UN rejects Trump’s pick to lead migration agency

UN rejects Trump’s pick to lead migration agency

America’s relations with the rest of the planet took another hit Friday when other UN nations rejected Team Trump’s pick to lead the body’s migration agency — a pointed rebuke of US immigration policies. Ken Isaacs, an executive with Samaritan’s Purse, a…

Chemical weapons watchdog chief: UN team shot at in Syria

Chemical weapons watchdog chief: UN team shot at in Syria

THE HAGUE — The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Wednesday that a UN security team doing reconnaissance in Douma, Syria, came under gunfire a day earlier, sources told Reuters. OPCW director general Ahmet Üzümcü told a…

Macron tells Erdogan he wants to intensify cooperation on Syria

Macron tells Erdogan he wants to intensify cooperation on Syria

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday that he wanted to step up cooperation between their countries in the coming days to seek an inclusive political solution for Syria, Macron’s office said. Macron thanked Erdogan…

Haley: Strikes ‘crippled’ Syria’s chemical weapons program

Haley: Strikes ‘crippled’ Syria’s chemical weapons program

The United States and its allies “crippled” Syria’s chemical weapons program – and Washington is “locked and loaded” to strike despot Bashar al-Assad again if he repeats use of poison gas, UN ambassador Nikki Haley said Saturday. Russia and the United States…

Haley, Mattis divided on evidence of Syria gas attack

Haley, Mattis divided on evidence of Syria gas attack

​Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday said the US is still looking for “actual evidence” of a chemical weapons attack in Syria, but United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said the United States has “enough” proof. “I believe there was a chemical attack…

U.N. judges overturn acquittal of Serbian nationalist Seselj

U.N. judges overturn acquittal of Serbian nationalist Seselj

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – U.N. war crimes judges on Wednesday imposed a prison sentence of 10 years on Serbian ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj, overturning an earlier acquittal on charges of persecution, deportation and inhumane acts. Seselj, a close ally during the Balkan wars…

U.N. judges partially overturn acquittal of Serbian politician

U.N. judges partially overturn acquittal of Serbian politician

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – U.N. war crimes judges on Wednesday imposed a prison sentence of 10 years on Serbian ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj, overturing an earlier acquittal on charges of persecution, deportation and inhumane acts.  Seselj, a close wartime ally of then Serbian…

US ambassador Nikki Haley slams Putin over Syria nerve agent bomb – but Russia brands attack ‘fake news’

US ambassador Nikki Haley slams Putin over Syria nerve agent bomb – but Russia brands attack ‘fake news’

The latest outbreak of worsening tensions between the two countries comes in the wake of what appears to be a chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma, with Russia widely believed to have a hand in the attack despite their denials….

Israelis on Gaza border unmoved by Palestinian protests

Israelis on Gaza border unmoved by Palestinian protests

NAHAL OZ, Israel (Reuters) – Hardened by years of rocket attacks from next-door Gaza, residents of this frontline Israeli village seemed unmoved on Sunday by Palestinians’ mass demonstrations at the border and Israel’s deadly response to them. A general view shows the…