George Pfromm II The Seattle City Council is screwed. And it screwed itself. The council's moderate/conservatish majority gained collective security over the last four years by circling their wagons. Consensus was their religion, and by sticking together, they made themselves immune to most criticism and challenges. Show More Summary
(UNITED NATIONS) — The U.N. Security Council is calling the situation in West Africa’s troubled Sahel region “alarming” and is strongly condemning recent terrorist attacks there. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefed the council Thursday on his visit to the region last month with the president of the World Bank. Show More Summary
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was in the Gulf on Friday at a conference of defense ministers from the region, including the Gulf Cooperation Council and Iran. Hagel underlined American commitment to the security of the Arab states...Show More Summary
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Any proposal to prosecute the Syrian officials who might have been guilty of war crimes would probably fail in the Security Council.
Today, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution allowing French troops to join an African Union peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. The news comes amid reports of fresh violence in Bangui, he...Show More Summary
French President Francois Hollande announced "immediate" military action in the Central African Republic, AFP reports, as part of a speedy reaction to the U.N Security Council decision Thursday to authorize French and African troopsShow More Summary
Point of Geneva Deal was to Undermine the Security Council
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Fighting came to the capital of Central African Republic on Thursday, leaving dozens of casualties and posing the biggest threat yet to the new government just as the U.N. Security Council authorized an intervention force to prevent a bloodbath between Christians and Muslims.
Security Council passes French-sponsored resolution paving way for deployment of an African Union-led force for a year.
The UN Security Council has authorized increased military action by France and African troops to try to end near-anarchy in the Central African Republic. The council unanimously approved a French-sponsored resolution today aimed at restoring security and protecting civilians in the impoverished country. The authorization is expected to lead to...
A resolution for joint military action by African and French forces in the Central African Republic was unanimously approved Thursday by the U.N. Security Council, hours after Muslim-Christian violence intensified in the capital of Bangui. Show More Summary
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Fighting came to the capital of the Central African Republic on Thursday, leaving dozens of casualties and posing the biggest threat yet to the new government just as the U.N. Security Council is set to authorize an intervention force to prevent a bloodbath between Christians and Muslims.
Here's a first sentence that sounds deceptively boring: Earlier this week, the city council announced the agenda for this afternoon's meeting of the public safety committee. One item in particular jumped out: 4. C.B. 117996 (PDF Version) Relating...Show More Summary
According to Reuters, armed men killed twelve civilians and wounded 30 others in the Central African Republic yesterday, one of the latest signs of the worsening situation in the country since rebels ousted President François Bozizé in March this year. Show More Summary
On December 3rd, White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said that while the U.S. is not prepared to recognize Iran's right to enrich uranium, the Obama administration is "prepared to negotiate a strictlyShow More Summary
The ever-mercurial Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, recently called a council of the nation's tribal elders (a loya jirga) to ratify a bilateral security agreement reached with the United States governing the up to 12,000 U.S. forces...Show More Summary
The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic is severely deteriorating as armed groups commit “indescribable atrocities” and civilians desperately seek refuge. Next week, the U.N. Security Council is expected to vote on the authorization of a reinforced peacekeeping force. Show More Summary
(CNN) - The U.S. government is "deeply concerned" about two American citizens detained in North Korea, including 85-year-old Merrill Newman, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said. "Given Mr. Newman's advanced age and health conditions, we urge (North Korea) to release Mr. Newman so he may return home and reunite with his family," Hayden said. […]
If all goes well, the preliminary agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- the United States, Britain, China, France and Russia, plus Germany -- would ensure the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program and ultimately reintegrate it into the international community. Show More Summary