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  • Dec 22 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

联合国通过决议追究叙利亚境内战争罪行 中俄投反对票

  联合国通过决议追究叙利亚境内战争罪行 中俄投反对票 877 words 22 December 2016 香港中国通讯社 (简体) HKCNAC Chinese – Simplified © 2016   香港中通社12月22日电 中国常驻联合国副代表吴海涛21日说,国际社会应共同努力,为尽快重启叙利亚问题政治进程创造条件。 据新华社报道,第71届联大当天就叙利亚问题决议草案举行表决。吴海涛在会上说,中方对叙利亚冲突给人民造成的深重苦难深感痛心。中方强烈呼吁叙利亚各方从国家前途命运和人民根本利益出发,停止纷争,重回对话协商解决的正确轨道。 吴海涛说,中方一贯主张叙利亚各方都必须尊重人权,遵守国际人道法,避免伤及无辜。中方坚决反对叙利亚冲突各方任何违反国际人道法和侵犯人权的行为。同时中方认为,解决有罪不罚问题,应以尊重当事国司法主权为前提,尊重当事国主导原则,幷配合政治解决大局。 For full article, click here

  • Dec 15 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Significance of Tokyo Trial to today’s world

  Significance of Tokyo Trial to today’s world 998 words 15 November 2016 China Daily-US Edition CDUSDE 12 English Copyright 2016, China Daily Multimedia Co. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.   Editor’s Note: To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, also known as the Tokyo Trial, Shanghai Jiao Tong University invited [...]

  • Oct 21 / 2016
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Europe

Ban Ki Moon afirma que el alto el fuego en Alepo “no es suficiente”

  Siria.- Ban dice que el alto el fuego en Alepo “no es suficiente” y pide cumplir con la “responsabilidad de proteger“ 21 October 2016 Europa Press – Servicio Internacional Spanish Copyright 2016. Europa Press. MADRID, 21 Oct. (EUROPA PRESS) El secretario general de Naciones Unidas, Ban Ki Moon, ha aplaudido este jueves el alto [...]

  • Sep 18 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Hail and farewell with UNanswered questions

The United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Ban Ki-moon visits Sri Lanka on Wednesday for what is a virtual farewell call as he completes his term of office at the helm of the 193- nation world body. According to unconfirmed reports he is now a possible contender for the Presidency of his native land, South Korea. [...]

  • Jul 30 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Is this a process for reconciliation or a process for betraying our armed forces?

Sweden, July 24 — As per a Information Note Circulated by Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Prime Minister has appointed a Secretariat to seek the views of the public on so-called process and mechanisms for reconciliation in Sri Lanka and seek suggestions for ‘their’ design of; 1) Office of Missing Persons 2) Truth, Justice, Reconciliation and Non-Recirrence Commission [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Middle East

Senior UN officials fear organisation is failing Syrians most in need

As UN role in Madaya siege comes under scrutiny, some members say actions echo its systemic failings in Sri Lanka’s civil war Concern is mounting within the UN that its response to the Syria crisis has exposed similar systemic failings to those it had vowed to eradicate after its widely condemned handling of the final stages of Sri Lanka’s [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Middle East

Civilian access to water becomes weapon in war

When the people of Aleppo, Syria, turned on their taps in early March, they saw clean, running water for the first time in months. In January, the Islamic State seized the sole water plant that serves the city of Aleppo and shut it down, depriving three million people of drinking water. Syrian forces reclaimed the facility last [...]

  • Jul 07 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Consequences of combat

Sane people resist killing, whether from physical repulsion or moral scruple. In times of war, they must be primed to do it — with flags, drums, bagpipes, trumpets, battle cries, propaganda, exhortations to patriotism and honour, the berserkers’ frenzy. Even so, soldiers’ compunction causes them to desert, to shoot to miss, to drop bombs wide. [...]

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