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Maduro Calls on UN to Help Break US-led Blockade, Supply Medical Equipment

Caracas (VZA) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has requested international assistance from the United Nations (UN) and, in particular, the UN Development Program (UNDP), to “break” the US-led economic blockade against the country and help supply vital medical equipment. His call came at a gathering of health sector leaders and activists from the Humanised Childbirth Program in Caracas […]

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Saudi Arabia Grilled Over Human Rights Record at UN Review

Geneva (MEE) – Saudi Arabia has insisted that its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be “fair”, amid a barrage of criticism at a United Nations meeting on Monday. The half-day public debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva came just over than a month after the Saudi insider-turned-critic was murdered in the Saudi consulate […]

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No, the UN Did Not Report China Has ‘Massive Internment Camps’ for Uighur Muslims

Beijing (GZ) – Media outlets from Reuters to The Intercept falsely claimed the UN had condemned China for holding a million Uighurs in camps. The claim is based on unsourced allegations by two independent commission members, US-funded outfits and a shadowy opposition group. Numerous major media outlets, from Reuters to The Intercept, have claimed that […]

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Trump Chairs UNSC Session but Faces Opposition on Iran Issue

New York (TNA) – US President Donald Trump presided over his first UN Security Council session but faced opposition from member states on his unilateral policy, particularly on the Iran issue. The UN Security Council meeting on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction was held Wednesday, one day after Trump attacked Iran at his General […]

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Geopolitics Alert Editor Randi Nord at UNHRC: US Facilitates War Crimes in Yemen [VIDEO]

Geneva (GPA) – Geopolitics Alert founder and editor, Randi Nord, participated in two side panels about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen at the United Nations Human Rights Council 39th session during its first week. The first panel, sponsored by INSAN Organization, covered human rights violations and crimes against children in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition. […]

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Nikki Haley: Palestinian Right of Return Should be ‘Off the Table’

New York (MEMO) – US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said that the right of return of Palestinian refugees displaced since 1948 is an issue that should be taken “off the table”, according to the Times of Israel. Commenting at an appearance at the Foundation for the Defence of Democracies, a pro-Israel think tank based in Washington […]

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Libyan Forces Launch Operation to Recover Vehicles Stolen from ISIS

ISIS IN ACTION On 15 August, the Petroleum Facilitates Guard (PFG) commander, Major General Naji al-Maghrabi, reported that an operation had been launched in collaboration with the Libyan National Army’s 331 and 127 battalions to recover seven vehicles stolen by ISIS fighters during a raid on the Greater Man Made River (GMMR) Sarir Station, located […]

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UN Chief Condemns Attack Targeting Venezuela’s Maduro

New York (TSN) – Antonio Guterres expresses concern about the latest developments in Venezuela and rejects any act of violence. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned Saturday’s drone attack, which targetted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. “The secretary-general is concerned about the latest developments in Venezuela and rejects any act of violence,” said Farhan Haq, Guterres’ deputy spokesman. Related: […]

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US Quits UN Human Rights Council Over ‘Bias Against Israel’

Washington D.C. (MEE) – Decision comes after the head of the council called on Washington to halt ‘unconscionable’ policy of separating migrant children from parents. The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of  “chronic bias against Israel,” a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights […]

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False Flag Alert in Crucial Week to Save Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington D.D. (SCF) – This week sees a flurry of diplomatic efforts by Iran, China, Russia and the European Union to salvage the international nuclear accord following US President Trump’s violation of the UN-backed treaty. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif is to travel to Beijing, Moscow and then Brussels to discuss how the remaining […]

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