadliest year for Palestinians in occupied territories"