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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

26th Sep 2013

UN powers progress on Syria draft

There are signs the U-N’s five permanent security council members could be close to agreeing a resolution to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons. The main points of a draft have reportedly been agreed, but Russia and the U-S still need to … Continued

25th Sep 2013

Iran: Rouhani tells UN assembly Iran is ready to talk

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani has told the UN that his country is ready for talks about its nuclear program. However, amid signs of lingering tension, a top level meeting with his US counterpart did not take place. The election of … Continued

20th Sep 2013

Pakistan raises US drone strikes issue at UN

                                                       UNITED NATIONS, (APP): Pakistan on Thursday raised the issue of American drone strikes in its tribal regions at the United Nations Security Council, calling for their cessation and seeking “urgent” talks to resolve the problem. “Drone strikes … Continued

18th Sep 2013

UN’s big five open talks on Syrian chemical arms resolution

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council have been meeting to discuss a resolution aimed at eradicating Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal. UN chief Ban Ki-moon has urged powers to unite to resolve the crisis. Diplomats from the P5 … Continued

17th Sep 2013

UN report finds chemical weapons used in Syria

International inspectors have found evidence that sarin gas was used in an attack in Syria. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the findings, calling the incident a “war crime.” Ban told a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council Monday … Continued

One third of world’s food wasted each year, UN says
12th Sep 2013

One third of world’s food wasted each year, UN says

Approximately one third of the world’s food is wasted each year, the United Nations has said in a new report. The uneaten food amounts to 3.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide produced annually. Some 1.3 billion tons of food are … Continued

4th Sep 2013

Syrian refugees exceed 2 million

UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): With an estimated 5,000 desperate Syrians fleeing their homes every day, the spiraling violence in the war-torn country has now created more than 2 million refugees, the United Nations refugee agency announced Tuesday, There is no sign … Continued

31st Aug 2013

Can Syria intervention be legally justified?

US President Barack Obama said he was considering a “limited” intervention in Syria. The legal legitimacy of the move, however, is difficult as most nations reject unilateral intervention. Despite a decision by the British Parliament not to authorize military force … Continued

29th Aug 2013

UN Security Council begins talks as US allies gear up for military strike in Syria

Envoys from Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States started talks Wednesday on a British drafted UN Security Council resolution that could allow military action against President Bashar al-Assad, diplomats said. Britain wants the resolution to allow “all necessary … Continued

26th Aug 2013

US spied on UN: German weekly

BERLIN, (Xinhua): The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) bugged the video conferencing system at the UN headquarters in New York and cracked its encryption, German weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday. The tapping scheme succeeded in the summer of 2012, the … Continued

11th Aug 2013

UK: David Cameron says high-level taskforce to tackle violence against Muslims

The following Press Association story is based on press release sent by The Muslim News Saturday:   A high-level taskforce set up by David Cameron to tackle extremism will focus on violence against Muslims at its next meeting, the Prime Minister … Continued

2nd Aug 2013

US: Samantha Power confirmed as next US envoy to UN

The US Senate has confirmed Samantha Power as Washington’s new ambassador to the UN. An expert on human rights and genocide, Power has advocated a tougher US policy toward Syria. The Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly in favor of Power, … Continued

10th Jul 2013

UN: Russia gives UN forensic proof rebels used chemical weapons in Syria

By William M. Reilly UNITED NATIONS,  (Xinhua): A day after Syria invited United Nations chemical weapons investigators to talks in Damascus, Russia said on Tuesday it had forensic proof that rebels have used a “lethal” sarin compound and handed its … Continued

26th Jun 2013

UN Security Council approves Mali peacekeeping force

The United Nations Security Council has given the green light for a peacekeeping force to be deployed to Mali. The force is expected to face an array of unprecented challenges, with sweltering desert heat among them. Officials on Tuesday said … Continued

21st Jun 2013

UN committee slams Israeli forces’ torture of Palestinian children

A United Nations human rights body accused Israel on Thursday of mistreating Palestinian children, including by torturing those in custody and using others as human shields. Palestinian children in the Gaza and the West Bank, captured by Israeli forces in the … Continued

14th Jun 2013

UN: World population heading to 9.6 billion in 2050

UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): The number of people in the world is hurtling to the 9.6 billion mark by 2050 from the present estimate of 7.2 billion, with most of the increase coming in developing countries, the United Nations projected on … Continued

6th May 2013

UN weighs in on Israeli strikes in Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed for restraint to avoid escalating Syria’s war, expressing concern over Israeli raids. International reaction to Israel’s latest airstrikes on Syria has been quick to come. Ban spoke with Nabil al-Arabi, leader of the 22-member … Continued

16th Apr 2013

UN Security Council calls for efforts to address root causes of conflicts in Africa

UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): The UN Security Council on Monday called for greater efforts to tackle underlying root causes of conflicts so as to support efforts in preventing clashes and in peace-building across Africa. Rwanda, who holds the monthly presidency of … 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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