We are living in strange times. The United Nations longstanding mandate to promote and protect human rights worldwide, undermined by right-wing nationalist governments and authoritarian regimes, has taken another hit by the United States and its allies.
Iraq’s parliament is once again trying to vote on a bill to expel all foreign occupying troops from the country, and has singled out US troops in particular as needing to leave.
According to the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the time is now for the international community to take action to end four years of fighting which has left at least 7,300 children killed or seriously injured.
The Trump administration has enacted the harshest immigration policies in a century, but it has also reached the outer limits of what any government can illegally do to stem the flow of migrants and refugees.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says his supporters are seeking to open a direct line of communication with the US military, and would use them for “coordination” of possible military action to impose regime change.
Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, warned of the rise of a new war between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza Strip this Summer, saying that the next battle will lead to the fall of Netanyahu's government.
On Wednesday, May 8, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave the Group 4+1 (China, Russia, Britain and France Plus Germany) two months to fully implement the 2015 nuclear deal after Tehran modified two of its undertakings under the JCPOA in return for the US abrogation of the deal and other signatories' inability to provide Tehran with any economic merits under the agreement.
Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, underlined the ineffectiveness of the US crude sanctions against Iran, saying that the Iranian oil tankers still continue their voyage to supply crude to foreign customers.
For a long time, the United States and its partners have been downplaying and ignoring the role their deadly weapons have played in committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Yemen.