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Saudi Arabia Turns Down UN Security Council Spot

Saudi Arabia has turned down a spot on the United Nations Security Council, saying the body has failed to resolve the Syrian civil war and other conflicts around the world. In the rare move Friday, the Saudi foreign ministry blasted the council for failing to pass resolutions to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for his role in the country's two-and-a-half-year civil war. In a statement carried on Saudi television, the foreign ministry also condemned what it called "double ...

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