UN Security Council demands end to Israeli settlements after US abstains from vote

UN Security Council demands end to Israeli settlements after US abstains from vote

After the United States abstained from voting, the UN Security Council on Friday passed a resolution demanding Israel stop building settlements on occupied Palestinian territory, a reversal of the usual US practice of protecting Israel. The resolution was put forward at the 15-member council for a vote on Friday by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and […]

France calls for immediate UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo violence

France calls for immediate UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo violence

French foreign affairs minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on Tuesday for an immediate United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which has been devastated by fighting. “More than ever before, we need to urgently put in place means to end the hostilities and to allow humanitarian aid to […]