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The Urgent Need to Act on Syria

Widney Brown | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Widney Brown

If the UN Security Council does not act soon to stop the carnage and ensure that those who are responsible for these systematic violations of international standards are held accountable, there is a real danger that humanitarian law -- which aims to protect civilians in the midst of war -- will be as devastated as the health care system in Syria.

UN Demands Humanitarian Aid For All Of Syria

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 02.22.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council united for the first time on a resolution on Syria's humanitarian crisis Saturday, demanding that Pr...

U.S., Russia Agree On Chemical Arms Measure

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2013 | World

By John Irish and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Ending weeks of diplomatic deadlock, the United States and Russ...

Agreement Reached On UN's Syria Resolution

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2013 | World

By John Irish and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Sept 25 (Reuters) - After weeks of haggling, the United States, Russia, France, Ch...

'If Assad Fails To Comply... There Will Be Consequences'

AP | MATTHEW LEE and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

PARIS -- The French foreign minister says an international conference to reach a political solution in Syria will include the opposition and will take...

Russia Calls Emergency UN Security Council Meeting On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 10 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency closed-door meeting at 4:00 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT) on Tuesday on S...

Voting in Congress on Syria

Allan Topol | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Allan Topol

By virtue of its power, position, and principles, the United States, albeit reluctantly, must put on the sheriff's badge and play that role. Failure of the U.S. to do so in Syria moves the world closer to anarchy.

UN Chemical Weapons Experts Head To Damascus Suburb, Activists Say

AP | ALBERT AJI and KARIN LAUB | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

By ALBERT AJI and KARIN LAUB, The Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria -- U.N. chemical weapons experts headed to a Damascus suburb on Wednesday for a ...

UN Security Council Set For Clash Over Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes and Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council was set for a showdown over Syria o...

With Hundreds Reported Dead, UN Still Looking For 'Clarity' In Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council said it was necessary to clarify an alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus suburbs...

In Defense of the U.N. Security Council

Richard Grenell | Posted 09.19.2012 | World
Richard Grenell

The U.S.-Russian relationship has always been a complicated and multifaceted one. But, yesterday's U.N. vote, the third veto from the Russia Federation on the issue of Syria alone, is proof that the Obama strategy has failed.

Clinton To Russia, China: 'Be Part Of The Solution In Syria'

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

BATUMI, Georgia -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is inviting China and Russia to "be part of the solution in Syria" but says that must inc...

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.

Strengthening the UN's Ability to Maintain International Peace and Security

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
Lawrence Wittner

When it comes to international peace and security, the United Nations is notably lacking in power. Its resolutions along these lines are often ignored or go unenforced. Frequently, they are not even adopted.

The UN Security Council's Pro-Syrian 'Defiance Coalition' Crumbles

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.05.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

The BRIC countries have done harm to the Syrian people, as they have prompted the Syrian regime to delude itself into thinking that it would not be held to account for the broad violation of human rights and use of force against civilians.