US House condemns UN resolution on Israeli settlements

Republicans accuse President Obama of turning his back on Israel by not using veto in UN Security Council vote.

Middle East

UN endorses Syria ceasefire amid violations

Security Council passes resolution supporting truce and planned peace talks despite signs of shakiness on the ground.


Departing UN chief Ban laments 'fires still burning'

South Korean diplomat bids farewell to his colleagues as he transfers stewardship to Antonio Guterres.


Iraq's strongmen 10 years after Saddam Hussein

Since the execution of the deposed leader, the country has witnessed the emergence of a number of powerful figures.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel's never-ending crimes: It's not just settlements

Israel has not just committed unspeakable acts of genocide but done so with absolute transparency.

by Stanley L Cohen

Inside Story

What now for Israel after the UN vote?

Benjamin Netanyahu on the offensive after Security Council resolution calls immediate halt to all settlement activity.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel summons US ambassador over UN settlement vote

Dan Shapiro had earlier been excluded from summons targeting 14 envoys of UNSC member states that voted for resolution.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel summons 14 ambassadors after UN settlement vote

Civilian coordination with Palestinians also cut in retaliation to UN resolution, Defence Minister Lieberman announces.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Netanyahu rejects 'shameful' UN vote on settlements

Israel also recalls ambassadors to New Zealand and Senegal after UNSC votes for resolution urging end of settlements.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Trump vows changes at the UN after Israel vote

US president-elect reacts after UN Security Council voted in favour of calling for an end to Israeli settlements.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

UN calls for end to Israeli settlements

US abstains in demanding Israel to halt settlements on Palestinian land, allowing Security Council to pass resolution.

Humanitarian crises

Outrage after UN blocks South Sudan arms embargo

Resolution's backers slam Security Council's move as a failure to help curb conflict amid fears of potential genocide.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

UN votes on ending Israeli settlements

Egypt withdrew resolution on Thursday, but UN Security Council is voting Friday now after nations revived it.

Inside Story

Egypt pulls plug on UN vote on Israeli settlements

Cairo comes under pressure from US president-elect Donald Trump and Israel to withdraw resolution.


UN council members issue Egypt ultimatum on settlements

Four UN council members press Egypt to go ahead with UN Security Council vote demanding an end to Israeli settlements.