Tag Archives: Cooperation

29 September 2014

US President urges cooperation to combat extremism

US President Barack Obama urged cooperation at the UN to tackle ‘violent extremism’ spread by groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Addressing UN Assembly, US President urges cooperation to combat extremism, renew multilateral system

23 September 2014

UK government promises GBP 12m to tackle ‘illegal immigration’ from Calais

The UK government has pledged GBP 12m to help France tackle the problem of ‘illegal immigrants’ trying to enter Britain through Calais. The deal, announced on 20 September 2014 by the UK home secretary, Theresa May, and France’s minister of interior, Bernard Cazeneuve, will also see increased cooperation between the two countries’ law enforcement agencies. (more…)

Source: The Guardian | British government pledges £12m to tackle 'illegal immigration' from Calais

17 September 2014

In the fight against ISIS, Shiite militias and US forces find themselves on the same side but will not work together

Identified in 2008 by American officials as the biggest threat to US forces, Asaib Ahl al-Haq and the US military are now fighting on the same side, though each insists that they will not work together, The New York Times reports. According to the same source, Asaib Ahl ah-Haq or The League of the Righteous, considered to be the most formidable of Iraq’s three large Iranian-backed militias, is now spearheading the fight against the Sunny extremists of the Islamic State. (more…)

Source: The New York Times | Shiite Militias Pose Challenge for U.S. in Iraq
Source: The Washington Post | Iranian-backed militant group in Iraq is recasting itself as a political player
Source: HRW | Iraq: Pro-Government Militias’ Trail of Death

8 September 2014

Arab League pledges to cooperate with all international and regional efforts in the fight against ISIS

On 7 September, during an emergency meeting in Cairo, Foreign Ministers of the Arab League vowed to take all necessary measures to combat the Islamic State group while agreeing to cooperate with all international and regional efforts. (more…)

Source: Al Jazeera | Arab League pledges to tackle Islamic State
Source: Reuters | Arabs vow to confront Islamic State, cooperate with international efforts
Source: NBC News | Arab League Vows to Confront ISIS
Source: Jerusalem Post | Arab League endorses US-led coalition against Islamic State

1 August 2014

At UN-backed summit, least developed countries highlight principle of shared responsibilities and need for greater collaborating

At the closing of a conference in Benin, ministers, senior government officials and United Nations representatives called on donor countries to fulfil their commitments and go even further, by allocating at least 50 per cent of their overseas development assistance (ODA) and ‘aid for trade’ disbursement, to the world’s least developed countries (LDCs). The LDCs represent 48 countries in total. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | At UN-backed summit, least developed countries urge enhanced partnerships, aid commitments

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