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No More Mr. Nice Guy -- Europeans Force Vote on Syria at UN

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 12.05.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Tuesday's proceedings showed divisions among Security Council members severe enough to be uttered in an open session. They also pointed to a future deadlock on Middle East issues as well as human rights violations elsewhere in the world.

Deaths in Syria Too Brutal for UN Council to Stay Silent

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

As the Syrian military killed more and more people, all 15 members of the U.N. Security Council for the first time condemned the government's use of force against civilians and its gross violations of human rights.

US Vetoes UN Resolution on Israel -- But Agrees With Its Substance

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The isolation of the United States, which did not want the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Security Council, was palpable.