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UN council condemns minority attacks in Iraq

Firefighters look for survivors at the site of a double car bomb attack took place in Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The back-to-back car bomb attack took place near a Shiite Hussainia religious building that has been turned into a shelter for displaced Shiites, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo)

An alarmed U.N. Security Council on Thursday condemned attacks and persecution of minorities in Iraq as the Islamic State militant group expanded its grip on the northern part of the country.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

N. Korea test-fires missiles as Obama hosts summit

In this July, 2013 photo, military trucks carry Rodong missiles during a military parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, South Korea and the U.S. said, a defiant challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington that focused on the North’s security threat. AP/Kyodo News / JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

North Korea test-fired two medium-range missiles Wednesday, as US President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit and pledged “unwavering commitment” to Tokyo and Seoul in the face of Pyongyang’s nuclear threat.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Serbia marks 15th anniversary of NATO bombings

A Kosovo Albanian woman walks on March 22, 2014 past former Yugoslav army barracks, near the town of Mitrovica, which were destroyed during the 1999 NATO air campaign against Serbia. When NATO war planes launched their first air campaign on European soil in 1999 to force Serbiato halt a crackdown on independence-seeking Kosovo,the European Union was far from the minds of both Belgrade and Pistina. Now fifteen years later, former biter foes have made their first steps on the European path, after reaching historic accords on normalization of relations last April, under watchful EU mediation. AFP

Serbia marks Monday the 15th anniversary since NATO launched an air war to stop the crackdown on independence-seeking Kosovo by the regime of strongman Slobodan Milosevic.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN Security Council passes first resolution on small arms trade

US Secretary of State John Kerry walks towards a dais to speak with media members after a meeting of the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

The UN Security Council passed its first resolution Thursday on restricting the trade in illicit small arms, but Russia refused to back the measure.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Argentine president to chair UN Security Council

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez. AP

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez will be chairing a high-level Security Council meeting Tuesday on relations between the council and regional organizations that have been playing a greater role in trying to prevent conflict and restore peace.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »