Friday, 14 June 2013

News Report: Britain Agrees With U.S. That Chem. Weapons Used In Syria

Credit: Reuters

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Friday he agreed with an assessment by the United States that chemical weapons including sarin had been used in Syria by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
"The United Kingdom has presented evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Syria to the UN investigation, and we have been working with our allies to get more and better information about the situation on the ground," Hague said in a statement.
"We condemn the deplorable failure of the Assad regime to cooperate with the investigative mission." 

Special Report: 2013 Global Peace Index

*Measures of state-sponsored terror and the likelihood of violent demonstrations are the most improved indicators

*5% deterioration in the Global Peace Index recorded over the last six years

*Syria’s peace score records the largest fall in GPI history; Libya’s peace bounces back after the civil war but still low

*Iceland maintains status as the most peaceful country whilst war-ravaged Afghanistan returns to the bottom of the index

*Europe remains the most peaceful region comprising thirteen of the top twenty peaceful countries; South Asia is the least peaceful region

*Eastern and Western Europe homicides are dropping, contrary to global trend

*In the past year the Drug War in Mexico has claimed twice as many lives than the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Photonews: Campaign For Democracy Colloquium On ``The State Of The Nation”

Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, President of CD (middle); Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu, Nigeria Ambassador to Spain (left) and Mr Fidel Okafor, Special Adviser to Gov. Peter Obi on Political Matters, who represented Gov. Obi 
Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin And Comrade Uzor Uzor, Chairman, CD South-East Region presenting CD South-east region’s calendar to the public.