The Arab League wants to raise Syria's violent crisis at the United Nations – but it faces Russian reluctance.
Guest blogger Laura Jones of the Enough Project questions whether the UN visit to Darfur, which was followed by the government's arrest of those the UN met with, hurt more than it helped.
A UN employee that was part of a UN Security Council visit to Sudan's Darfur was kidnapped on Thursday night.
The US, at the urging of partners, has weakened proposed Iran nuclear sanctions at the urging of allies. A defiant President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said no country could stop 'the fast speeding train of Iranian progress.'