October 14, 2011 The Assad regime's use of "excessive force to crush peaceful protests" has led to a "devastatingly remorseless toll of human lives," U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says.
September 22, 2011 Diplomats from the U.S. and many other nations have walked out of the United Nations General Assembly as the Iranian president runs through a long list of what he says are crimes committed by other nations. The U.S. calls his comments "despicable."
September 22, 2011 What does seem to be certain is that on Friday, Palestinian officials will ask to be admitted to the United Nations. The U.S. opposes that move, saying statehood should come through negotiations with Israel.
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President Obama addresses the opening of the Untied Nations General Assembly on Sept. 21 in New York City.
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September 21, 2011 The president said, "Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the U.N. ... Ultimately, it is Israelis and Palestinians – not us – who must reach agreement on the issues that divide them: on borders and security; on refugees and Jerusalem."
September 21, 2011 Obama has been getting sharp criticism from the right for allegedly not being pro-Israel enough and from the left for appearing to be inconsistent by supporting self-determination in some Arab countries but not for Palestinians.
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September 20, 2011 Besides foreign policy, U.S. domestic politics was also at play Tuesday. Getting the nomination could depend on which GOP candidate can convince the greatest number of the most pro-Israel Jewish voters and evangelical Christians that he is most supportive of Israel.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the U.N. on Monday (Sept. 19, 2011).
September 20, 2011 As President Obama and other world leaders gather in New York City for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly session, one of the hottest issues is President Mahmoud Abbas' request to make Palestine a member of the U.N.
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September 12, 2011 High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says the estimate is based on information from "reliable sources on the ground."
March 8, 2011 The number of hungry people in the world could be reduced by more than 100 million people if women in rural areas were given equal access to the same resources as men, according to a new report from the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization.
January 27, 2011 While we usually think of sharks as hunters, it turns out that they are often the hunted. About 73 million sharks are killed by humans annually, many to satisfy Asia's appetite for shark fin soup.
December 22, 2010 The United Nations is looking into a complaint alleging that the Army private being held in connection with the WikiLeaks case is being mistreated.
Police face supporters of opposition leader Alassane Ouattara. Troops loyal to Laurent Gbagbo's regime mobilized to block an attempt to take over state television headquarters.
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December 16, 2010 Ivory Coast -- the world's largest cocoa producer -- has been locked in a tense political standoff over who will be the country's next president since a November 28 runoff resulted in competing claims of victory.
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Political theater is best practiced on a sunny, sandy stage.
December 6, 2010 The second week of climate negotiations kicked off Monday in Cancun with participants from 193 countries seeking to reach a deal that failed to materialize at last year's Copenhagen summit.
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