25 Jun 2018

Venezuela crisis: UN says security forces killed hundreds

In a recent UN report dismissed by the Venezuelan government as lies, the UN accuses Venezuelan security forces of carrying out hundreds of killings under the pretense of fighting crime. Accountability and the rule of law in the country has been described as “virtually absent” by the UN human rights

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20 Jun 2018

UN Chief: Record Number of Countries Involved in Violent Conflicts

“The number of countries involved in ‘violent conflicts’ is the highest in 30 years, while the number of people killed in conflicts has risen tenfold since 2005, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday. Antonio Guterres added that the number of ‘violent situations’ classifiable as wars, based on the number of casualties,

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20 Jun 2018

U.S. leaves U.N. Human Rights Council

Calling it a “cesspool of political bias,” a “hypocritical and self-serving organization” that “makes a mockery of human rights,” the US envoy to the UN has withdrawn the country from the United Nations Human Rights Council. The US Secretary of State also denounced the council as a “protector of human

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18 Jun 2018

UN may take over besieged Yemen port

Ongoing talks between the UN and other actors are discussing the possibility of a UN-takover of Hodeidah, where it would administer the movement of humanitarian and commercial goods in and out of the port that supplies over 70% of Yemen’s essential goods. The deal would prevent the Iranian-backed Houthis from

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