UNITED NATIONS—The United States is urging U.N. Security Council members to respond to Iran for its recent ballistic missile launch. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said Monday Tehran’s missile launches last week were “dangerous, destabilizing and provocative” and “undermine the prospect for peace” in the region. Washington says the launches violate language of a U.N. resolution […]
UNITED NATIONS—The international community has voted nearly unanimously to urge the United States to end its more than 50-year-old economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba. Tuesday, 191 countries in the U.N. General Assembly called for Washington to end the measures put in place during the height of the Cold War. Only the U.S. and […]
UNITED NATIONS—Iraq’s U.N. ambassador warned Tuesday that Islamic State militants might be trafficking human organs to help fund their campaign of terror. In a briefing to the U.N. Security Council, Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said Islamic State was carrying out the most serious of crimes against Iraqi people of all ethnic and religious backgrounds. “These […]
UNITED NATIONS â€” The United Nations General Assembly is expected to decide late Thursday whether to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority at the world body from an entity to a non-member state.
NEW YORK â€” U.S. President Barack Obama has told Americans affected by the superstorm that ravaged parts of the East Coast of the United States that â€œAmerica is with you.â€ Recovery efforts began Tuesday in hard-hit areas, particularly in New York and New Jersey, which were impacted by the storm known as Sandy.