Saudi Arabia is making a bid to head the United Nations’ Human Rights Council (HRC) just days after it posted a slew of new job openings for executioners who would help carry out beheadings amid a massive uptick in state-sanctioned killings in the country.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Britain has informed a United Nations sanctions panel of an active Iranian nuclear procurement network linked to two blacklisted firms, according to a confidential report by the panel seen by Reuters.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran on Monday demanded that countries possessing nuclear weapons scrap any plans to modernize or extend the life of their atomic arsenals, while branding Israel a threat to the region due to its presumed nuclear stockpile.
Proponents of President Barack Obama’s détente with Cuba have argued that it will push other regional leaders to lend more vocal support for democracy and human rights in the region, but Brazil appears to have not followed through.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Beefing up international monitoring of Iran’s nuclear work could become the biggest stumbling block to a final accord between Tehran and major powers, despite a preliminary deal reached last week.
The Iranian government is urging the United States to not to seek congressional approval of any final nuclear deal and go straight to the United Nations to finalize any agreement reached in the coming weeks regarding Tehran’s contested nuclear program.
TOKYO – North Korea’s communist government has created a dwarf village in a remote part of the country where short people it regards as undesirables are prevented from reproducing and forced to fend for themselves within the harsh Stalinist system.
The United Nations said on Monday that more than 6,000 people have now been killed in eastern Ukraine after almost a year of fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists.