United Nations General Assembly

City prepares for the UN General Assembly (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Road Closures In Effect For UN General Assembly; Ahmadinejad Protests Abound

Road closures and traffic delays are making for a tricky commute as world leaders gather for the United Nations General Assembly this week.

09/24/2012

The United Nations (file/credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Week-Long United Nations General Assembly Begins Monday; Road Closures Planned

The NYPD said the road closures will be intermittent as the meetings at the U.N. go on, but include East 34th Street to East 57th Street from 1st to 2nd Avenues.

09/23/2012

File - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Protests Planned For Ahmadinejad’s Visit To NYC For UN General Assembly

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who is scheduled to make a speech at the UN on Wednesday, is expected to stay for the second straight year at the posh Warwick New York Hotel.

09/21/2012

United Nations General Assembly Chamber - New York, NY (file / credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)

NYPD Prepared For United Nations General Assembly

World leaders will be converging on Manhattan’s East Side next week for the United Nations General Assembly and the NYPD says it’s ready.

09/19/2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during the United Nations General Assembly in New York - Sep 22, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Suicide Bombing Victim Wants Iranian President’s Suite During UN General Assembly

The victim of what a court said was Iranian terrorism wants that country’s leader to pay up, at least in part.

09/14/2012

Sir Mark Lyall Grant, British Ambassador to the United Nations, with the Secretariat in the background at One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on the East Side - Sep 12, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

On Foreign Soil: British U.N. Ambassador Talks NYC’s ‘Vibrancy’ And More

He’s been posted to Pretoria, Islamabad, and Paris. But now, Sir Mark Lyall Grant is an Englishman in New York.

09/14/2012

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad/Getty Images

Al Qaeda To Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Stop Pitching 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

According to a report, Al Qaeda propagandists are sick of Ahmadinejad saying the U.S. government was part of a conspiracy that carried out the 9/11 attacks.

09/28/2011

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)/Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

UN Security Council Meets To Discuss Palestinian Statehood, Lobbying Continues

The United Nations Security Council took the first steps in considering the Palestinian’s request for statehood, meeting behind closed doors on Monday on the controversial bid. The arm twisting has begun.

09/26/2011

Flags of Israel, Palestine and U.S.

Palestinians, Israelis Just A Week Away From UN Confrontation

On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared he’ll travel here, to fight a Palestinian bid for United Nations membership as President Barack Obama tried to defuse a difficult situation.

09/15/2011

Freed American hiker Sarah Shourd (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Freed U.S. Hiker Meets With Ahmadinejad

A family spokeswoman says that Sarah Shourd and her mother met with the Iranian president Friday in New York City.

09/24/2010

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