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Russia and China block new UN sanctions on 5 North Koreans

Jan. 20, 2022 18:35 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China blocked the U.N. Security Council on Thursday from imposing sanctions on five North Korean officials in response to Pyongyang’s recent ballistic missile tests, a decision criticized by the United States which sought to impose penalties over their roles in...

Palestinian minister: Biden moving too slow on pushing peace

Jan. 20, 2022 11:05 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki criticized U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday for moving too slowly to reverse all of the Trump administration’s adverse policies against the Palestinians and not using Washington's special relationship to pressure Israel to...

US hits NKorean officials with sanctions after missile test

Jan. 12, 2022 21:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday slapped sanctions on five North Korean officials in its first response to Pyongyang’s latest ballistic missile test and later announced it will also seek new U.N. sanctions. The Treasury Department said it was imposing...

Russia and China block UN support for sanctions on Mali

Jan. 11, 2022 22:15 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China blocked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday from supporting new sanctions on Mali for its military leaders’ decision to delay next month’s elections until 2026, a blow to the restoration of democracy in the troubled West African nation. ...

US and allies urge North Korea to abandon nukes and missiles

Jan. 10, 2022 19:28 PM EST

UNIITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and five allies urged North Korea on Monday to abandon its prohibited nuclear and ballistic missile programs and called on the U.N. Security Council to oppose Pyongyang’s “ongoing, destabilizing and unlawful actions,” including missile launches. ...

No progress seen after Russia-US talks over Ukraine tensions

Jan. 10, 2022 16:28 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia locked horns over Ukraine and other security issues Monday with no sign of progress from either side at highly anticipated strategic talks. Low expectations from both Washington and Moscow about the high-stakes session in Geneva appeared...

West: Syria must answer 20 questions on its chemical weapons

Jan. 05, 2022 22:19 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Western nations accused Syria on Wednesday of refusing for eight years to clear up 20 outstanding issues about its undeclared research, production and possible weaponization of unknown quantities of chemical weapons. U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield...

7 UN peacekeepers killed, 3 critically hurt in central Mali

Dec. 08, 2021 16:50 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Seven U.N. peacekeepers were killed and three critically injured when their vehicle was blasted by an improvised explosive device in central Mali on Wednesday, bringing the death toll of U.N. soldiers in the troubled west African nation to 19 so far this year. ...

UN envoy warns of risk of new Israel-Palestinian violence

Nov. 30, 2021 20:02 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy warned Tuesday that without quick and decisive action to address the key drivers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the region risks plunging into “another deadly escalation of violence.” Tor Wennesland told the U.N....

AU envoy sees short `window of opportunity' on Ethiopia war

Nov. 08, 2021 21:47 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The African Union’s envoy for the Horn of Africa warned Monday that there is a short “window of opportunity” and little time to reverse the crisis in northern Ethiopia which has drastically deteriorated in recent weeks amid an escalating offensive by Tigray...