U.N. War Crimes Team Won’t Investigate Foreign Air Strikes In Syria

“It is not our mandate to investigate the behavior of powers involved in the crisis of Syria,” Pinheiro told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in a telephone interview. Continue reading

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Saudis Seek To Fend Off U.N. Inquiry On Yemen

American officials have said they are pressing the Saudis to investigate violations, but the Obama administration has avoided any direct, public criticism of the Saudi government, one of its closest regional allies. Continue reading

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Pope? Yes, Dalai Lama? No

“It’s an odd fact of history,” ruminates Time magazine, “that the world’s youngest empire, the U.S., established diplomatic relations with the oldest, the Holy See, only a little over 30 years ago under (President) Ronald Reagan” who was long described as an advocate of church-state separation. Continue reading

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