A new resolution requires countries to implement asset freezes, travel bans, and arms embargoes on anyone listed under a sanctions regime named for al Qaeda that has been rebranded to also reference the Islamic State.
Burundi, which UN officials say is on the brink of civil war, said there is no need for a peacekeeping mission. But the AU has invoked a rule which allows it to deploy a force without a country's consent.
Stressing the severity of the situation in Burundi, High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein spoke less than a week after armed men waged early morning attacks on multiple military bases in and outside of the capital of Bujumbura.
France is looking for allies in its war against IS, but exactly what war against a"state" that isn't a state means, and who will do what in it, is far from certain.
The international community invested heavily in last month's deal, and now, less than a week after President Salva Kiir signed the peace deal, military action is being carried out by the government.
In advocating for a deal between major world powers and Iran over the Islamic republic's nuclear program, Obama has possibly already sidestepped congressional opposition.
Russia has called the proposed tribunal a "grandiose political show."
The US circulated a draft United Nations Security Council resolution today that seeks accountability for ongoing chemical attacks in the war-torn country.
The Syrian doctor and an aid group told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the Syrian government has attacked Idlib province with weaponized chlorine gas 31 times in the past three months.
The annex would have seen the Israel and Hamas categorized alongside the likes of the Islamic State, the governments of Sudan and South Sudan, and Syria's Assad regime.
The US president has warned an Israeli television program it is becoming increasingly difficult for his country to defend Israel — and its leader Benjamin Netanyahu — on the international stage.
The UN resolution calls on the Houthis to immediately lay down their arms and withdraw from areas that they have seized, but it is doubtful that they will do so.