Monthly Archives: March 2017

Palestinians need a hero, not a gutless Guterres

By Ameen Izzadeen The stench that wafted across world politics last Friday was unbearable. It originated from a place where there was once an old slaughterhouse. The place now houses the 39-storey United Nations building, one of the most photographed … Continue reading

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US threatens to withdraw from UNHRC

By Ameen Izzadeen The Donald Trump administration has read the Riot Act to the United Nations Human Rights Council. It has threatened to withdraw from the UNHRC, unless the council agrees to toe Washington’s line. The warning came through a … Continue reading

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North Korea: Smart bombs could stop nuclear warfare

By Ameen Izzadeen A world without nuclear weapons is a possibility and that day is not far from us. Thanks to North Korea and its provocative behaviour, such optimism is not the wild imagination of a fiction writer. The United … Continue reading

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If Trump cuts funds, where will UN go?

By Ameen Izzadeen The United Nations wouldn’t be the same after January 20, roared president-elect Donald Trump in a tweet after the outgoing Barack Obama administration in a startling diplomatic manoeuvre got the UN Security Council to pass a unanimous … Continue reading

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