The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect.
The UN Security Council will meet on Friday over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The convergence of real-life and online activism can help victims of sexual and gender-based violence find creative approaches to telling their stories, including through writing, poetry, dance and music.
Reports this month of white Libyan slave traders selling black African migrants at markets in Libya have drawn worldwide horror and condemnation.
The Trump administration has repeatedly said all options were on the table in dealing with North Korea’s ballistic and nuclear weapons program, including military ones, but that it still prefers a diplomatic option.
In some ways India’s victory at the International Court of Justice is a reflection of “change” at the UN, however small.
Will the US, France and Japan – India’s new friends – stand up to be counted and will old friends such as Russia do the “needful” to get Dalveer Bhandari elected to the ICJ?
Some arcane provisions of the ICJ’s statute may help a deadlocked UN Security Council and General Assembly reach a decision on who fills the world court’s last vacant seat.
The mandate for the joint inquiry by the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which has found the Syrian government used the banned nerve agent sarin in an April 4 attack, expires on Friday.
Russia vetoed an initial US bid to renew the joint inquiry by the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on October 24, saying it wanted to wait for the release of the investigation’s report two days later.
“They pose a global threat which requires a global response,” NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement.
The attack prompted a US missile strike against a Syrian air base which Washington said was used to launch the strike.
Domestic investigations, including a previous internal military probe, have largely dismissed refugees’ claims of abuses committed during security forces’ “clearance operations”.
Contrary to all evidence and EU positions, the US president still thinks the nuclear deal is ‘the worst deal ever’.
For the first time, India did not explicitly disassociate from the resolution extending the mandate of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar.
India emphasised that effective multilateralism and international rule of law require that global governance structures reflect contemporary realities.
The March 30 air strike in the northern Syrian town of Latamneh injured around 70 people who suffered nausea, foaming at the mouth and muscle spasms.
Any resolution imposing economic or military sanctions on Myanmar is likely to be vetoed either by China or Russia – or both.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called on countries to suspend providing weapons to Myanmar over violence against Rohingya Muslims.
More than 422,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a military crackdown.
The four countries called for an “early reform” of the UN Security Council and enhanced role for developing countries as major contributors to the UN.
Pyongyang’s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the North’s external ties and propaganda, also called for the breakup of the Security Council.
The North’s foreign ministry said the resolutions were an infringement on its legitimate right to self defence and aimed at “completely suffocating its state”.
Five air strikes hitting four family homes and a grocery store were carried out either deliberately or recklessly, causing indiscriminate loss of civilian lives in violation of the laws of war.
Major US allies in Asia welcomed the decision to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned.
The US-drafted resolution appears to have been weakened in a bid to appease North Korea’s ally China and Russia following negotiations during the past few days.
The international community has been trying to stop North Korea from developing long-range missiles for decades. So what went wrong?
The US wants the Security Council to impose an oil embargo on North Korea and ban its exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean labourers abroad.
Sanctions have done little to stop North Korea boosting its nuclear and missile capacity as it faces off with US President Donald Trump who has vowed to stop Pyongyang.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said North Korea’s Kim Jong Un was “begging for war” and urged the 15-member UN Security Council to impose the “strongest possible” sanctions to deter him.
North Korea tested two ICBMs in July that could fly about 10,000 km (6,200 miles), putting many parts of the US mainland within range
North Korea gets the bulk of its oil from China, its main ally and trading partner, and a lesser amount from Russia.
North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday – in violation of UN resolutions – which it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile.
North Korea said an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile was tested on Sunday, prompting the warning of a “massive” military response from the US if it or its allies were threatened.
Earthquakes of 6.3 and 4.6 magnitude were felt just hours after the country said it had developed an advanced hydrogen bomb that possesses “great destructive power”.
The UN Security Council urged warring factions in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeastern Nigeria to allow humanitarian aid access and countries to donate more to save 20 million people from famine.
After talking to Trump, Abe said efforts to find a peaceful solution to the North Korean issue were undermined by Pyongyang’s unilateral “escalation.”
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally supervised the midnight launch of the missile on Friday night and said it was a “stern warning” for the US.
The US, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and other nations are demanding the UN Security Council takes action to ensure aid convoys reach millions of needy Syrians as violence diminishes.
American Michael Sharp, coordinator of the independent monitoring group, and Swede Zaida Catalan were killed in central Congo on March 12.