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‘Palestine is occupied state, not disputed territory’
The symbolic recognition of the Palestinian state by Europeans demonstrates that the international community cannot accept Israeli aggression and occupation of Palestinian lands anymore, Palestinian ambassador to UK Manuel Hassassian told RT.

19.12.2014 01:27

UN claims of asylum seekers’ ‘inhumane’ treatment provoke Dutch ire
The Netherlands, in the throes of an immigration crisis, has accused the UN of publishing ‘one-sided information’ after its senior officials accused the government of “trying to score political points” by “forcing” failed asylum seekers into homelessness.

17.12.2014 20:04

‘The Interview’ premiere canceled in wake of Sony hacker ‘9/11-style’ terror threats
The premiere of ‘The Interview’, the comedy ridiculing the North Korean leadership, has been canceled in New York, allegedly due to a 9/11-style terror threat. But US security officials say “there is no credible intelligence” of an attack at this time.

17.12.2014 11:54

Palestine resolution: US ‘unresolved’ ahead of Security Council meeting
The Palestinian Authority is filing a UN resolution demanding a full Israeli pull-out from the occupied territories within two years. Meanwhile, the US is unsure what it wants to see from the resolution.

17.12.2014 08:48

UN rights watchdog accuses Kiev forces of torture, inhumane treatment of civilians
Kiev-controlled volunteer battalions and the Ukrainian Security Service are involved in an increasing number of human rights violations including torture and forced disappearances of those suspected of “separatism,” according to a UN OHCHR report.

16.12.2014 00:21

Palestinians to seek official UN resolution for Israeli pullout in 2 years
The Palestinians are to seek a UN resolution for a two-year deadline to an Israeli pullout from the occupied territories. They will also ask for East Jerusalem to become their capital and attempt to ban Israeli settlement-building under international law.

15.12.2014 08:37

UN: ‘We won’t take ‘no’ for an answer, CIA torture must be investigated’
The release of the so-called CIA torture report will likely create momentum that will lead to justice, UN special rapporteur for torture Juan Mendez told RT. He said the UN will not “take no for an answer” and that each torturous act must be investigated.

10.12.2014 23:06

3,400 dead at sea: UN slams Europe for snubbing safety over immigration barriers
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has slammed Europe’s attitude towards over 3,400 migrants and refugees who drowned in the sea this year, suggesting that the countries care more about implementing stricter immigration policies than ensuring safety.

10.12.2014 13:15

Facing justice: UN, HRW, Amnesty call for prosecuting US officials for torture
The UN and prominent human rights groups have demanded justice for CIA torture victims, urging to prosecute the responsible US officials listed in the Senate’s report. The Justice Department says it will not pursue charges, even after seeing the report.

10.12.2014 02:24

Palestine officially granted ICC observer status
The International Criminal Court has officially granted Palestinians observer status at a meeting of the 122 member countries. This is a pivotal step on the way to Mahmoud Abbas’s strategy to press war crimes charges against Israel.

09.12.2014 08:19

Ready-to-fire nuclear weapons pose ‘accidental launch’ risk – former defense chiefs
Cross-border action to lower the risks posed by an intentional or accidental nuclear attack is “insufficient,” international military, political and diplomatic officials have warned.

08.12.2014 09:21

Families of MH17 victims ‘demand UN takes over Dutch investigation’
Relatives of MH17 crash victims have addressed the Netherlands requesting the UN takes over the investigation into the downing of the passenger plane over Ukraine, blaming the Dutch of mishandling the inquiries into the disaster, media report.

05.12.2014 20:39