As U.S. demands an end to North Korean nuclear testing, Hiroshima's mayor urges nations to sign an anti-nuclear treaty.
Analysts say Kim's government believes nuclear weapons are key to its own survival and could be used to wrest concessions from the United States.
The US ambassador to the United Nations speaks openly about her disapproval of the UN General Assembly's nuclear disarmament talks and her disdain for the U Human Rights Council.
Benjamin Netanyahu and his Cabinet members are trying to punch above their weight. The Israeli prime minister wants to punish the United Nations, and apparently even the United States.
Violence in the ongoing civil war in South Sudan, in which government forces have viciously targeted civilians in the struggle between two national leaders, has been so severe of late that the United Nations has once again gotten involved in the roiling regional conflict.
On Sunday, as the U.S. military announced that it had initiated airstrikes targeting ISIS in western Iraq, President Obama made an appearance on "Meet the Press" to give a sense of what he'll have to say on Wednesday when he formally outlines America's strategy for targeting the militant Islamist group.
According to NATO Brig. Gen. Niko Tak, as well as U.S. and Ukrainian officials, more than 1,000 Russian troops have crossed the border into Ukraine to shore up pro-Russian rebels in their fight against government forces. Update: President Obama made a statement Thursday afternoon about the conflict.
President Barack Obama on Friday told India's future prime minister, Narendra Modi, that he hopes they can work closely and invited the once-shunned Hindu nationalist leader to visit Washington.
China's government is trying to enhance security in hospitals to protect health care providers from patients' furious relatives; Obama seems completely indifferent to outrage over the NSA leaks; meanwhile, Wikipedia's volunteer workforce is dwindling. These discoveries and more after the jump.
"We want to join the convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons," and with those words, attributed to Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, an American entry into Syria's civil war may be averted -- but there remain serious obstacles to peace.