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UN Security Council Condemns Islamic State's Cultural Destruction in Mosul

The UN also denounced the abduction of 100 Sunni tribesmen in northwestern Iraq on February 25 and the immolation of 45 Iraqis on February 17.

U.N. condemns Islamic State’s ‘barbaric terrorist acts’ in Iraq

The United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned what it described as the latest “barbaric terrorist acts” in Iraq by Islamic State militants, including the destruction of priceless religious and cultural artifacts. A video published...Show More Summary

White House condemns killing of Russia’s Nemtsov

U.S. President Barack Obama has condemned the “brutal murder” of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the White House National Security Council said on Friday on Twitter. The White House called on the Russian government to conduct a “prompt, impartial and transparent investigation” and to “ensure those responsible are brought to justice.” Reuters

European Council President Tusk to Visit US on March 9 - White House

US President Obama and European Council President Tusk will discuss situation in Ukraine, as well as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, energy security, climate and countering violent extremism and terrorism on Marc...

Why a N. Korea Company Renamed 93% of Its Ships

A North Korean shipping company has renamed 13 of its 14 ships, and there's a devious reason why, according to a new UN report. Ocean Maritime Management was last year blacklisted by the UN Security Council following a 2013 discovery of two fighter jets (among other things) hidden under a...

Israel gives out ‘security Oscars’ at the UN to Iran, Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia and PA

Addressing the Security Council in New York on Monday Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor gave a bizarre satirical presentation of "Oscar" awards for "peace and security." The victors were Iran, Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority.

Israel's Netanyahu Lied About Iran With Infamous "Clear Red Line" Threat, Mossad Leak Reveals

It was just over 12 years ago today when then Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke to the U.N. Security Council on February 5, 2003, and lied to a packed auditorium of world leaders and the entire world, making the case that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Show More Summary

Madeleine Albright: The UN 'Has To Act' If A State Doesn't Protect Its Citizens

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Madeleine Albright, the U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, chairs the Advisory Council of The Hague Institute for Global Justice. She spoke to The European last week about international security. The European: Mrs. Secretary, the slogan of this year's Munich Security Conference asked whether the world order was collapsing. Show More Summary

Libya to U.N. Security Council: Lift Arms Embargo to Fight ISIS

"If we fail to have arms provided to us, this can only play into the hands of extremists"

Facing Islamic State threat, Arab leaders call for lifting Libya arms sanctions

Arab leaders called Wednesday on the U.N. Security Council to lift arms sanctions against Libya to help its army fight the Islamic State and warned that the militants’ beheading of Egyptian Christians threatened to expand Libya’s civil war into a regional military conflict.

Sudan security agents confiscate print runs of 14 newspapers

New York, February 18, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the confiscation by Sudanese security agents of editions from at least 14 newspapers on Monday, in what the country's National Council for Press and Publications described as an "unprecedented" action....

ISIS Uses Organ Harvesting to Finance Itself, Bodies in Graves Found With Missing Kidneys

ISIS may be harvesting organs from its victims. From the CBSNews story: Iraq’s ambassador to the United Nations asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to look at allegations that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is using organ harvesting as a way to finance its operations. Ambassador Mohamed Alhakim told reporters that […]

ISIS Selling Kidneys, Other Body Parts, To Fund ‘Crimes of Genocide’

Iraq’s Ambassador to the UN had some disturbing news for the Security Council Tuesday: ISIS is reportedly harvesting organs to finance its operations, the International Business Times reported. Ambassador Mohammed Alhakim said ISIS is...Show More Summary

Just when you thought they Couldn’t be Worse: ISIL trafficking Human Organs

RT | – The Islamic State is harvesting human organs to finance its blood-driven caliphate, according to Iraq’s ambassador to the United Nations, urging its Security Council to investigate the issue. Envoy…

ISIS is suspected of selling human organs for money in Iraq

The U.N. Security Council has been asked to investigate allegations that the ISIS is selling human organs.

UN Security Council calls for Ukraine fighting to stop

Russian-drafted resolution adopted unanimously as pro-Moscow rebels fight their way into flashpoint town of Debaltseve.

U.N. Security Council to meet on Libya after Islamic State violence

The U.N. Security Council called an emergency session for Wednesday to address the explosion of terrorist violence in Libya, but world powers appeared sharply divided on how to deal with the country’s deepening turmoil.

UN Security Council Takes Aim at ISIS Antiquities Trafficking

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Last week the United Nations Security Council adopted a new resolution to curb the trade of looted antiquities from Iraq and Syria. UN Security Council Resolution 2199 prohibits the trade of artifacts illegally removed from Syria since 2011 and Iraq since 1990.

Free Them Now: End Arbitrary House Arrests of Green Movement Leaders

(February 17, 2015) – The Iranian Judiciary and Iran’s National Security Council should put an immediate end to four years of extrajudicial house arrest of Green Movement leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

Yemen's Houthis reject U.N. Security Council call to restore order

Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi militia on Monday rejected a unanimous appeal from the U.N. Security Council to restore constitutional order in the country after months of chaos, Middle Eastern media reported.

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