Iraq’s Shia leader al-Sadr backs early vote ‘supervised’ by UN

Muqtada al-Sadr said he backed early elections overseen by the UN, warning that further delays would be a ‘disaster’ for Iraq. Iraqi Shia Muslim leader Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday called for early elections overseen by the UN, in a rare news conference outside his home…

Biden’s UN envoy nominee: BDS activity ‘unacceptable, verges on anti-Semitic’

At Senate hearing, Linda Thomas-Greenfield pledges to combat ‘unfair targeting of Israel,’ encourage states that have normalized with Israel to back Jerusalem at world forums too NEW YORK — US President Joe Biden’s nominee for UN envoy, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, pledged Wednesday to fight bias against…

Biden taps Power, who allowed anti-settlement UN resolution, as USAID chief

As US ambassador to international body, Samantha Power allowed an anti-settlements resolution to pass in the Security Council in final days of Obama administration JTA — US President-elect Joe Biden named Samantha Power, a former US ambassador to the United Nations, to a top foreign…

Iran to boot out UN nuclear inspectors unless US sanctions lifted – lawmaker

Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani says deadline for implement parliament decision to end IAEA reviews of country’s sites is February 21, as set in 2015 deal Iran will expel United Nations nuclear inspectors next month unless the US lifts its sanctions on the country, an Iranian lawmaker…

Outgoing UN peace envoy: Palestinians can gain from Israel’s normalization deals

As he leaves post, Nickolay Mladenov says he sought to mediate through understanding sides’ viewpoints, rather than ‘sit on the sidelines and preach’ The UN’s outgoing Middle East peace envoy has said the Palestinians could gain from Israel’s normalization agreements with Arab states, potentially strengthening…

When Israel and Arab nations unite, world should take note, says UN ambassador

(December 29, 2020 / JNS) Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan reflected on 2020 and how “Israel’s future looks brighter than ever” in his address on Sunday night at the Zionist Organization of America’s Virtual Superstar Gala. Erdan, also Israel’s incoming ambassador to the United States,…

3 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic — Three peacekeepers from Burundi were killed and two others wounded in Central African Republic in attacks Friday by armed combatants, the spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general said. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attacks in Dekoua, Kemo Prefecture and Bakouma…

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