| Nov 30, 2012
| 6:24 AM
New York -- The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday endorsed an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, despite intense opposition from the United States and Israel.
The resolution elevates their status from "non-member observer...
| May 15, 2013
| 3:59 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans and Democrats are waging a political battle over attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi in September that killed Washington's ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.
Republicans say the attacks...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:39 PM
The United Nations condemned “widespread and systematic violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Syrian authorities and threw its support to an Arab League plan that calls for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down in a...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:37 PM
North Korea will face added sanctions after its failed attempt to propel a satellite into space, the United Nations Security Council announced, condemning the launch in a brief statement....
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:10 PM
After he was first elected in 2008, President Obama’s surprise pick for secretary of state was Hillary Clinton, his bitter rival from that year’s Democratic primaries. But Clinton has said she won’t stay for Obama’s second term....
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:10 PM
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, is considered a top candidate to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state in President Obama’s second term. But Rice remains under fire from Republican critics in Congress, who contend...
| Jan 17, 2009
The Bush administration's hubris and relentless disregard for our allies abroad shredded the fabric of multilateralism; it falls to President Obama to stitch it together again. The Bush years, defined by ultimatums and unilateral actions around the world,...
| Jan 7, 2009
After years of standing on the sidelines and making ineffective threats about punishing Sudanese leaders for slaughtering the people of Darfur, the Bush administration finally took concrete action this week. Its decision to airlift vehicles and heavy...
| Nov 7, 2008
Presidential campaigns are generally discouraging for foreign policy intellectuals. Not only do the candidates pander in folksy vernacular to hockey moms and Joe Six Packs, but the clever ones favored by university professors often fare badly on...
| Nov 26, 2008
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has agreed to serve in President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet, advisors said Tuesday, setting up the unusual situation in which a wartime Pentagon chief remains to work under a president who has condemned the previous...