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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks to the media about the conclusion of the U.N. inspectors' report on chemical weapons use in Syria after a Security Council meeting at the United Nations headquarters on Sept. 16, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

UN Ambassador: Comprehensive Iran Nuke Deal ‘Not Realistic’ Right Now

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations believes the U.S. needs to “test” the Tehran regime as western powers head back into nuclear talks with Iran next week.

11/15/2013

American drone strikes in Pakistan have prompted protests. (Getty Images)

U.N. Report: Drones Are Weapons Of Choice In Modern War

A United Nations report says unmanned aerial vehicles are the weapons of choice in modern warfare.

10/30/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ramping up criticism of Syrian President Bashar Assad, calling him a "one-man super-magnet for terrorism" who could be responsible for the disintegration of Syria.(LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian Dictator Jokes He Should Have Won Nobel Peace Prize

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, who is heading a brutal crackdown against protesters, said he should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

10/15/2013

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was praised by the Nobel committee. (JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Group That Fights Chemical Weapons Wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to stop the chemical warfare that has haunted the world from Hitler’s gas chambers to […]

10/11/2013

The U.N. Security Council called Wednesday for immediate access into Syria to provide desperately needed aid, expressing alarm at the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation.  (ALICE Martins/AFP/Getty Images)

UN Urges Immediate Humanitarian Access to Syria

The U.N. Security Council called Wednesday for immediate access into Syria to provide desperately needed aid, expressing alarm at the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation.

10/02/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Peace Process Is Stillborn’ In Syria

President Barack Obama, in a planned address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, said that the “peace process is stillborn” in regards to resolving civil war currently plaguing Syria.

09/24/2013

President Barack Obama speaks while meeting with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Sept. 23, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Jin Lee-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Challenging Other Countries To Help Civil Society Groups

President Barack Obama is challenging other countries to do more to help groups aimed at improving society carry out their work.

09/24/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during the International Civil Society event on Sept. 23, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Jin Lee-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Expected To Signal Willingness To Engage With New Iranian Government

Seeking to build on diplomatic opportunities, President Barack Obama is expected to signal his willingness to engage with the new Iranian government if Tehran makes nuclear concessions long sought by the U.S. and Western allies.

09/24/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) Annual Phoenix Awards on Sept. 21, 2013 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Opens Meetings At UN With Diplomatic Opportunities On Vexing Issues

President Barack Obama opens meetings at the United Nations with diplomatic opportunities on three vexing issues: Iran’s disputed nuclear program, Syria’s chemical weapons use, and elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

09/23/2013

The United Nations chemical weapons report on the details of the deadly Aug. 21 attack in Syria “make clear” that the Assad regime carried out the attack – but Russia is unconvinced.  (LARRY DOWNING/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia: Don’t ‘Jump To Any Conclusions’ About UN Chemical Weapons Report

The United Nations chemical weapons report on the details of the deadly Aug. 21 attack in Syria “make clear” that the Assad regime carried out the attack – but Russia is unconvinced.

09/17/2013

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