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US seeks UN arms embargo against South Sudan

US seeks UN arms embargo against South Sudan

The United States on Thursday launched a bid at the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan following UN warnings that the war-torn country could descend into genocide. US Ambassador Samantha Power said a draft resolution will be presented to the council in the coming days to ban weapons sales to the […]

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Russia says UN measure on Aleppo truce will not work

Russia says UN measure on Aleppo truce will not work

Oct 04, – The UN Security Council was holding negotiations over the draft text that calls for ending all military flights over Aleppo, allowing humanitarian aid to be delivered and setting up a monitoring mechanism for the ceasefire. Russia on Monday dismissed a French-drafted UN resolution aimed at imposing a ceasefire in Aleppo as having […]

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Russia under fire at UN as air strikes pound Syria’s Aleppo

Russia under fire at UN as air strikes pound Syria’s Aleppo

Sep 26, – At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to demand Russia rein in its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and halt intense air strikes, Moscow and Damascus were repeatedly accused of war crimes. The US accused Moscow of “barbarism” over the worsening carnage in Aleppo, as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded […]

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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 […]

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Iran ships ‘turn back’ from Yemen as fighting rages

Iran ships ‘turn back’ from Yemen as fighting rages

Apr 24, – The conflict has sent tensions soaring between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran, which backs the Huthi rebels, raising fears Yemen could become a new front in a proxy war between Middle East powers. An Iranian ship convoy suspected of carrying weapons for Shiite rebels in Yemen has turned back, US officials […]

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Iran, six world powers clinch breakthrough nuclear deal

Iran, six world powers clinch breakthrough nuclear deal

Nov 24, – Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough deal early on Sunday to curb Tehran’s nuclear programme in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in what could be the first sign of an emerging rapprochement between the country and the West. Aimed at ending a dangerous standoff, the agreement between Iran and the […]

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Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria miss deadline

Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria miss deadline

Oct 29, – The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog disclosed for the first time in a report obtained by The Associated Press that Syria has declared 41 facilities at 23 chemical sites where it stored approximately 1,300 tons of precursors and agents, and over 1,200 unfilled munitions to deliver them. International inspectors overseeing […]

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Syrian Foreign Minister: Assad will remain president until 2014

Syrian Foreign Minister: Assad will remain president until 2014

May 30, BEIRUT (AP) — Any deal reached in such talks would have to be put to a referendum, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem added in a TV interview, introducing a new condition that could complicate efforts by the U.S. and Russia to bring both sides together at an international conference in Geneva, possibly next month. […]

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Syrian troops besiege strategic rebel-held town

Syrian troops besiege strategic rebel-held town

May 20, BEIRUT (AP) — With the regime scoring gains on the battlefield, the U.S. and Russia could face an even tougher task persuading Assad and his opponents to attend talks on ending Syria’s 26-month-old conflict. Washington and Moscow hope to start talks with an international conference as early as next month, though no date […]

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UN chief Ban ki Moon hopes for Syria conference in early June

UN chief Ban ki Moon hopes for Syria conference in early June

May 19, AP – MOSCOW — The U.S. and Russia have agreed to try to bring the Syrian regime and opposition to the negotiating table, but no date has been set. Neither Syrian President Bashar Assad nor the main Western-backed opposition group has made a commitment to attend. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is holding […]

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