Syrian rebels in the Idlib province have formed the National Liberation Front, a new coalition that merges the alliance of Islamist heavyweights Ahrar al-Sham and Nureddine al-Zinki with four other rebel factions

Damascus Shells Idlib as U.N. Chief Warns of ‘Bloodbath’

BEIRUT – Government forces shelled Syria’s last major rebel bastion on Wednesday, hours after UN chief Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council any full-blown offensive in Idlib risks triggering a “bloodbath”.

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Japan Detects Chinese Ship Allegedly Violating North Korea Sanctions

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday that a Japanese patrol aircraft spotted two ships at sea performing a transfer of goods in violation of U.N. sanctions against North Korea. One of the ships appeared to be flying a Chinese flag.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in the West Bank Town of Ramallah, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (Atef Safadi/Pool Photo via AP)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Still in Hospital

JERUSALEM — The Palestinian president’s condition has seen a “clear improvement” after he was taken to hospital with a fever, an Arab lawmaker in Israel’s parliament with close ties to Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday.

FILE - In this March 3, 2017 file photo, a U.S. Navy F18 fighter jet lands on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) following a patrol off the disputed South China Sea. The USS Carl Vinson, which is steaming through the South China Sea, is just …

U.S. Readies Response to Syria Attacks After UN Clash with Russia

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump faced a decision on whether to strike Syria and risk a clash with Damascus ally Russia, after UN members failed Tuesday to agree on action to probe chemical attacks in the war-wracked country.

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley vehemently denied rumors of an affair with President Donald Trump, calling them 'highly offensive'

Nikki Haley: World ‘Must See Justice Done’ in Syria

UNITED NATIONS — US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday urged the United Nations Security Council to act following the latest alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, warning the United States was ready to respond.

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Germany Denies Deal to Give Israel UN Council Seat

UNITED NATIONS, United States — Germany on Wednesday rejected claims that it violated a supposed decades-old agreement to let Israel run unopposed for a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) gestures at the start of a bilateral meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on September 24, 2013 in New York City. Diplomats from around the world have descended on New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty …

Abbas to Speak at UN Security Council After Bolting Talks with Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations Security Council on Feb. 20 during its monthly meeting on the Middle East amid continuing Palestinian rejection of direct talks with Israel, as well as the US role in brokering future negotiations.

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Pence: U.N. Human Rights Council ‘Doesn’t Deserve Its Name’

Vice President Mike Pence delivered a tough message to the United Nations Wednesday, calling for wide-ranging reforms to U.N. peacekeeping missions, as well as its Human Rights Council — which he said “doesn’t deserve its name” due to it’s appalling membership.