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The Security Council revives the Palestinian Authority’s UN hopes. The US says not yet

Apr. 08, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday revived the Palestinian Authority's hopes of joining the United Nations as a full member. But the United States said relations between Israel and the Palestinians are far from ripe. That all but quashes the Palestinian...

Russia and West join forces to tackle trade in 'blood diamonds' despite feud over Moscow's diamonds

Apr. 04, 2024 01:19 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and its Western allies are feuding with Russia over its diamond production, but they joined forces Wednesday to keep supporting the Kimberley Process, which aims to eliminate the trade in “blood diamonds” that helped fuel devastating conflicts in...

Palestinians want April vote on UN membership despite US saying peace with Israel must come first

Apr. 03, 2024 22:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians want the Security Council to vote later this month on their revived request for full membership in the United Nations, despite the United States reiterating Wednesday that Israel and the Palestinians must first negotiate a peace agreement. ...

Palestinians seek full UN membership again, but US is almost certain to block it for a second time

Apr. 02, 2024 22:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Supporters of the Palestinians’ request for full membership in the United Nations asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to revive their application for admission submitted in 2011. But the United States is again almost certain to block it. The...

Russian veto brings an end to the UN panel that monitors North Korea nuclear sanctions

Mar. 28, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A veto Thursday by Russia ended monitoring of U.N. sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear program, prompting Western accusations that Moscow is seeking to avoid scrutiny as it allegedly violates the sanctions to buy weapons from Pyongyang for its war in Ukraine. ...

Israel and Hamas dig in as pressure builds for a cease-fire in Gaza

Mar. 27, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday blasted a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a Gaza cease-fire that his country's top ally, the United States, chose not to block. He said the resolution had emboldened Hamas and he vowed to press ahead with...

UN demand for Gaza cease-fire provokes strongest clash between US and Israel since war began

Mar. 25, 2024 21:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council on Monday issued its first demand for a cease-fire in Gaza, with the U.S. angering Israel by abstaining from the vote. Israel responded by canceling a visit to Washington by a high-level delegation in the strongest public clash between the...

UN Security Council calls for cease-fire in Gaza during Muslim holy month, its first demand to halt fighting

Mar. 25, 2024 10:42 AM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UN Security Council calls for cease-fire in Gaza during Muslim holy month, its first demand to halt fighting.

The UN Security Council is set to vote on a resolution demanding a Ramadan cease-fire

Mar. 23, 2024 00:50 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a resolution demanding a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, but the United States warned the measure could hurt negotiations to halt Israeli-Hamas hostilities. The resolution,...

Russia and China veto US resolution calling for immediate cease-fire in Gaza

Mar. 22, 2024 19:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China on Friday vetoed a U.S.-sponsored United Nations resolution supporting “an immediate and sustained cease-fire” in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, calling the measure ambiguous and saying it was not the direct demand to end the fighting that much of the...