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US Missile Strikes Expose the Untenable Status Quo in International Law.

26 April 2017The strikes on Syria, in response to chemical weapons attacks on civilians, were politically well-received but contrary to international law – raising difficult questions about the adequacy of the law to prevent atrocities, and how to pursue meaningful reform. Professor Ben Saul Twitter Associate Fellow, ...

- Chatham House - UK

Trump jokes about 'replacing' Nikki Haley.

At a working luncheon with ambassadors from 15 member countries of the UNSC recently, Trump joked about 'replacing' Haley.

- Rediff.com - IN

Nikki Haley blames Salva Kiir for 'man made' famine.

US ambassador to UN urges Security Council to impose sanctions on South Sudan to end humanitarian crisis caused by war.

- Al Jazeera - QA

UN council to vote on re-launching Western Sahara talks.

The UN Security Council is expected to vote Thursday on a draft resolution backing a UN bid to re-start talks on settling the decades-old Western Sahara conflict.

- France24 - FR

South Sudan's political process 'not dead' but needs 'resuscitation' - UN envoy.

The political process in South Sudan is not dead but requires significant resuscitation, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the crisis-torn country told the Security Council today.

- UN - INT

Trump says Assad's future 'not a deal breaker' on Syria: Russia's UN envoy.

US President Donald Trump told UN Security Council ambassadors that the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was "not a deal breaker" in negotiations on ending the war, Russia's envoy said Tuesday.Trump,...

- Expatica - NL

UN council to vote on re-launching Western Sahara talks.

The UN Security Council is expected to vote Thursday on a draft resolution backing a UN bid to re-start talks on settling the decades-old Western Sahara conflict, diplomats said.The draft resolution would...

- Expatica - NL

Russia and China reject new sanctions against South Sudan.

The US has urged the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo and additional sanctions on South Sudan to pressure the parties to end the country's civil war - but Russia and China remain opposed.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Hezbollah's defiant signal to Israel, Lebanon, and the UN.

The stated objective of the Hezbollah-coordinated press tour of southern Lebanon was to see new Israeli defensive installations on the border – indications, according to the powerful Shiite Lebanese militia, of Israeli fears of Hezbollah's growing military might. The unprecedented spectacle appeared to be a deliberate and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Opinion: You can't out-crazy Kim Jong Un.

President Trump had a pretty full national security plate Monday: Lunch with ambassadors from the nations that make up the UN Security Council, a meeting with his Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs Chairman, and dinner with Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

- CNN Top Stories - US

US pushes UN to again consider arms embargo on South Sudan.

The United States Tuesday urged the divided U.N. Security Council to back an arms embargo and sanctions against South Sudan after the U.N. envoy reported that the war there is worsening.

- The Daily Star - LB

Migrant reception center near northwestern border to close

The Municipal Security Council in the northwestern municipality of Sid, near the border with Croatia, had decided to shut down a local migrant reception center. The facility in question is located near the Serbian town's railway station, Beta is reporting on Tuesday, citing Belgrade-based daily Blic.

- B92 - SK

Trump asks French UN envoy, Francois Delattre about elections

The US President took Ambassador Francois Delattre aside during UN Security Council meeting to ask about the vote.

- Daily Nation - KE

Trump summons entire Senate to WH briefing on N. Korea

, April 25 : The entire U.S. Senate will go to the White House on Wednesday to be briefed by senior administration officials about the brewing confrontation with North Korea.The unusual briefing underlines the urgency with which the Trump administration is treating the threat posed by Pyongyang's continuing development of ...

- Sify - IN

Trump says time to take off 'blindfolds'; calls for new North Korea sanctions

Donald Trump says the UN Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea as concerns mount that it may test a sixth nuclear bomb as early as today.

- ABC News - AU

OIC strongly condemns Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has supported the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and welcomed all diplomatic efforts and initiatives, including of the OSCE, for the conflict's settlement, OIC Secretary General Yusuf bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen told Trend.

- AzerNews - AZ

Trump Urges UN Reform to Make US Investment Worthwhile

President Donald Trump complained on Monday that the United States is shouldering an unfair burden of the cost of the United Nations, but said if the world body reforms how it operates, the investment would be worth it. Trump, who has frequently criticized the cost to the United States of supporting the NATO alliance, took ...

- Voice of America - US

Trump tells UN to prepare new North Korea sanctions

US president says Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang.

- Al Jazeera - QA

You can't out-crazy Kim Jong Un

President Trump had a pretty full national security plate Monday: Lunch with ambassadors from the nations that make up the UN Security Council, a meeting with his Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs Chairman, and dinner with Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

- CNN Top Stories - US

UN Security Council members lunch at White House

April 24, 2017, 11:44 PM US President Donald Trump said on Monday the UN Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea as concerns mount that it may test a sixth nuclear bomb as early as Tuesday. He had invited the 15 UN Security Council ambassadors to lunch at the White House. “The status ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Trump disses the United Nations as an 'underperformer'

With the ambassadors to the United Nations Security Council gathered around him in the White House Monday, President Donald Trump labeled the UN an underperformer' and appeared to both heavily praise and jokingly jab at his U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley. 'I also want to say to you that I have long felt that the United ...

- POLITICO - US

No replacement yet for McFarland

K.T. McFarland's last day at the National Security Council was scheduled for Friday — but instead she will stay on as deputy national security adviser on for 'weeks' until the White House finds a replacement for the critical national security role, according to an NSC spokesperson.McFarland, a former Fox News analyst, has ...

- POLITICO - US

Trump says U.N. must be ready to impose new sanctions on North Korea

The president invited all the members of the U.N. Security Council to Washington to meet with members of Congress and with him at the White House

- CBS NEWS - US

Trump and Tillerson will push UN to get tougher on North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to push the United Nations Security Council to call for more pressure on North Korea through more stringent enforcement of existing sanctions and will ask members to consider additional measures. Tillerson’s visit to the United Nations, scheduled for Friday, follows a meeting ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Xi urges restraint in call with Trump

PRESIDENT Xi Jinping yesterday called for all sides to exercise restraint in relation to North Korea during a telephone call with US President Donald Trump. The call came as Japan conducted exercises with a US aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters. Xi told Trump that China resolutely opposed any actions ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Trump Jokes He Could 'Easily' Replace UN Ambassador If Others Don't Like Her

President Donald Trump on Monday joked that Nikki Haley could “easily be replaced” as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations if members of the organization's security council don't like her. “Does everybody like Nikki? Because if you don't like Nikki — otherwise she could easily be replaced,” ...

- TPM News - US

Trump demands stronger sanctions against North Korea in move sure to worsen tensions

The UN Security Council must be ready to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes, US President Donald Trump said Monday, calling the status quo “unacceptable.” The comments are sure to ratchet up tensions again as North Korea pushes ahead with its ballistic missile ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Trump calls for new UN sanctions against North Korea

US President Donald Trump said on Monday the UN Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea as concerns mount that it may test a sixth nuclear bomb as early as Tuesday.

- GMA News - PH

Trump calls for new U.N. sanctions against North Korea

WASHINGTON/BEIJING - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea as concerns mount that it may test a sixth nuclear bomb as early as Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Trump: Time to remove 'blindfolds'; U.N. must ready new North Korea sanctions

WASHINGTON/BEIJING - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea, amid escalating tensions over its missile and nuclear programs, saying people had acted as if "blindfolded" for decades on a big problem that finally needed to be solved.

- Reuters - US

Ankara, Tbilisi stability in Black Sea region

The meeting was attended by the Georgian Secretary of the Security Council David Rakviashvili and the head of the Georgian Presidential Administration Giorgi Abashishvili.

- AzerNews - AZ

The Wall Street Journal: China's Xi urges Trump to show restraint with North Korea amid rising risk of nuclear testing

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged U.S. President Donald Trump to exercise restraint over North Korea and said he opposed any action that would violate United Nations Security Council resolutions, Chinese state media reported on Monday.

- Marketwatch - US

Xi, Trump discuss ties, Korean Peninsula situation over phone

CHINESE President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula on phone, pledging close contact by various means to promptly exchange views on major issues of common concern. China strongly opposes any act that violates resolutions of the ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Xi, Trump discuss Korean Peninsula situation for second time in a month

, Apr 24 : Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula during a telephonic conversation on Monday.According to Xinhua news agency, the two leaders pledged close contact through various means to promptly exchange views on major issues ...

- Sify - IN

Security Council Diplomats to Have Lunch With Trump

Halibut, cheese soufflé and pineapple brioche pudding are on the menu for the president’s meeting with an eclectic mix of America’s friends, rivals and skeptics.

- International NY Times - US

Security Council Diplomats to Have Lunch With Trump

Halibut, cheese souffl and pineapple brioche pudding are on the menu for the president’s meeting with an eclectic mix of America’s friends, rivals and skeptics.

- New York Times - US

France's Macron, Le Pen Qualify for Second Round of Presidential Election

As French voters cast ballots for president Sunday, they're making a choice that will resonate far beyond France's borders, from Syrian battlefields to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council.The future of Europe is at stake as this country faces...

- Newsmax - US

US defense secretary Mattis talks Syria chemical attack, Iran deal during visit to Israel

US Defense Secretary James Mattis claims Syria has retained chemical weapons, despite a 2013 agreement to hand them over to the international community. The bottom line is, I can say authoritatively that they have retained some . It's a violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions,' he told a press ...

- Albawaba - UK

Iran calls for intelligence co-op with Afghanistan

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani has called for expansion of intelligence cooperation with neighboring Afghanistan aimed at strengthening fight against terrorism.

- AzerNews - AZ

Tight, tense French presidential vote echoes around world

PARIS " As French voters cast ballots for president Sunday, they're making a choice that will resonate far beyond France's borders, from Syrian battlefields to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Stability in the DRC: a look beyond political agreements

The DRC has extraordinary potential for socioeconomic advancement. EPA/Dai KurokawaOnce again, the cycle of instability and political uncertainty has the Democratic Republic of Congo on high alert and agreements between prominent political actors have done little to stem the tide of violence. The situation has become so ...

- The Conversation - UK

North Korea threatens nuclear war ahead of Trump visit with U.N. Security Council

North Korea's Foreign Ministry ratcheted up the rhetoric against the U.S., echoing previous threats by North Korean diplomats

- CBS NEWS - US

UAE: Iranian interference cause of tension in region

Diplomat's statement at Security Council debate also calls for resolving the conflicts in Syria and Yemen

- GulfNews - AE

Champs-Elysees gunman had long criminal record, praised IS

France began picking itself up from another attack claimed by the Islamic State group, with Hollande calling together his security council and with his would-be successors treading carefully before the election this weekend.

- Hawaii News Now - US

UN Security Council condemns North Korean missile launch

, Apr 22 : The United Nations Security Council has formally condemned North Korea's latest missile launch, demanding that it "immediately" ceases further actions that violate resolutions."The members of the Security Council expressed their utmost concern over the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's highly destabilising ...

- Sify - IN

Heading off the storm

A storm was brewing in the wake of Hezbollah's invitation to the media to tour the south in a clear challenge to the government's policy of adhering to 1701 – the Security Council resolution itself and the presence on the border of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

- The Daily Star - LB

UN chief holds first meeting with Donald Trump

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday held a brief first meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, ahead of a visit of Security Council ambassadors to Washington next week.

- Zee News - IN

Report: CIA's Liaison To The NSC Fired After Clash With Controversial Aide

Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the White House staffer who reportedly helped funnel intelligence reports to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was at the heart of another, much more behind-the-scenes Trump administration drama, the Guardian reported Thursday. A retired marine serving as the CIA’s liaison to the ...

- TPM News - US

CIA's White House liaison abruptly fired , after he clashed with Flynn loyalist in cahoots with Nunes

The CIA's liaison to the White House was abruptly fired from his role after clashing with National Security Council member Ezra Cohen-Watnick, one of three sources who provided documents to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes . President Donald Trump would use Nunes' information ...

- The Raw Story - US

France on edge on eve of election

France began picking itself up yesterday from another shooting claimed by Isis , with President Francois Hollande calling together the Government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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