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International Court asked to investigate alleged war crimes by Canada

Kamloops, B.C., Canada -- The Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague has been asked to investigate Canada's "large-scale complicity in torture" of Afghan detainees, and Canada's "active, long-term collaboration" with the worldwide U.S. extraordinary rendition program to such places as Guantanamo Bay.

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Deals linked to settlements in occupied territories could be ‘criminal,’ UN expert warns

Special Rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Richard FalkAn independent United Nations human rights expert today warned that financial institutions and real estate companies involved with housing settlements in occupied Palestinian territory – which are considered illegal under international law – may be held criminally accountable.

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Open letter to Obama

Posted today on White House 'comments' website

Please tell me, Mr President, why a US drone assassinated my mother Momina Bibi was a 67-year-old grandmother and midwife from Waziristan. Yet President Obama tells us drones target terrorists.

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Abbas's UNGA speech

Mr. President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

At the outset, I extend my congratulations to H.E. Mr. Vuk Jeremid on his outstandingly successful presidency of the previous session of the General Assembly, and I congratulate Mr. John Ashe upon his assumption of this session's Presidency and wish him all success.

Read more: Abbas's UNGA speech

   

Netanyahu's UNGA speech

Benjamin Netanyahu: Thank you, Mr. President.

I feel deeply honored and privileged to stand here before you today representing the citizens of the state of Israel. We are an ancient people. We date back nearly 4,000 years to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We have journeyed through time. We've overcome the greatest of adversities.

Read more: Netanyahu's UNGA speech

   

Iranian President Hassan Rohani's address to the UNGA

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Praise be to God, the lord of the worlds. Blessing and peace be upon our prophet Mohammad and his kin companions.

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General,

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

At the outset, I would like to offer my most sincere felicitations on your deserved election to the presidency of the General Assembly and seize the moment to express appreciation for the valuable efforts of our distinguished Secretary-General.

Read more: Iranian President Hassan Rohani's address to the UNGA

   

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