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US Funding Cut Affects UN Palestine Refugees Reliefs

New York (ABC Live): UN Palestine Refugees Reliefs :The decision by the United States to withhold more than half its annual funding commitment to the United Nations relief agency providing aid for Palestine refugees threatens “one of the most successful and innovative human development endeavours in the Middle-East,” the head of the body said Wednesday, warning that the rights and …

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Nuclear Weapons,Climate Change Require Urgent Action : UN

New York (ABC Live):Nuclear Weapons :Having taken office with a call for peace to be the watchword of 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday said the world instead had ‘gone in reverse,” and that there are critical areas that need action in the New Year, including climate change, the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, the Middle East conflict, and …

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UNSC Reiterates Support for Afghanistan Stability

New York (ABC Live): Afghanistan Stability : The United Nations Security Council, during a weekend mission to Afghanistan, reiterated its support for the Central Asian country’s efforts to restore peace, stability and progress. Council members aimed to get a first-hand account of progress made by the Afghan National Unity Government, with the assistance of the international community, in addressing a …

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Day-1 Benjamin Netanyahu India Visit Yields Nine Agreements

New Delhi (ABC Live): Benjamin Netanyahu India Visit : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is no six days official visit in India. On Monday India and Israel singed nine MoUs/Agreements on various areas. List of MoUs/Agreements signed during the visit of Prime Minister of Israel to India (January 15, 2018) S.No. MoU / Agreement / LoI Exchanged by     …

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China Petroyuans All set to Challenge US Dollars in Oil Trading

New Delhi (ABC Live): Petroyuans : China continues challenging the supremacy of the US dollar. Before the end of 2017, China is going to introduce something that is going to create serious competition for the omnipresent US currency – the petroyuan. China is going to surprise the world at the time when the West celebrates Christmas. It is believed that …

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UNSC Calls for Political Stability in Lebanon

New York (ABC Live): UNSC : Welcoming the return of Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Lebanon and his decision to continue his term, the United Nations Security Council highlighted the need to protect the country from crisis that are destabilizing the Middle East. In a statement issued Tuesday, the 15-member Council called on all regional States and organizations “to work for the …

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Fate of UNSC JCPOA Resolution 2231 is Still Critical

New York (ABC Live): UNSC JCPOA Resolution 2231 ; The United Nations political chief told the Security Council Tuesday that the UN Secretariat is not yet in a position to confirm whether the ballistic missiles launched at the Saudi cities of Yanbu and Riyadh were Iranian Qiam-1 missiles, as assessed by Saudi authorities. “Almost two years after Implementation Day of …

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Trump Jerusalem Statement Opens a Pandora’s Box

Trump Jerusalem Statement : US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem is the capital of Israel has been predictably condemned by the governments of all states, except Israel itself. Trump’s own statement on the issue what’s more carefully worded than the reaction to the decision would suggest. In typical Trump style, he expressed the United States’ wish for “an …

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António Guterres Alerts North Korea Military Confrontation

New York (ABC Live): António Guterres : United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday that he is deeply concerned over the risk of military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula, “including as a result of miscalculation.” “While all concerned seek to avoid an accidental escalation leading to conflict, the risk is being multiplied by misplaced over-confidence, dangerous narratives and rhetoric, and the lack …

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Palestine to Submit Jerusalem Special Status Resolution in UNSC

New York (ABC Live) Jerusalem Special Status Resolution : A draft Security Council resolution reiterating the special status of Jerusalem — and rejecting any attempts to declare Israel’s capital or to establish an embassy there — would likely be submitted as early as Monday, the Permanent Observer for the State of Palestine told the Palestinian Rights Committee today. On the …

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