The United Nations Security Council gets an update on Yemen Monday. The U.S. is hoping for a diplomatic solution after backing a Saudi-led air campaign that has devastated the country's infrastructure and left thousands dead.
For the first time in a quarter century, the United States is abstaining on a United Nations vote calling for an end to the embargo on Cuba. This comes nearly two years after President Obama and Raul Castro announced a warming of relations between the two nations.
Iran sentenced two American citizens to 10 years in prison. Siamak Namazi is an Iranian American, who had advocated for stronger ties between the countries. His father, a former UNICEF official, is also facing a decade in jail.
In a complicated world, the United Nations Secretary General is hoping for some diplomatic wins before his term expires this year. One possibility is a peace deal for Cyprus, which has been divided since 1974. It is a conflict that has confounded many a Secretary General.
In the sprawling African nation, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, violence is mounting over the president's effort to stay in power after his term ends in December. Scores have died and with no peaceful resolution in sight, further violence is expected to roil the mineral-rich but deeply impoverished nation.
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