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4th Mar 2014

Ukraine: Yanukovych asked Putin, military to restore ‘law and order’

Russia has displayed a letter at the UN Security Council, saying former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych requested Russian military intervention. The US and UK called the maneuvers “a response to an imaginary threat.” Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin … Continued

6th Feb 2014

UN ‘gravely concerned’ about Vatican’s child abuse record

A UN committee has issued a report assessing Vatican policies concerning children in the wake of worldwide abuse scandals. It said it was “gravely concerned” about how the Church has handled the crisis. The United Nations Committee on the Rights … Continued

29th Jan 2014

UN: EU troops mandated for Central African Republic mission

The UN Security Council has authorized the deployment of EU troops to the Central African Republic to assist French and African Union units who are trying to stem sectarian violence.  The European Union’s decision last week to send up to … Continued

7th Jan 2014

Iran not yet on the list for UN Syria peace talks

Iran is for the moment not on the list to join in Syria peace talks scheduled for later this month. The United Nations began sending out invitations on Monday, as fighting spread between rival rebel groups in Syria. Iran has … Continued

4th Jan 2014

UN: Violence in Central African Republic displaced almost one million people

  A UN report has called for increased intervention in the Central African Republic (CAR) as the armed conflict continues. According to its report, the violence has already displaced over one million people. The report released by the United Nations … Continued

24th Dec 2013

UN: Ban Ki-moon calls for Iran involvement in Syria peace talks

The United Nations has thrown its weight behind Iran taking its place at the Syrian peace talks conference in January. The United States has so far resisted moves to grant Iran an invitation.  The places of  31 countries were confirmed … Continued

13th Dec 2013

UN reports says sarin likely used in five locations in Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (1st R) shakes hands with Ake Sellstrom (2nd R), head of an international probe team into the alleged use of chemical weapons attacks in the Syrian conflict, at the UN headquarters in New York, US, on … Continued

12th Dec 2013

UN: Syrian chemical weapons disposal plan to be released next week

UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): The plan for the destruction of all Syrian chemical stockpiles outside the country will be released on Dec. 17, a UN spokesperson said on Wednesday. “Practicalities are currently being discussed and the final details are being worked … Continued

6th Dec 2013

Central African Republic: UN Security Council approves military intervention in CAR

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution authorizing military action in the Central African Republic. France responded by saying it would send more troops to restore security and protect civilians “within days.” The 15-member council adopted the resolution allowing … Continued

15th Nov 2013

Iran: IAEA: Iran ‘no longer expanding nuclear sites’

Iran has stopped expanding key nuclear sites, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report has found. Meanwhile US President Barack Obama has urged Congress to back diplomatic efforts to end the nuclear standoff. Iran ceased to expand its uranium enrichment … Continued

9th Nov 2013

UNESCO rescinds US and Israel’s voting rights

UNESCO has suspended the voting rights of Israel and the United States, two years after they stopped paying dues to the UN’s cultural arm in protest over its granting full membership to the Palestinians, a UNESCO source told Reuters. Both … Continued

8th Nov 2013

Germany, Brazil introduce anti-spying resolution at UN General Assembly

Brazil and Germany have presented a resolution to the UN General Assembly calling for an end to undue electronic spying. The document urges all countries to extend internationally guaranteed rights to privacy. Revelations of surveillance of foreign leaders by the … Continued

6th Nov 2013

UN envoy fails to nail down agreement to hold Syria peace conference

International and regional powers have failed to agree on a date for Syria peace conference. Russia’s desire for Iran to be invited, and US opposition to the idea, appears to have been the main stumbling block.   The United Nations special … Continued

19th Oct 2013

Saudi Arabia: Kingdom will not be part of ‘ineffective Security Council with double standard’

  By Rashid Hassan Riyadh, (Arab News): Saudi Arabia turned down a two-year stint as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Friday, a day after its election onto the body. It cited as reasons the failure … Continued

18th Oct 2013

UN chooses five new non-permanent Security Council members

The United Nations has chosen five new non-permanent members of the Security Council, including Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Chad. The humanitarian records of those new members drew criticism from human rights advocates. The UN’s General Assembly on Thursday elected five … Continued

10th Oct 2013

Haiti cholera victims file suit against United Nations

A group of victims of a cholera outbreak from 2010 in Haiti have sued the United Nations. The epidemic is thought to have been brought to Haiti by UN troops from Nepal. Lawyers representing the cholera victims and relatives of … Continued

30th Sep 2013

UN: Pakistan, India agree to restore ceasefire on Line of Control

NEW YORK, (The News): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh (seen above), who met on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly, Sunday agreed to task the DGMOs of both the countries to ensure ceasefire on … Continued

28th Sep 2013

UN Security Council approves resolution on Syria

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution on the dismantling of Syria’s chemical weapons program. The vote followed unanimous approval of the plan by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.  Members of the UN Security Council voted … Continued

28th Sep 2013

UN: IAEA says talks with Iran “very constructive”

The UN atomic agency said on Friday it held “very constructive” talks with Iran, announcing a future meeting between the two parties. Following a flurry of meetings at the UN General Assembly this week in New York, Herman Nackaerts, chief … Continued

27th Sep 2013

US, Russia reach deal on UN resolution to rid Syria of chemical weapons

The United States and Russia have reached an agreement on a UN resolution aimed at destroying Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal. Diplomats said the resolution will go to the full Security Council in the coming hours. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview done on 29 May 2013 and transmitted on 12 June 2013


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