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  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Middle East

Daesh Reportedly Executes Nine Youths With Chainsaws in Iraq

A fighter of Daesh, also known as ISIL, holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, Iraq, in this June 23, 2014. On Tuesday, the terrorist group reported that Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, its second-in-command, was dead — one of 40 terrorists killed in a Russian airstrike in the Aleppo province. [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Middle East

When R2P runs into ISIS

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine, adopted at the United Nations World Summit in 2005, is Canada’s gift to the community of nations. Thanks to the diplomatic overtures of then prime minister Paul Martin and other prominent Liberal politicians, thinkers and diplomats, the UN embraced the notion that the community of nations has an obligation to prevent genocide [...]

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Middle East

BROOKS: On the reluctance of a Syrian intervention

University of Virginia ; Charlottesville, VA – news By Brandon Brooks Share on Twitter Two weeks ago, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen wrote a scathing critique of the Obama administration’s failure to hold Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accountable for committing crimes against humanity. Throughout the article, Cohen compares President Obama’s inaction to President Bill Clinton’s initial reluctance to intervene [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

Africa Regional Media Hub | Remarks at the UN General Assembly Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect; South Sudan – from which the Security Council returned from a trip just this morning – also presents a searing picture

Thank you, Assistant Secretary-General Šimonović, for your leadership on this critical issue. At the United Nations we enshrine R2P in resolutions and give it pride of place at meetings like this. But institutionalization is meaningful only if leaders make it a priority. Rhetoric means little if we fail to achieve action in practice. Just last [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, Middle East, North America

Africa Regional Media Hub | Remarks at the UN General Assembly Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect

South Sudan – from which the Security Council returned from a trip just this morning – also presents a searing picture WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America — Thank you, Assistant Secretary-General Šimonović, for your leadership on this critical issue. At the United Nations we enshrine R2P in resolutions and give it pride of place [...]

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Europe

Speech: “Part of our Responsibility to Protect lies in ensuring that those who seek to harm civilians know that impunity is not an option.”

MIL OSI United Kingdom - Source: United Kingdom – Executive Government & Departments on the hour Headline: Speech: “Part of our Responsibility to Protect lies in ensuring that those who seek to harm civilians know that impunity is not an option.” Thank you very much Mr. President, and thank you to the Secretary-General for his report [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Europe

United Kingdom : “Part of our Responsibility to Protect lies in ensuring that those who seek to harm civilians know that impunity is not an option.”

Thank you very much Mr. President, and thank you to the Secretary-General for his report on the Responsibility to Protect. Its very strong focus on the challenges of implementing that doctrine are especially welcome, and I would like to reaffirm at the outset the United Kingdoms commitment to implementing the R2P doctrine, and I would [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

Western military intervention saved lives in Bosnia. It can work in Syria, too.

Muhamed Sacirbey was the first ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations and is a former Bosnian foreign minister. In 1995, he accompanied the Bosnian delegation to the Balkan peace negotiations in Dayton, Ohio, which brought a political settlement to the conflict in Bosnia. Syria’s largest city is on the brink of starvation. [...]

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Africa, Middle East

Top Picks: Mass atrocities, makeshift refineries, and migrant children

Welcome to IRIN’s weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Six to read: Scorched earth and charred lives in Syria As the US-led coalition and Russia target so-called Islamic State’s oil refineries to dent the group’s finances, thousands of makeshift facilities [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Who’s afraid of refugees?

Jammu, Sept. 10 — Viet Thanh Nguyen is an American writer and author of the bestselling novel, The Sympathizer. He came to America with his family in the summer of 1975 after a long and arduous journey from the war ravaged Vietnam. Nguyen’s debut novel has created quite a sensation in literary circles and gone [...]