Destroyed hospital in Kunduz. Screenshot: BBC/MSFIn Kunduz, at 2:10 am local time on Saturday October 3, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Trauma center was hit several times during sustained bombing and was very badly damaged. The organization confirms so far the death of nine MSF staff members during the bombing. Latest casualty figures report 37 people seriously wounded, of whom 19 are MSF staff. Some of the most critically injured are being transferred for stabilization to a hospital in Puli Khumri, two hours’ drive away. There are many patients and staff who remain unaccounted for. The numbers may grow as a clearer picture develops of the aftermath of this horrific bombing.
PAME denounces the Italian Authorities attempts to ban trade union activity and workers struggles in Italy.
The last weeks a series of trade union actions called by USB Italy, WFTU Affiliate, were banned, by the Italian Authorities. Last example was the ban of the demonstration called by USB for Friday October 2 against the plans of Rome’s Municipality to privatize its services. This tactic is followed by the Italian Authorities escalating the attack of the Renzi Government against workers’ struggles.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that the Russian warplanes only target the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria “ISIS” and other terrorist organizations in Syria. In a press conference in New York Wednesday, Lavrov said that Russia is conducting strikes against the “ISIS” and other terrorist organizations because if it doesn’t do that the flow of fighters into Syria will increase, indicating that this decision came upon a request by the Syrian Government.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro expressed his country’s support to the Russian efforts for combating terrorism in Syria by launching airstrikes against terrorist organizations. »We in Venezuela support Russian Federation’s decision as a way for undermining the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization«, Maduro said in a radio and TV interview on Wednesday.
Mahmoud Abbas. Foto: UN Photo/Cia PakIn the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the General Assembly, H.E Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Excellencies, Heads of Delegations Ladies and Gentlemen,
I come before you today from Palestine, compelled to sound the alarm about the grave dangers of what is happening in Jerusalem, where extremist Israeli groups are committing repeated, systematic incursions upon Al-Aqsa Mosque, aimed at imposing a new reality and dividing A1-Haram A1-Sharif temporally, allowing extremists, under the protection of Israeli occupying forces and accompanying ministers and Knesset members, to enter the Mosque at certain times, while preventing Muslim worshipers from accessing and entering the Mosque at those times and freely exercising their religious rights.
Raúl Castro at the UNO. Foto: TeleSurDuring his remarks at the high level segment of the General Assembly’s 70th period of sessions, Raúl advocated for a more fair and equitable international order, one focused on human beings, their dignity and well-being.
He recalled that, 70 years ago in the name of the world’s peoples, the UN Charter was signed, and a commitment was made to protect future generations from the scourge of war.
Raúl Castro in New York. Foto: CubaminrexRemarks by Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, in his address to the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, New York, September 26, 2015
Esteemed heads of State and Government, Distinguished heads of delegations, Mister Secretary General of the United Nations, Mister President,
The current instability prevailing in numerous regions of the world has its roots in the pervasive underdevelopment afflicting two-thirds of the world population.