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Tag: Syria

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 17:39 UTC

    “Uniting the world against terrorism”: OP-ED on the United Nations conference on counter-terrorism

    With the military defeat of ISIL in Syria and Iraq, large numbers of these ideologically-driven mercenaries are relocating to other theatres of conflict or returning home, passing on their battlefield

    NEW YORK — Terrorism is a persistent and evolving global menace. No country is immune. Social media, encrypted communications and the dark web are being used to spread propaganda, radicalize new recruits and plan atrocities. The threat ranges from the crude tactics of lone actors to sophisticated coordinated attacks and the horrific prospect of terrorists using chemical, biological or radioactive weapons.

  • Tuesday, May 8th 2018 - 08:59 UTC

    Guterres praises UK contribution to UN, “Brexit or no Brexit”

    Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Guterres warned that the Security Council was “paralyzed” on a number of key issues, such as the war in Syria

    Britain will remain a “very important pillar” of the United Nations after Brexit, the organization's secretary general has said. Antonio Guterres’s comments appear to contradict the fears of some opponents of Brexit that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU might throw into question its position as one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, alongside the US, Russia, China and France.

  • Wednesday, April 25th 2018 - 09:18 UTC

    Trump/Macron summit: much personal chemistry but not so in the Iran issue

    Macron: “It’s not a mystery we did not have the same starting positions or stances, and neither you nor I have a habit of changing our stances or going with the wind”

    President Trump vowed Tuesday to look for common ground with his French counterpart in dealing with Iran but made no commitment to stick with the nuclear agreement he described as “insane” and “ridiculous.” Receiving French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit at the White House, Trump repeated his criticism of the agreement to freeze Iran's nuclear program, saying it doesn't address Tehran's missile program or its attempts to foment unrest in the region.

  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 10:32 UTC

    G7 foreign ministers' statement on the Salisbury attack

    “We fully support all efforts made by the US, UK and France to degrade the Assad regime’s ability to use chemical weapons and to deter any future use”

    We, the G7 foreign ministers, of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal, using a nerve agent in Salisbury, United Kingdom, on March 4, 2018. A British police officer and numerous civilians were exposed in the attack and required hospital treatment, and the lives of many more innocent British civilians have been threatened. We express our deepest sympathies to them all and our admiration and support for the UK emergency services for their courageous response.

  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 10:12 UTC

    G7 leaders: statement on chemical weapons use in Syria and Salisbury attack

    Use of chemical weapons is a breach of the Chemical Weapons Convention and constitutes a threat to international peace and security

    The G7 leaders have united in condemning the use of chemical weapons in Syria and support recent actions by the US, UK and France to degrade and deter further use. Likewise G7 foreign ministers condemned the nerve agent attack and share the UK's assessment that it is highly likely that the Russian Federation was responsible.

  • Wednesday, April 18th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    UK and US alert about “malicious cyber activity” by Russia

    Officials said the move had been planned for “some time” and was not directly related to the US-led missiles strikes over the weekend on Russia’s ally Syria.

    Britain and the US have issued a formal alert about “malicious cyber activity” by Russia amid warnings that relations with Moscow have hit an all-time low. The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) combined with the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security to issue an unprecedented joint “technical alert” setting out the threat across the public and private sectors.

  • Monday, April 16th 2018 - 18:22 UTC

    Most Latin American countries cautious or critical about bombings in Syria

    Temer and Macri condemned the use of chemical weapons but were not enthusiastic about the bombing of targets in Syria

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau backed air strikes by the United States and its allies on Syria’s chemical weapons program but Argentina, Brazil and Peru voiced caution during a regional summit about the escalating military action.

  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 13:53 UTC

    US coalition: Strikes in Syria increases tension; reactions worldwide

    Three targets were hit in the one-night operation. The damaged installations were Syrian research, storage and military buildings.

    Bombs have fallen. Damascus has been beaten again. The United States, United Kingdom and France coalition launched airstrikes against Syrian targets as Donald Trump sought to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack last weekend near Damascus that killed more than 40 people.

  • Tuesday, March 20th 2018 - 09:35 UTC

    Ex-president Sarkozy, arrested for supposed illegal financing

    According to the investigation, Gadhafi’s regime would secretly gave Sarkozy 50 million euros overall for the 2007 campaign

    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been arrested on Tuesday at west of Paris as part of an investigation that revealed he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in 2007.

  • Saturday, February 24th 2018 - 09:18 UTC

    UN chief Guterres criticized for accepting Syria in Decolonization Committee top post

    Syria’s Bashar Ja’afari was elected to UN’s Special Committee on Decolonization, C24, guided by the principle of “respect for self-determination of all peoples”.

    UN chief Antonio Guterres was criticized on Thursday by a watchdog group for failing to condemn Syria’s election to a committee charged with working towards decolonization. UN Watch called on US Ambassador Nikki Haley, and European ambassadors to condemn the world body for handing Bashar Assad’s regime what it called “a propaganda victory.”

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