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UK Judge Refuses to Revoke Assange Arrest Warrant

London, United Kingdom— Despite a United Nations panel finding that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is “arbitrarily being detained” and Swedish prosecutors dropping their criminal investigation and...

Saudis Say They Will Soon Scale Back Yemen War

Saudi Arabia’s military spokesman today announced their intention to scale back military operations against Yemen at some point in the future. They suggested this would happen soon, but that airstrikes against Yemen would continue.

Syria Peace Talks Begin in Geneva, With ‘No Plan B’

The latest round of Syrian peace talks began Monday in Geneva, with UN officials saying there is no plan for the government and rebels to actually meet face-to-face at all during the talks, with the UN simply ferrying messages back and forth.

UN Report Warns of Low Numbers of Bees and Pollinators

Last Friday, a new examination of several studies on the decline of pollinators was approved by a congress of 124 nations meeting in Kuala Lumpur. The...

UN Declares Syria Talks ‘Paused,’ But Both Sides Argue They Never...

by Jason Ditz UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura today declared a “pause” of the Geneva-based Syrian peace talks, saying both sides need to do...

Saudi Airstrikes Pound Yemen as Ceasefire Falters

by Jason Ditz Saudi warplanes tend to kill a few dozen people in Yemen on any given day, and despite the newly minted ceasefire today...

Rebels, Civilians Withdraw From Last District as Syrian Govt Retakes Homs

272 Syrian rebel fighters and 447 civilians were evacuated from the al-Waer District of the city of Homs today, the last district which was out of the control of the Syrian government.

US Seeks to Cut Europeans Out of Syria Peace Talks

by Jason Ditz With the UN General Assembly setting up a growing call for international negotiations on ending the Syrian Civil War, the Obama Administration...

Obama Takes Netanyahu ‘at his word’ In His Promise To Prevent...

On Friday, President Obama addressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's promise to prevent the establishment of a Palestinian State in his attempt to garner...

Fact Check: Holes in Hillary’s Email Story

Hillary Clinton addressed her use of private email to conduct government business during her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State, from 2009 to 2013,...

Man arrested in Saudi Arabia for filming the beheading of a...

The Saudi Arabian police have arrested the man who filmed the public beheading of a woman in the streets of Mecca. The footage, according to...

Palestine Reaches Out to International Criminal Court, Accuses Israel of War...

Following the vote by members of the United Nations to deny the resolution to recognize Palestinian statehood on Tuesday, Palestine reached out to the...

Russia and North Korea Accuse the U.S. of Human Rights Violations...

An outbreak of protests were reignited on Monday, after the Grand Jury announced its decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in...

Michael Brown’s Parents Testify Before U.N. Committee Against Torture

On Tuesday, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden addressed the United Nations Committee against Torture, in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of a delegation of human...

UN Official Accuses US States of Violating International Law By Legalizing...

In the United States, decades-old marijuana prohibition laws are crumbling, state-by-state and city-by-city. Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska have legalized marijuana for recreational use....

United Nations General Assembly condemns U.S. Cuba embargo

UNITED NATIONS, October 31, 2014 - On Tuesday, the United Nations General Assembly voted for the 23rd year in a row to condemn the United States'...

Critics Call New UN Anti-Terror Resolution “Global Patriot Act”

In the above-embedded video, Abby Martin of RT's Breaking the Set brought to light some of the concerns that civil liberties advocates have raised regarding...

Bush’s “Axis of Evil” Becomes Obama’s “Network of Death”

When Barack Obama ran for President of the United States in 2008, he was adamant about setting himself apart from President George W. Bush....

Egypt, China, Iran Criticize US Over Crackdown on Ferguson Protesters

"The eyes of the world are watching," said Missouri Governor Jay Nixon last Saturday when he announced a curfew in Ferguson, MO. Ever since...

Conflict in Gaza Changing but Not Ending, More Civilians Dead, Tunnels...

On Sunday, news that Israel was redeploying a large number of its troops out of Gaza, was followed by news that another United Nations...

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