United Nations


U.S. Demands Changes in U.N. Resolution Blaming Israel

The Palestinians and their supporters asked for an emergency meeting of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday to adopt a resolution deploring what it calls Israel’s “excessive use of force,”…

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Syria, in the Family of Nations

One might have thought that the Syrian civil war, which over seven years has cost 400,000 killed, caused over five million refugees and involved countless atrocities, has by now exhausted…

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Syrian Government to Attend U.N. Talks in Vienna

The Syrian government will attend U.N.-sponsored peace talks set to take place in Vienna next week, the United Nations deputy Syria envoy said on Thursday. At a press conference in…

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Trump Cuts UNRWA Funding — But Not Entirely

The United States notified the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on Tuesday that it was cutting $65 million — more than half of its annual contribution, Reuters reported on…

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UN Hopes to Stave Off Yemen Famine

  Hodeidah Port, Yemen. United Nations aid agencies called on Tuesday for the Yemeni port of Hodeidah to remain open beyond Friday, the date set by a Saudi-led military coalition,…

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Major Meeting to Set Future Palestinian Authority Policy

The Palestinian Central Committee, one of the Palestinian Authority’s main governing bodies, is set to meet Sunday night for what PA officials told Ha’aretz was a “dramatic and important” meeting.…

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Turtle Bay’s Knot of Knaves

Had last week’s United Nations General Assembly vote been about whether the United States, or any nation, has a right to recognize some newly established African or South American country,…

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U.N. Security Council to Meet Friday on Yerushalayim

Japan’s U.N. ambassador says the U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday on President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Yerushalayim as the capital of Israel. Eight countries opposed…

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