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N Korea furious over UN human rights ruling

UN General Assembly askes Security Council to refer North Korea to the ICC in The Hague over alleged rights abuses.

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov: West trying to 'secure regime change'

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov panned Western sanctions on Moscow during a Friday meeting with the advisory Foreign and Defense Policy Council, Reuters reports. "As for the concept behind the use of coercive measures, the West is making clear it does not want to force Russia to change policy but wants to secure regime change," Lavrov said. Show More Summary

Iran's Economy, With and Without a P5+1 Agreement

Steve H. Hanke and Dr. Garbis Iradian The haggling between Iran and the so-called P5+1—the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, plus Germany—is scheduled to come to a close on Monday, November 24 th. The two parties each want different things. Show More Summary

Nuclear Negotiations Between the West and Iran

November 24 this year is an important date on the calendar for diplomats between the P5+1 (the Permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, ie. The U.S., Britain, France, China, and Russia, plus Germany) and Iran, because it represents...Show More Summary

ISIS Has Enough Weapons for Up to Two Years

A new report prepared for the United Nations Security Council warns ISIS possesses sufficient reserves of small arms, ammunition and vehicles to wage its war in Syria and Iraq for up to two years. And that is assuming they do not capture...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia urges UN to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist group

Saudi Arabia asked On Wednesday the U.N. Security Council to add Hezbollah to its list of “terrorist organizations”. “We call on the council to place Hezbollah on the list of terrorist organizations,” Saudi envoy to the Security Council Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said. Mouallimi stressed that his country is committed to “international cooperation aimed at eradicating terrorism,” […]

Iraq’s anti-ISIS strategy ‘bearing fruit’: U.N. envoyThe massacre by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group of 322 members of the Albu Nimr tribe spurred cooperation with the government in its campaign to defeat the militants, he said.

The new Iraqi government’s strategy of enlisting Kurds and local tribes in the fight against Islamists is yielding results, the U.N. envoy for Iraq told the Security Council on Tuesday. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has made it a priority to pay salaries, arm and train fighters from local tribes and communities and provide legal […]

UN: Islamic State Has Enough Weapons for Two Years

The United Nations Security Council released a report that warned the Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL) likely possesses enough arms to continue its jihad in Syria and Iraq for two more years. The UN report noted that the Islamic State had...Show More Summary

Chicago aldermen raise questions about legality of marijuana security rules

The City Council on Wednesday held off on voting on a measure to toughen security standards at Chicago marijuana dispensaries after aldermen raised questions about whether the rules would be legal.

UN Advocates Prosecuting North Korea for Gross Rights Abuses

A key U.N. panel condemned human rights atrocities in North Korea and recommended the Security Council refer the abuses to the International Criminal Court - but that isn't going to happen in the foreseeable future. Still, North Korea...Show More Summary

Internet Society Says 'Oh, Hell No' To ICANN's Plan For A 'UN Security Council For The Internet'

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier this month, ICANN, along with the World Economic Forum and a Brazilian government group called CGI.br, announced a NetMundial Initiative, which is being described as a sort of "UN Security Council for the internet." If NetMundial...Show More Summary

UN votes to probe North Korea 'crimes'

Vote in Security Council lays groundwork for putting Pyongyang in the dock for alleged crimes against humanity.

DHS Chair Warns of ISIS-Type Cyber Attack on US

Thursday at the Council on Foreign Relations, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said what keeps him up at night about Iran developing software that has the "ability to shut things down"...Show More Summary

U.S. Criticizes Russia as Troops Pour Into Ukraine

last weekNews : Reason

Russia's military is pouring into Ukraine, and the U.S. has issued some stern words. At a United Nations emergency Security Council meeting yesterday, Ambassador Samantha Power said: Time and again, Russia has made commitments and then failed to live up to them; and subsequently offered explanations to this Council that it knows are untrue. Show More Summary

UN envoy: Hezbollah’s arms are a “clear obstacle” facing Lebanon

U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly revealed to the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that Hezbollah’s arms are a “clear obstacle” facing the state, undermining its authority and preventing it from controlling all its territories. Plumbly was briefing U.N. Security Council on the implementation of the resolution 1701. He expressed deep concern about the […]

Tehran says it has responded to some letters sent by President Obama

Press TV | “A senior Iranian official says Tehran has responded to some of the letters sent by US President Barack Obama. The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani…

UN discusses Ukraine amid deepening crisis

UN Security Council holds emergency meeting after Russia is accused of sending tanks and troops into ex-Soviet state.

A Withering Critique of President Obama's National Security Council

A preeminent expert on the making of American foreign and national security policy grades the Obama administration.

Israel Slams UN for Silence on Terror Attacks

On Monday, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor chastised the UN Security Council for its silence in the face of a number of recent terror attacks against Israel, and slammed EU countries for efforts to prematurely recognize a Palestinian state. Show More Summary

Putin: Russia, Malaysia Insist on Objective, Full Investigation of MH17 Crash

Russia and Malaysia insist on an objective and full investigation into the fatal Malaysian Boeing MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine in line with the UN Security Council’s resolution, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

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