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U.N. Report: Pandemic Fueling ‘Alarming’ Islamic State Resurgence

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres submitted a report to the Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday that warned the Islamic State (ISIS) has regained an “alarming” amount of its strength by taking advantage of “the disruption, grievances, and development setbacks” caused by the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

TOPSHOT - US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters celebrate after fighting Islamic State (IS) group jihadists near the village of Baghouz in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on March 15, 2019. - Hundreds of men, women and children trudged out of the Islamic State group's last sliver of …

U.S. Backs U.N. Security Council Emergency Meeting on Israel

After initially blocking a U.N. Security Council meeting on Friday to discuss “the situation in Israel and Gaza,” the Biden administration agreed to participate in such a meeting on Sunday. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hoped the delay would “give time for diplomacy.”

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Members of the U.N. Security Council vote on the third draft resolution to create a new inquiry to find blame for the chemical weapons attack last week in Douma, Syria during a United Nations Security Council meeting regarding the situation in Syria, April 10, …

Russia, China Want U.N. Security Council Meeting to Contain America

Russia and China issued a joint statement Tuesday calling for a summit of the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council. The statement implied – and the foreign ministers of the two authoritarian regimes clearly stated afterward – that the meeting would be a forum for the Russians and Chinese to air their grievances against U.S foreign policy.

BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 15: Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the welcome ceremony for the Belt and Road Forum, at the International Conference Center on May 15, 2017 in Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing, China. (Photo by Kenzaburo Fukuhara-Pool/Getty Images)

China Wants International Probe into U.S. ‘Biological Weapons’

The Chinese state newspaper Global Times cited “Chinese military experts” on Thursday urging Beijing to join hands with the government of Russia and demand an international probe into American biological laboratories, an effort to fuel the Communist Party conspiracy theory that the U.S. Army caused the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

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Russia and China Try to Weaken North Korea Sanctions, Pompeo Fights Back

Russia and China spent this week’s U.N. General Assembly working to undermine international sanctions against North Korea’s nuclear program, to the exasperation of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who seeks to rally the world community and show firm resolve to North Korea at a crucial moment in the denuclearization drama.

US presses Hong Kong on freedoms after party ban

China Rejects Trump’s Allegation of Election Interference

President Donald Trump claimed at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that China is attempting to interfere in the 2018 U.S. election. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi denied the allegation, insisting the Chinese “do not and will not” interfere in the domestic politics of other countries.

File photo taken in November 2017 shows U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping at their joint press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)