NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seeks “permanent political asylum” in Brazil

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
WTF Ed Snowden 12.17.13

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden today published an open letter seeking “permanent political asylum” in Brazil.  

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U.N. Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi presses Russia on ‘political solution’ to Syrian conflict

Sunday, December 9, 2012
U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi. SOURCE: United Nations

United Nations and Arab League Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is pressing Russia to help bring about a “political solution” to the Syrian conflict. 

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U.N.’s humanitarian & refugee response in Syria only half funded

Sunday, December 9, 2012
Syrian refugees in the Middle East. SOURCE: UNHCR

The U.N.’s response to the humanitarian and refugee crisis in Syria is only about 50% funded, potentially hampering relief efforts as conditions on the ground deteriorate. 

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Senate Republicans blocked ratification of U.N. treaty to protect people with disabilities

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
SOURCE: WhiteHouse.gov

Thirty-eight Republican Senators voted yesterday to block the ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, brushing aside pleas from veterans groups, disability advocates,…

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Israel summoned by 5 European countries over new settlements

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
WTF EU Israel 12.4.12

Israel has been summoned by 5 European countries this week over its decision to approve settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in retaliation against Palestine’s accordance…

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Transcript: Remarks by Syria’s representative after Lakhdar Brahimi’s briefing at the U.N. General Assembly

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Edited by Jenny Jiang Transcript of remarks by the representative from the Syrian Arab Republic after Brahimi’s briefing at the United Nations General Assembly on Nov. 30, 2012: *Based…

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Transcript: Remarks by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the Syrian conflict

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Edited by Jenny Jiang Transcript of remarks by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the Syrian conflict at the U.N. General Assembly on Nov. 30, 2012:

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List of 9 countries that voted against U.N. resolution to accord ‘Non-Member State’ status to Palestine

Saturday, December 1, 2012

List of the 9 countries that voted against the U.N. General Assembly Resolution to accord Palestine “Non-Member Observer State” status on Nov. 29, 2012: 

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List of 138 countries that voted in favor of U.N. ‘Non-Member Observer State’ status for Palestine

Saturday, December 1, 2012

List of the 138 countries that voted in favor of the U.N. General Assembly Resolution to accord Palestine “Non-Member Observer State” status on Nov. 29, 2012: 

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Transcript: Statement by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Palestine’s application for non-member observer status at the United Nations

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Transcribed & edited by Jenny Jiang Transcript of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Palestine’s application for non-member observer status at the United Nations General Assembly on Nov. 29,…

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