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UN to probe deadly attack on aid convoy in Syria

UN to probe deadly attack on aid convoy in Syria

Oct 22, –  The board will start its probe next week and be led by Lieutenant General Abhijit Guha, the secretary-general’s spokesman said in a statement. The United Nations has established an “internal and independent” inquiry into an attack last month on a humanitarian convoy in Syria that killed at least 18, spokesman Stephane Dujarric […]

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India at UN tells Pakistan to ‘abandon dream’ of Kashmir

India at UN tells Pakistan to ‘abandon dream’ of Kashmir

Sep 27, – Tensions between the longtime rivals have spiked over a recent attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir that New Delhi has blamed on Pakistan-based militants. India’s foreign minister on Monday used her address at the UN General Assembly to accuse Pakistan of terrorism, warning that India will not give up control […]

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Syria’s Aleppo reels from air strikes, UN chief ‘appalled’

Syria’s Aleppo reels from air strikes, UN chief ‘appalled’

Sep 25, – Nearly two million civilians were left without water in the devastated northern city after regime bombardment damaged a pumping station and rebels shut down another in retaliation, the United Nations said. Residents in Syria’s battleground city of Aleppo cowered indoors Saturday as fierce air strikes toppled buildings and killed at least 45 […]

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Missiles blast Aleppo as Syria army readies ground assault

Missiles blast Aleppo as Syria army readies ground assault

Sep 24, – Forty-five civilians including several children were killed and dozens wounded in the raids on eastern Aleppo by Russian warplanes and regime aircraft, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group. Missiles rained down on rebel-held areas of Syria’s Aleppo on Friday, causing widespread destruction that overwhelmed rescue teams, as […]

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India, Pakistan PMs meet in New York

India, Pakistan PMs meet in New York

Sep 29, – Indian premier Manmohan Singh and Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif are meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. It is their first face-to-face since Sharif was re-elected in May. Sharif calls the meeting a chance for a “new beginning” in relations between South Asia’s nuclear rivals. Singh has reciprocated the goodwill but […]

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Obama: Syrian chemical weapon ban must be enforced

Obama: Syrian chemical weapon ban must be enforced

Sep 24, –  President Barack Obama said Tuesday the U.N. Security Council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for President Bashar Assad if he doesn’t meet demands to dismantle his stockpile. Obama challenged the U.N. to include such accountability in any resolution, saying the international body’s reputation is at […]

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Iran: UN talks signal ‘new era’ on nuclear impasse

Iran: UN talks signal ‘new era’ on nuclear impasse

Sep 24, – Iran’s foreign ministry says a planned meeting this week at the United Nations to discuss restarting nuclear talks signals the beginning of a “new era” in relations with the West. The comments Tuesday come as Iran’s new president, Hasan Rouhani, is leadings the country’s delegation at the annual U.N. General Assembly in […]

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UN urges collective efforts to achieve ‘water secure world’

UN urges collective efforts to achieve ‘water secure world’

May 23, AP – “We live in an increasingly water insecure world where demand often outstrips supply and where water quality often fails to meet minimum standards. Under current trends, future demands for water will not be met,” Mr. Ban said in his message for the Day. Unless greater efforts are made to reverse current […]

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UN General Assembly condemns Assad forces, but unease grows about rebels

UN General Assembly condemns Assad forces, but unease grows about rebels

May 17, AP – While the non-binding text has no legal force, resolutions of the 193-nation assembly can carry significant moral and political weight. There were 107 votes in favor, 12 against and 59 abstentions – a drop in support compared with a resolution condemning the Syrian government that passed in August with 133 votes […]

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UN General Assembly approves Arab-backed Syria resolution

UN General Assembly approves Arab-backed Syria resolution

May 16, AP – UNITED NATIONS The United States co-sponsored the resolution, saying it would promote a political solution. But key Syrian ally Russia urged a “no” vote, saying it was “counterproductive and irresponsible” to promote a one-sided resolution when Moscow and Washington are trying to get the Syrian government and opposition to agree to […]

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