US intended to allow passage of UN draft critical of Israel

US intended to allow passage of UN draft critical of Israel

The United States intended to allow the UN Security Council to approve a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, two Western officials said on Thursday, a major reversal of US practice of protecting Israel from such criticism. Egypt, which had proposed the draft resolution, abruptly put off a vote that had been scheduled […]

Obama vetoes bill that would allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Obama vetoes bill that would allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Setting up a potential override by Congress, President Barack Obama vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. Obama cited the potential for the popular bipartisan bill to backfire against the U.S., its diplomats and military personnel. The bill sailed through both chambers […]

US Congress to allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia

US Congress to allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia

The US House of Representatives passed legislation Friday that would allow victims of the 9/11 attacks and their relatives to sue Saudi Arabia’s government for damages, despite the White House’s threat to veto the measure. The vote’s timing was symbolic, passing two days before the 15th anniversary of the hijacked-plane attacks that killed thousands in […]