UN Security council
“Volcano of anger”: What you need to know about the escalating crisis in Libya
The government action will “purge all Libyan cities of aggressor and illegitimate forces,” said Colonel Mohamed Gnounou
More carnage in eastern Ghouta
Russian and Syrian warplanes continued hammering the devastated Syrian rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta on Monday.
Russia dismisses “rumors” of civilian deaths in Eastern Ghouta ahead of ceasefire vote
The assault on the rebel enclave has reportedly claimed at least 416 lives since Sunday night
Why war crimes go unpunished
U.S. breaks with eight years of policy by abstaining from UN vote on Israeli settlements
The VICE Morning Bulletin
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Canada Slaps New Sanctions on 'Office 39,' North Korea’s Slush Fund for Kim Jong-un
Canada is finally taking aim at the shadowy wing of the North Korean government that exports methamphetamines, imports yachts, and keeps the Pyongyang ruling class happy.
North Korean Cargo Ship Seized by the Philippines Under Strict New UN Sanctions
The freighter, which was flying the flag of Sierra Leone, will also have its 21 crew members deported while Manila awaits the arrival of a UN inspection team.
Reuters and VICE News
asia & pacific
Ready the Nukes, Kim Jong-un Tells North Korea
North Korean state media reported on Friday that leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode.
Reuters News Agency
asia & pacific
North Korea Responds to UN Sanctions With a Round of Missiles
On Wednesday the UN agreed its toughest ever sanctions against North Korea, effectively creating a blockade of the already-isolated nation. Hours later, Pyongyang launched a volley of missiles.
VICE News and Reuters
The UN Just Approved Harsh Sanctions That Will Isolate North Korea Even More
The UN Security Council unanimously approved sanctions that will require countries — including China — to inspect all cargo entering and leaving North Korea.
Justin Trudeau Wants Canada’s Security Council Seat Back, But It May Take a Decade
Trudeau is vying for Canada's spot on the United Nations Security Council. But he's got some baggage to deal with, first.