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Iran Drops ‘Disturbing The Public Peace’ Charge Against Sculptor

“The leading Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli, who was detained by officials earlier this month at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport, has been allowed to leave the country. … Tanavoli told us: ‘I am accused by the police. The accusations are that my art is based on ‘spreading the falsehood’ and ‘creating public anxiety’.'”

Trident Nuclear Subs Bolster Britain's Ego, May Lack Merit as Deterrent

The debate on the renewal of the UK Trident nuclear deterrent program is focused not on the need for a nuclear deterrent to ensure national security but on bolstering Britain’s status on the international stage, Green Party Peace and Defense spokeswoman Rebecca Johnson told Sputnik Tuesday.

South China Sea Verdict: The Philippines Plays It Cool (And Restrained)

Richard Javad Heydarian Security, Asia Eager to find a peaceful solution to its disputes with China, the Dutetre administration is keen on reviving bilateral negotiations with China. Will it happen?  MANILA–An international court, formed...Show More Summary

Deja vu: Moving on from the French peace initiative

European diplomacy should forge an international consensus that encourages legal frameworks over the use of force.

Kerry's Mission to Moscow: Any Prospects for Peace in Syria?

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker discusses Secretary of State John Kerry's two-day trip to Russia with the host of RT’s Crosstalk Peter Lavelle and Mark Sleboda, an international affairs and security analyst.

Tribunal sends China into treacherous waters

By issuing a sharp ruling against China’s aggressive moves in the South China Sea, an international tribunal may turn a regional conflict into a global one — or trace a peaceful path out of an increasingly tense situation. The choice is largely China’s to make, although it is incumbent on leaders...

"Egypt’s National Security Agency (NSA) is abducting, torturing and forcibly disappearing people in an effort to intimidate opponents and wipe out peaceful dissent..."

"... said Amnesty International in a damning new report published today which highlights an unprecedented spike in enforced disappearances since early 2015."Egypt: ‘Officially, you do not exist’: Disappeared and tortured in the nameShow More Summary

Amnesty: Egypt Forcibly Disappearing Hundreds to Tighten Noose on Dissent

Egyptian security forces are abducting, torturing and forcibly disappearing people in an effort to intimidate opponents and wipe out peaceful dissent, Amnesty International said in a new report released on Wednesday. The report, entitled...Show More Summary

Artist Detained By Iran For ‘Disturbing The Public Peace’ With His Work

“Parviz Tanavoli, whose passport border officials confiscated last week at Tehran’s international airport, said … ‘I learnt this morning in court that the police had accused me of publishing false information and disturbing the public peace. They told me my sculptures are examples of disturbing the public peace.'”

Vietnam Welcomes South China Sea Ruling, Reasserts its Own Claims

Vietnam welcomed a ruling by an international arbitration court concerning the South China Sea on Tuesday, saying it strongly supports peaceful resolution of disputes,

Iran Judiciary Threatens Narges Mohammadi After Her Hunger Strike Gets International Attention

A Judicial official has threatened Narges Mohammadi, a leading human rights defender who was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for her peaceful activism, in an attempt to force her to end her hunger strike, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Narges Mohammadi’s physical condition has dangerously deteriorated […]

Iranian Court Accuses Artist Parviz Tanavoli of “Disturbing the Public Peace

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli, whose passport border officials confiscated last week at Tehran's international airport, says he faces accusations of "disturbing the public peace" with his artworks.

The No-State Solution to the Israel-Palestine Conflict

It is time for the citizens of the world to effect the paradigm shift required to bring about a peaceful resolution to the world’s most infamous conflict. Twelve years ago today, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an advisory...Show More Summary

IOM Hopes Syria Proximity Talks to Restart Soon – Director General

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) hopes that Syria peace talks will restart soon as suffering continues in the war-torn country, the IOM director general told Sputnik.

Two-state Israeli-Palestinian solution slipping away: U.N. official

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is slipping away, the U.N. special coordinator for Middle East peace warned on Sunday, after both sides shrugged off criticism by international mediators...

Elie Wiesel's death spurs social media remembrances

"We must never forget." That bittersweet phrase, often repeated on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, was the code by which author, journalist and outspoken Jewish activist Elie Wiesel lived. The Romanian Nobel Peace Prize laureate and ardent Holocaust educator -- perhaps best known for his...

International mediators question Israeli commitment to 2 State solution

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International mediators trying to promote Mideast peace warned in a highly anticipated report Friday that Israel’s settlement expansion is eroding the viability of a Palestinian state and raises “legitimate questions” about its commitment to a two-state solution. The Quartet of Mideast negotiators – the U.N., U.S., European Union and Russia – […]

Why the anti-Israel boycott movement is an immoral threat to peace

As the Middle East devours itself, leaving behind the worst human devastation since World War II, an international movement seeks to delegitimize Israel, the region's only intact society. Israel alone in the Mideast has an independent judiciary, a free press, universal healthcare and religious...

Rebalancing, Wealth Transfers, and the Growth of Chinese Debt

By Michael Pettis, a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a finance professor at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management. Cross posted from China Financial Markets. For the past ten years much of what I have written about debt in China was aimed mainly at trying to convince analysts and policymakers […]

Fight for Peace academy

Much of the Complexo da Mare, a teeming neighborhood of 140,000 people near Rio’s international airport, is controlled by drug gangs despite efforts in recent years to break their grip on the city’s poor districts ahead of August’s Olympic Games. Show More Summary

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