Biden to seek new nuclear agreement with China, Russia

President Joe Biden on Monday called on China and Russia to work with his administration on nuclear arms reduction efforts amid growing concerns over conflict with those governments and the continued development of Iran’s nuclear program.

US Offers Prisoner Swap To Russia

Freedom appeared a little closer Thursday to several detainees after the United States offered a prisoner swap to Russia: Viktor Bout, a notorious Russian arms dealer, for Brittney Griner, the American basketball star, and Paul Whelan, a former Marine.

Russia, Ukraine Progress On Tackling Hunger

With millions of people facing starvation, Russia and Ukraine agreed to end their dispute over blocked grain exports by next week, the United Nations and Turkey said Wednesday.

Burkina Faso: Jihadists murder over 100 Christians; UN/EU condemn attack

Jihadist militants believed to be members of Islamic State or al-Qaeda murdered over 100 people in northern Burkina Faso on Saturday, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. The United Nations and European Union have condemned the attack and have called for an investigation.

Dutch PM Apologizes To Troops Over Srebrenica Massacre

The prime minister of the Netherlands has apologized to soldiers who were sent as United Nations peacekeepers to defend the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica with what he believes was insufficient firepower and manpower to keep the peace. Mark Rutte made the remarks 27 years after thousands of Muslim men and boys were killed in Europe’s worst single atrocity since World War Two, a tragedy condemned by the Vatican.

Israel slams UNHRC: ‘Biased one-sided report tainted with hatred for Israel’

Israel’s Foreign Ministry responded to the release Tuesday of a report by the UN Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry against Israel over Israel’s efforts to defend itself from the thousands of rocket and mortar attacks fired by terrorist organizations during Operation Guardian of the Walls in May, 2021.

Ukraine Forces Battle In ‘Dead Cities’

Between massive death and destruction, Ukrainian forces were still holding out in the eastern city of Severodonetsk despite being outnumbered by Russian forces, Ukraine’s president said.

Russia’s UN Envoy Clashes With EU Over Food

Russia’s United Nations ambassador angrily left a U.N. Security Council meeting as a European Union president blamed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for worldwide food shortages.

NATO Warns Of Long War In Ukraine As Starvation Looms

The secretary-general of the NATO military alliance has warned Western nations to prepare for a long war in Ukraine, adding to global concerns about worldwide food shortages linked to the conflict. Jens Stoltenberg spoke as the Russian invasion of the country entered its 100th day.

China To Help Lead WHO Despite Controversy

There was mounting concern Wednesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) wouldn’t be able to tackle future pandemics after China joined its executive.

China, Russia veto US bid at UN to punish North Korea

China and Russia on Thursday vetoed a US-led bid at the United Nations to toughen sanctions on North Korea over its missile launches, laying bare divisions that Western envoys fear would be exploited by Pyongyang. 

Xi Jinping: China doesn’t need “preachers” on human rights

China’s President Xi Jinping told the UN this week that his country doesn’t need ‘preachers’ to ‘boss’ it around on the issue of human rights, Fox Metro News (FMN) reports. Xi made his remark during a video call with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, despite facing accusations of gross human rights violations against the Uyghur and other Muslim minorities, and of systematically suppressing Christianity nationwide.

UN expert predicts global food crisis may be 10 weeks away

The world only has 10 weeks worth of grain left, the lowest levels ever seen, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is creating a “seismic” threat to global food supplies, Gro Intelligence CEO Sara Menker told the United Nations Security Council.

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