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    By Joseph Dethomas, On Monday evening, the United Nations Security Council quickly and unanimously passed another sanctions resolution against North Korea in a rapid response to its sixth—and strongest—nuclear weapons test just days earlier. In the context of past international sanctions and diplomatic actions in dealing with the North Korean nuclear and missile programs one could ...
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    GENEVA, Sept. 15, 2017 – A United Nations expert group has urged States to establish a comprehensive, legally binding instrument to regulate private military and security companies (PMSCs). The call from the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries comes after a four-year global study of national laws found they were not strong or consistent enough to ...
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    The Iranian Judiciary has issued a ruling demanding that the US government pay around 245 million dollars in damage to a number of victims of chemical attacks carried out by Saddam Hussein’s troops during the 1980 to 1988 imposed war on Iran.        Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, Iran’s Judiciary spokesman, made the remarks on Sunday, while noting ...
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    by Joseph Chinyong Liow* Many analysts lament the lack of strategic vision in the Trump administration’s approach to the South China Sea. Such a strategy can be crafted on five pillars: international law, deterrence, incentives, diplomatic engagement, and keeping an Asean focus. Under President Donald Trump, the United States has become a distracted power. Ongoing investigations ...
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    A wide-ranging legal complaint has been filed by Qatar with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday to challenge the trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates, according to the director of Qatar’s WTO office Ali Alwaleed al-Thani. Al-Thani told Reuters “we’ve given sufficient time to hear the legal explanations on how ...
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    On Thursday, the US Senate approved a sanctions bill against Russia that would ban President Donald Trump from ending or easing sanctions without congressional approval. The bill will enter into force after Trump’s signature. The new bill passed by both houses of the US Congress, which has been publicly approved although not yet signed into ...
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