Tag Archives: International Community

Rebels must show humanity to captured soldiers

Syrian Free Army soldiers capture a regime police station

IF the Syrian rebellion wishes to hold the moral high-ground in the eyes of their countrymen and in the international community they must vigorously distance themselves from extremists Read More →

Russia can play a lead role in ending Syrian bloodshed

Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria

DESPITE setbacks with Russian cargo ships accused of continuing to deliver military supplies to the Syrian regime, the best scenario for the removal of Assad remains with Russian cooperation in the UN, for the sake of the people of Syria Read More →

Rebel restraint bodes well for Libya’s future

Libyan rebel fighters in Tripoli (Photo: Sergey Ponomarev/AP)

MUAMMAR Gaddafi’s hold over the people of Libya is coming to an end. This moment in Libya’s history is indeed a delicate work in progress Read More →

Open Letter to the United Nations Secretary-General and Members of the Security Council, on UN action in Libya

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AN oppressed people cry out for a beacon of hope and salvation.

The United Nations is the global body that carries the mandate, burden, and deep privilege of being that beacon Read More →

A flood of help

An Australian Defence Force Chinook transporting a water purification unit during the Queensland floods, January 2011

KEVIN Rudd should have displayed more tact when explaining to the media why he declined offers of foreign military aid for the Queensland floods Read More →