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Samantha Power’s Rhetoric Endangers Peace Talks; Nusra Interview Claims US & Israeli Support

Next Cold War Roundup 9/27/16 Samantha Power and colleagues accused Russia of barbarism and war crimes before walking out of the emergency UN Security Council meeting that they convened. New York Times claimed that Russia used bunker-buster...Show More Summary

Get Real Russia

I was shocked to wake up and read that Russia was furious over the deaths of Syrian government forces -- from a US airstrike -- and that it was calling an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council. Are you kidding me?Show More Summary

Portugal's Guterres still leads in UN chief race

Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres maintained his lead in the race to become the next UN secretary-general following a fifth straw poll by the Security Council on Monday, diplomats said. Guterres, who served as UN refugee...Show More Summary

Special UN Security Council meeting on Syria

The President: I wish to warmly welcome the Heads of State and Government, the Secretary- General, Ministers and other representatives present in the Security Council Chamber. Their presence today underscores the importance of the subject matter under discussion. Show More Summary

Portugal's Guterres still leads race for U.N. chief after fifth ballot

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres continues to lead the race to become the next United Nations Secretary-General after a fifth U.N. Security Council secret ballot on Monday, diplomats said.

UK, US and French ambassadors walk out of UN meeting on Syria – video

Britain’s ambassador to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, US ambassador Samantha Power and French ambassador Francois Delattre walk out of an emergency security council session on the conflict in Syria on Sunday when the Syrian ambassador begins speaking. Show More Summary

Monday Watch

Today's Headlines Bloomberg: West Slams Russia Over Aleppo Bombings at UN Security Council. Western powers traded barbs with Russia during an acrimonious emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to halt intensive bombing of Aleppo, the center of opposition to the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, without reaching agreement. Show More Summary

Aleppo’s children burn as helpless UN surges war of words

The UN Security Council is playing the violins of florid US-Russian rhetoric while Aleppo burns and forlorn children scream. Americans are riveted by the forthcoming debate between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton but many in the world are riveted by America’s helplessness before the wanton destruction of historic Aleppo and the unrelenting ruthless killing by [...]Show More Summary

France at UN says war crimes committed in Syria's Aleppo

France's envoy to the United Nations asserted Sunday that war crimes were being committed in Syria's battered city of Aleppo as the Security Council meet for urgent talks on the escalating military campaign. "War crimes are being committed...Show More Summary

U.N. Security Council to Meet as Battle for Aleppo Intensifies

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Warplanes bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of the city in a Russian-backed offensive that appears to have buried any hope for diplomacy. The United Nations Security Council will meet at 11 a.m. Show More Summary

Jets pound Aleppo as UN discusses Syria escalation

Scores killed in intensifying Aleppo air strikes as UN Security Council members denounce Russia for role in Syria war.

Fresh strikes pound Aleppo ahead of UN Syria talks

Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded rebel-held east Aleppo on Sunday ahead of a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the worst surge in violence to hit the devastated city in years. Overnight, residents and a monitor reported heavy air raids on the besieged east of the city, which Syria's army has pledged to retake. Show More Summary

Russia accused of war crimes in Syria at UN security council session

Accusations centre on widespread use of bunker-busting and incendiary bombs on civilians in rebel-held eastern Aleppo Russia has been directly and repeatedly accused of war crimes at the UN security council in an unusually blunt session,...Show More Summary

Call for emergency UN meet amid regime assault in Syria

US, UK and France demand Security Council meeting to discuss violence in Aleppo that has left 200 dead in a week.

Bombing campaign leaves Aleppo hospitals overwhelmed as U.N. meets over Syria

At least 23 civilians were killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria. At the start of that meeting the U.N.'s top envoy to Syria accused...

Syria And John Kerry's Bombshell: A Moment Of Truth Or A Passing Outburst?

Finally, the US Secretary of State John Kerry has shown some anger at the UN Security Council. He has questioned the credibility of his dear colleague and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the Syrian question. The moment of truthShow More Summary

U.N. Security Council pushes ahead on ban on testing nuclear weapons

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called North Korea's latest nuclear explosion a "reckless act of provocation"

U.N. urges U.S., China, others to ratify nuclear test ban treaty

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council urged China, the United States, North Korea, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel and Pakistan to ratify a treaty banning nuclear explosions, which would allow the deal negotiated 20 years ago to come into force.

UN Reform by the Numbers

For the UN to reflect today’s world accurately, it must reform both the Security Council and national contributions to the UN budget. The post UN Reform by the Numbers appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

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