Tag: Security Council (UN)

North Korea Fires 2 Projectiles in First Test Since Latest Talks Stalled

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched ​two short-range projectiles off its east coast on Thursday, its first such tests since a new effort at talks with the United States stalled over the terms of ending its nuclear weapons program. The projectiles were fired from Pyongannam-do, a province surrounding Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, and […]

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North Korea Fires 2 Projectiles in First Test Since Talks Stalled

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched ​two projectiles off its east coast on Thursday, its first such tests since talks with the United States stalled over the terms of ending its nuclear weapons program. The projectiles were fired from Pyongannam-do, a province surrounding Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, and they landed in waters between […]

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12 Hours. 4 Syrian Hospitals Bombed. One Culprit: Russia.

The Russian Air Force has repeatedly bombed hospitals in Syria in order to crush the last pockets of resistance to President Bashar al-Assad, according to an investigation by The New York Times. An analysis of previously unpublished Russian Air Force radio recordings, plane spotter logs and witness accounts allowed The Times to trace bombings of […]

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How Times Reporters Proved Russia Bombed Syrian Hospitals

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. “Srabota,” the Russian pilot said. The Russian phrase, which directly translates as “it’s worked,” was confirmation that he had released his weapon on a target in Syria: Nabad al Hayat Surgical Hospital near the town […]

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Will Trump’s Bluster Force His Hand on Iran?

The only solace in the current American standoff with Iran is that President Trump seems not to want to risk a war. That is of some comfort in a crisis that has left the United States looking weak and untrustworthy. But the crisis could still descend into armed conflict, and that is largely attributable to […]

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Pompeo Concedes Challenges on ISIS and North Korea, but Says Iran Policy Is Working

The Islamic State has gained ground in some areas, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on Tuesday, despite President Trump’s proclamation that the extremist group had been vanquished. Mr. Pompeo also conceded, in a television interview, having some frustration in dealing with North Korea. But Mr. Pompeo said he believed the administration was finding success […]

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Trump’s Ominous Attempt to Redefine Human Rights

For the Trump administration to establish a “Commission on Unalienable Rights” to examine the meaning of human rights, as it did this month, is a little like Saudi Arabia forming a commission on multiparty democracy or North Korea a commission on how to end famine. It would be hilarious if it weren’t so ominous. Announcing […]

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Trump Opens Tokyo Visit With a Tweet Sure to Unnerve the Japanese

TOKYO — President Trump kicked off the first full day of a state visit to Japan on Sunday by playing down North Korea’s recent tests of short-range ballistic missiles, undercutting declarations by both Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the president’s own national security adviser that the launches violated United Nations resolutions. “North Korea fired off […]

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