Geneva Conventions

UN's Zeid Slams Israel's 'Wholly Disproportionate' Gaza Response

The UN human rights chief lambasted on Friday Israel's deadly reaction to protests along the Gaza border as "wholly disproportionate", backing calls …

Israel

Henry Dunant and the Red Cross

Henry Dunant (1828 – 1910)<p>On May 8, 1828, Swiss businessman and social activist <b>Henry Dunant</b> was born. He is best known for the creation of the …

Science

Facebook among tech firms to sign 'digital Geneva convention'

More than 30 global technology firms have signed up to a “digital Geneva convention”, committing never to partake in cyber-attacks against individuals or businesses.<p>The signatories to the “cybersecurity tech accord”, which include Facebook, Microsoft, Arm and Trend Micro, are largely from the US …

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Tech Accord, "the Digital Geneva Convention"

Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer at Microsoft, discusses the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a pledge by tech companies to enhance …

Cybersecurity

This Wireless Keyboard and Trackpad Is Perfect For Your Home Theater PC, Smart TV, or Game Console

Little known fact: typing in emails and passwords with the 4-way D-pad on a TV remote is actually considered tortured under the Geneva …

Smart TV

Director-General condemns killing of journalist Abdullah Al Qadry in Yemen

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, today condemned the killing of news photographer and camera operator Abdullah Al Qadry in Yemen on 13 …

Unesco

Why the Israeli Presence in the West Bank Conforms with International Law

It is generally taken for granted, even among Israel’s friends, that the territories acquired from Jordan in 1967 are under “occupation.” Israel …

Israel

U.N. Calls on Israel to Rein in Security Forces at Gaza Border | World News | US News

Israeli soldiers are seen next to the border fence on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border, as black smoke rises while Palestinians protest on …

Israel

U.N. calls on Israel to rein in security forces at Gaza border | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office urged Israel on Friday to ensure that its security forces do not use excessive force against Palestinian protesters at the Gaza-Israel border.<p>Israeli soldiers are seen next to the border fence on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border, …

North Africa

U.N. calls on Israel to rein in security forces at Gaza border

GENEVA, April 6 (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office urged Israel on Friday to ensure that its security forces do not use excessive …

Human Rights

UN Accuses Israel of Excessive Use of Force in Gaza

The United Nations human rights office is echoing a recent call by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for an independent investigation into …

Israel

H.R. McMaster used a 'Seinfeld' reference about George Costanza to critique US war strategy

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster reportedly used a "Seinfeld" reference about George Costanza to critique the US's war strategy, according to The Washington Post.<p>McMaster would reportedly often compare the US strategy in war to a famous "Seinfeld" storyline, …

U.S. Politics

As EU looks away, Greece looks for places to house refugees

Camps set up for displaced people on the Greek islands are overcrowded. New facilities are being erected on the mainland, but only refugees with …

North Africa

Screening and Discussion of The New Barbarianism<\i

5 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.<p>Alpert Medical School Building, Case Study Room 280, 222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI<p>The Humanitarian Innovation Initiative in …

International Law

Concluding 62nd Session, Women’s Commission Approves Text Helping Palestinians - Press Release (Excerpts)

<b>ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL</b> <b><br>COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN</b> <b><br>SIXTY-SECOND SESSION, 13TH & 14TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)</b> <b><br>WOM/2145</b> <b><br>23 MARCH 2018</b><p>The Commission …

Israel

Settlement Expansion, Jerusalem Embassy Decision Eroding Prospects for Peace in Middle East, Special Coordinator Tells Security Council | Meetings Coverage and Press Releases

Developments on the ground could not be divorced from a backdrop of continued military occupation, regional turmoil and unilateral actions, the …

Israel

Let students make financial decisions in California schools

California education finances are an unholy mess — with incomprehensible budget formulas, equity funding that doesn’t produce equity, and cuts to …

Bill de Blasio

Smith has been stood down, but he must answer these key questions

Why such a strong visceral reaction, with, seriously, <i>no-one</i> defending them? And why does seemingly everyone, even those with no interest whatsoever …

Cricket

On torture, war crimes and Trump's pick for CIA director

Gina Haspel, Trump’s CIA director pick, oversaw the torture of dozens of people.<p>Donald Trump has nominated a woman who ran a torture site to be head of the CIA.<p>Within the United States, there is a "debate" over whether "enhanced interrogation" was legitimate or illegitimate.<p>Here's a test for …

Gina Haspel

Secretary-General’s remarks to Turtle Bay Security Roundtable: Managing the Frontiers of Technology [As delivered]

I thank Ambassador Bessho and the Permanent Mission of Japan for inviting me today and for hosting this gathering of experts on an important and …

Technological Change

We Put 4 Stinky Feet ‘Cures’ to the Test

What makes your feet smell so eyes-wateringly pungent? And is there a home remedy that could actually give foot odor the boot?<p>“Stinkfoot,” as Frank Zappa famously described it, is an easy condition to acquire. Your body has some two million sweat glands, and about 250,000 of them are in your …

Alternative Medicine

The New Barbarianism - Screening and Discussion

5:00 PM - 6:45 PM<p>Alpert Medical School Building, Case Study Room 280, 222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI<p>The Humanitarian Innovation Initiative in …

International Law

California has at best a C+ school budget system. Why not let kids do school finance?

California education finances are an unholy mess – with incomprehensible budget formulas, equity funding that doesn’t produce equity, and cuts to …

Bill de Blasio

Pakistan's envoy Sohail Mahmood likely to return to India today

Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood, who was called back to Islamabad last week for a meeting to discuss diplomatic tensions with …

India

Director-General deplores death of photographer Bashar Al-Attar in Syria

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, today condemned the killing of photographer Bashar Al-Attar, who was hit in an airstrike in eastern …

Middle East

R.I. filmmaker's 'The New Barbarianism' shines light on hellish new warfare tactics

The documentary by Justin Kenny, who grew up in R.I., and J. Stephen Morrison, which airs March 24 at 10 p.m. on Rhode Island PBS, exposes the rising …

Rhode Island

Arma 3 developer donates $176,000 to International Committee of the Red Cross

Laws of War DLC taught players the Geneva Convention<p><i>Arma 3</i>, the hardcore infantry warfare simulation from Bohemia Interactive, has donated more than $176,000 to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).<p>The developer, whose legacy game engines are also used to train active-duty troops …

International Law

Trump, CIA, and torture: surrendering our moral authority | Editorial

The free world once regarded the President of the United States as a beacon of humanity. He was merely mortal, but when applied properly, his …

Rights & Freedoms

A chance for Italian leadership on improving the stability and security in cyberspace - EU Policy Blog

Hardly a day goes by without the latest destructive malware, data breach or e-mail hack making headlines around the world. Over the last few years, …

Cybersecurity

Is fighting for Israel at the UN worth the effort?

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley addresses AIPAC, March 2018. (photo credit: AFP PHOTO)<p>A current exhibit at the United Nations presented by the …

Israel