UNSC unites on humanitarian aid to Syria – The Hindu

The HinduThe United Nations Security Council has passed a unanimous resolution on the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria — the decision flowing from a consensus that the government and…

Syria crisis: UN Security Council agrees aid resolution – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution on access to humanitarian aid in Syria – the first time it has united on the issue. The resolution says…

Somalia presidential palace hit by car bomb, gun attack, at least 11 dead – ABC Online

ABC OnlineAt least 11 people have died in an attack by terrorists on the presidential palace in Somalia. Militants detonated a car bomb at the gates before gunmen then raided…

UN chief calls for 3000 more troops in violence-hit Central African Republic – – Associated Press of Pakistan

Associated Press of PakistanUNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to urgently send another 3,000 troops and police to the Central African Republic…

Can China Teach North Korea to Play Nice? – Bloomberg

BloombergThe United Nations’ report on human rights in North Korea is a sickening document. It should give China’s leaders pause. Supporting the despicable regime of Kim Jong Un is not…

Pyongyang’s gulags stuff of Nazis: Kirby – The Australian

The AustralianNORTH Korea runs a vast torture and extermination apparatus whose human rights abuses are comparable to those of the Nazis. That’s the finding of a UN Commission of Inquiry…

Kim Jong-un warned he could face prosecution for ‘crimes against humanity’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukNorth Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has been warned that he could face prosecution for crimes against humanity after a United Nations inquiry accused him of some of the worst human…

North Korea report: drawings reveal horrific scenes witnessed by former inmate … – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldStories from inside North Korea. Mr Kim Kwang-il, 48, spent more than two years at a prison in North Korea where he was tortured, starved and witnessed the…

UN Inquiry Finds North Korea’s Kim Should Face Rights Trial – Businessweek

BusinessweekNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center front, inspects the command of Korean People’s Army (KPA) Unit 534, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News…

North Korea atrocities exposed, but what next? – AFP

AFPSeoul — Defectors and activists welcomed Tuesday a UN-mandated inquiry’s searing indictment of gross human rights abuses in North Korea, but analysts questioned the international community’s ability to act on…

World must act on North Korea rights abuse, says UN report – BBC News

BBC NewsPlease turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Michael Kirby: “Testimony which tells the stories of the prison camps… of the babies who are born stunted… of the…

UN Urges Probe Into ‘Atrocious’ N. Korean Crimes – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSEOUL — A new United Nations report accuses North Korea of “unspeakable atrocities,” many of which amount to crimes against humanity. The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human…

UN Report: North Korea Committing Crimes Against Humanity – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaA U.N. human rights inquiry has concluded North Korea is committing “unspeakable atrocities” against its people. The U.N.-mandated report says the North Korean government, with policies set at…

UN documents North Korean torture chambers, prison camps … and luxury goods – Reuters

ReutersGENEVA Feb 17(Reuters) – United Nations human rights investigators on Monday issued a damning report cataloguing massive human rights violations in North Korea that they said amount to crimes of…

UN Security Council slams deadly terrorist attack in Egypt – Xinhua

XinhuaUNITED NATIONS, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) — The UN Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned a terrorist attack on a tourist bus in south Sinai in Egypt, which killed four people,…

Syria talks: Lakhdar Brahimi apology for lack of progress – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has apologised to the Syrian people after peace talks in Geneva ended without making progress. He had held final discussions with both sides in…

The long road to Lebanon’s new government – Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaLebanon’s newly elected government poses for a picture at the presidential palace in Baabda, near Beirut Feb. 15, 2014. (Reuters). Tweet. Text size A A A. By Nesrine Hatoum |…

Little progress made as Syria peace talks close in Switzerland – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — As a second round of peace talks ended Saturday with little progress in ending Syria’s civil war, U.S. President Barack Obama and Jordan’s King Abdullah spoke about…

UN mediator apologizes to Syrians for lack of peace progress – Times of India

Times of IndiaGENEVA: International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologized to the Syrian people for the lack of progress at peace talks in Geneva after their second round ended on Saturday with…

Syria talks: UK and France blame government for collapse – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UK and France have blamed the Syrian government for the collapse of peace talks with the opposition in Geneva. “The responsibility for it lies squarely with the Assad…

Syria Peace Talks Break Off, No New Date Set – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalGENEVA—Peace talks between Syria’s government and opposition were left in limbo on Saturday after a top United Nations mediator declined to set a date for the next round…

Brahimi: UN peace talks ‘not good for Syria’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has apologised to the Syrian people after peace talks in Geneva ended without making progress. He had held final discussions with both sides in…

After Second Round of Syria Talks, No Agreement Even on How to Negotiate – New York Times

New York TimesGENEVA — The United Nations mediator for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, wrapped up the second round of peace talks here on Saturday without breaking a longstanding deadlock or setting…

Syria talks: Mediator apology for lack of progress – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has apologised to the Syrian people after peace talks in Geneva ended without making progress. He had held final discussions with both sides in…

Syria Peace Talks on Verge of Collapse – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.N.-brokered peace talks resume Saturday between Syria’s government and opposition delegations, with both sides far apart on any possible agreement. U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi meets with the two…

Syria crisis: Last UN try to break Geneva deadlock – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN special envoy for Syria will try to break the stalemate between the Syrian government and the opposition at a final session of talks in Geneva. Lakhdar Brahimi…

Iran to reveal detonator information in deal with UN – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Iranian government has promised to provide information on detonators as one of seven steps aimed at allaying fears over its nuclear programme. It reached agreement after two days…

Taliban and Government Imperil Gains for Afghan Women, Advocates Say – New York Times

New York TimesAdvocates for women in Afghanistan see proposed laws and violent attacks as signs of an effort to diminish the status of women. Mauricio Lima for The New York…

UN reports rise in Afghan civilian deaths and injuries – BBC News

BBC NewsThe number of civilians killed and wounded in the conflict in Afghanistan rose 14% last year, the UN says. Nearly 3,000 civilians were killed and more than 5,600 were…

Syrian Bombs in Rebel-Held Aleppo Kill at Least 15 – ABC News

ABC NewsSyrian activists say government military aircraft dropped barrels bombs on a rebel-held area in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 15. The activist collectives, the Local Coordination…

Protests Target McDonald’s Over Anti-Gay Law Before Sochi Games – Businessweek

UN calls for unity after deadly Lebanon bombing – The Daily Star

The Daily StarBEIRUT: The U.N. Security Council appealed to the Lebanese people to preserve national unity despite consistent attempts to undermine the country’s stability, in the wake of the deadly…

Syria talks are a beginning, says UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi – CNN

CNN(CNN) — As multi-day talks in Switzerland involving Syria’s government and the opposition come to a close, the United Nations envoy to Syria said they were at least a start,…

Final Iran nuclear deal can be reached in a short time: Rouhani – Payvand

PayvandA final nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers can be achieved in a short period of time, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. He made the remarks during…

UN inspectors in Iran to visit uranium mine – Washington Post

Washington PostTEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian official says a group of U.N. inspectors are on the way to visit a key uranium mine as part of a deal to allow…