The U.S. and the United Nations are preparing to make more peacekeeping troops available for the growing conflict in South Sudan, as President Salva Kiir opened the door to talks with his deposed vice president.
A no-fly zone over Libya can’t be quickly authorized by the United Nations Security Council unless the air forces and strategy for enforcing it are clearly defined, Russia’s ambassador to the world body said.
M23 rebels in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo gained ground on government forces as fighting reached the outskirts of a provincial capital in a fight for control of the resource-rich region.
The Ivory Coast is “close to civil war” as forces loyal to the country’s two rival presidents battle in the streets of the capital, Abidjan, France’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Gerard Araud, said today in New York.
The United Nations Security Council took the first step toward deploying a UN peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic, in an effort to prevent the mineral-rich nation from becoming a hub for terrorism and Islamic extremism in the region.
Persian Gulf citizens were urged to leave Lebanon after kidnapping threats were made against them following the abduction of a Lebanese man in Syria, raising concern that the Syrian crisis was spilling across borders.
The United Nations Security Council won’t renew its unarmed observer mission in Syria, conceding it was unable to stem the violence as concerns grew that the country’s conflict was spilling across borders.
For all the talk of tax increases and debt-cutting, President Barack Obama’s biggest and most- revealing decision this year may be which candidate he chooses to be his new secretary of state. It will tell us whether the president allows comfort to trump qualification.