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Two international civil society organizations for human rights say the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has hired thousands of mercenaries to carry out high-profile assassinations and targeted killings in the southern part of Yemen.
The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria has called on Turkey to rein in allied militants in northern Syria, who may have committed a range of war crimes against civilians, including hostage-taking, rape and torture.
The United Nations has removed the Saudi-led coalition from a blacklist for killing and injuring children in Yemen.
We have seen many final battles of the Libyan Civil War, and yet, it continues on. There is more then a hint of foreign involvement, as the Libyan people would have exhausted themselves into a settlement before now.
Jim W. Dean - Russia's credibility is on the line with its worn out protestations against continued Israeli strikes on Syria, but with it never doing anything about it.
A review of some of the latest political events in Ukraine in the pre-election time frame.
Will the UN finally crack down on Saudi war crimes?
Syria’s Ambassador to the UN said that Jabhat al-Nusra and its affiliated terrorist groups are preparing to use chemical weapons against civilians in Idlib.
Jim W. Dean - The big showdown is going to come when the oil sanctions kick in, the biggest act of economic war that we will have seen to date.
Washington has decided to walk out of the UN Human Rights Council, accusing the body of hypocrisy.
I know many will say this will not change anything, but I remind everyone that some resistance is less hopeless than no resistance.
I have been wondering for years now, when was Iran going to really start fighting back from constantly getting roasted for claims of being the main sponsor of terrorism in the Mid East.
Bolton's first big move is "occupation substitution", to bribe Arab states using the deep pockets of the rich Gulf States to replace US troops, to complete the Balkanization of Syria.
Germany, who was quick to jump on board the "bomb Syria" train early on without any proof of Damascus involvement, has now been followed by Italy in backing out.
Jim W. Dean - The Ukraine government's earlier claim that it had found no evidence of ballistic missile parts to N Korea was an admission that those in the government had sold these and pocketed the money.
Jim W. Dean - While it is always a good break to catch getting historic shows like a state of the union address, or a UN one in this case, it was sheer torture having to listen to Trump's entire diatribe.
Jim W. Dean - I have watched in amazement as the un-UN-sanctioned Saudi blockade of everything going into Yemen, with full support from the Gulf State Council and the US, has not been virulently attacked as illegal, with demands of sanctions on all those involved in this horrendous act.
Jim W. Dean - We have had an undeclared World War of sorts being carried out against Syria with even the UN hesitant to face up to it, mainly because it is a major violation of the UN charter and international law, making them look like a joke.
The United Nations has suspended a shipment of Cholera vaccines for Yemen as the deadly disease is spreading fast across the country. Yemen is facing a severe shortage of medicine because of Saudi Arabia’s harsh embargo.
On 21 June 2017, at the meeting of the UN Security Council, UN’s representative in Afghanistan Yamamoto made explicit remarks about the peace and security situation in Afghanistan.
In the UK you can start a petition on the Government website. If it reaches 10,000 signatures you get a response from the Government. If it tops 100,000 it will be considered for debate in Parliament.
Jim W. Dean - Now we have not only a highly probable fake gas attack in Idlib, but an investigation that is more fake than the attack itself. There has been little public outrage over the investigation scandal.
By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today Suddenly tension has intensified between Russia and the US with the order of the American President Donald Trump, when...
Tariq Ali talks to Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine (2008-2014) and Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University, about the findings of his report for the UN, which describe the manner in which Israel has come to dominate the Palestinian people based on structures of systematic discrimination.
Jim W. Dean - As Obama heads toward the door, the crimes of his administration against Syria, and especially Aleppo, are going to be thrown at him like rotten eggs and tomatoes.
Editor's note: By "Judea and Samaria" they are referring to the 40 percent of non-occupied Palestine that, by UN agreement from 1947, makes up the Palestinian state.
Jim W. Dean - I suspect more big terror attacks as an intimidation tactic of what could continue to happen if certain parties see the Syrian situation go against their desired outcome. They will not take it lying down.
US Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes has told the whining Israeli prime minister that only he is responsible for Washington’s decision to allow the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution that condemned Israel for illegal settlement construction in occupied Palestinian territories.
Militants from Ahrar Al-Sham, a hardline Islamist group, are planning to use white phosphorus in an attack on civilians to later blame it on Syrian armed forces, UN envoy Bashar Ja’afari told a UN Security Council emergency meeting on Sunday.
Jim W. Dean - Obama's UN speech writers went overboard on trying to wallpaper over the blood splatters of his regime change legacy, thinking that would erase it. And the parts about "accountable government and "true democracy" made me gag.
Heavy clashes resumed in Syria after the truce officially collapsed on September 19. The Jabhtat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) terrorist group and its allies launched a full-scale advance against the Syrian army, the National Defense Forces and Hezbollah in southwestern Aleppo.
Jim W. Dean - My my, Bibi gets a very public spanking in front of the Security Council by Ban Ki-moon. One could say that the Secretary General was wanting to get a few good licks in while he still has the position.
Hussein al-Izzi, the head of Foreign Relations for Ansar Allah, has met Mr.Oleg, the charge d'affaires of Russian Ambassador on Thursday.
Jim W. Dean - Assad counterattacks by charging bad faith on those still demanding he step down, when the Geneva mandate was for all opposition parties to be involved, which certainly included him, and he gently reminds us that the Syrian-Russian military progress is "helping" the political process.
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