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Sanctioning You-Know-Who

Sanctioning You-Know-Who

UN Security Council Resolution 2140 is being billed both as the helping hand that Yemen’s democratic transition needs and as further evidence of international interference in Yemen’s internal affairs. The resolution, passed on February 26, sets up a three-person...
Syria Appeals to UN on Al-Qaeda Affiliate

Syria Appeals to UN on Al-Qaeda Affiliate

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The recent announcement of a “merger” between Al-Qaeda and the Syrian insurgent group Jabhat Al-Nusra has led the Syrian government to appeal to the UN to sanction the movement. In a letter to the Security Council, Syria’s foreign ministry...
North Korea to Restart Nuclear Reactor

North Korea to Restart Nuclear Reactor

Seoul, Bloomberg—North Korea said it will restart all facilities at its Yongbyon nuclear site shut by a 2007 disarmament accord, in the latest sign Kim Jong Un is expanding his atomic weapons program in the face of international censure. A uranium enrichment plant and...