Dec 31, 2014

UNSC rejects Palestinian resolution to end Israel's occupation

The U.N. Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation within three years late Tuesday, a blow to efforts to get the U.N.’s most powerful body to take action to recognize an independent state of Palestine. The United States, Israel’s ...

Jul 28, 2014

Japan, Colombia to cooperate on natural resource development

Japanese and Colombian leaders are expected to agree Tuesday that the countries will cooperate in promoting Japanese investment in developing the Latin American country’s natural resources, a Japanese delegation source said Sunday. In a joint statement to be released after talks in Bogota between ...

Oct 25, 2013

Saudi Arabia's snub of the U.N.

Apparently because of the United States' drift on the Syrian conflict and its openness to negotiations with Iran, Saudi Arabia snubs a nonpermanent seat on the U.N Security Council.

Jan 25, 2013

A defiant North Korea

If North Korea goes ahead with a threatened nuclear test in reaction to a U.N. Security Council scolding, it will the first under new leader Kim Jong Un.