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‘I never called Obama son of a whore… and Ban ki-Moon is a fool!’ – Philippines President
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has now denied allegations that he called US President Barack “a son of a whore.” However, after the row over the insult subsided somewhat, Duterte switched to the UN’s Secretary-General, calling him a “fool.” Read Full Article at RT.com
397 points by Russia Today | Human rights Philippines Ban Ki-moon United Nations ASEAN Filipino language Law Emilio Aguinaldo
UN panel blames South Sudan leaders for Juba violence
Fighting that killed more than 300 people and forced opposition head to flee directed at top military level, UN says.
120 points by Al Jazeera English | Southern Sudan Peacekeeping United Nations Sudan Ban Ki-moon Kofi Annan Secretary-General of the United Nations Riek Machar
Duterte says he told Obama he never insulted him, thinks U.N.'s Ban a fool
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told Barack Obama he never called him a "son of a bitch", he said on Friday, but he maintained a defiant stance on his war on drugs, saying U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon was a fool for bringing up human rights.
1299 points by Reuters | Human rights United Nations United States Ban Ki-moon Barack Obama Iraq War Secretary-General of the United Nations Law
Faulted by charities, U.N. plans to keep up relief work in Syria
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations plans to keep working with charities in Syria despite a decision by more than 70 relief groups to suspend ties with the U.N. for its links to the Syrian government, officials said on Thursday.
10 points by Reuters | Bashar al-Assad United Nations Syria Ban Ki-moon Reuters Thomson Reuters Humanitarian aid Hafez al-Assad
Myanmar Buddhists boo ex-UN chief Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan arrives to investigate communal conflict pitting ethnic Rakhine Buddhists against Rohingya Muslim minority.
1884 points by Al Jazeera English | Burma Aung San Suu Kyi Rakhine State Kofi Annan Ban Ki-moon New Zealand Rohingya people Aung San
We can't let Afghanistan slide backwards
The civil war in Afghanistan is raging again. After almost 40 years of near-consecutive conflict -- from the Soviet invasion to the US-led war against the Taliban for its sheltering of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda post-9/11 -- Afghanistan is once again on the international emergency watch list.
625 points by CNN | United Nations Pakistan Afghanistan Taliban Ban Ki-moon Refugee Afghan refugees Iran
The town where children attempt suicide
The besieged Syrian town of Madaya has seen a "worrying increase" in child suicide attempts as the long war takes its toll, a rights group warned.
48150 points by CNN | Ban Ki-moon United Nations Bashar al-Assad Syria Lebanon Secretary-General of the United Nations Israel Humanitarian aid
South Korea agency deleted 17,000 comments to combat 'fake news'
Elizabeth ShimFeb. 16 (UPI) -- Concern about fake news and the uncontrollable growth of online rumors is going global.
1 points by UPI | Ban Ki-moon South Korea United Nations Secretary-General of the United Nations United Press International Korean War Seoul National University Korea
Put Saudi-led coalition back on UN list of child rights abusers, HRW says
A Human Rights Watch probe into a Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen that killed school children has renewed calls to place the coalition back on the UN secretary-general’s ‘list of shame’ for children’s rights abusers, after it was removed from it last year. Read Full Article at RT.com
434 points by Russia Today | Human rights Human Rights Watch United Nations Ban Ki-moon Saudi Arabia Yemen Arabian Peninsula Arab League
An interrupted journey ends in a new life in the U.S. for Syrian refugee family
Dense desert fog enveloped Queen Alia International Airport outside Amman, Jordan. Zohri A., a Syrian mechanic who was about to fly to the United States with his wife and four children for refugee resettlement, waited nervously to learn whether their flight to Chicago would take off as scheduled. ...
419 points by Los Angeles Times | Syria Jordan Bashar al-Assad Ban Ki-moon Refugee United Nations US Airways Donald Trump
South Korea presidential candidates differ in their views of Kaesong
Elizabeth ShimFeb. 7 (UPI) -- As South Korea's presidential race heats up in February, North Korea policy in Seoul is at the forefront of election concerns.
3 points by UPI | South Korea Ban Ki-moon North Korea Korean War Seoul Korean Demilitarized Zone Korea Korean language
Education a leading victim of conflict, says U.N. hopeful
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Education is a leading, and hidden, casualty of war, with some 3 million children out of school in Syria alone, said Irina Bokova, a Bulgarian diplomat hoping to become the next head of the United Nations, on Tuesday.
15 points by Reuters | United Nations Ban Ki-moon Diplomacy Secretary-General of the United Nations Reuters United Nations Security Council Thomson Reuters United Nations General Assembly
‘Threatening Iran is useless’: Supreme leader’s adviser responds to America’s ‘notice’
Iran will not bow to US threats, the foreign policy adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s said in response to statements made by the White House, following Iran’s recent ballistic missile test. Read Full Article at RT.com
4250 points by Russia Today | Ban Ki-moon United Nations Iran Secretary-General of the United Nations Donald Trump Nuclear weapon Ballistic missile Intercontinental ballistic missile
Obama vs Trump: Who called which world leaders?
President-elect Donald Trump's transition is being viewed at home as chaotic, and his move from candidate to statesman is being closely scrutinized by the global media as well, particularly his communications with world leaders.
5782 points by CNN | Prime minister Ban Ki-moon Head of state President of the United States President Angela Merkel Diplomacy Donald Trump
US urges UN arms embargo against South Sudan, Russia says no
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States urged the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to impose an arms embargo and new sanctions on South Sudan to curb violence that could lead to mass atrocities, a proposal immediately rejected by Russia as premature and irresponsible. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told the ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United Nations Sudan Southern Sudan Ban Ki-moon Kofi Annan Peacekeeping United Nations Security Council United States
Trump won't deter us on climate change
Even the recent outcome of the US elections cannot stop those of us dedicated to battling climate change.
1398 points by CNN | Renewable energy Fossil fuel United Nations Ban Ki-moon Global warming Temperature Wind power Climate change
Philippines may pull out of ‘useless’ ICC, happy to join world order led by Russia, China – Duterte
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he might follow Russia's lead and withdraw his country from the International Criminal Court (ICC). He went on to slam Western countries which have criticized his controversial ‘war on drugs’. Read Full Article at RT.com
5991 points by Russia Today | Vladimir Putin George W. Bush Barack Obama President of the United States Ban Ki-moon Iraq War Democratic Party United States
Donald Trump Is ‘Dangerous’ for Global Stability, U.N. Rights Chief Says
Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the high commissioner for human rights, doubled down on remarks he gave last month condemning “nationalist demagogues.”
2899 points by The New York Times | United Nations Human rights Donald Trump Politicians Politician Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of the United Nations Geert Wilders
Putin yanks Russia from International Criminal Court
President Vladimir Putin withdrew Russia from the International Criminal Court.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Vladimir Putin United States United Nations Human rights Law International Criminal Court Russia Ban Ki-moon
Outcry after Bahrain court rules to dissolve main Shiite opposition bloc
An appeals court in Bahrain has upheld the order by a lower court to dissolve the al-Wefaq movement, the main Shiite opposition group in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, seen as the latest move in cracking down on dissent in the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
37 points by Russia Today | Ban Ki-moon Human rights Middle East Secretary-General of the United Nations Iraq Bahrain Iran Democracy
World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of U.N. debate
UNITED NATIONS — World leaders from Pakistan to Ukraine unleashed their regional grievances Wednesday, taking the stage of the U.N. General Assembly to rage against their neighbors and presenting a picture of a chaotic world consumed by intractable conflicts.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | United Nations Ban Ki-moon United Nations General Assembly United States World War II United Nations Security Council Nawaz Sharif Barack Obama
Philippines' Duterte invites 'devil' U.N. chief, EU to debate rights
MANILA (Reuters) - Firebrand Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday invited U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the European Union to investigate his deadly anti-drugs crackdown, after hurling insults at them for interfering in it.
87 points by Reuters | United States Barack Obama United Nations Ban Ki-moon United States Senate Human rights Philippines Democratic Party
Scene in Charlotte After Shots Fired
At least one person was shot on Wednesday night during protests in uptown Charlotte, N.C., about the fatal shooting of Keith L. Scott by the police.
668 points by The New York Times | Ban Ki-moon North Carolina United Nations Humid subtropical climate Vietnam War Bank of America Shooting Attack
Russia to send aircraft carrier to Syria
Russia has announced it is sending its only aircraft carrier to waters off Syria's coast, as diplomats met at the United Nations in an effort to revive Syria's failing ceasefire.
923 points by CNN | United Nations Ban Ki-moon Syria Humanitarian aid Terrorism Damascus Deir ez-Zor United States
‘Moment of Truth’ in Syria as John Kerry Urges Renewal of Cease-Fire
The United States Secretary of State told the United Nations Security Council that continuing with the agreed cease-fire was the only way forward.
675 points by The New York Times | Bashar al-Assad Syria United Nations United Nations Security Council Russia Hafez al-Assad Ban Ki-moon Humanitarian aid
Philippine President Lashes Out at European Union
The European Union became the latest victim of President Rodrigo Duterte’s sharp tongue after it expressed concern over alleged extrajudicial killings in his war on illegal drugs.
1336 points by The Wall Street Journal | European Union United States Ban Ki-moon Europe United Kingdom European Parliament Citizenship of the European Union Brussels
Fighting further buries hopes for Syria truce
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels and pro-government forces battled each other on major frontlines near Aleppo and Hama, and air strikes reportedly killed a dozen people including four medical workers, as a ceasefire appeared to have completely unraveled.
224 points by Reuters | Syria United States Bashar al-Assad Ban Ki-moon United Nations Barack Obama Rebellion Russia
‘Guilty feelings’: EU aims to atone for own ‘sins’ by picking on Philippines drug war, Duterte says
The sharp-tongued Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has not shied away from using a four-letter word responding to the “hypocritical” EU blaming him for stoking up anti-drug violence. He accused EU states of mass killings in US-led campaigns in the Middle East. Read Full Article at RT.com
4357 points by Russia Today | European Union Ban Ki-moon United States Barack Obama Human rights Philippines United Kingdom Vigilante
Bangladesh wants to work with Myanmar on refugee issues, says PM Hasina
Bangladesh is looking forward to work with Myanmar to find a permanent solution on the matter of refugees, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
342 points by | Ban Ki-moon Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Barack Obama Secretary-General of the United Nations Refugee Bangladesh United Nations
World Briefs: Opposition in Congo claims police killed 50
Opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo claimed as many as 50 people died in clashes between police and protesters calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down, as residents of the capital braced for a second day of unrest.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | United Nations Ban Ki-moon Democratic Republic of the Congo Secretary-General of the United Nations United Nations Security Council South Korea Spanish dollar United States
UN chief vents frustration in last speech
Ban Ki-moon unleashed anger at leaders who keep “feeding the war machine” in Syria and violate human rights        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ban Ki-moon United Nations Vladimir Putin Barack Obama Iraq War World War II United States Secretary-General of the United Nations
U.N. suspends Syria aid convoys after ‘savage’ attack
BEIRUT — Volunteers were still dousing the fires from an overnight attack on an aid convoy that killed 20 civilians as the U.N. announced Tuesday it was suspending overland aid deliveries in Syria, jeopardizing food and medical security for millions of besieged and hard-to-reach civilians.
1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Humanitarian aid Syria Aleppo Ban Ki-moon International Committee of the Red Cross Attack! Geneva Damascus
Obama, in a U.N. bow, stumps for open world
UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama, in his final speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, made an impassioned plea on behalf of a liberal world order that he admitted was under growing threat from wars in the Middle East and rising nationalism at home and in Europe.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | United Nations President of the United States Vladimir Putin Barack Obama United States Ban Ki-moon United States presidential election 2008 Iraq War
Philippines' Duterte unleashes more profanity at the EU
Angry at European denunciations over his bloody drug crackdown, Philippine president tells the union where to go.
11089 points by Al Jazeera English | United States Human rights European Union Barack Obama Ban Ki-moon United Nations United Kingdom Asia
US: Russia responsible for aid convoy hit
The US has reached the preliminary conclusion that Russian warplanes bombed an aid convoy and warehouse belonging to the Syrian Arab Red Cresent.
2308 points by CNN | United Nations Syria Bashar al-Assad Ban Ki-moon Barack Obama Terrorism Secretary-General of the United Nations Iraq War
Obama guidance, press schedule Sept. 20, 2016. United Nations
Below, from the White House… THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2016   DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016   In the morning, the President will deliver remarks at the Opening Session: 71st Session of the General Assembly. The First Lady will also attend. […]
5 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Ban Ki-moon United Nations Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan United Nations Secretariat South Korea United Nations General Assembly
U.N. suspends aid deliveries to Syria after deadly attack on humanitarian convoy
The United Nations suspended humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria after an attack killed 21 civilians unloading supplies northwest of embattled Aleppo at the end of the week-long cease-fire, officials said Tuesday.  The attack Monday night struck 18 of 31 trucks in an aid convoy in rural Urem al-Kubra,...
69 points by Los Angeles Times | Humanitarian aid United Nations Russia Ban Ki-moon Syria Humanitarianism Attacks on humanitarian workers Bashar al-Assad
FARC: Peace is difficult without amnesty
Fighters must be given amnesty if peace in Colombia is to succeed, the rebels' chief negotiator told CNN en Español.
71 points by CNN | Colombia Ban Ki-moon Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Álvaro Uribe War Medellín Secretary-General of the United Nations Colombian Liberal Party
Syrian conflict tops UN chief's list of final appeals
Outgoing UN secretary-general tells world leaders at the General Assembly to end war, poverty and persecution.
740 points by Al Jazeera English | Greenhouse gas United Nations Secretary-General of the United Nations Climate change Central African Republic Ban Ki-moon Sudan Syria
Syria Aid Convoys Suspended After Attack; U.N. Leader Condemns ‘Cowards’
United Nations officials were dumbfounded by the airstrike, which occurred after the Syrian military declared that a partial cease-fire was over.
-1 points by The New York Times | United Nations Ban Ki-moon Humanitarian aid Geneva Syria Humanitarianism Secretary-General of the United Nations United Nations General Assembly
UN chief vents frustration in last assembly speech
Ban Ki-moon unleashed anger at leaders who keep “feeding the war machine” in Syria and violate human rights        
-1 points by The Detroit News | United Nations Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of the United Nations Human rights Barack Obama United Nations Secretariat Prime minister Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
UN suspends all Syria aid after convoy bombed
UN halts all aid convoys hours after attack destroys 18 trucks in rebel-held northern Aleppo.
7582 points by Al Jazeera English | Syria Bashar al-Assad Humanitarian aid Aleppo Damascus Ban Ki-moon Muhammad Naji al-Otari United Nations
U.N. refugee plan seeks to standardize responses
World leaders Monday approved a declaration aimed at providing a more coordinated and humane response to the refugee crisis that has strained resources and sparked divisions from Africa to Europe.The issue of what to do about the world’s 65.3 million displaced people took center stage at the U.N. Ge...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | United Nations Ban Ki-moon United Nations General Assembly Refugee Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan Displaced person Europe
World leaders at United Nations approve plan for refugee crisis
UNITED NATIONS — World leaders on Monday approved a declaration aimed at providing a more coordinated and humane response to the refugee crisis that has strained resources and sparked divisions from Africa to Europe.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | United Nations Ban Ki-moon Human rights Refugee Barack Obama United States Displaced person Europe
Does the United Nations need a makeover?
World leaders gather in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly.
261 points by Al Jazeera English | Ban Ki-moon United Nations Secretary-General of the United Nations League of Nations Kofi Annan United Nations General Assembly United Nations Secretariat United Nations Association
World leaders at UN approve plan for refugee crisis
With more people forced to flee their homes than at any time since World War II, global leaders on Monday approved a declaration aimed at providing a more coordinated and humane response to the refugee crisis that has strained resources and stoked divisions from Africa to Europe. The issue of what to do about the world's 65.3 million displaced people will take ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | United Nations United States Human rights Ban Ki-moon World War II Barack Obama League of Nations Refugee
Obama aims to define his global leadership in last U.N. speech
WASHINGTON — In one of his last major appearances on the world stage, President Barack Obama will try to define how his leadership has made the planet safer and more prosperous when he gives his farewell speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday.
1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Nobel Peace Prize Barack Obama United Nations World War II United States Ban Ki-moon Iraq War President of the United States
UN holds first-ever summit on refugees and migrants
The issue of what to do about the world's 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the United Nations General Assembly on Monday when leaders from around the globe converge on New York for the first-ever summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants.
2 points by The Denver Post | Human rights United Nations Ban Ki-moon Barack Obama United States League of Nations World War II Refugee
Syria's civil war: US and Russia clinch ceasefire deal
US, Russia hail breakthrough to put peace process back on track, including nationwide ceasefire effective from Monday.
1732 points by Al Jazeera English | Bashar al-Assad Syria Ban Ki-moon Barack Obama Russia Sergey Lavrov Hafez al-Assad Democratic Party
Kofi Annan vows to stay impartial leading the commision
Annan to meet government officials and Rakhine leaders as part of bid to bring together Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya.
580 points by Al Jazeera English | Burma Aung San Suu Kyi Rakhine State Ban Ki-moon Kofi Annan United Nations Aung San Sittwe