Middle East and North Africa

UN Security Council Adopts Resolution Approving Sanctions Against Militants in Iraq and Syria (August 15, 2014)

Nicole R. Tuttle

On August 15, 2014, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2170, “[e]xpressing its gravest concern that terr

UN Secretary-General Condemns Attack Near UN School in Gaza as a Violation of International Law (August 3, 2014)

Nicole R. Tuttle

On August 3, 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the shelling outside of a United Nations S

ICC Appeals Chamber Confirms Inadmissibility of Case Against Abdullah Al-Senussi (July 24, 2014)

Caitlin Behles

On July 24, 2014, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed in The Case of the Pros

UN Compensation Commission Makes Available $1.2 Billion in Reparations to Kuwait (July 24, 2014)

Stephen J. Waters

On July 24, 2014, the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) made $1.19 billion available to the Government of Kuwait as part of the $14.7 billion it previo

UN Reports Human Rights Violations and Possible War Crimes in Iraq (July 18, 2014)

Nicole R. Tuttle

On July 18, 2014, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released a

Cruise Missile Strikes in Afghanistan and Sudan

On August 20, American cruise missiles struck targets in Afghanistan and Sudan. The target in Afghanistan was identified as an extensive terrorism training complex. U.S. officials said that the United States had convincing evidence that the organization of Osama Bin Laden was responsible for the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania on August 7, and that a meeting of members of an international terrorist network he supported was imminent at the Afghan site when the missile attack occurred.
Frederic L. Kirgis