Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2012/12/02
by RussiaToday The U.S. has criticized Israel for approving settlement expansion directly after the UN recognised Palestine as a non-member observer state. Washington says its a step back for peace talks. 3-thousand new settler homes have been given the go ahead in the West Bank and East Jerusalem less than 24 hours after the UN vote. Israel has accused the Palestinians of seeking unilateral recognition and not a solution through talks. The Palestinians in turn demand that all settlement building is stopped before negotiations resume. 138 states voted to upgrade Palestine’s status, with 9, including the U.S. voting against and 41 abstaining. Political analyst Phyllis Bennis says the Palestinians could now take action against Israel through global institutions.
Posted in Israel, Palestine | Tagged: East Jerusalem, Israel, Palestine, Palestinian people, RT (TV network), United Nations, Washington, West Bank | Leave a Comment »
Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2012/07/13
Jul 12, 2012 by CNN
The U.N. draws a short deadline for Syria to come into compliance on its obligations. Fears are nothing will change.
Posted in News | Tagged: Ban Ki-Moon, cnn, Kofi Annan, Middle East, Syria, United Nations, United Nations Security Council, United States | 1 Comment »
Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2012/07/08
Jul 6, 2012 by RussiaToday
Shelling continues in the Syrian city of Homs as a UN monitor admits the violence in the country has reached unprecedented levels. More than a hundred people have been killed in the last three days. RT correspondent Maria Finoshina described the situation on the ground as a “destructive nightmare.”
Posted in News | Tagged: Bashar al-Assad, Damascus, Homs, Human rights, Middle East, Syria, Syrian, United Nations | 1 Comment »
Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2012/06/30
Pakistan condemns 245 ‘unlawful’ US drone attacks.
They can move together in swarms, build towers, dance, throw and catch, assess targets and soon will even make their own decisions. Both in war and at home, drones are developing fast and gaining control.
The screens at a US air force base lock onto a civilian car driving along a road in New Mexico. “We don’t simulate or actually engage them, it is just training to follow a moving target.” The question, “with their permission?” is met with an embarrassed pause and the faltering reply, “we’re just following them with a camera”. Rapidly becoming acceptable practice, increasingly police are also using drones to survey civilian areas for criminals. The US air force are now training more ‘desk pilots’ than traditional pilots, raising concerns that war is becoming “just a big computer game”, allowing pilots to kill a few Taliban fighters and then go home for dinner. Nathan Wessler, a civil rights lawyer, strongly argues that the US using drones to kill targets in countries like Yemen despite not being in a state of war with them could lead to serious repercussions. “It is really a dangerous precedent. The technology of drones is not that complicated and there are dozens of nations developing it.” And these robots are advancing. Future drones will be able to independently find targets and decide to attack. As Iran lays its hands on a US spy drone, which experts in this report argue they are “perfectly capable of copying”, has an uncontrolled new arms race already begun?
Posted in Documentaries | Tagged: Drone attacks in Pakistan, Iran, New Mexico, Pakistan, Taliban, United Nations, United States, Yemen | Leave a Comment »
Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2012/06/08
Jun 7, 2012 by PBSNewsHour
U.N. observers in Syria said Thursday that they were blocked from accessing the scene of another alleged mass killing — and even fired upon. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon warned the threat of civil war there is “imminent and real” while special envoy Kofi Annan said there would be “consequences” if his peace plan is not implemented.
Posted in The Truth | Tagged: Ban Ki-Moon, Bashar al-Assad, Hula Lebanon, Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Syria, United Nations | Leave a Comment »
Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2012/06/04
- Bieber, Gaga, Obama join Beyonce for campaign (metronews.ca)
- Bieber, Gaga, Obama join Beyonce for humanitarian campaign (metronews.ca)
- Bieber, Gaga, Obama join Beyonce for campaign (kansascity.com)
- Bieber, Gaga, Michelle Obama join Beyonce for campaign (todayonline.com)
- President Obama Sends Love to Jay-Z, Beyonce and Nas (atlantablackstar.com)
- Beyoncé Proudly Pours Her Heart Out For Michelle Obama (perezhilton.com)
- Beyonce Enlists Bieber, Gaga For World Humanitarian Day (huffingtonpost.com)
- Beyonce Debuts ‘I Was Here’ Music Video for World Humanitarian Day (VIDEO) (celebuzz.com)
- Watch: Beyoncé’s Thank You Note To Michelle Obama (refinery29.com)
- Bieber, Gaga, Obama join Beyonce for campaign (entertainment.inquirer.net)
Posted in Obama Talk | Tagged: Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, United Nations, World Humanitarian Day | Leave a Comment »