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Notice of Motion : World War One : Te Ururoa Flavell

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:46:04 +1200 | The Maori Party

If you were to attend any significant Māori hui these days, you are likely to hear waiata, songs, that connect directly to the trenches of Passchendaele and the Somme... More >>

War in Our Collective Imagination

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:43:49 +1200 | David Swanson

I started seeing graphics pop up on social media sites this past week that said about Gaza: "It's not war. It's murder." So I started asking people what exactly they think war is if it's distinct from murder. Well, war, some of them told me, takes place ...More >>

The New Zealand Wars: A Brief History

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:20:58 +1200 | Oratia Media

M E D I A R E L E A S E 28 July 2014 More >>

Key: Centenary of New Zealand entering the First World War

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:12:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

I move, that this House recognise that on the 4th of August 2014, we will mark the centenary of New Zealand entering the First World War More >>

Syllogism of Death - Dan Lieberman on Gaza

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:55:33 +1200 | Dan Lieberman

The media emphasizes the emotional aspect of tragedy, and the public responds with tears and regrets, rarely giving attention to the illogic that caused the tragedy. When illogic is a governing factor in the violence against people, it elevates the ...More >>

Daily Press Briefings : Daily Press Briefing - July 28, 2014

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:53:24 +1200 | US Department Of State

MS. PSAKI: Hi, everyone. QUESTION: Welcome back. MS. PSAKI: Thank you. I was going to make up a story, but I couldn’t come up with a good one. So I injured it over the course of the last couple of weeks. So this boot will be with me for about six ...More >>

Gaza Statement by International Lawyers/HRDs

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:28:04 +1200 | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip July 28, 2014 More >>

Papua: Two police officers die in firefight in Lanny Jaya

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:03:34 +1200 | Antara News

Jayapura, Papua: Two police officers died while two others were wounded and another one still unaccounted for following a shootout with an unknown armed group in Indiwa in the district of Lanny Jaya, Papua, at 12.45 local time on Monday.More >>

Three Soldiers Injured in an Attack in Papua

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:00:50 +1200 | The Jakarta Post

Jayapura. Three soldiers suffered from gunshot injuries on Monday morning following an attack against a military post in the Tingginambut area of Papua’s Puncak Jaya district, alleged to have been lead by a separatist group.More >>

Violation of truce compelled Israel to resume its operation

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:56:41 +1200 | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

Hamas violation of the humanitarian truce compelled Israel to resume its operation 28 July 2014 In light of the continued Hamas fire, Israel is compelled to resume its operation, effective immediately, against the Hamas terrorists who violated the ...More >>

New Zealand First to mark First World War Centenary

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:14:01 +1200 | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

A ceremony to mark the beginning of the First World War for New Zealand will take place on Monday 4 August in Parliament Grounds, Wellington, from 9.00am. Public are welcome to attend the ceremony, which will also be webcast live on ...More >>

2013 Report on International Religious Freedom

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:06:49 +1200 | US Department Of State

SECRETARY KERRY: Is everybody good? So I’m going to make – David, I want you out here with me, if you would. Tom, why don’t you come out here on the other side. Thank you, sir. I’m going to make a statement, and then I need to rush out of here ...More >>

PM Netanyahu Interviews on US Sunday Shows - 27 July

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:44:28 +1200 | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

29 July 2014 Following are excerpts from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statements during interviews on American news shows on Sunday (27 July): CBS - "Face the Nation," NBC - "Meet the Press" and CNN - "State of the Union." ...More >>

Iran and Hizbullah Announce Military Support for Gaza

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:07:15 +1200 | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

In recent days, especially on the background of Iran's "al-Quds [Jerusalem] Day" (25 July), senior Iranian officials have expressed their support for increasing military assistance to the terror organizations in the Gaza Strip, including Hamas ...More >>

Save the Children NZ Appeal to Stop War on Children in Gaza

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:53:53 +1200 | Save The Children

Save the Children New Zealand has launched an online petition urging the international community to act to bring an end to the conflict in Gaza. As part of an international effort by Save the Children, we are calling on the United Nations to speak out against ...More >>

PM Netanyahu Speaks with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:46:58 +1200 | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, yesterday Monday, 28 July 2014, spoke with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "The Security Council Presidential Statement relates to the needs of a murderous terrorist organization ...More >>

Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:33:48 +1200 | UN News

With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it ...More >>

Burma/Myanmar: Farmers face prison sentences for trespassing

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:24:51 +1200 | Asian Human Rights Commission

President of Myanmar, U Thein Sein, announced that the government cannot give back over 30,000 acres of paddy land that the state has been using since it was confiscated by the army two decades ago. On the one hand the President ordered state and regional ...More >>

UN chief says downing of plane may be ‘war crime’

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:18:32 +1200 | UN News

Eastern Ukraine: UN rights chief says downing of plane may be ‘war crime,’ urges probe More >>

UN and Partners Urge Humanitarian Ceasefire

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:52:54 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations and its diplomatic partners today called for a seven-day humanitarian ceasefire, as they continue their efforts to bring about an end to the bloodshed and destruction that is tearing apart the lives of so many civilians in Gaza and ...More >>


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