• Russia-Ukraine Crisis April 5, 2022 4:07 pm

    WATCH: Zelenskyy Calls on UN to Remove Russia from Security Council

    In an impassioned speech to the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for the removal of Russia as a permanent member over allegations of war crimes. “Remove Russia… so it can not block decisions about its own aggression, its own war.”

  • U.N. Security Council February 1, 2022 7:09 am

    Russia, US Exchange Accusations Over Ukraine at UN

    Russia accused the West of “whipping up tensions” over Ukraine and said the U.S. had brought “pure Nazis” to power in Kyiv as the U.N. Security Council held a stormy debate Monday on Moscow’s troop buildup near its southern neighbor

  • Syria October 25, 2019 3:51 am

    Turkish and Syrian Ambassadors Clash at UN Security Council

    The Turkish and Syrian ambassadors clashed Thursday at their first U.N. Security Council encounter since Turkey launched a cross-border offensive earlier this month following the withdrawal of U.S. forces. The council met on Syria’s humanitarian situation, but the members’ top concerns were the state of a Russian-Turkish cease-fire agreement that divides up the border region and prospects for next week’s...

  • Donald Trump June 8, 2019 11:43 pm

    US Hits Iran With New Sanctions; Petrochemicals Targeted

    The Trump administration on Friday hit Iran with new sanctions that target its largest petrochemical company for providing support to the Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company and 39 of its subsidiaries and foreign sales agents. It said the company holds 40% of Iran’s petrochemical production capacity and is responsible for...

  • Iraq May 14, 2019 12:27 am

    Iraq Hunts Islamic State Remnants Spreading Fear in Former ‘Caliphate'

    It was a chilly January evening, and Khadija Abd and her family had just finished supper at their farm when the two men with guns burst into the room. One wore civilian clothes, the other an army uniform. They said they were from the Iraqi army’s 20th Division, which controls the northern Iraqi town of Badoush. In fact, they were...

  • driver April 25, 2019 9:38 pm

    As Sri Lanka Mourns, ISIS Claims Easter Bombings

    As the death toll from the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 321 on Tuesday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the attackers, while the country’s prime minister warned that several suspects armed with explosives are still at large. Another top government official said the suicide bombings at the churches, hotels and...

  • Donald Trump March 25, 2019 11:06 pm

    Syrian Group Wants International Tribunal for IS Detainees

    The U.S-backed Syrian fighters who drove the Islamic State from its last strongholds called Monday for an international tribunal to prosecute hundreds of foreigners rounded up in the nearly five-year campaign against the extremist group. The administration affiliated with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said such a tribunal is needed “for justice to take its course,” particularly after countries have...

  • Poland January 26, 2019 2:06 pm

    UN Warns Climate Change Impacts Security, US Ignores Link

    The U.N. system’s chief scientist on weather and climate warned Friday that climate change has “a multitude of security impacts” and is increasingly regarded as a national security threat — with global warming records broken in 20 of the last 22 years. The Maldives’ foreign minister, Abdulla Shahid, told a U.N. Security Council meeting on “the impacts of climate-related disasters...

  • Israel October 10, 2018 1:48 pm

    Nikki Haley Became a Popular UN Diplomat Despite Trump Policies

    Nikki Haley came to her job as the top U.S. diplomat at the United Nations with no foreign policy experience, but in less than two years she made many friends — even among ambassadors from countries at odds with the Trump administration’s policies. Tuesday’s sudden announcement that she was leaving by the end of the year ricocheted through U.N. headquarters...

  • Myanmar August 29, 2018 5:24 pm

    Cate Blanchett: Nothing Prepared me for Gut-Wrenching Rohingya Suffering

    Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that nothing prepared her for “the extent and depth of suffering” she saw when she visited camps in Bangladesh for Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar’s military.

  • Chief May 11, 2018 1:25 pm

    UN Chief Asks for Halt to ‘All Hostile Acts' in Middle East

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate halt to “all hostile acts” to avoid “a new conflagration” in the Middle East after Israeli forces bombed Iranian targets inside Syria. Guterres’ comments came as a calm night followed intense attacks on parts of Syria by Israel. Israel said the strikes early Thursday were retaliation for an Iranian rocket barrage on...

  • chemicals April 23, 2018 12:29 am

    Syrian Military Pummels ISIS-Held Districts in Damascus

    Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week. Two Palestinian refugees, a father and a son, were killed during the fighting at the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, according to...

  • Syria April 19, 2018 1:33 pm

    UN Security Council Heads to Retreat at Odds Over Syria

    The U.N. Security Council is heading to a remote Swedish estate this weekend for its annual retreat with the secretary-general after one of its most contentious weeks in years that saw ambassadors accusing each other of lying about a suspected chemical attack in Syria. Sweden’s deputy U.N. ambassador, Carl Skau, whose country is serving a two-year term on the council...

  • Israel March 31, 2018 5:08 pm

    Israeli Says It Will Expand Response If Gaza Clashes Go On

    Israel will target “terror organizations” in Gaza if violence along the territory’s border with Israel drags on, the chief military spokesman warned Saturday, a day after thousands of Palestinians staged protests near the border fence. The mass marches were led by Gaza’s ruling Hamas group and touted as the launch of a six-week-long protest campaign. Palestinian health officials said 15...

  • Russia March 20, 2018 12:42 am

    Medical Supplies for Eastern Ghouta Seized by Syrian Officials

    Desperate for food and basic medicines, many of the besieged and bombarded Syrian civilians in Damascus’ eastern suburbs of Ghouta waited on Monday as a 46-truck convoy organized by the United Nations and key aid agencies began entering the rebel-held enclave. The U.N.’s humanitarian office said the convoy with health and nutrition supplies, along with food for 27,500 people in...

  • Russia March 19, 2018 10:47 pm

    UN Unanimously Demands a 30-Day Cease-Fire Across Syria

    The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria “without delay” to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded. U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock welcomed the vote saying: “Words must now quickly become action – any cessation of hostilities must be real. Attacks must stop.”

  • South Korea January 11, 2018 7:39 am

    UN Welcomes Korea Talks Which Can Build Confidence and Trust

    The U.N. Security Council is welcoming talks between the two Koreas saying they can open “possibilities for confidence building and trust building on the Korean peninsula.”
    The council expressed hope in a statement that dialogue between North Korea and South Korea will reduce tensions and lead toward denuclearization of the peninsula.

  • Donald Trump January 6, 2018 4:38 pm

    Iran Mocks Trump ‘Blunder' as Government Supporters Rally

    Iran’s state TV on Saturday showed government supporters rallying a day after the foreign minister said a U.S. move to call an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss anti-government protests was another Trump administration “blunder.” The state broadcaster showed pro-government rallies in several cities, starting with Amol, in the northern province of Mazandaram, with hundreds of people waving the...

  • Iraq October 16, 2017 11:43 pm

    Iraqi Forces Push Into Disputed City as Kurds Withdraw

    Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday, seizing oil fields and other facilities amid soaring tensions over last month’s Kurdish vote for independence. The move by the Iraqi military and its allied militias so soon after neutralizing the Islamic State in northern Iraq...

  • Security Council September 5, 2017 1:58 pm

    ‘Enough Is Enough': US Envoy Pleads for Action on N. Korea

    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley addressed the Security Council on Monday, saying North Korea’s latest nuclear test show that the country is “begging for war.” She added that other nations must stand up to the North’s regime, saying, “enough is enough.”

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