UN Security Council

Obama cyber chief confirms 'stand down' order against Russian cyberattacks

Former Obama administration National Security Council cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel confirmed on Wednesday that a "stand down" order was given to counter Russian cyberattacks during the 2016 election.<p>During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, asked Daniel …

U.S. Politics

Jakarta court: Extremist cleric sentenced to death

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> An extremist Indonesian cleric was found guilty of inciting terrorism and sentenced to death by a Jakarta court Friday.<p>Under heavy security, the South Jakarta District Court found Aman Abdurrahman, the leader of the ISIS-affiliated Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) militant …

Extremism

Trump says he'll cut off foreign aid to countries that send 'not their best' people

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to cut off aid to countries that "abuse" the United States by sending "not their best" people to its …

Donald Trump

Mueller's talk with Trump will wait until after he gets orders from Putin in July

Annual performance review time. As with the G-7, he will hector NATO on paying their “fair share”, and disrupt things further as the international …

Donald Trump

Britain Would Be Better Off Going It Alone

The U.K. would have more influence on the world stage outside the EU.<p>Speaking in Essex on Monday ahead of next week's G-8 summit in Belfast, British Prime Minister David Cameron did as he has done many times before: He argued for the U.K. to stay in the European Union.<p>Mr. Cameron again promised …

Great Britain

Macedonia lost its position – Alfa TV releases exclusive negotiations documents (PHOTO + VIDEO)

Macedonia is the only country in the world that has accepted a foreign country to change its Constitution, and thus the full identity of the nation, …

Macedonia

The US Quits on Human Rights

<i>by Mitchell Plitnick</i><p>In a move that seemed very likely when Donald Trump was elected president and was cemented when he appointed Nikki Haley as …

Human Rights

May refuses to say Britain will remain 'tier one' military power amid reports she forced defence secretary to change plans

Theresa May has refused to confirm that the UK will remain a “tier one” military power under her leadership, amid reports she challenged her defence …

Great Britain

IGAD leaders renew calls for peace in South Sudan

East African leaders assembled on Thursday in Ethiopia to push for peace in South Sudan, but despite a long-awaited face-to-face meeting between the …

Africa

Trump national security advisor John Bolton will visit Russia, White House says

White House national security advisor John Bolton will visit Russia next week to discuss a possible summit between President Donald Trump and …

Donald Trump

Uganda Scrambles to Stop Assassinations

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has issued new security measures intended to stop a disturbing trend of assassinations. Addressing parliament, …

Africa

Yemen on the brink of humanitarian disaster as both rebels and Saudi-led forces hold up food, aid

As Saudi-led forces close in on Yemen's vital port city of Hodeida, Amnesty International has accused them of possible war crimes over interference …

Middle East

Sudan and South Sudan - Security Council, 8290th meeting

20 Jun 2018 - Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan and South Sudan.<p>ICC Current focus: Alleged genocide, war crimes and crimes against …

South Sudan

Pakistan says it is ready to facilitate UN’s inquiry commission if India gives access to J&K

Pakistan’s Foreign Office claimed India is isolated in the international community after the report alleged human rights violations in Jammu and …

Pakistan

India should be permanent UNSC member: Henry Kissinger had said in 1972

Kissinger is scheduled to deliver the keynote address to the Leadership Summit of the US India Strategic and Partnership Forum in July

India

North Korea deserves trust as Kim shows resolution on China trip: analysts

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (center) and his wife Ri Sol-ju (center right) visit the North Korean Embassy in Beijing on Wednesday. The photo was …

North Korea

Trump and Putin plan to meet in mid-July

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are planning to meet around the time of Trump's trip to the UK and the NATO summit in mid-July, according to two diplomatic sources familiar with the matter.<p>One diplomatic official told CNN that the Trump administration wants the …

U.S. Politics

High-level Conference of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies - Side event: United Nations Compendium of Recommended Practices for the Responsible Use and Sharing of Biometrics in Counter-Terrorism

Foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) and their travel continue to represent a considerable security threat for the international community. Detecting …

United Nations

Exclusive - Sanctioned Libya coastguard commander says hits migrants to protect them | Reuters

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A Libyan coastguard commander sanctioned by the United Nations for alleged human trafficking and migrant smuggling said he hits migrants but does so for their own safety to prevent them from capsizing.<p>FILE PHOTO: Migrants are seen in a rubber dinghy as they are rescued …

Coast Guard

Kirstjen Nielsen: Terrorists still 'really want to take down an airliner'

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Thursday that terrorist groups are still looking for ways to carrying out an attack on a U.S.-bound …

Homeland Security

UN chief welcomes ‘positive steps’ towards peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia

Ethiopia this month announced its readiness to accept and implement a 2002 border agreement that ended two years of bloody conflict, in which …

Africa

India to provide USD 51 M development aid to Suriname

India will extend a Line of Credit of USD 31 million and a concessional financing of USD 20 million to Suriname as the two countries agreed to …

India

Japan tells banks to report suspicious transfers by JVs with North Korea: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's financial regulator has told the country's banks to report any suspicious money transfers involving 10 Japan-North Korea joint ventures, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.<p>A government official and a manager at a major Japanese bank said the …

Business

John Bolton heads to Moscow to arrange Trump-Putin summit

National Security Adviser John R. Bolton is headed to Moscow to discuss a possible meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir …

Russia

A Collective Effort of Leaving No One Behind: Strengthening Gender Equality Programming in Humanitarian Action

Thursday, 21 June 2018<p>All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4)<p>09:45 am<p>Security Council Media Stakeout.<p>10:00 am<p>Security Council: The situation in …

UN Women

John Bolton heads to Moscow to plan potential Putin-Trump summit

President Donald Trump may finally get his wish – a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin – as his National Security Adviser John Bolton heads …

Russia

Trump 'looking at' Putin meeting as Bolton plans Moscow trip

The president may meet with the ostracized Russian leader amid July visits with European allies wary of Putin.<p>President Donald Trump confirmed on Thursday his interest in a July meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reigniting alarm over Trump’s desire to befriend a Russian leader widely …

Russia

Pakistan Adopts Counterterror Financing Regulations

Pakistan's national financial authority has adopted new regulations to fight money laundering and terror financing and to comply with Financial …

Pakistan

Will Indonesia bring Rohingya to Security Council?

On June 9, after intensified bilateral and multilateral diplomacy and campaigns in the past three years, Indonesia secured a non-permanent seat in …

Asia

Fin24.com | Mabuza says nuclear deal wasn't discussed during Russian trip

The deputy president visited Russia in May 2018 after being appointed SA’s special envoy to that country by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Business (South Africa)