An IAEA resolution based on questionable Israeli intelligence has sparked a crisis with Iran that could spin out of control, warns Scott Ritter.
Category: United Nations
25 YEARS OF CN: ‘The Pathology of John Bolton’ — May 23, 2019
This is the 10th story in our series looking back on a quarter century of journalism by Consortium News.
UPRISING: Amid Sweeping US Protests, UN Tweets Platitudes
Dulcie Leimbach reports on the muted response by most UN leaders to the killing of George Floyd, racial discrimination in the U.S., the protests or Trump’s authoritarian response.
COVID-19: Trump Quits the World Health Organization; the Victim is the United States
After Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of WHO on Friday, the reputation of the agency has been damaged far less than the image of the United States, argues Barbara Crossette.
COVID-19: Global Lawmakers Call on IMF, World Bank to Cancel Debt of Poor Nations
Bernie Sanders said the pandemic shows “that we have got to act as a global community — we truly are all in this together,” Jake Johnson reports.
Letter Demands Sweden Probe Misdeeds in Assange Case
A Scandinavian group has launched an appeal to the Swedish government to investigate misdeeds in the investigation of sexual allegations against Julian Assange.
CO2 Levels Break Record, Hitting New High & Raising Alarm
The daily average level of 418.12 parts per million exceeds what climate scientists consider a safe limit, Jessica Corbett reports.
25 YEARS OF CN: ‘Obama’s Self-Deceit’—Sept. 29, 2015
This is the third story in the Best of Consortium News series as we look back at our first 25 years throughout our jubilee year.
COVID-19: Nearly 200,000 Africans Could Die From Pandemic, WHO Warns
Africa has so far been sparred the worst of the coronavirus, but trouble is ahead if measures aren’t taken, says the WHO.
COVID-19: Time to Shake Up Global Sanctions Regimes, say UN Officials
At a time of a global health and economic crisis, some UN officials, such as the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, are calling for lifting sanctions around the world.