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Situation Growing Worse in Syria as UN Readies to Deal with Al-Assad

Situation Growing Worse in Syria as UN Readies to Deal with Al-Assad

KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Damascus has become the latest battleground in the 10-month-long war between pro-democracy dissidents and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government forces.By nightfall Monday, al-Assad’s soldiers had…

UN Security Council to Receive Arab League Plan for Syria

UN Security Council to Receive Arab League Plan for Syria

LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — After nearly a year of unrest, the United Nations Security Council should receive a plan from Arab nations early next week that seeks to resolve the bloody government crackdown that has left at least 5…

Large Shipment of Cocaine Delivered to UN

Large Shipment of Cocaine Delivered to UN

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The NYPD and Drug Enforcement Administration are investigating a peculiar shipment of drugs seized at the United Nations earlier this month.Mailroom workers at the U.N. discovered packages containing around 16.5 kilos of …

NBA Star’s ‘Abject Negligence’ Cited in Gold Smuggling Scam

NBA Star’s ‘Abject Negligence’ Cited in Gold Smuggling Scam

Jemal Countess/WireImage(NAIROBI) — A former U.N. official says former NBA great Dikembe Mutombo showed “abject negligence” in a gold deal that resulted in him getting ripped off for millions of dollars involving a militia leader wanted for war crimes…

No Break in Syrian Violence as UN Chief Calls for International Action

No Break in Syrian Violence as UN Chief Calls for International Action

LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Threats by the Western world, the Arab world and the international community at large have failed to stop the ongoing violence in Syria.Even after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told ABC’s Barbara W…

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