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NZ designates another group as a terrorist entity

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:44:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has designated another terrorist group, Egypt-based Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002, Prime Minister John Key announced today. “These designations help implement our international obligations under United Nations ...More >>

Kiwi Contingent Settling into Taji Task

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:29:40 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

2 May 2015 Kiwi Contingent Settling into Taji Task New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) trainers and supporting Force elements are now established in their base in Taji and have begun the task of training Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) in a range of military ...More >>

Budget 2015 - Scoop Full Coverage - Update #1 21/5/15

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:08 +1200 | The Scoop Team


Funding boost for New Zealand security services

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:51:35 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Christopher Finlayson Minister in Charge of the NZSIS Minister Responsible for the GCSB 21 May 2015 Funding boost for New Zealand security services More >>

Displaced Iraqis face difficulties as fighting continues

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:49:41 +1200 | UN News

UNHCR is concerned about the processing arrangements in place at the Bzabz bridge – a series of pontoons across the Euphrates River which marks the boundary between Anbar province and the capital, Baghdad. Photo: UNHCR/G. Ohara More >>

Deadly shoe factory fire in Manila: work safety

Tue, 19 May 2015 16:45:37 +1200 | UN News

In wake of deadly shoe factory fire in Manila, UN urges global action to make workplaces safe More >>

UN chief applauds resumption of ‘full-fledged’ talks: Cyprus

Tue, 19 May 2015 16:33:54 +1200 | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the resumption of full-fledged negotiations between Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot Leader Mustafa Akinci, the United Nations spokesperson has confirmed.More >>

‘Extremely tense situation’ in Burundi after failed coup

Tue, 19 May 2015 16:30:02 +1200 | UN News

Amid ‘extremely tense situation’ in Burundi, UN rights chief warns against reprisals in wake of failed coup More >>

Minister to represent government at Nikkei Forum

Tue, 19 May 2015 16:27:00 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Civil Defence, Youth and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye will travel to Japan tomorrow, to represent the government at the 2015 Nikkei Forum and the seventh Pacific Alliance Leaders Meeting (PALM). “The Nikkei Forum is a high-level annual meeting ...More >>

McCully to New York and Caribbean

Sun, 17 May 2015 17:37:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

McCully to New York and Caribbean Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to New York today for Security Council related meetings and then to Saint Lucia to attend the annual Caribbean Foreign Minister’s Meeting (COFCOR). “In July this year ...More >>

New High Commissioner to Tonga

Fri, 15 May 2015 15:39:53 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today announced diplomat Sarah Walsh as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Tonga. “New Zealand has a strong relationship with Tonga, based on a population of more than 60,000 Tongans resident in New Zealand, ...More >>

Inquiry into the Government Communications Security Bureau

Thu, 14 May 2015 15:04:20 +1200 | Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

Inquiry into the Government Communications Security Bureau’s process for determining its foreign intelligence activity – 14 May 2015, at 3pm More >>

UNSC Open Debate: Small Arms and Light Weapons:

Thu, 14 May 2015 11:51:57 +1200 | United Nations Security Council

The human cost of the illicit transfer, destabilising accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons. More >>

Thousands at grave risk at sea

Thu, 14 May 2015 11:30:01 +1200 | Amnesty International

South East Asian governments must step up urgent search and rescue efforts to ensure that thousands of people stranded in boats are not left in dire circumstances and at risk of death, Amnesty International said, as another boat carrying hundreds of ...More >>

UN mission ‘deplores’ deteriorating tensions in Sudan

Wed, 13 May 2015 16:26:07 +1200 | UN News

The joint United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has strongly deplored “the rapid deterioration of tensions” between the Rezeigat and Ma’alia tribes as both parties continue to engage each other in a series of armed confrontations ...More >>

International community needs to help Libya restore peace

Wed, 13 May 2015 16:24:08 +1200 | UN News

With the security situation in Libya quickly deteriorating, the international community must be more proactive in exploring solutions in order to tangibly help the North African nation restore stability and strengthen accountability, the Prosecutor of ...More >>

Cook Islands solar energy projects opened

Wed, 13 May 2015 16:14:33 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully and Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna have officially opened solar arrays on the Northern Cook islands of Penrhyn and Manihiki this week, and marked the completion of the Cook Islands Solar Project. “The new solar arrays ...More >>

Bosnia and Herzegovina must take 'fresh chance'

Wed, 13 May 2015 16:13:07 +1200 | UN News

As Bosnia and Herzegovina readies to mark the 20th anniversary of the end of the bloodiest conflict in Europe since the Second World War, it must seize the opportunity to “finally say farewell to the politics of the past” and decisively commit to ...More >>

NZ engineers to Nepal

Mon, 11 May 2015 10:41:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand is sending engineering personnel to Nepal to help assess the damage caused by the Anzac Day earthquake. More >>

Surveillance Britain: Toryland and Police Prying

Mon, 11 May 2015 09:16:58 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

We know what the election victory for the Tories in the United Kingdom signifies. Britain, festooned in the confetti of democratic freedoms, is heading for a further trimming, a pruning that will privilege surveillance powers over that of privacy. ...More >>


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