UN weapons inspectors, in their long-awaited report on the alleged chemical weapons attacks in the Damascus area, did not determine who perpetrated the attacks.
The language the administration is using to argue for an attack on Syria is morally bankrupt power politics, not humanitarianism, and would violate international law.
This upgrades Palestine's status from mere "observer" and, without making it a full voting member of the U.N., explicitly recognizes it as a state.
108 civilians were reportedly killed in Houla, a group of Syrian villages. The dead included 49 children and 34 women.
Palestine became UNESCO's 195th member on Monday.
Despite its mistakes and shortcomings the UN is a place where all member states have the chance to express their opinions - but this is not always the case.
The Obama administration has said it will veto the Palestinian membership application, arguing that negotiations are the only solution.
In Haiti, where the U.S. government wages what amounts to low-intensity war, the balance of forces does not favor the people.
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to call for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya, as well as "all necessary measures" to protect civilians.
Western nations urged the UN Security Council today to demand an immediate end to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's crackdown on civilian protesters and strongly condemned the violence.