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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

29th Mar 2013

UN Security Council creates offensive force for DR Congo

The Security Council has approved the first “offensive” UN force to battle rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo. Armed groups such as M23 have taken over large parts of the east of the country.   The resolution gave the 2,500-troop … Continued

UN chief slams rebels’ power seizure in Central African Republic
25th Mar 2013

UN chief slams rebels’ power seizure in Central African Republic

UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned the rebels’ seizure of state power in the Central African Republic (CAR), calling for “the swift restoration of constitutional order.” “The secretary-general condemns the unconstitutional seizure of power that took … Continued

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