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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Escalates Confrontation with Iran

The Trump administration escalated a bitter confrontation with Iran on Wednesday, demanding that the United Nations Security Council punish the Iranian government for what the American ambassador called its “outlaw behavior” across the Middle East. “The United States will not ...

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U.N. Peacekeeping Chief Issues Warning on South Sudan

The leader of United Nations’ peacekeeping operations offered a dire appraisal of South Sudan on Tuesday, saying the world’s youngest nation is sliding further into mayhem with no sign that its antagonists want peace. In a report to the United ...

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U.S., Israel quit U.N. heritage agency citing bias

PARIS (Reuters) – The United States and Israel announced on Thursday they were quitting the U.N.’s cultural agency UNESCO, after Washington accused it of anti-Israeli bias. The withdrawal of the United States, which is meant to provide a fifth of ...

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Pressure Rises at U.N. on Myanmar Over Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar’s authorities came under intensifying pressure on Thursday over the Rohingya refugee crisis, with the United Nations secretary general calling it a “human rights nightmare” that has driven more than a half-million civilians into Bangladesh in the past month. The ...

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