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    Are West Bank Settlements Illegal? Who Decides?

    The United States declared that Israeli settlements on the West Bank are “not inconsistent with” international...

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    Venezuela to Join U.N. Human Rights Council, Despite Track Record

    Activists had urged the General Assembly to vote for Costa Rica instead, citing Venezuela’s political, economic...

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    Saudi Arabia and Iran Make Quiet Openings to Head Off War

    Weeks after the Middle East seemed on the verge of war, Saudi Arabia and Iran are...

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    Syria Demands Immediate Withdrawal of U.S. and Turkish Forces, Again

    Syria’s foreign minister demanded both countries evacuate their forces from the war-ravaged country or face “countermeasures.”...

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    Imran Khan Warns of Kashmir ‘Blood Bath’ in Emotional U.N. Speech

    The Prime Minister castigated India’s Kashmir crackdown. Narendra Modi, his Indian counterpart, ignored Kashmir in his...

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    White House Bars Iranian Officials From U.S. as Its Diplomatic Efforts Falter

    The move was extraordinary given that dozens of Iranian diplomats were in New York for the...

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    Trump and Johnson, Together on World Stage, Eye Troubles Back Home

    President Trump and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, leaders who share an affinity and style...

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    A Year Later, Iran Finds Evaporating Sympathy at the U.N.

    The country’s foreign minister, on the defensive after attacks on Saudi oil facilities, says Iran has...

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    What Is the United Nations? Its History, Its Goals and Its Relevance

    A brief look at what the 193-member United Nations does and how it works as leaders...

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    U.S. Seeks More Sanctions on Venezuela’s Leaders and Faults Europe’s Inertia

    Latin American nations and the United States cleared the way for more sanctions against loyalists to...

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    What to Expect at the U.N. General Assembly This Week

    Nearly 200 leaders will converge on the world’s most prominent diplomatic stage for five days of...

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    Trump’s National Security Aides Refining Possible Iran Options

    President Trump has threatened to order “the ultimate option” of a strike on Iran after attacks...

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    To Find Clues in Saudi Oil Attacks, U.S. Examines Missile and Drone Parts

    American investigators are gathering evidence to bolster their claim that Iran was responsible for attacking oil...

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    Iran Rules Out Meeting Between Trump and Rouhani

    Iran’s Foreign Ministry dismissed the possibility of a meeting between President Hassan Rouhani and President Trump...

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    Trump Leaves Open Possibility of Easing Iranian Sanctions to Spur Nuclear Talks

    Asked whether he would consider relaxing the penalties if that would ease the path to a...

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    Son of an Ohio Steelworker, Now Palestinian Envoy to the U.N.

    Riyad H. Mansour, the ambassador since 2005, attended college in the Midwest and cut his teeth...

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    U.N. Resolution Condemns Myanmar’s Abuse of Rohingya

    The General Assembly passed a resolution denouncing human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims and other minority...