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On April 14, the United States, the United Kingdom and France carried out a massive missile strike on Syria without getting a go-ahead from the United Nations Security Council. The strikes targeted a research facility in Damascus, the Syrian Guard headquarters, an air defense base, a few military airfields ...
Syria is a tragic mess, and the current crisis reminds us of the critical need for the UN as a forum for dialogue and peace. Accidents do happen, and with stakes as high ... we can do better, for us and for Syria. • Martti Ahtisaari is the former president of Finland, a Nobel peace prize laureate and UN diplomat ...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in next Friday, and is expected to hold talks with U.S. President Donald Trump by early June. Kono cited political factors behind the 2020 time frame -- namely the possibility of leadership changes among the three allies.
MOSCOW, April 20. /TASS/. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura later in the day in Moscow. The meeting, which is going to be the second such talks between Lavrov and de Mistura in a month, is expected to focus on prospects of the ...
The Security Council bid farewell Thursday to veteran diplomat Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue, the Ivory Coast's ambassador to the United Nations who died ... Council members opened their meeting by standing in silent tribute to their 67-year-old colleague, who diplomats said became ill Tuesday and was ...
President Trump declared on Wednesday that he would scrap a planned summit meeting with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, or even walk out of the ... director reflected the president's trust in and comfort with Mr. Pompeo, as well as how diplomats were sidelined in brokering what could be a landmark ...

Over the past few weeks, Chinese state media has been abuzz with its peacekeeping accomplishments in a number of international missions, from Mali to South Sudan to Darfur. Although these achievements were realized within official United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO) missions, ...
Former CIA director Michael Hayden discusses with CNN's Alisyn Camerota President Trump's decision to expel 60 Russian diplomats for the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the United Kingdom. Source: CNN · CNN Original Series on CNNgo. Watch Full episode on. Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown.
At the same meeting, both Russia and the United Kingdom said the incident should be investigated by the Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the UN-backed body which works to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and eliminate chemical ...
Warning of an "unacceptably high" number of Russian spies in the U.S., the Trump administration said 60 diplomats would be expelled — all Russian intelligence agents working under diplomatic cover, the U.S. said. The group includes a dozen posted to Russia's mission to the United Nations who the ...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says on World Water Day that 40 percent of the world's population faces water scarcity. The U.N. chief told diplomats and activists at Thursday's launch of the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development that "water is a ...
GENEVA (Reuters) - China and the United States clashed on Friday at the United Nations, where the U.S. delegation rejected a resolution brought by Beijing that it said ... Senior Chinese diplomat Jiang Duan urged states to adopt the text, whose co-sponsors included Pakistan and Egypt, by consensus.
McMaster would be replaced by none other than John Bolton, the Bush administration's former ambassador to the United Nations and undersecretary of state ... In this sense, Trump's choice to appoint Bolton just two weeks after his acceptance of an invitation from Kim Jong-un for a historic U.S.-North Korea ...
The UN assessment indicated that this graduation would have no impact on the Solomon Islands' major export, logs. Most of the country's logs are purchased by China, and although the Solomon Islands does not recognize China (maintaining diplomatic relations with Taiwan instead), Beijing does not ...
Washington: India and China are "frenemies" which are working with each other despite disagreements and the world can learn from their relationship, India's top diplomat at the UN has said. "In Hollywood, there is a term, which has become quite popular. And that, I think, is called frenemies. That's what we ...
An official appointed by President Donald Trump said during a closed-door United Nations meeting that the “US is a pro-life country”, despite the fact both ... A UN diplomat said the statement was “shocking” and that it demonstrated a “weaker” and “lower” position on reproductive rights than Saudi Arabia or ...
As the diplomats left London, the Russian ambassador, Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko, said the UK's refusal to share its investigation with them was in violation of ... And this is really an unacceptable situation for such a country like Britain, who [sic] is a permanent member of the [UN] Security Council.

As a result, we have turned to uncharted waters: the United Nations. Ecuadorian civil society is only just beginning to familiarize itself with the sophisticated array of human rights mechanisms that the United Nations has to offer, but we know we agree on one thing: that human rights must be a central part of ...
Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko met privately with Foreign Secretary Alec Douglas-Home at the United Nations in New York and admonished him for the “hooligan-like acts of the British police,” saying London was trying to distract from “the bottle necks, rents and tatters of their own policies,” according to documents ...
... Nur Afikah Norazmi is only 18 but has already won praise for her efforts as an anti-drug advocate. Last week, the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College East student became Singapore's first youth delegate at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Youth Forum in Vienna, Austria.
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea's foreign minister says North Korea's leader has ''given his word'' he's committed to denuclearization, a prime condition for a potential summit with President Donald Trump in May. Trump has agreed to what would be historic talks after South Korean officials relayed that ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea's foreign minister says North Korea's leader has ''given his word'' he's committed to denuclearization, a prime condition for a potential summit with President Donald Trump in May. Trump has agreed to what would be historic talks after South Korean officials relayed that ...
UNITED NATIONS, March 16. /TASS/. Russia is proud of the 2014 referendum in Crimea after which the Black Sea Peninsula rejoined the country, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky told a session at the organization's headquarters. "For those who haven't ...
The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury, the PM says. Theresa May said the diplomats, who have a week to leave, were identified as "undeclared intelligence officers". The UK later told the UN Security ...
In line with instructions by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, "we held contacts till the dawn hours with our permanent delegate at the United Nations in New York in coordination with our friends in the Kingdom of Sweden who share us adoption of the ...
UN Security Council diplomats were locked in tough negotiations yesterday on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. ... World leaders have expressed outrage at the plight of civilians in Eastern Ghouta, which UN chief Antonio Guterres called “hell on earth”, but have so far been ...
The vote had been scheduled for early on February 23 but has twice been delayed as Western diplomats negotiate to avoid a Russian veto. The developments come amid a growing outcry from Western capitals, the United Nations, and humanitarian groups over Syrian government air strikes and shelling ...
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council, facing staunch opposition from Russia, failed to pass a resolution on Thursday that would have imposed a 30-day cease-fire in Syria to allow humanitarian aid to reached a besieged Damascus suburb. With new reports on Thursday of a rocket ...
MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Somalia, Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Michael Keating have discussed the ...
American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, Jared Kushner, left, and Jason Greenblatt, listen as Palestinian President Mahmoud ... two top envoys on the Middle East told UN Security Council ambassadors that they hope for their support for the upcoming peace plan, diplomats said.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed a former British diplomat as special envoy to war-torn Yemen. A U.N. spokesman announced the appointment of Martin Griffiths on Friday, saying he will replace Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. Ahmed had been in the post for three years. His contract ...
Gholamali Khoshroo, Iran's ambassador to the UN, has said it is “highly important” that the United Nations “observe the purposes and principles of peacekeeping” operations. “While recognizing the need for the UN peacekeeping operations to keep pace with the changing complex nature of peace and ...
During the mission, the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan), in performing one of its roles as a bridge between civil society and the international human rights mechanisms of the United Nations, facilitated a meeting between civil society organizations, victims groups, ...
United Nations: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres notified the Security Council on Tuesday of his intention to appoint former British diplomat Martin Griffiths as his new envoy charged with trying to broker peace in Yemen, diplomats said. The appointment will be approved by the Council on ...
SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top diplomat may attend a meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council this month where she is expected to touch on the issues of the North Korean human rights situation and Japan's wartime sexual slavery, informed sources said Wednesday. Foreign Minister ...
A member of the Palestinian delegation to the United Nations told a group of students that Palestinians are “very expert at throwing the stones” and that they would not stop teaching their children to do so, Ynet reported Tuesday. In the recording obtained by Ynet, Abdallah Abushawesh, who is both a senior ...
Myanmar's government has invited officials from the United Nations and neighboring countries to the state of Rakhine to demonstrate its readiness to repatriate Rohingya Muslim refugees. The officials on Tuesday were shown a registration center for Rohingya refugees and the temporary housing built for ...
Later Thursday, Nikki R. Haley, the United States' ambassador to the United Nations, was also deeply critical of Russia, saying, “Russia is not our friend.” ... But back at the State Department, morale remains troubled amid serious cutbacks, a grinding reorganization and an exodus of senior diplomats that ...
Joseph and George's position came one day after the Venezuelan government dismissed United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres' ... that the controversy over whether the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal Award was full, final and perfect should be settled politically through the UN Chief's Good Officer's ...
Yet, thanks to these talented diplomats, it survived by cleverly using the balance of power in Europe and by always knowing with which great power to align with. ... The daily Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN) that broke the story asked the Turkish Embassy if it had a diplomat called Selim Guzel working for them.
UNITED NATIONS -- The improved relations between North and South Korea ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are ... The top U.N. diplomat will be joined in his travels by political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman, who led a rare U.N. visit to Pyongyang in December, as well as U.N. ...
ANKARA, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- Turkey has urged the UN not to include any representative from the Syrian Kurdish group, Democratic Union Party (PYD), at the constitutional committee agreed at the Sochi Congress, a Turkish diplomat told Xinhua. The delegation representing Turkey at Sochi Congress has ...
Being intimately familiar with conditions, events and trends in foreign countries is an essential part of a diplomat's job. Most refugees came from conflict zones. Good diplomats should have anticipated those developments and prepared policy analyses and recommendations for their leaders back home.
It said there were 27 private firms from 10 EU states, including seven German ones and five Dutch ones, with links to Israel's "illegal" settler economy. That figure compared to 22 from the US, the UN noted, confirming Europe's role as the settlers' number one business partner despite the diplomats' niceties.
The United Nations has appointed a former Japanese diplomat to head an office aimed at helping countries reduce disaster risk and damage. The United Nations says Mami Mizutori will lead the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction as the Secretary- General's special representative. Spokesperson ...
Peter Chege , 69, once lived in the streets of Nairobi but rose to become a UN diplomat. PHOTO| COURTESY .... He plans to use the proceeds of the book, which will be titled From An Urchin To A United Nations Diplomat, to raise funds for Save the Children and Starehe Boys' Centre. “I urge not just young ...
The declaration also featured text calling for “compliance with the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding counterterrorism” and to note efforts on the negotiations of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) at the United Nations (UN). These provisions can be ...
Johannesburg - A Cameroonian diplomat and United Nations humanitarian specialist has been caught in a love triangle that has now escalated into domestic violence. Dr Jonathan Bundzi Ndzi from the UN Population Fund appeared in the domestic violence court in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on ...
In an exclusive interview, Fiji's chief climate diplomat Nazhat Shameem Khan told Climate Home News that one of the major criticisms of the UN process was the lack of connection between those taking action and the UN diplomats. “Dialogue is the way to start to bridge that gap, both philosophically and ...
ROME, January 30. /TASS/. The Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will work with the United Nations (UN) to provide security for its observers, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Angelino Alfano said in an interview with TASS on Tuesday ahead of ...


 

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