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U.N: Fight Against ISIS In Northern Syria Could Displace 200,000 Civilians

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 06.06.2016 | World

GENEVA (Reuters) - A U.S.-backed offensive to retake the Islamic State-held northern Syrian city of Manbij has displaced some 20,000 civilians and cou...

UN Says 13.6 Million Displaced By Wars In Iraq And Syria

Reuters | Posted 01.11.2015 | World

GENEVA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - About 13.6 million people, equivalent to the population of London, have been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq, ma...

Transforming the United Nations From Raison d'Etat to Raison de Planète

Vuk Jeremić | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
Vuk Jeremić

For all its imperfections, the UN is the sole international institution of indisputable legitimacy; it has to become the functional center for harmonizing mankind's response to a threat far more insidious than any faced in history -- climate change. A new global compact is urgently needed -- one that at long last steps beyond the shadow cast by the Great War over the world for the past one hundred years so that we can transform raison d'état into raison de planète; the reason of state to the reason of the planet.

Howard Fineman

U.S. Plans To Inch Up Role In Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Kiev is burning, but Damascus, Homs and Aleppo are dying. There’s little the U.S. can do about Ukraine -- it’s literally Russia...

It's Time to Assist Our Syrian Brothers and Sisters

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

History has shown us that instability leads to long periods of extremism and violence that affect the global community. This is a lesson the world should have learned over and over again, yet never seems to take to heart.

HORROR: Syrian Children Raped, Given Electric Shocks To Genitals

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Western-backed opposition groups in Syria are recruiting refugee children in nei...

U.N. Awaiting Green Light To Deliver Month Of Rations To Families Trapped In Homs

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact

* People trapped in Homs a small fraction of besieged civilians * Letter from Homs residents say aid is not enough ...

World Pledges $2.4 Billion To Ease Syria Crisis

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

By Sylvia Westall and Warren Strobel KUWAIT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Western and Gulf Arab nations pledged more than $2.4 billion on Wednes...

U.N. Feeds Record 3.8 Million In Syria

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact

* Besieged areas near capital out of reach * WFP concern at child malnutrition By Stephanie Nebehay GENEV...

UN Seeking $6.5 Billion For Syria

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact

* Syria's war has created over 2 million refugees * Kuwait hosting aid conference on Wednesday DAMASCUS, Jan 12 (Reuters...

UN: Syrian Refugees To Nearly Double By End Of 2014

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact

The number of Syrian refugees in the Middle East will nearly double over the next year to exceed four million, the United Nations said Monday as it la...

U.N. Expert Start Destroying Syria's Chemical Weapons

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 6 (Reuters) - A team of international experts began the process of destroying Syria's chemical gas arsenal on Sunday, an official on the...

UN Chemical Weapons Inspectors Return To Damascus

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Sept 25 (Reuters) - U.N. chemical weapons inspectors returned to Syria on Wednesday to continue investigating allegations of chemical weap...

Leaders Make Renewed Push For Syria Resolution At UN

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

By Steve Holland and Asma Alsharif UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama appealed to the United Nations on T...

UN LIkely To Publish Syria Chemical Weapons Report Monday

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

A report by United Nations inspectors probing an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria will "probably" be published on Monday, French Foreign Minis...

UN Floats Plan To Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

* Ban says Syrian chemical arms could be destroyed quickly * Russia says it urging Syria to hand over chemical arms (Adds quotes, d...

Kerry: No Decision Yet On UN Vote Over Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

PARIS, Sept 8 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States did not rule out the possibility of returning to the U...

Obama's Political Capital and the Slippery Slope of Syria

Robert Reich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Even if the president musters enough votes to strike Syria, at what political cost? Any president has a limited amount of political capital to mobilize support for his agenda, in Congress and, more fundamentally, with the American people.

Reflections From a Syrian Student Studying Abroad in the U.S. While America Debates Military Intervention

Mamoun Mahayni | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Mamoun Mahayni

While visiting New York City, I tried to forget what was happening in my country, but even the news feeds in Times Square would remind me. I guess many Syrians abroad try to numb themselves from what's going on back home, because whether we like it or not, life goes on.

The Put-Up-or-Shut-Up Congress

Marty Kaplan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

We may not get a great debate about international norms and national security. It's possible that Congress will neither put up nor shut up.

U.N. Inspectors Leaving Damascus

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

By Steve Holland and Catherine Bremer WASHINGTON/PARIS, Aug 30 (Reuters) - The United States made clear on Friday that it would punish...

Witness: U.N. Inspectors Leaving Damascus Early

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Aug 31 (Reuters) - The team of U.N. chemical weapons inspectors left their Damascus hotel early on Saturday, a Reuters witness said, and a...

UN Concludes Investigation In Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Aug 30 (Reuters) - A team of U.N. investigators has finished gathering samples and evidence rela...

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...

WATCH: Young Syrian Refugee Helps Sister With Disabilties, Has Best Attitude Ever

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 08.23.2013 | Impact

Aya, an 8-year-old Syrian refugee, hasn't been to school in two years, but her ambitions still loom large. She takes care of her sister with disabilit...