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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Asteroid 3 football fields long to fly by Earth tonight; watch live! – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesA massive asteroid the length of three football fields will make its closest approach to Earth tonight, and you can watch it fly by live, right here. Beginning … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Syrian Peace Talks End Without Agreement on Date of Next Round – Businessweek

BusinessweekSyrian government and opposition representatives ended a second round of peace talks without agreeing on a date for the next meeting, United Nations mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said. Negotiations ended after … Read More

Syria aid convoy bound for Homs comes under attack – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesTARTUS, Syria — In a setback for a United Nations-brokered aid effort, a convoy carrying humanitarian assistance to civilians trapped in the center of the Syrian city of … Read More

Clashes Uproot 140000 People In Central Iraq: UN Agency – Bernama

BernamaUNITED NATIONS, Jan 25 (Bernama) — The United Nations refugee agency said Friday over 65,000 people have fled Fallujah and Ramadi cities in central Iraq’s Anbar province over the past … Read More

Syria Foes to Meet Face-to-Face as UN Sees More Talks – Businessweek

BusinessweekSyrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid al-Muallem, center, arrives at the United Nations Office in Geneva on Jan. 24, 2014. Photographer: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images. Syria’s government and opposition have … Read More

Syria peace talks: Russia criticizes rescinding of Iran’s invitation – CNN

CNN(CNN) — It was a mistake for the United Nations to rescind an invitation to Iran to participate in peace talks on Syria this week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov … Read More

UN withdraws Iran invite to Syria peace talks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAfter issuing an invitation to Iran to join the Syrian peace talks, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has withdrawn that invitation amid mounting concerns over Iran’s participation in … Read More

Syria crisis: Iran cannot go to Geneva peace talks – US – BBC News

BBC NewsThe US has urged the UN to drop its invitation to Iran to join peace talks on Syria, due to begin in two days. American officials accused Iran of … Read More

Report claims ‘systematic killing’ of Syrian detainees – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFormer United Nations war crimes prosecutors say photographs and other evidence smuggled out of Syria show the “systematic killing” of about 11,000 detainees by President Bashar Assad’s security forces. … Read More

UN Rescinds Invitation to Iran for Syria Peace Talks – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThe United Nations rescinded its invitation to Iran to attend a Syria peace conference this week. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia had demanded the invitation be retracted and … Read More

UN invitation to Iran thrusts Syria peace talks into uncertainty – Washington Post

Washington PostISTANBUL — The fate of a long-awaited Syria peace conference due to be held in Switzerland this week hung in the balance Monday after the United Nations unexpectedly invited … Read More

Implementation of interim Iran nuclear deal begins – Fox News

Fox NewsThe United Nations nuclear watchdog reported Monday that Iran had halted its most sensitive uranium enrichment work as part of an interim deal struck with six world powers last … Read More

Iran Nuclear Freeze Verified by UN Setting Up Sanctions Reprieve – Businessweek

BusinessweekUnited Nations atomic inspectors verified that Iran froze its most sensitive nuclear work, complying with demands made by world powers in a deal that will lift some of the sanctions … Read More

Taliban attack on restaurant in Afghan capital kills at least 14 – Washington Post

Washington PostKABUL — At least 14 people, including Afghans and foreigners, were killed Friday evening in a commando-style attack by Taliban insurgents on a popular restaurant in the Afghan capital, … Read More

UN rights committee grills Vatican over its handling of child sex abuse – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailThe dressing down came in the unlikeliest of places, a stuffy United Nations conference room before an obscure human rights committee. After decades of fending off accusations … Read More

UN panel grills Vatican officials about abuse of children – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesROME — In their toughest and most public questioning to date about sexual abuse of children by the clergy, senior Vatican officials came under heavy criticism Thursday from … Read More

Donors Offer $2.4 Billion to Aid Syrian Civilians, but UN Says More Is Needed – New York Times

New York TimesKUWAIT — Western nations, Arab states and others pledged more than $2.4 billion on Wednesday to help civilians who are suffering because of the civil war in Syria. … Read More

More than 200000 Syrians live in besieged areas, UN official says – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBEIRUT – More than 200,000 Syrians are living in areas besieged by pro-government or rebel forces and lacking regular supplies of food and other essentials, the United Nations’ … Read More

UN: First chemical weapon materials removed from Syria – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The first batch of Syrian poison gas precursor chemicals was loaded onto a Danish cargo ship and taken out of the war-torn country Tuesday … Read More

UN Leaves Iran Off Invited List To Talks – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThe United Nations sent out invitations Monday for the latest peace conference on Syria and Iran wasn’t on the list, despite its role as a major backer of … Read More

UN: 120000 people displaced by S. Sudan violence – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleJUBA, South Sudan (AP) — More than 120,000 people have been displaced by continuing violence in South Sudan, the United Nations said, as African leaders met Friday to find … Read More

UN expedites troop reinforcements to raging South Sudan – Times of India

Times of IndiaJUBA: The United Nations on Thursday said that it was speeding reinforcements to its beleaguered peacekeeping force in South Sudan, where ferocious fighting was raging in the oil-producing … Read More

UN Presses for Urgent Peacekeeping Reinforcements in S. Sudan – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe United Nations says it hopes to put peacekeeping reinforcements in South Sudan within 48 hours, as government forces battled rebels Thursday for control of the Upper Nile … Read More

South Sudan: UN to double peacekeeping forces as fighting rages in key town – ABC Online

ABC OnlineThe United Nations will urgently redeploy troops from African missions to South Sudan, where it says 10 days of fighting has left thousands of people dead and forced another … Read More

UN to Send More Peacekeepers to South Sudan – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe United Nations is sending 5,500 additional peacekeepers to South Sudan, where a U.N. official reported thousands of people have likely been killed since fighting began there last … Read More

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