Author

 
Louis Charbonneau

Louis Charbonneau

    Palestine joins the ICC
    Palestine joins the ICC
    United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has confirmed that Palestine will become an official member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on...
    Russia threatened states ahead of vote on Ukraine
    Russia threatened states ahead of vote on Ukraine
    The UN's disclosures about Russian threats came after Moscow accused Western countries of using "shameless pressure, up to the point of...
    Envoys seek UN resolution on Syria amid squabbling
    Envoys seek UN resolution on Syria amid squabbling
    Diplomats from five key nations kicked off talks on Tuesday on a Western-drafted UN Security Council resolution to eliminate Syria's chemical...
    Peacekeepers stay put in Western Sahara amid disappointment
    Peacekeepers stay put in Western Sahara amid disappointment
    The UN Security Council has reached a deal on a draft resolution to renew the mandate of the peacekeeping force in the disputed territory of...
    Calls for swift deployment of Syria observers
    Calls for swift deployment of Syria observers
    UN-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan's deputy told the Security Council on Thursday that the swift deployment of more observers to Syria was needed...
    Concerns grow as Argentina flirts with Iran
    Concerns grow as Argentina flirts with Iran
    Argentina's ties with Iran have been virtually frozen since Argentine authorities secured Interpol arrest warrants for five Iranians and a Lebanese...
    US, Palestinians race for votes at UN council
    US, Palestinians race for votes at UN council
    The Palestinians' initiative to seek UN recognition as a state, which goes to the Security Council on Monday, faces an uphill struggle to secure...
    North Korea, Iran trade missile technology
    North Korea, Iran trade missile technology
    North Korea and Iran appear to have been regularly exchanging ballistic missile technology in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a...
    UN probes Zimbabwe arms sent to Côte d'Ivoire
    UN probes Zimbabwe arms sent to Côte d'Ivoire
    The United Nations is investigating suspected arms transfers from Zimbabwe to Côte d'Ivoire's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo in violation of UN...
    UN imposes sanctions on Gadaffi
    UN imposes sanctions on Gadaffi
    The UN Security Council unanimously imposed travel and asset sanctions on Libyan leader Moammar Gadaffi and close aides, ratcheting up pressure on...
    US vetoes UN draft condemning Israeli settlements
    US vetoes UN draft condemning Israeli settlements
    The United States on Friday vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements on Palestinian land after the Palestinians...
    Gbagbo forces kill, torture, says Human Rights Watch
    Gbagbo forces kill, torture, says Human Rights Watch
    Armed forces in Côte d'Ivoire who back incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo have conducted a campaign of violence that has included execution,...