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Past articles by Rick:

Ukraine Live Updates: Putin’s Order Sending Forces to Separatist Enclaves Is Condemned at U.N.

The United States and its allies called the Kremlin’s recognition of two separatist regions, and the deployment of Russian troops there, a blunt defiance of international law that risks war. → Read More

Canada Doubles Its Afghan Refugee Resettlement Target to 40,000 People

The official announcement was made by Canada’s foreign minister on Monday evening, speaking at the United Nations General Assembly. → Read More

Rebuking Biden, Iran’s Chief Diplomat Demands More Sanctions Relief

The foreign minister for Iran’s new hard-line government said it would demand a higher price for limiting its nuclear program than it did in the 2015 deal. → Read More

China Pledges to Stop Building Coal-Burning Power Plants Abroad

It marks a major shift for one of the biggest backers of coal-fired plants globally. Still, China remains heavily reliant on new coal plants at home, and is the world’s top emitter of greenhouse gases. → Read More

The Taliban nominate a U.N. envoy, complicating a quandary for the General Assembly.

The move sets up a possible showdown with the current envoy, nominated only months ago by a government that has since collapsed. → Read More

Taliban Seize Women’s Ministry Building for Use by Religious Police

Taliban leaders have turned the Kabul building that housed Afghanistan’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs into the offices for the religious police, an ominous portent for women’s rights. → Read More

Gaza Battle Draws Condemnation and Pleas for Restraint Around the World

Condemnation and pleas for restraint as the world looks in horror at the latest clashes in Gaza. → Read More

Why Jerusalem’s Aqsa Mosque Is an Arab-Israeli Fuse

The mosque sits on a site sacred to Christians, Muslims and Jews, and it is a chronic flash point in the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict. → Read More

A deadly fire at a Western India hospital tore through a Covid ward.

The news compounded the sense of despair overwhelming the nation of 1.4 billion, now suffering the worst pandemic wave anywhere. → Read More

‘Guernica’ Tapestry Is Taken Back From U.N. by a Rockefeller

The replica of Picasso’s famed painting depicting the horrors of war had hung outside the Security Council chamber since 1985, on loan from the Rockefeller family. → Read More

‘Diplomacy Is Back’: Linda Thomas-Greenfield Is Confirmed as Biden’s U.N. Envoy

Ms. Thomas-Greenfield, a career diplomat, will go the U.N. calling for the United States to re-engage with the global body, while dealing with Republican concerns about her prior remarks on China. → Read More

Iran Suggests It May Seek Nuclear Weapons, in New Escalation of Threats

An Iranian official says U.S. sanctions could force Iran to revoke its pledge to not seek a nuclear weapon. New intelligence suggests Iran is 2 years away from producing one. → Read More

Iran Presses Biden to Restore Nuclear Deal and Drop Sanctions

With a combination of threats, provocative acts and public appeals, Iran is jostling for attention from an administration preoccupied with spillover crises from the Trump years. → Read More

Casualties From Banned Cluster Bombs Nearly Doubled in 2019, Mostly in Syria

The war in Syria, which began almost a decade ago, makes it the only country where the outlawed bombs have been repeatedly used since 2012. → Read More

Biden to Face Long List of Foreign Challenges, With China No. 1

President Trump will be handing Joseph R. Biden Jr. a difficult cleanup act in America’s relations with many countries. But it may not take much for Mr. Biden to improve the mood. → Read More

Basking in Israel's New Ties to Arab States, Netanyahu Says More Are Coming

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel also accused Hezbollah of storing arms near Beirut’s airport, risking an explosion like the port blast in August. Hezbollah’s leader denied the accusation. → Read More

Options Dwindling, Palestinian Leader Calls for U.N. Peace Conference

President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority asked the United Nations to convene a conference in early 2021 to help solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. → Read More

Saudi King, in First U.N. Speech, Assails Longtime Nemesis Iran

King Salman of Saudi Arabia used his speech to brand Iran as a force for chaos in the Middle East, but he addressed none of his country’s own controversies. → Read More

U.N. Assembly, With Very Few Assembled, Marks 75th Year

A recorded speech by President Trump was scheduled but conspicuously missing as the United Nations commemorated its founding after World War II. → Read More

Former World Leaders Urge Ratification of Nuclear Arms Ban Treaty

In an open letter, the onetime leaders implored their own governments to embrace an arms treaty negotiated at the U.N. three years ago. It is six ratifications short of the 50 needed to go into effect. → Read More