The United Nations self-styled “Human Rights” apparatus is under fire yet again after one of its “experts,” a Brazilian socialist, issued a report suggesting that efforts to control ballooning welfare spending in the United Kingdom were a supposed “human rights” violation. According to the UN, authorities in the UK must build more and better taxpayer-funded housing to comply with supposed “obligations” under so-called “international law.”

The first groups of civilians were evacuated on February 7 from rebel-held sections of Homs, a war-ravaged city in western Syria that has been a major battleground between government and rebel forces in Syria’s civil war. The evacuation is considered to be a positive result stemming from the UN-backed Geneva II Conference on Syria held from January 22-31.

Negotiations between the Pakistani government and representatives of the Pakistan Taliban (TTP, which stands for Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan) began on January 6 in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad.

The greater the efforts by elite statists such as Viviane Reding to push for a political unification of once-sovereign European nations, the greater the growth of Euroskepticism against them.

JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for February 3 - 9, 2014.

Is the “mother of all bubbles” about to implode? Many analysts have been predicting that China could have its “Lehman Brothers moment” today, on January 31, 2014.

Starting last May, Rose Gottemoeller, the State Department’s acting under secretary for arms control and international security, began criticizing Russia’s testing of its new ground-launched cruise missile as a violation of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

On Friday morning, as Egypt approached the January 25 anniversary of the 2011 revolution that overthrew longtime President Hosni Mubarak, multiple bombings in Cairo killed six people and injured dozens of others.

Syria’s Foreign Minister and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon got off to a tense start at the Geneva II Conference called to negotiate peace in the Syrian civil war.

Three international aid agencies issued a report on January 21 claiming that the Syrian government is responsible for the “systematic killing” of approximately 11,000 detainees held in Syrian jails. 

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