Cutting Bashar al Assad's lifelines breathes new life into the struggle to unseat the dictator accused of war crimes.
Volkan Bozkir becomes first Turkish national to head General Assembly ahead of the historic meeting.
At the UNGA in September, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said India "invaded and occupied" the disputed region. His comments lead to Indian traders calling for a boycott of Malaysian palm oil.
Jody Williams, who is a Nobel Peace laureate, said lethal autonomous weapons are crossing a moral and ethical Rubicon and should not be allowed to exist and be used in combat or in any other way.
Saudi Aramco is a massive contributor to climate change and at the same time, actively thwarts international efforts at mitigation.
Climate change will be the UNGA centrepiece, but growing fear of military action, especially in response to attacks on Saudi oil installations, hangs over this year's gathering.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to attend the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in the US.
Donald Trump cannot drag the US into another war ahead of an election and Iran is suffering from a crumbling economy and an increasingly frustrated populace.
Solidarity will not bring justice for the Palestinians at a time when they have been abandoned by their neighbours.
Since 1991, Athens had objected to its neighbour being called Macedonia because Greece has a historic northern province of the same name. Greece has blocked Macedonia's NATO and EU integration until it changes the name.
The escalating debate over people leaving their home countries for new ones has sparked increasing opposition and reservations among the UN's 193 member states.
US President Donald Trump said "my preference would be to keep him," when he was asked at a press conference whether he would fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
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