The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution demanding that Israel vacate the Golan Heights – Syrian territory it captured in 1967 and has occupied since – arguing its presence in the disputed region is an obstacle to peace. Passed in a 91-65 vote with 9 abstentions on Tuesday, the[…]
Iraqi President Barham Salih has warned of the dangers of a new war in the Middle East, insisting that Iraq must not be drawn into another costly conflict by neighboring states looking for a fight. Though he spoke with optimism about Iraq’s “promising future” before the UN General Assembly on Wednesday,[…]
Three of the nine countries that voted against the UN General Assembly’s motion to reject the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel had been American colonies and are still partly governed by mutual agreements with Washington. The UN resolution was backed by 128 states, while 35[…]
The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting after the US vetoed a UN Security Council resolution rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The request for the General Assembly meeting was put forth by a bloc of Arab nations, Turkey and the Organization of Islamic[…]
Iran has “successfully” tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads and can travel up to 2,000km, according to state media. The news of the test comes just hours after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard unveiled the missile during a military parade in Tehran. The move was a direct challenge[…]
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called US President Donald Trump “mentally deranged” and said he will “pay dearly” for the recent threats against his country. In a rare statement directly attributed to the North’s leader, Kim said on Friday that Trump is “unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme[…]
A draft resolution on raising the Palestinian flag at the United Nations will likely be adopted next week in time for President Mahmoud Abbas’ visit to New York, the Palestinian envoy said on Thursday. The UN General Assembly will vote on 10 September on the measure that is almost certain[…]
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