With a primary responsibility to maintain world peace, the Security Council is the United Nations' most powerful body. But with a stranglehold of five permanent members who, incidentally, make and sell globally 85 percent of the world’s weapons of war, how can it possibly work? This week Denis Halliday, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, comes into the studio to discuss a UN Council, which now meets in near continuous session.
And, just yards from the Turkish border, the Kurdish city of Kobane is being over run by Islamic State (formerly ISIS) savages. But every street and every house is being contested fiercely by the young Kurdish fighters of the YPG youth section of the local PKK. They are young and a huge number of them are women. It would be the stuff of Hollywood if it were not the nightmare of reality. Kurdish Activist Memed Aksoy joins Sputnik to talk about the horrors these young fighters face.