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Thousands leave Aleppo as UN plans new peace talks

Thousands leave Aleppo as UN plans new peace talks

Thousands of traumatised Syrians left the rebel enclave of Aleppo Monday as the UN voted to deploy observers there and said it planned new peace talks in Geneva in February. “It is the intention of the United Nations to convene those negotiations in Geneva on 8 February 2017,” UN envoy Staffan de Mistura said after […]

December 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
UN envoy warns Aleppo risks becoming one giant graveyard

UN envoy warns Aleppo risks becoming one giant graveyard

A top UN envoy on Wednesday pleaded with the Security Council to help break the siege of Aleppo, warning that residents of the Syrian city were at risk of extermination. “For the sake of humanity we call on – we plead — with the parties and those with influence to do everything in their power […]

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Russia says U.S. refuses to share Syria truce deal with U.N. council

Russia says U.S. refuses to share Syria truce deal with U.N. council

Sep 17, – Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power had been due to brief the council behind closed-doors on Friday but that was canceled at the last minute. Russia said on Friday that a U.N. Security Council endorsement of a Syria ceasefire deal between Moscow and Washington appeared unlikely because the […]

September 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
UN asks Saudis to do more to prevent child deaths in Yemen

UN asks Saudis to do more to prevent child deaths in Yemen

Aug  02, – Ban reported to the Security Council on his controversial decision to temporarily remove the coalition from the UN list of shame pending a review, triggering an outcry from rights groups. The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen must do more to address “very serious concerns” about the killing of children, UN Secretary-General Ban […]

August 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
UN warns of new S.Sudan fighting as humanitarian crisis grows

UN warns of new S.Sudan fighting as humanitarian crisis grows

July  13, – Fears of a humanitarian crisis were growing with aid agencies — themselves forced to restrict their work because of the security situation — saying there were shortages of food and water. The United Nations warned Wednesday of the risk of fresh fighting in South Sudan after days of deadly gun battles that […]

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S. Korea leader calls for Chinese help to punish North Korea

S. Korea leader calls for Chinese help to punish North Korea

Jan 13, – Park Geun-hye’s comments came as Seoul said North Korea had flown leaflets across the border describing her and her government as “mad dogs” as Cold War-style propaganda warfare continued between the rivals. South Korea’s president on Wednesday urged North Korea’s only major ally, China, to help punish Pyongyang’s recent nuclear test with […]

January 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
IS seizes Iraqi govt compound, kills dozens in Syria

IS seizes Iraqi govt compound, kills dozens in Syria

May 16, – Women and children were among 23 people executed in cold blood outside Palmyra, monitoring groups said, as fears grew that advancing IS troops would destroy the ancient city renowned as a world heritage site. Islamic State extremists made key gains, seizing a government compound in the strategic Iraqi city of Ramadi hours […]

May 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
UN envoys hear doctor’s account of Syria chemical attack

UN envoys hear doctor’s account of Syria chemical attack

Apr 16, – The 15 ambassadors were to hear a report by Syrian doctor Saher Sahloul on the alleged use of chlorine gas in the fighting in Idlib last month that activists say left at least six dead, including children. The UN Security Council went into a closed-door meeting on Thursday to hear first-hand accounts […]

April 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
UN Yemen envoy quits as Saudi-led air war enters fourth week

UN Yemen envoy quits as Saudi-led air war enters fourth week

Apr 16, – The announcement from the United Nations came as a Saudi-led coalition pressed its air war against the Iran-backed rebels into a fourth week, promising “no half measures” in its campaign to restore President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. The UN envoy to Yemen has resigned after failing to avert large-scale violence, dealing a blow […]

April 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

Aug 29, – The affected peacekeepers are from the Philippines and Fiji, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on […]

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