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Saudi Arabia rejects seat on UN Security Council

Saudi Arabia rejects seat on UN Security Council

Oct 18, – Saudi Arabia on Friday rejected its freshly-acquired seat on the U.N. Security Council, saying the 15-member body is incapable of resolving world conflicts such as the Syrian civil war. The move came just hours after the kingdom was elected as one of the Council’s 10 nonpermanent members. In a statement carried by […]

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Syria says ‘terrorists’ eat human hearts

Syria says ‘terrorists’ eat human hearts

Sep 30, –  Walid al-Moallem, addressing world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, also charged that the U.S., Britain and France had blocked the naming of the real perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Syria’s foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat […]

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Syria car bomb kills 30, separate blast rocks capital

Syria car bomb kills 30, separate blast rocks capital

Sep 27, –  In Damascus, the United Nations said its team of weapons experts currently in Syria will investigate seven sites of alleged chemical attacks in the country, four more than previously known. The announcement came a day after the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council agreed on a resolution to eliminate Syria’s […]

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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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For Obama, diplomatic openings on 3 fronts

For Obama, diplomatic openings on 3 fronts

Sep 22, – President Barack Obama arrives at the United Nations on Monday with diplomatic openings, the result of help from unexpected partners, on three fronts: Iran, Syria, and elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians. All three pathways are fraught with potential pitfalls and hinge on cooperation from often unreliable nations. Obama also risks […]

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Human rights group warns Crisis stoking anti-migrant bias in Europe

Human rights group warns Crisis stoking anti-migrant bias in Europe

May 23, NEW YORK (AP) — In its annual global report on human rights, Amnesty International pointed to Greece’s tough new immigration laws and Italy’s deportation of asylum seekers to countries where they are at risk of abuse. A top human rights group warned Wednesday that the plight of refugees and migrants fleeing wars and […]

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US condemns Russian shipment of missiles to Syria

US condemns Russian shipment of missiles to Syria

May 18, AP – Top US military official General Martin Dempsey said on Friday that Moscow’s most recent delivery of anti-ship missiles was “ill-timed and very unfortunate.” Russia’s decision to allow the arms consignment, Dempsey added, risked protracting the civil war within Syria. The United States has expressed disapproval at Moscow for sending a missile […]

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