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What does the UN Syria report really say?

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.

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"Humanitarian intervention" in Syria is a hoax

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.

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UN General Assembly votes to give Palestine enhanced status

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.

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Syria at a tipping point

108 civilians were reportedly killed in Houla, a group of Syrian villages. The dead included 49 children and 34 women.

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UNESCO grants Palestine membership: Bethlehem, Dead Sea could gain world heritage status

Palestine became UNESCO's 195th member on Monday.

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International law is being eroded at the UN

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.

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Palestinian UN bid under review, Israel OKs more settlements

The Obama administration has said it will veto the Palestinian membership application, arguing that negotiations are the only solution.

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What’s going on in Haiti

In Haiti, where the U.S. government wages what amounts to low-intensity war, the balance of forces does not favor the people.

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UN okays "all necessary measures" against Gaddafi

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.

Security council tells Gaddafi to stop the killing

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.

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