Topic: United Nations General Assembly
The US lauds the 'unified message' sent by the UN's nuclear watchdog expressing 'deep and increasing concern' over the Iran nuclear program. But the resolution lays no groundwork for action.
11/18/2011 06:49 pm
Despite Tehran's insistence that increasingly strict sanctions are not harming Iran, Iranian oil sales are down and its foreign exchange access is being hampered by the US and UN sanctions.
10/14/2011 12:07 pm
Even after the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate a Saudi ambassador on US soil, Iran is not the threat to the US that most Americans – and political leaders – think it is. The mythical Iranian Goliath is still largely a fallacy.
10/12/2011 12:57 pm
The Palestinian campaign for statehood hasn't sat well with Washington, and now some members of Congress have decided to freeze some of the $500 million US aid to Palestinians.
10/05/2011 08:20 pm
In its relatively new role in the Middle East, Turkey holds great potential as an influence for democratic, economic, and diplomatic good. But its dispute with Israel over the Gaza flotilla incident is holding it back.
10/05/2011 11:27 am
Latin America Monitor Mexico's 'Cannabis Libraries' reflect rising drug problem, and changing attitudes
Mexico's Cannabis Libraries, public collections of reliable information about illegal drugs, help to educate citizens in a country that is seeing consumption on the rise.
10/04/2011 02:37 pm
In an interview, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas discusses the Palestinian bid for statehood recognition at the UN; peaceful opposition to Israel; relations with Syria, Turkey, and Iran; Obama's words vs. actions; and his willingness to return to negotiations.
09/30/2011 01:57 pm
Mali has asked for logistical and financial support in its 2012 presidential elections, an event that could solidify huge strides made in recent years.
09/28/2011 03:07 pm
Libya’s interim government says capturing Qaddafi is a matter of security and stability not just for Libya, but for the region and beyond.
09/27/2011 07:24 pm
Even though nine Security Council members have recognized Palestinian sovereignty, it appears increasingly unlikely that all of those would vote for the formal request.
09/26/2011 08:12 pm