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Israel presses on with its Gaza offensive after US veto derails Security Council efforts to halt war

Dec. 09, 2023 22:45 PM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's military pushed ahead with its punishing air and ground offensive in Gaza on Saturday, bolstered by a U.S. veto derailing U.N. Security Council efforts to end the war and word that an emergency sale of $106 million worth of tank ammunition had been...

US vetoes UN resolution backed by many nations demanding immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

Dec. 09, 2023 08:49 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States vetoed a United Nations resolution Friday backed by almost all other Security Council members and dozens of other nations demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. Supporters called it a terrible day and warned of more civilian deaths and...

UN takes no immediate action at emergency meeting on Guyana-Venezuela dispute over oil-rich region

Dec. 08, 2023 22:56 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council took no immediate action at a closed emergency meeting late Friday requested by Guyana after Venezuela’s referendum claiming the vast oil- and mineral-rich Essequibo region that makes up a large part of its neighbor. But...

US vetoes UN resolution backed by vast majority of Security Council demanding an immediate cease-fire in Gaza

Dec. 08, 2023 15:51 PM EST
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — US vetoes UN resolution backed by vast majority of Security Council demanding an immediate cease-fire in Gaza.

The UN secretary-general invoked 'Article 99' to push for a Gaza cease-fire. What exactly is it?

Dec. 07, 2023 21:52 PM EST

It's called “Article 99.” And it hasn't been used for decades. Until this week. With an intensifying Israeli offensive and escalating civilian casualties, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres invoked a rarely exercised power this week to warn the Security Council of an...

UN: Russia intensifies attacks on Ukraine’s energy facilities, worsening humanitarian conditions

Dec. 06, 2023 23:37 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Intensifying Russian attacks on Ukraine’s energy facilities are worsening humanitarian conditions across the war-torn country, where heavy snow and freezing temperatures have already arrived, U.N. officials said Wednesday. Assistant Secretary-General...

UN chief uses rare power to warn Security Council of impending 'humanitarian catastrophe' in Gaza

Dec. 06, 2023 22:08 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres used a rarely exercised power to warn the Security Council on Wednesday of an impending “humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza and urged its members to demand an immediate humanitarian cease-fire. His letter to the...

North Korea accuses US of double standards for letting South Korea launch spy satellite from US soil

Dec. 04, 2023 05:49 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday accused the United States of double standards, slamming it for letting rival South Korea launch a spy satellite from U.S. territory after condemning the North’s earlier satellite launch. Last Friday, South Korea launched its first...

China presents UN with vague Mideast peace plan as US promotes its own role in easing the Gaza war

Nov. 29, 2023 13:22 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China on Wednesday presented the United Nations Security Council with a four-point plan for Middle East peace in a demonstration of its ambitions to be a global superpower. But the plan was short on details, and the United States quickly reminded the council of its attempts...

South Korea delays its own spy satellite liftoff, days after North's satellite launch

Nov. 28, 2023 02:54 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has postponed the planned launch of its first military spy satellite set for this Thursday, officials said, days after rival North Korea claimed to put its own spy satellite into orbit for the first time. Under a contract with SpaceX, South...