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U.S. blocks UN Security Council statement vs Gaza violence

Apr 01, 2018 - 12:55 PM

UN Security Council members call upon "all sides to exercise restraint and prevent a further escalation," the draft says

MOURNING. Palestinian relatives of Ibrahim Abu Shaer, who was killed a day earlier by Israeli forces when clashes erupted as tens of thousands as Gazans marched near the Israeli border with the enclave to mark Land Day, mourn during his funeral in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on March 31, 2018. File photo by Said Khatib/AFP

UN backs Syria ceasefire as death toll in rebel enclave tops 500

Feb 25, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The measure, however, did not specify when the truce would go into force beyond saying it should be 'without delay'

SECURITY COUNCIL. The UNSC unanimously votes to back a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. File photo by Kim Haughton/United Nations

Saudi coalition, Huthis violate rights in Yemen – UN report

Aug 05, 2016 - 12:02 PM

The actions amount to violations of international humanitarian law according to the report by a panel of experts

YOUNG CASUALTY. The grave of Yemeni child Bilal al-Asadi, who was killed in a Saudi-led airstrike that hit his family's house, is shown on International Day of Innocent Child Victims of Aggression, in Yemen, June 4, 2016. File photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

Norway honors PH seafarers for role in difficult Syria mission

Sep 19, 2015 - 10:47 AM

The Philippine seafarers are part of the mostly Filipino crew of a Norwegian cargo ship tapped by Norway to remove chemical weapons from Syria on behalf of the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

HONOR. Filipino seafarers and their representatives proudly display their Operational Medal Award the Norwegian Armed Forces. Photo from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila

Moscow to veto UN resolution on ICC for Syria: envoy

May 22, 2014 - 8:38 AM

It will be the fourth time for Moscow to use its veto power to block Western resolutions since the start of the conflict 3 and a half years ago


Jordan elected to UN Security Council

Dec 07, 2013 - 1:24 AM

Jordan won 178 votes of the 193 members of the UN General Assembly and was the only candidate for the post vacated by Saudi Arabia

UN monitors 'morally obliged' to stay in Syria

Jun 20, 2012 - 9:47 AM

The United Nations is to keep unarmed monitors in Syria despite the escalation of hostilities which led to the suspension of patrols top UN officials said

Obama, Putin call for halt to Syria onslaught

Jun 19, 2012 - 10:13 AM

US President Barack Obama and Russia s President Vladimir Putin called Monday June 18 for an immediate end to the Syria conflict as 94 deaths were reported in a worsening artillery pounding of cities

Talks under way with Russia on post-Assad Syria: France

Jun 15, 2012 - 3:50 PM

France s foreign minister said Friday June 15 that talks were under way with Russia on Syria s future if President Bashar al Assad is ousted and that Paris may supply communication equipment to Syrian rebels

Syria army shells towns, Russia lobbies conference

Jun 10, 2012 - 11:00 AM

Army shelling and gunfire killed at least 83 29 civilians in protest towns on Saturday June 9 a watchdog said as Russia pushed its idea of an international conference including Iran to end the bloodshed in Syria

Syria declares Western diplomats personae non gratae

Jun 05, 2012 - 7:46 PM

The foreign ministry said it made the move against the ambassadors of the United States Britain France and Turkey among others in response to the expulsion of its own diplomats in the aftermath of last month s Houla massacre

Annan to hold talks Friday in Washington on Syria

Jun 05, 2012 - 9:14 AM

UN envoy Kofi Annan will hold talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton here Friday June 8 as the international community tries to find a way to end the bloodshed in Syria a US official said

Arabs urge UN action amid fears of civil war

Jun 03, 2012 - 10:07 AM

Arab leaders called Saturday June 2 for UN action as at least 39 people were killed in Syria amid growing fears that envoy Kofi Annan s peace plan is failing and the country is heading for all out civil war

Syria rebels give regime Friday deadline to end bloodshed

May 31, 2012 - 4:33 PM

The ultimatum by the Free Syrian Army came soon after US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice warned that prospects for a political solution in Syria are now almost non existent and that the Security Council must discuss new action against Damascus

Annan urges Assad 'act now' as West expels envoys

May 30, 2012 - 11:38 AM

Envoy Kofi Annan has urged Syrian President Bashar al Assad to act now to end 15 months of bloodshed warning the country has reached a tipping point as Western nations ordered out its top diplomats

Top officials meet as North Korea nuclear test feared

May 21, 2012 - 10:21 AM

Senior US South Korean and Japanese officials began talks Monday May 21 on North Korea and other issues amid concerns the communist state may be planning another nuclear test

Russia, China join UN demand for Syria peace move

Mar 22, 2012 - 1:30 PM

Russia and China which have blocked two resolutions on Syria backed a western drafted statement that called on President Bashar al Assad to work toward a cessation of hostilities and a democratic transition

SYRIA WARNED. Mark Lyall Grant (left), Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the UN and President of the Security Council for March, delivers a presidential statement on behalf of the Council, expressing grave concern over the deteriorating situation in Syria and calling on its Government to immediately implement the plan proposed by the Joint Special Envoy on Syria, Kofi Annan. Pictured next to Mr. Lyall Grant is B. Lynn Pascoe, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs. Photo taken March 21, 2012 at the UN Headquarters in New York.  UN Photo/Evan Schneider