United Nations Security Council

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 4: Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, listens to remarks during a United Nations Security Council meeting on North Korea on September 4, 2017 in New York City. The securty council was holding its second emergency meeting in a week after North Korea announced the detonation of what it called an underground hydrogen bomb September 3. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

United Nations Passes New Sanctions Against North Korea

The United Nations Security Council on Monday passed new sanctions against North Korea, but refrained from imposing the harshest options the White House had proposed following a month of antagonistic...

The Two 'Nakbas' Of November For Palestine

"Al-Nakba" is an Arabic word meaning "the catastrophe". Sixty-eight years ago, on 29 November, 1947, the UN Security Council rolled out Resolution 181 on Palestine, putting wheels on a runaway train that continues to mow down Arabs and Jews alike. By legitimising Israel's declaration of independence a year later, this resolution marked the first Nakba of November for Palestinian Arabs. The second Nakba of November took place 73 years before 1947, with the birth of one Chaim Weizmann in a small village near Pinsk, Russia...