Daily Archives: October 27, 2015

UK | ‘I’m sorry’: Historic moment Tony Blair FINALLY apologises for Iraq War and admits in TV interview the conflict caused the rise of ISIS

Tony Blair has finally said sorry for the Iraq War – and admitted he could be partly to blame for the rise of Islamic State.

The extraordinary confession by the former Prime Minister comes after 12 years in which he refused to apologise for the conflict.

Airstrikes on hospital in Yemen

Doctors Without Borders inform that international coalition involved in civil war in Yemen hit their hospital in Saada by several airstrikes last night with patients and staff inside the facility. Hospital destroyed. Amazingly, there were no casualties – staff, patients escaped.
First images of airstrike are published in Twitter:

Japan | Russia unfairly demonized

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In Cold War days Moscow probably deserved all the demonization it got. Domestic repression was severe. The military were out of control; the number they killed in Afghanistan could well have rivaled the U.S. in Vietnam.

UK | Britain has frozen us out, says Russian envoy

Political dialogue between Russia and Britain has gone and “the only sphere we have left is culture”, Russia’s ambassador to London has told The Times on October 26 2015.
Alexander Yakovenko said that diplomatic relations had sunk to new lows over the Syria and Ukraine conflicts after having “bit by bit fallen into decline” in recent years.
“Practically all political contacts were abruptly broken off at Britain’s initiative, political dialogue has gone at the top level, between the leaders,” he said. “At the ministerial level there is also stagnation. This began with the Syria conflict, but we felt it especially after the Ukrainian crisis.”

Ukraine: IPHR delegation submits communication on war crimes and crimes against humanity to the ICC

On 23 October 2015, International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) submitted a communication on war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands. An IPHR delegation present in The Hague handed over the communication together with a unique compilation of over 300 first-hand testimonies from victims and witnesses to representatives of the ICC’s situation analysis section on Ukraine.