North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and has shown no let-up in its missile tests.
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North Korean state media warned the Americans of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” and said don’t “mess with us”.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said an alleged poison gas attack blamed on his government last week in Idlib province was “100 percent fabrication” used to justify a U.S. air strike, news agency AFP reported on Thursday.
Villagers in Democratic Republic of Congo discovered the remains of two UN investigators and their Congolese interpreter who went missing this month in an area engulfed in a violent uprising, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.
Congo’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ignace Gata Mavita, detailed a series of M23 incursions that began in November and accelerated last month.
Some 70 countries on Sunday reaffirmed that only a two-state solution could resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and warned they would not recognize any unilateral steps by either side that could prejudge negotiations.
Like previous Syria ceasefire deals, it has been shaky from the start, with repeated outbreaks of violence in some areas, but has largely held elsewhere.
“We have no doubt the Obama Administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed,” PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned ambassadors of 10 nations to Jerusalem to reprimand them and had more harsh words for the Obama administration.
It was adopted with 14 votes in favor. It is the first resolution the Security Council has adopted on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi put off the vote after a request from Israel. Egypt was the first Arab state to make peace with Israel.
Rebel-held districts of Aleppo, reduced to a few kilometers across, where tens of thousands of civilians are trapped, looks set to fall.
The government is considering blacklisting companies based in China or other countries known to be facilitating transactions with North Korea.
President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, backed by Russian air power and Iranian, Lebanese and Iraqi fighters on the ground, hold the upper hand in Aleppo.
Political rivalry between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar sparked a civil war in 2013 and, while the pair signed a shaky peace deal a year ago, fighting has continued and Machar fled the country after the eruption of violence in
US ambassador to UN, Samantha Power: “Russia really needs to stop the cheap point scoring and the grandstanding and the stunts and focus on what matters.”
“That’s largest DPRK test to date, 20-30kt, at least. Not a happy day,” Jeffrey Lewis, California-based Middlebury Institute of International Studies said.