Coverup of Humanitarian Disaster in Mosul

US-led terror-bombing along with Iraqi ground forces are systematically destroying the city, not liberating it as claimed. Western media scoundrels and international NGOs are ignoring a humanitarian disaster far worse than what affected East Aleppo. Government and allied forces, greatly aided by Russian airpower, saved the lives of tens of thousands of defenseless Aleppo residents, … Continue reading Coverup of Humanitarian Disaster in Mosul

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Trump Administration Ousts U.N. Official to Protect Israel From Criticism

On Wednesday, a U.N. agency published a report noting that “Israel has established an apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people as a whole.” Yesterday, the author of that report, who has served as executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) since 2010, Rima Khalef, resigned after the Trump … Continue reading Trump Administration Ousts U.N. Official to Protect Israel From Criticism

US Kicks UN in the Guts

George Washington, the first President of the United States, said that the country should «steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world». 221 years after America is on the way to get back to this precept. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not continue participating in the Human Rights Council unless the … Continue reading US Kicks UN in the Guts

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson delivers a speech on the first day of the Conservative party annual conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, central England, on October 2, 2016 © AFP 2017/ Adrian DENNIS

Britain Needs to Get Off High Horse on Russia

For a small nation with a has-been imperial past, British rulers appear to still suffer from the delusion of strutting around the globe as if on a high horse. Now less of a splendid steed and more like a broken-down hobby horse rocking on its overblown pretensions. Senior British government figures are reportedly due to visit Moscow in coming weeks, … Continue reading Britain Needs to Get Off High Horse on Russia

Russia, China Block Bid by Western Powers to Impose UN Sanctions on Syria

Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council proposal that would have banned the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government, and blacklisted eleven Syrian military commanders over allegations of toxic gas attacks. The proposed resolution, put forward by Britain, France and the United States, was put to the vote of the international body … Continue reading Russia, China Block Bid by Western Powers to Impose UN Sanctions on Syria

No Amount of Propaganda Qualifies as Humanitarian Aid

Last month, Helsinki hosted an international conference on the humanitarian situation in Syria, resulting in the launch of a regional refugee plan for the next two years, focused on assisting Syria’s neighboring states in dealing with the refuge crisis. In accordance with this plan, UN officials seek 4.6 billion dollars worth of humanitarian aid to … Continue reading No Amount of Propaganda Qualifies as Humanitarian Aid

Children search rubble for wood for heating and cooking in rebel-held Zamalka, eastern Damascus (AFP)

Syrians Face Toxic Time-Bomb of Radiation, Poison and Pollution

Syria faces public health catastrophes that will linger for decades due to toxic rubble dust, oil fire pollution and the US-led coalition's use of depleted uranium weapons on Islamic State targets, campaigners have warned. The US last week admitted it had fired armour-piercing DU ammunition in its war against IS, and had hit not only … Continue reading Syrians Face Toxic Time-Bomb of Radiation, Poison and Pollution

UN’s $2Bln Yemen Appeal? Send the Bill to Washington, London and Riyadh

The United Nations this week launched an emergency appeal to raise $2 billion for humanitarian aid to Yemen – the Arabian Peninsula country where war has been raging for nearly two years. The UN says some 12 million people – half the population – are facing starvation unless the international community urgently comes to their aid. … Continue reading UN’s $2Bln Yemen Appeal? Send the Bill to Washington, London and Riyadh

Palestine: The International Community Screws Up, Again

…and so does the Palestinian leader, again The Middle East peace conference which took place in Paris on 15 January was the usual farce, with Israel and Palestine, the subjects under discussion, both staying away. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called the talks “useless” and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was off opening an embassy in … Continue reading Palestine: The International Community Screws Up, Again