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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Korea called on the United Nations Security Council to take “appropriate action” against North Korea for torpedoing the Cheonan warship, hours after the government replaced its top military commander.