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UN General Assembly set to back Palestinian bid for membership

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday is set to back a Palestinian bid to become a full U.N. member by recognizing it as qualified to join and sending the application back to the U.N. Security Council to "reconsider the matter favorably." Th...

April 19, 2024 11:25 AM

US stops UN from recognizing a Palestinian state through membership

The United States on Thursday effectively stopped the United Nations from recognizing a Palestinian state by casting a veto in the Security Council to deny Palestinians full membership of the world body. It vetoed a draft resolution that recommend...

April 18, 2024 9:56 AM

UN Security Council to vote Friday on Palestinian UN membership

 The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to vote Friday on a Palestinian request for full U.N. membership, said diplomats, a move that Israel ally the United States is expected to block because it would effectively recognize a Palestinia...

March 22, 2024 12:20 PM

UN adopts first global artificial intelligence resolution

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday unanimously adopted the first global resolution on artificial intelligence that encourages countries to safeguard human rights, protect personal data, and monitor AI for risks. The nonbinding resolutio...

March 5, 2024 10:14 AM

UN team says sexual violence likely occurred during Hamas attack on Israel

A United Nations expert team released findings on Monday indicating "reasonable grounds to believe" incidents of sexual violence, including rape and gang rape, took place at multiple sites during the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Hamas militants. Led b...

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