US stops funding for UN agency aiding Palestinian refugees

The US halted funding to the United Nations Relief Works and Agency (UNRWA), which has been assisting Palestinian refugees. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert claims the UNRWA is an unsustainable and “irredeemably flawed operation”. “The administration has carefully reviewed the issue and determined that the United States will not make additional contributions to UNRWA,” she…

Venezuelan refugees reaching a crisis point according to UN

The mass flight of migrants from Venezuela in the face of economic collapse is approaching a “crisis point” said the United Nations migration agency, comparing it to refugees in the Mediterranean. Political and economic turmoil is forcing many to flee the situation in Venezuela, where people are scrounging to get food and other items necessary…

US vetoes Security Council resolution to protect Palestinian civilians

The United States has vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution drafted by Kuwait that called for the protection of Palestinian civilians. The US was also the only nation to back its call to condemn Hamas for recent violence in the Gaza strip. The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, criticised the UN for…

Perth Community Broadcasters Prepare For World Radio Day

By Nicholas Farrington Tuesday the 13th brings us the 7th annual World Radio Day. A day dedicated to appreciating the power that radio has to connect, entertain, and educate us. World Radio Day 2018 has taken the theme of sport to commemorate 2018’s exciting sporting events. The event will focus on the common thread that…

McGowan Government Fights Violence Against Women in 16 Days of Action

Western Australia’s Government has taken a stand against domestic violence, launching a campaign to stop violence against women in the home. The government has launched it’s 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign on November 25, reminding Western Australians everyone has a part to play to prevent domestic violence. “This issue remains…

Thousands Homeless After Iran Earthquake

More than 70,000 people have been left homeless after an earthquake struck the western region of Iran. The 7.3 magnitude quake left survivors to camp out for a second straight night in close to freezing temperatures, which could drop to as low as 12 degrees in Sarpol-e Zahab, the worst-hit city. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani…

Australian Diplomat Falls to Death in New York During “Game of Trust”

An Australian diplomat has plunged to his death after falling from the seventh floor of a New York City building. Julian Simpson, a second secretary to the United Nations (UN) for Australia, died in the early hours of Wednesday local time when he plummeted from his apartment building on Clinton Street in Manhattan onto the building’s…