UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo has paused support to Congolese troops for operations against Rwandan rebels because two of the generals involved are accused of human rights abuses, a U.N. official said on Tuesday.
Under the United Nations human rights due diligence policy, the world body has to ensure its support to non-U.N. security forces does not contribute to grave human rights violations.
White House says Mueller’s family received message from #IslamicState with “additional information,” leading to conclusion she was dead
#US President Barack Obama says will “find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla’s captivity and death”
#US President Barack Obama says U.S. hostage Kayla Mueller is dead, describes #IslamicState as a “hateful and abhorrent terrorist group”
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council appears set to ban all trade in antiquities from war-torn Syria, threaten sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State and al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front militants and condemn paying kidnap ransoms to the groups.
The United States worked with its veto-wielding counterparts on the council – Russia, China, Britain and France – to draft a resolution that was to be circulated to the remaining members of the 15-nation council on Friday, a U.S. official said.