UN General Assembly askes Security Council to refer North Korea to the ICC in The Hague over alleged rights abuses.
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,” […]
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
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
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
Vote in Security Council lays groundwork for putting Pyongyang in the dock for alleged crimes against humanity.
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 […]
UN Security Council holds emergency meeting after Russia is accused of sending tanks and troops into ex-Soviet state.
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
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.
Are UN blue helmets about to march down Elizabeth Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri? They would have to be sent by the UN Security Council where the U.S. has a veto, so that’s unlikely. But Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed young man killed by a Ferguson police officer, is requesting UN intervention in the city. Show More Summary
In 2006, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrote a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush, which was promptly ignored. The context was mounting international pressure on the Iranian regime, especially the UN Security Council, which was nearly unanimous in demanding that Iran stop all nuclear enrichment entirely. Show More Summary
New York, NY (CFAM) — The UN Secretary General told nations they must provide abortions to women raped in refugee camps in Syria, Iraq, and Sudan, even though the Security Council – his boss – has repeatedly rejected such a notion. Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said his assertion is “in line with” a resolution the Security […]
In news certain to rattle Israeli society, several cabinet ministers inside Israel’s government claim that President Obama has formally notified Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. may plan a major break in relations with the Jewish state. Show More Summary
New Zealand's decisive victory at the UN last month, winning a Security Council seat for two years from January 2015, surprised even the quietly confident. Securing 145 votes out of 193 in the first round of voting assured New Zealand...Show More Summary
A UN report states that foreign fighters are flocking to Iraq and Syria on "an unprecedented scale" from more than 80 countries. The report, which was produced by the UN Security Council committee that keeps tabs on al-Qaeda, shares basic information about the jihadists headed to the hotspots, The Guardian says. Show More Summary
- The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting regarding Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem - While some media outlets focus on the successor to Rob Ford in Toronto, the biggest issue should be the failure of the left to push...Show More Summary
UN political chief tells Security Council that Israeli plans to build new homes could ignite more violence.
The UN Security Council should sue North Korea in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for ongoing crimes against humanity, the UN’s top investigator said. He urged firm action against the regime’s long list of human rights violations against almost all the country’s 24 million people, including arbitrary detention, torture, executions and prisons camps. “This would [...]Show More Summary
It all seemed to be going so well. Turkey was, it appeared, in the driving seat to be one of five new non-permanent members of the UN Security Council. "We believe, God permitting, that we will get the result of the work we put in" asserted...Show More Summary