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UN Panel: ISIS Not The Sole Agent Of Death And Destruction In Syria

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights...

Syrian Militants Issue Demands For Captive UN Troops

AP | RYAN LUCAS and NICK PERRY | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the ext...

Syria Rebels Attack UN Peacekeepers In Golan Heights

AP | DIAA HADID and OLIVER TEVES | Posted 08.30.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surro...

Human Rights Watch Says Syria Is Defying The UN By Using Barrel Bombs

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.30.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government is still indiscriminately bombing civilians with explosives-filled barrels in defiance of a U.N. Security Counci...

UN Allows Syria Aid Without Govt Approval

Posted 07.14.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution authorizing cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria...

UN Forced To Cut Syria Food Aid For Lack Of Donor Funds

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, April 7 (Reuters) - The United Nations has been forced to cut the size of food parcels for those...

UN Panel Identifies War Criminals In Syria

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel investigating human rights abuses in Syria has identified those responsible for crimes including hostage-taking, torture ...

UN Aided 38,000 Syrian Victims Of Gender-Based Violence Last Year

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - More than 38,000 people appealed to the United Nations for help after facing sexual assault or ...

UN Needs $6.5 Billion In Syria Aid

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.16.2013 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations said Monday it needs almost $13 billion to meet some of the world's biggest humanitarian needs in 2014, and almost ...

UN Reaches Record Number Of Syrians, But Malnutrition Rising

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

* WFP still short of 4 million target each month * Civilians in besieged areas beyond reach of aid agencies * Rising tre...

Syria Aid Access Demanded Amid 'Grim And Gruesome Reality': UN

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

* U.N. diplomats: Lavrov dismissed possible aid resolution * Syria's UN envoy says cooperating on United Nations aid * A...

UN Experts Enter Syria

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 12.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Wading into the world spotlight, international inspectors arrived in Damascus on Tuesday to begin the monumental task of overseeing the...

UN Security Council: Syria's Chemical Weapons Should Be Secured And Destroyed

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.27.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, a landmark decisi...

Obama and Syria: Damned If He Does, Damned If He Doesn't

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

The president and his foreign policy team of advisers must now decide just what is the United States' foreign policy in Syria and throughout the Middle East: fostering the status quo and state sovereignty or regime changes based on OUR concepts of democracy?

Fierce Fighting In Syria Ahead Of UN Talks

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Syrian warplanes struck rebel-held areas and clashes between militants and government forces continued unabated on Wedne...

UN Powers Discuss Syria Chemical Arms Draft

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2013 | World

By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau NEW YORK, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Diplomats from the United States, Russia, Brit...

Syria Diplomacy Moves On Two Fronts

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Key international players were moving on two diplomatic fronts Wednesday to try to put Syria's chemical weapons under internati...

China Calls For UN Role In Syria After U.S. Gives Up

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | World

BEIJING, Sept 6 (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry urged a role for the U.N. Security Council in resolving the crisis in Syria on Friday after the...

Why We Should all Pray for Assad

Lorna Byrne | Posted 11.05.2013 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I would ask everyone to pray for Bashar al-Assad. I am being told that he is the key to resolving this crisis.

UN Chief: U.S. Strike In Syria Could Unleash More Turmoil

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday warned that any "punitive" action taken against Syria for an alleged chemical wea...

UN: 5 Million Internally Displaced In Syria

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a "drop in the sea" of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estim...

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...

UN Experts Leave Syria, Cross Into Lebanon

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- The U.N. experts investigating last week's alleged chemical weapons strike outside Damascus left Syria and crossed into neighboring Lebanon ...

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...