UN resolution: No love lost between Netanyahu and Obama

UN resolution: No love lost between Netanyahu and Obama

In what many see as a final defiant diplomatic move, US President Barack Obama has allowed a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements, a move highlighting the stark deterioration of US-Israeli relations The US abstained from a UN Security Council vote on Friday allowing all remaining 15 members of the Council to pass the first UN […]

Russia vetoes French-drafted UN resolution on Aleppo truce

Russia vetoes French-drafted UN resolution on Aleppo truce

Russia vetoed a French-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution on Saturday that would have demanded an end to air strikes and military flights over Syria’s city of Aleppo, while a rival Russian draft text failed to get a minimum nine votes in favor. Moscow’s text was effectively the French draft with Russian amendments. It removed the […]

South Sudan rejects new UN resolution approving additional troops

South Sudan rejects new UN resolution approving additional troops

South Sudan’s government has rejected the deployment of 4,000 additional UN peacekeeping troops shortly after the UN Security Council approved a robust new mandate in a late Friday vote. The rejection followed the authorisation of a resolution granting expanded powers to peacekeepers, requiring them to use “all necessary means” to protect UN personnel and installations […]