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John Bolton says North Korean missile tests violate UN resolutions

By Adam Shaw

National Security Adviser John Bolton on Saturday said that there is “no doubt” that recent short-range missile launches by North Korea are in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions -- suggesting that the White House may be looking at putting a sharper edge on their diplomatic relations with dictatorship.

Trump's Mideast envoy slams UN over 'Band-Aid' solutions to Israel-Palestinian conflict

By Ben Evansky

The Trump administration's chief negotiator for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict delivered a blunt message to the United Nations Security Council Wednesday, asserting that it is time “to move past Band-Aid solutions" and claiming that the U.N. agency to support Palestinian refugees had "failed" in its mission.

Trump's Mideast envoy slams UN over 'Band-Aid' solutions to Israel-Palestinian conflict

By Ben Evansky

The Trump administration's chief negotiator for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict delivered a blunt message to the United Nations Security Council Wednesday, asserting that it is time “to move past Band-Aid solutions" and claiming that the U.N. agency to support Palestinian refugees had "failed" in its mission.

Syrian hospitals bombed by Assad, Russian troops after coordinates were shared with the UN

By Hollie McKay

Over the past two weeks, Syrian and Russian warplanes have hammered the last remaining rebel-held bastion in Syria’s north – killing dozens and prompting almost 200,000 people to flee. Not only is the renewed offensive raising red flags that a final showdown might be underway in the long-running civil war, but that government forces may have misused data provided to them by the United Nations in an effort to senseless civilian deaths.

Syrian hospitals bombed by Assad, Russian troops after coordinates were shared with the UN

By Hollie McKay

Over the past two weeks, Syrian and Russian warplanes have hammered the last remaining rebel-held bastion in Syria’s north – killing dozens and prompting almost 200,000 people to flee. Not only is the renewed offensive raising red flags that a final showdown might be underway in the long-running civil war, but that government forces may have misused data provided to them by the United Nations in an effort to senseless civilian deaths.

Trump envoy slams 'baffling' anti-Israel UN meeting as members line up to condemn settlements, Israeli policy

By Adam Shaw

President Trump’s U.S. envoy for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, made a surprise visit to the United Nations on Thursday, as members of the U.N. Security Council held an informal meeting to condemn Israeli settlements — a meeting that Greenblatt called “baffling and disappointing.”

Trump envoy slams 'baffling' anti-Israel UN meeting as members line up to condemn settlements, Israeli policy

By Adam Shaw

President Trump’s U.S. envoy for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, made a surprise visit to the United Nations on Thursday, as members of the U.N. Security Council held an informal meeting to condemn Israeli settlements — a meeting that Greenblatt called “baffling and disappointing.”

UN draws fire after electing Somalia, Congo to women’s rights boards: 'Asking the fox to guard the chickens'

By Adam Shaw

The United Nations has elected several countries with poor women’s rights records to boards charged with promoting those rights -- leading one critic to compare the decision to “asking the fox to guard the chickens.”

UN draws fire after electing Somalia, Congo to women’s rights boards: 'Asking the fox to guard the chickens'

By Adam Shaw

The United Nations has elected several countries with poor women’s rights records to boards charged with promoting those rights -- leading one critic to compare the decision to “asking the fox to guard the chickens.”

Economist, prominent UN figure blames American sanctions for thousands of deaths in Venezuela

By Adam Shaw

A top economist who has worked for years with the United Nations is claiming that U.S. sanctions are responsible for more than 40,000 deaths in Venezuela and that such actions are illegal under international and U.S. law -- his latest attack on the Trump administration in recent weeks.

Economist, prominent UN figure blames American sanctions for thousands of deaths in Venezuela

By Adam Shaw

A top economist who has worked for years with the United Nations is claiming that U.S. sanctions are responsible for more than 40,000 deaths in Venezuela and that such actions are illegal under international and U.S. law -- his latest attack on the Trump administration in recent weeks.

Israel’s U.N. Ambassador gives the U.N. Security Council a history lesson on the Bible

By Ben Evansky

In what was an unusual sight for the Security Council, Israel’s ambassador Danny Danon during his speech covered his head with a black Yarmulke and picked up the Hebrew Bible and quoted from Genesis where God spoke to Abraham.

Israel’s U.N. Ambassador gives the U.N. Security Council a history lesson on the Bible

By Ben Evansky

In what was an unusual sight for the Security Council, Israel’s ambassador Danny Danon during his speech covered his head with a black Yarmulke and picked up the Hebrew Bible and quoted from Genesis where God spoke to Abraham.

Trump announces US withdrawal from UN arms trade treaty

By Adam Shaw

President Trump announced Friday that his administration is withdrawing the U.S. signature from the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, in response to concerns from gun rights activists that it could impinge on Americans’ right to bear arms.

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