So much ink and breath have been spent on Yemen since 2011 that one can easily get lost in the labyrinth media built up … while I will concede that opinions largely differ when it comes to what should and needs to happen in Yemen in order for “order” to be restored: ie – [continue reading].
Geneva Convention Rules of War
The Syrian Network for Human Rights publishes an annual Human Rights Report compiled from reliable reports and eye-witness statements of human rights violations, including war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria. You can read their full report here on Alistair Reign News [continue reading].
United Nations released a report this week detailing the gravity of inhumane treatment and dire impact on civilians trapped in the war-torn country of Iraq. According to the UN report – between May 1st and October 31st of last year (2015) an estimated: 3,855 [continue reading].
The UN Charter, in its Preamble spoken by Sir Lawrence Olivier in 1945 set an objective: “to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained“. United Nations [continue reading].
I saw a picture of Syrian child. It was powerful! His name was Omar He was drawing bombs, blood, helicopters And dead children He could not speak So traumatized He could not smile They asked him to smile to the Camera He tried But couldn’t They took his picture And the [continue reading].
Following months of a merciless Saudi Arabia-led military campaign against its own land and people, Yemen stands at the very edge of an apocalyptic humanitarian crisis, an institutional and economic black hole, and an open wound on the map of Southern Arabia. Exhausted by war [continue reading].
“Children are terrified by noises. Finding food is a challenge. There’s rarely power. Many people in Yemen and beyond dream of an end to the fighting. As the civil war in Yemen continues, many families say they are living in constant fear. “Parents say that their [continue reading].
Now that the UNSC has voted for a Syria peace plan, in a statement made by Russia’s foreign minister Lavrov said it will be “possible” to establish a transitional unity government in Syria within six months, and to hold national elections within 18 months. Secretary [continue reading].
A United Nations team of war crimes investigators will not probe air strikes by foreign countries in Syria, its chairman said on Wednesday, despite concerns that some attacks by foreign militaries could have violated the laws of war. The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria is [continue reading].
Yemen Agrees to Cease-Fire With Rebels as Peace Talks Begin. The Yemeni government and Houthi rebels called an immediate halt to hostilities on Tuesday as they started peace talks mediated by a United Nations special envoy at an undisclosed location in Switzerland, a United [continue reading].
Risking their own lives to save other people’s lives, on Wednesday a handful of humanitarian workers managed to beat the Saudi blockade of Yemen to deliver food and warm clothing to people in dire need (their homes have been flattened into uninhabitable piles of rubble [continue reading].
On Wednesday, December 9th, MSF staff and supporters will march on Capital Hill in DC to demand that President Barrack Obama allow the independent investigation of the US-led Coalition airstrike that took place on October 3, 2015, targeting a Medecins Sans Frontieres [continue reading].