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Joshua Hersh

Syria's Humanitarian Quagmire Worsens, U.N. Official Reports

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- In this small Turkish city near Syria's northern border, aid workers complain that the humanitarian disaster unfolding just 45 mi...

UN Resolution Not Expected To Include Threat Of Force Against Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The United States does not expect a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria's chemi...

UN: Syrian War Crimes Worsen In Territory Battles

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

(Adds detail from report) By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Sept 11 (Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigators said on Wedn...

UK, France, U.S. To Table New UN Resolution On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

By William James and Andrew Osborn LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Britain, France and the United States will try to win support for a tou...

Syria Pleads With UN To Stop Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Syria has asked the United Nations to prevent "any aggression" against Syria following a call over the weekend by U.S. Pr...

Syria Chemical Inspections 'Too Late To Be Credible,' U.S. Official Says

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

* Syria says US intervention would be "no picnic" * Iran warns of severe consequences * Syria suggests access will not be granted to chemical at...

The Path We Should Follow After Syria Crosses the Red Line

Don Kraus | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
Don Kraus

But politicians seem more concerned about U.S. credibility than suffering Syrians. So what's next for Washington? If I were president, I'd try to carefully navigate between two horrendous mistakes my predecessors made.

Save The Children: Nearly 2 Million Syrian Kids In Need Of Aid

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, April 8 (Reuters) - The aid group Save the Children pleaded with members of the U.N. Security Cou...

U.N. Pulls Non-Essential International Staff From Syria

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- The United Nations says it is pulling out all non-essential international staff from Syria due to security issues in the civil war-stru...

U.N. Confirms Brahimi Is New Syria Envoy

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Friday confirmed that veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar ...

France: U.N. Monitor Mission In Syria To End

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council will not renew the mandate of a U.N. observer mission in Syria, which is due to expire ...

U.N. Slams Syrian Government Forces, Militias Over War Crimes

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2012 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces and allied shabbiha militia have committed war crimes and cri...

Who Will Replace Annan?

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 (Reuters) - As Syria spirals deeper into a full-scale civil war, Western delegations at the...

The Battle for Aleppo

Sami Moubayed | Posted 10.07.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

Until recently, life was normal in the busy northern city of Aleppo, popularly referred to as the "industrial capital" of Syria. Then, revolt reached Aleppo, signalling a major challenge for Syrian rebels struggling to topple 49 years of Baath rule.

Deadlocked Security Council Members Bicker Over Syria Violence

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 25 (Reuters) - U.N. Security Council members blamed each other for rising violence in Syria o...

Syria: Beyond the UN Veto

Richard N. Haass | Posted 09.18.2012 | World
Richard N. Haass

The failure to renew the diplomatic mission being led by Kofi Annan (with its associated group of observers) is no great loss. The peace plan under which Annan was operating had and has no chance of being accepted.

Security Council Set To Vote On Extension Of Monitoring Mission In Syria

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, July 19 (Reuters) - Major General Robert Mood left his hotel in Damascus on Thursday to fly to Geneva after a 90-day U.N. peace monitoring...

U.N.: More Than 1.5 Million Syrians Need Humanitarian Help

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

GENEVA, June 22 (Reuters) - The number of people needing humanitarian assistance in Syria has risen to 1.5 million from the previous estimate of 1 m...

Russia Denies Talks On Post-Assad Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW, June 15 (Reuters) - Russia is not discussing plans for a Syrian political transformation following the exit of...

All Eyes on Ankara: Can Turkey Lead in Syria?

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Joshua W. Walker

For Turkey, leading on Syria and getting it right is critical. But Syria is a complicated challenge because of the interaction between domestic, regional, and international factors, which present Ankara with a nightmarish set of moving parts.

Annan Plan Up Against the Syrian Wall

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

As fighting intensifies in Syria on the eve of the declared deadline for troop withdrawals and a ceasefire, it is international mediator Kofi Annan's proposed peace process that many see at risk of burial.

If Annan Were to Walk Out on the Syrian Mission, Who Would Care?

Sami Moubayed | Posted 05.13.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

Different stakeholders in the Syrian crisis are expecting different results from Annan. That is why the former U.N. Secretary-General has had a slim chance of success, from day one.

Kofi Annan To Talk Syria In New York

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2012 | World

(Adds Annan invited to Moscow) GENEVA, Feb 29 (Reuters) - Kofi Annan, the United Nations-Arab League envoy for Syria, said he would ho...

Now Is Not the Time for Intervention In Syria

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.20.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Military intervention would perhaps make the West feel better -- knowing that it attempted to do something concrete to end the bloodshed -- but it is unlikely to be successful for several reasons.

Wanted: A UN Goldstone Inquiry for Syria's Atrocities

Bradley Burston | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Bradley Burston

Syrian President Bashar Assad, a lifelong student of the United Nations' failings when it comes to Israel and Palestine, has insulated himself from the consequences of the carnage. The UN needs to create a Goldstone-type inquiry for the atrocities in Syria.