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World Popular Resistance Clippings 23/8/2014

Land-Dispute Villagers Protest Outside Cabinet Meeting Three protesters were arbitrarily thrown onto municipal security trucks and driven away from a demonstration on Friday outside the Council of Ministers building, where Prime Minister Hun Sen had called a meeting to discuss how the government will manage protests in the city. Some 70 protesters from [...]

The UN Strikes Back at ISIL's Black Economy

ISIS Controlled Territories in Iraq and Syria. The United Nation Security Council dramatically escalated the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), Al Nusra Front (JNF) and other Al Qaeda splinter groups by passing...Show More Summary

Vision 2020: A Discussion of UN Security Council Reform

As part of a series aimed at providing an understanding of the UN Security Council, UNU alumnus Peter Nadin explores a few of the options for its reform.

UN Council condemns 'heinous and cowardly' Foley murder

The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants and called for the immediate release of all hostages. In a unanimous statement, the 15-member...Show More Summary

UN Council condemns 'heinous and cowardly' Foley murder

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The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants and called for the immediate release of all hostages. In a unanimous statement, the 15-member...Show More Summary

EU , US push for new UN resolution on sustainable Gaza ceasefire

United Nations- With the collapse of Egyptian efforts to end the Gaza war, the United States, Britain, France and Germany are discussing a possible Security Council resolution calling for a sustainable ceasefire and an international monitoring mission to ensure its implementation, UN diplomats said Thursday. Show More Summary

Europeans in push for new UN resolution on Gaza

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United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Britain, France and Germany have put forward key points of a new UN Security Council resolution on Gaza in a fresh bid to end six weeks of violence, diplomats said Thursday.

UN's Pillay slams Security Council 'failure'

In final address Navy Pillay says a more responsive UN Security Council could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

White House: No concessions to hostage takers

Edgartown, Massachusetts (CNN) - National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden tells CNN that U.S. policy on ransom for hostage takers is clear. She said Thursday that it "does not grant concessions to hostage takers.” “Doing so would only put more Americans at risk of being taken captive," she said. Hayden made the comments following the […]

U.N. rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Outgoing U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the U.N. Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of intolerable human suffering and grave breaches of global peace and security. Show More Summary

Children used as child soldiers in South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The use of child soldiers — teenage boys dressed in military uniforms and carrying assault rifles — is commonplace in South Sudan and will be the subject of U.N. Security Council discussions next month, the top U.N. official for children and armed conflict said Thursday.

Stocks Hit All Time Highs After Russia Announces It Has "No Plans Of Military Incursion Into Ukraine"

Two weeks ago, a 100 point ramp in the S&P started when Russian RIA Novosti tweeted Russia was seeking to "de-escalate the conflict" in Ukraine, quoting the Russian Security Council Chief. Moments ago RIA went for a double when it tweeted a rather amusing statement from the Defense Ministry, namely that Russia has no plans of invading Ukraine. Show More Summary

UN Council urges Israel, Palestinians to resume talks

The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table to quickly agree on a lasting truce in Gaza. The statement drafted by France was agreed after negotiations in Cairo teetered on...Show More Summary

Jihadis and Fellow Travelers Want a USG Re-Education Program

In a chilling 14 August 2014 letter to Lisa O. Monaco, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism advisor at the National Security Council (NSC), reminiscent of the Red Chinese and Soviet gulags, a group of 75 signatories urged the Obama...Show More Summary

President Obama: ‘The world is shaped by people like Jim Foley’

President Obama Wednesday afternoon delivered a statement on the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley by ISIS. A video posted to YouTube on Tuesday was confirmed authentic by National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden on Wednesday. Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: President Obama to Deliver 12:45pm Statement

President Barack Obama will deliver a statement at 12:45pm Wednesday from Martha’s Vineyard on the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley by ISIS. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden confirmed the video’sShow More Summary

US National Security Council: ISIS video authentic

Analysis of a video showing American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff indicates that the video is authentic, a U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman said. Intelligence Community has analyzed the recently released video showing U.S. "We have reached the judgment that this video is authentic.

UN Security Council Travels to South Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power visited South Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya last week, as part of a United Nations Security Council trip.

Obama to chair UN meeting on Syria, Iraq foreign fighters

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

US President Barack Obama will chair a special meeting of the UN Security Council next month on tackling the surge of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria, US officials said Monday. It will be the second time that Obama chairs a meeting of the top world body. Show More Summary

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