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Palestinian authority rejects calls to postpone statehood bid

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he intends on pressing forward with a statehood bid at the United Nations next week. He has turned down requests from the US, Britain, Germany and France to delay the bid. Abbas will formally request that the UN General Assembly upgrade the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) …

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‘I don’t care what the UN says!’ Netanyahu vows to continue illegal settlement activity

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The Israeli prime minister has vowed to continue building settlements in the “Israeli capital of Jerusalem,” defying near-unanimous international criticism of the illegal activity in retaliation for Palestine’s upgraded UN status. In an interview with Israeli Channel 2, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threw internationally-recognized boundaries to the wind, saying that …

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UN contingency plan to deploy up to 10,000 peacekeepers in Syria

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The UN is considering the deployment of 4,000 to 10,000 peacekeepers in Syria as an emergency measure, reports Russian press, citing UN sources. This comes as the US along with over 100 countries voice support for the nascent Syrian Coalition. The UN is putting together a contingency plan should the …

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Space militarization: Coming to a galaxy near you

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The United States is moving toward the militarization of space and this will change the face of war in the near future, an academician with the Russian Academy of Engineering Sciences has warned. Judging by recent developments, the idea of formidable space weapons prowling the last frontier is no longer …

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UN implicitly recognizes Palestinian statehood

The UN General Assembly has voted to upgrade Palestinians’ diplomatic status to a “non-member observer state,” thus implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state. This comes despite strong opposition from the US and Israel. The Palestinian bid has been upheld with 138 votes in favour, nine against and 41 abstentions. Addressing the …

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UN prepares to vote on Palestinian status

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The UN General Assembly is due to vote on Palestine’s status upgrade to a non-member observer state. Many UN members have thrown their support behind the resolution, while the US branded it as counterproductive to the Israel-Palestine peace effort. The Palestine Authority expects broad support of the enhanced status amongst …

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Obama stops NSA spying on IMF and World Bank

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International Monetary Fund Headquarters in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama has called on the National Security Agency to halt spying on the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in conjunction with a review of surveillance activities, Reuters reported. A US official told the news agency that …

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Banker backed Free Syrian Army claims chemical weapons capability

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A prominent member of the Free Syrian Army claims the rebels have all the components to produce chemical weapons and have the know-how to put them together and use if necessary. “If we ever use them, we will only hit the regime’s bases and centers,” the political adviser of the Free …

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UK govt. accused of funding Rwandan ‘dictator’

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A former senior aide to Rwandan President Paul Kagame has accused the British government of funding “a dictator” in the African country and adding to the misery of victims who suffered from violence in the region. Speaking to Channel 4’s Dispatches programme, David Himbara, who was Kagame’s private secretary until …

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Bombshell: Leaked UN treaty does ban guns

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Treacherous wording upholds “States” gun rights but not individuals. The text of the anticipated and hotly-contested United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has been leaked, with the treaty itself set to be adopted and signed by member States as early as tomorrow, July 27. President Obama, today joining the chorus for …

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NATO seeks destruction of Syrian nation

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An American author and historian says NATO is seeking to destroy the “modern Syrian nation” and create “subdivision” in the country, Press TV reports. “NATO’s goal is nothing less than the destruction of the modern Syrian nation, followed by chaos, partition, subdivision, warlords, Balkanization, and a failed state,” Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley …

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Obama prepares air strikes on Syria

Russia’s climbdown sets stage for regime change. President Barack Obama has told the US Navy and Air Force to prepare air strikes on Syria as part of a “no fly zone” that will be enforced with the aid of British and French military power, according to a report. [youtube height=”400″ …

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US may be guilty of war crimes over drone use – Amnesty International

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[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeRkst6LEp4[/youtube]   US officials responsible for carrying out drone strikes may have to stand trial for war crimes, says a report by Amnesty International, which lists civilian casualties in the attacks in Pakistan. Human Rights Watch has issued similar report on Yemen. The Amnesty International report is based on the …

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Korean peninsula on brink of war

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War between North and South Korea could break out at any moment, an ambassador from Pyongyang told the UN. He accused Seoul of instigating conflict and ‘increased hostilities’ towards Pyongyang. Ri Tong-il, North Korea’s ambassador to the UN, said in an address that “no one knows when war will break out”between …

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Israeli cyber attacks targeted offshore oil, gas platforms

Iran’s offshore oil and gas platforms were the targets of the cyber attacks aimed at crippling the country. All threats were repelled and Israel was behind them, according to head of IT at the Iranian Offshore Oil Company, Mohammad Reza Golshani. Golshani told Reuters that the attack happened over the …

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UN plan to disarm the American people

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“Complete disarmament” of the American people. The UN Arms Trade Treaty that has been identified by observers as a flagrant threat to the second amendment and which Barack Obama is determined to sign has its roots in a 1961 State Department memorandum which explains how the United Nations will oversee …

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Christ turns ‘Green’ at U.N. Earth summit

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Green guru James Lovelock was right. He warned last week that “the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion.” Now at the U.N. Earth Summit, even the image of Christ has been made a forcible convert to the eco-faith, as the city of Rio is bathing the iconic statue …

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