The idea of “national sovereignty” has lost its significance for many nations and is interpreted as they see fit, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday. Read More: Putin: ‘National Sovereignty’ Concept Became Rather Relative, Lost Significance | Politics | RIA Novosti.
The UN Security Council will hold an “emergency meeting” on Wednesday to discuss Israeli plans to build more Jewish homes in Jerusalem, diplomats said. Read More: UNSC to Meet over Israeli Building in Jerusalem – Global Agenda – News – Arutz Sheva.
How Should We React to the Government?
By Irvin Baxter
Question: Daniel from Tennessee called Irvin to ask: What are we Christians supposed to do about all the lying, cheating and misleading that our government and representatives have seemed to be doing?
Abed Rabbo told reporters in Ramallah that the Palestinian move does not contradict with US calls for the resumption of the peace talks with Israel. Read More: PA to ask Security Council for resolution on 67 lines in coming weeks, official says.
Tony Blair has said military action to tackle extremist groups will “count for nothing” unless worldwide education systems teach children religious respect. Read More: Only education can tackle religious extremism, says Tony Blair – Politics – News – London Evening Standard.
this essay, Tony Blair sets out seven principles of understanding that he believes should underpin a comprehensive strategy to counter religious extremism: The horrifying events of the past weeks in Syria and Iraq have significantly shifted the terms of the debate about whether intervention is desirable or sensible to counter the violence in the Middle […]
The U.N.’s World Health Organization on Tuesday approved a measure committing countries around the world to sharply raise excise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products, a key step to what critics warn will be a push for a global tax on tobacco. Read More: U.N.’s World Health Organization urges global tobacco tax hike – […]
The last few weeks have seen a significant shift in the global response to events in Iraq and Syria. Led by the US, more than 40 countries are now joined in fighting the scourge of Islamic State (Isis). This is a sensible decision, but it is not enough. Read More: BBC News – Tony Blair: […]
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed concern that time is running out for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. Read More: UN chief: Time is not on the side of Palestinian-Israeli peace – Diplomacy and Defense Israel News | Haaretz.
The new ban is the result of a small technicality in EU legislation with regard to inspection of the products, which was applied to Israel for the first time this year. Read More: EU to ban dairy products from over the pre-1967 lines as of January.