United Nations

Calls Mount for WHO Chief to Resign

Official congratulated China for reporting no COVID-19 cases

Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusCalls are mounting in Congress for the World Health Organization's chief to resign following multiple allegations the international group has aided China's efforts to obfuscate the number of sick and dead in that country from the coronavirus.

House Dems Block Anti-BDS Bill

House Democrats on Wednesday blocked the consideration of a bill that would have prohibited domestic support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Iran Further Breaches Nuclear Deal, Says It Can Exceed 20% Enrichment

'We have started lifting limitations on our Research and Development imposed by the deal'

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it was now capable of raising uranium enrichment past the 20% level and had launched advanced centrifuge machines in further breaches of commitments to limit its nuclear activity under a 2015 deal with world powers.

Trump Peace Envoy Scolds U.N.: Israel Bashing Will Not Foster Peace

'This was a very unconventional speech in front of a crowd that is used to the conventional'

President Donald Trump's Middle East peace envoy on Tuesday delivered a scathing rebuke of the United Nations before the body's Security Council, telling member states that the organization's constant Israel bashing does nothing to help the parties get any closer to worthwhile negotiations.

How the Palestinians Created Their Own Plight

Essay: Israel is not the one denying the Palestinians an independent state

Mahmoud AbbasIt is easy to forget that, in 1947, when the United Nations recommended the creation of a Jewish state in Mandatory Palestine, the international body also recommended the creation of an Arab state—what would today be a national home for the Palestinians. The idea was to partition the land into two separate entities—in other words, a two-state solution. Indeed, in 1988, the Palestine National Council described the partition resolution as what "still provides those conditions of international legitimacy that ensure the right of the Palestinian Arab people to sovereignty."