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China calls called on the international community to keep a watchful eye on terrorism

A Chinese UN envoy on Tuesday called on the international community to remain vigilant and “keep a watchful” eye on the global threat of terrorism. Speaking at a UN Security Council meeting, Chinese Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Wu Haitao said the world should foster an awareness of building a community of shared… Continua a leggere

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Iran, a report presented at the UN denounces the increasing violations of human rights and freedom of expression Meanwhile the number of executions of adults and children - 253 in 2018 - is one of the highest in the world

The UN expert on human rights in Iran says last year saw increasing restrictions on the right to freedom of expression and continuing violations of the right to life, liberty and a fair trial in the Islamic Republic, including 253 reported executions of adults and children. Javaid Rehman said in a report to the General… Continua a leggere

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A Qatari financier helped blacklisted terrorists by using UN loopholes

Lenient monitoring and loopholes within the United Nations’ Security Council sanctions procedures have allowed blacklisted terrorists with Al-Qaeda and Daesh gain access to frozen bank accounts, the Wall Street Journal reported. Among those sanctioned, but gaining access to their accounts, is Qatari financier Khalifa al-Subaiy, who the US says provided significant financial support to Al-Qaeda… Continua a leggere

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United Nations rejects UAE request for immediate measures against Qatar

The United Nations’ highest court for inter-state disputes on Friday rejected a United Arab Emirates request for immediate measures against Qatar in a dispute over alleged discrimination between the Arab neighbors. In a 15-1 vote, World Court judges rejected the UAE’s request for immediate action to keep Qatar from blocking access to a UAE website… Continua a leggere

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US accuses the Iranian Pasdarans of removing the evidence of their last attack on an oil tanker The escalation of the Khomeinist regime goes with the support of Qatar

The US military on Friday released a video it said showed Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz, suggesting the Islamic Republic sought to remove evidence of its involvement from the scene. The US Navy rushed to assist the stricken vessels in… Continua a leggere

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Libya: the National Army led by Haftar penetrated south of Tripoli and is making its way to the city center While the growing support of Erdogan's Turkey for the Muslim Brotherhood's militias is alarming Egypt

Growing Turkish involvement in Libya will destabilise North Africa, threaten to lengthen the Libyan conflict and harm Egypt’s national security, the Arab Weekly’s Hassan Abdel Zaher said in an analysis, citing Egyptian officials and experts. Turkey on May 18 sent a large shipment of military equipment to Islamist militias controlling Tripoli and fighting the Libyan… Continua a leggere

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Libya: Haftar meets Macron and opens to a truce and a political solution However, the interlocutor for the dialogue is missing; Sarraj does not command in Tripoli but the Muslim Brotherhood's militias armed by Turkey and Qatar

Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar has told French President Emmanuel Macron that an inclusive political dialogue was necessary and he would be ready for it if the conditions for a ceasefire were in place. The flare-up in the conflict in Libya began in early April, when Haftar’s Libyan National Army advanced on the capital Tripoli.… Continua a leggere

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UN calls on Qatar to reform its workers rights policy and ban capital punishment

United Nations member states have called upon Qatar to reform its domestic workers’ rights policy and ban capital punishment. Qatar is one of the 14 states currently undergoing a Human Rights Council assessment, a UN-led process known as Universal Periodic Review (UPR) involving all 193 member states. Concerns around Qatar’s suitability to host the tournament… Continua a leggere

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Antiterrorism Arab Quartet: Measures against Qatar are a “boycott” not a siege

During the 40th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Yousuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri, Permanent Representative of Bahrain to the United Nations, UN, Office in Geneva, made a statement on behalf of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain regarding their right to respond to the allegations made by the Qatari Foreign Minister. “We reaffirm… Continua a leggere

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Yemen: donors pledged US$2.62 billion Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates topping the donors’ list

Donors pledged US$2.62 billion to ensure that humanitarian operations in Yemen can be sustained and scaled up at a time when humanitarian aid is the only lifeline for millions of Yemenis. This is an increase from last year’s total pledges of US$2.01 billion, 100 per cent of which were fulfilled, reported OCHA (United Nations Office… Continua a leggere

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Yemen: Houthi violated Sweden agreement by blocking UN delegations The Houthi militias have blocked a UN delegation from entering the Taiz province, southwest of Yemen.

The Yemeni legitimate government on Monday said that the Houthi rebel’ action of clocking a United Nations delegation from entering the Taiz province was a clear violation of the Sweden talks. On December 13, a ceasefire agreement was signed between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels during the UN-backed peace talks in Sweden. According to… Continua a leggere

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The Houthi terrorist militia of Iran used mosques as military sites The Houthis do not want a political solution to end the crisis in Yemen

Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the spokesman for the coalition forces “Coalition to support the legitimacy in Yemen” said: “The Houthi terrorist militia uses mosques as a refuge, as military sites, in violation of international law, international norms and customary rules and the militias trade in drugs to support the war effort, pointing out in this regard… Continua a leggere

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Coalition rejects report on Yemen for lack of transparency and professionalism Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki said the allies do not accept the results of the report on the humanitarian situation in the Arab country

On Friday, the UN Human Rights Council voted to extend an international probe of alleged war crimes committed in Yemen, which was strongly condemned by Yemen and allies Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. “We are left with a resolution which is biased, and which clearly contradicts the clear mandate laid out by the… Continua a leggere

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