This is what’s coming behind the scenes of all the events playing out (NK war games, Economic Downturn & Impending Crash, Eurozone Dominoes Falling, etc.):
The governments and dictatorships ruling over the so-called BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — agreed to set up a new world bank that analysts say could further marginalize the increasingly unstable U.S. dollar, possibly helping to eventually dethrone it as the global reserve currency. Meeting in Durban, [...]
Rebels in Syria are becoming increasingly radicalised as more and more foreign fighters join the battle to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, United Nations human rights investigators have warned.
The UN team, expressing concern at the “increasing and alarming presence” of Islamist militants in Syria, said the numbers of human rights abuses committed by both sides had risen dramatically in recent weeks.
The independent panel of experts, commissioned by the UN Human [...]
US Will Sign Gun Control Treaty on July 27!
The U.N. Firearms Treaty that we told you about last month is now in the process of going through the final stages of negotiations. The much feared, Arms Trade Treaty is rumored to include language that could ultimately restrict Americans 2nd Amendment right to own a gun. In response to the Obama Administration’s participation in the U.N. negotiations, 130 Congressmen havesent a letter to the Obama [...]
The US policy of using aerial drones to carry out targeted killings presents a major challenge to the system of international law that has endured since the second world war, a United Nations investigator has said.
Christof Heyns, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, summary or arbitrary executions, told a conference in Geneva that President Obama’s attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere, carried out by the CIA, would encourage other states to flout [...]
Photos taken of the massacre of 12 fertiliser plant workers in Albuweyda Alsharqiyah.
Activists have released a video which they say shows another mass killing of civilians by a pro-government militia in Syria – the third in a week.
Thirteen factory workers were forced off a bus and executed by shabiha members in a village near Qusair, in the west of the country, they said.
Correspondents say the video shows a group of [...]
People seriously injured or maimed by terrorist attacks across the world would be granted automatic legal rights to compensation and rehabilitation under far-reaching changes to rebalance international law in favour of victims, a UN report will recommend next month.
The report, drawn up by the UN’s special rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, Ben Emmerson, a leading British lawyer, will be welcomed by the UK government at a time when the [...]
A UN human rights official is urging the U.S. to turn over control of lands considered to be sacred to Native Americans, including the site of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, unveiled his recommendations in Geneva on Friday after completing a 12-day visit to the U.S. where he met with representatives of indigenous peoples in six states.
The fact-finder also [...]
UNITED NATIONS — Syria on Wednesday withdrew a bitterly contested bid for a place on the UN Human Rights Council as it fought off growing international criticism of its deadly crackdown on protesters.
Kuwait will take Syria’s place in an Asian group of nations nominated for places on the council.
Western nations had launched a major diplomatic push to block Syria’s effort to get on the council, which [...]
The brutal crackdown by Syrian President Bashar Assad may finally be getting the attention of world leaders — but apparently not enough to stop Syria from becoming the newest member of the U.N. Human Rights Council.
And despite calling for an independent investigation into the crackdown, which has left hundreds dead, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apparently won’t do much about blocking Syria’s path to the [...]
The UN Human Rights Council is set to adopt a major report hailing Libya’s human rights record — despite moving to suspend the Arab country’s council membership amid an international outcry over attacks on civilians.
The report shows countries applauding and commending Libya as they note “with appreciation the country’s commitment to upholding human rights on the ground.”
Even Canada “welcomed [...]
The Dollar Index fell the most in four weeks and the euro gained before Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke addresses the Senate and the European Central Bank meets to discuss interest rates this week. Persian Gulf shares dropped to a six-month low, while European stocks and U.S. index futures rose and oil advanced.
The Dollar Index slipped 0.6 percent at 7:27 a.m. in New York, while the euro strengthened against [...]