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UN: Over 145,000 Syrian Refugee Families Headed By Mothers Who Are 'Struggling Alone'

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact

GENEVA (AP) — More than 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan are headed by women who are the sole caregivers and face ...

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.

Rights Group: Syrian Government 'Punishing' Civilians By Blocking Aid

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact

BEIRUT (AP) — An international rights group said Friday that Syria's government was obstructing aid to war-torn areas by denying aid agencies permis...

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...

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 ...

Iran Uninvited To Syria Peace Talks

AP | RYAN LUCAS and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.22.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — A last-minute U.N. invitation for Iran to join this week's Syria peace talks threw the long-awaited Geneva conference into doubt Monda...

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...

UN Inspectors: Chemical Weapons Were Used In Syria

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 02.11.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N inspectors say chemical weapons have been used in the Syrian conflict, definitely in a widely publicized Aug. 21 attack ne...

First Syria Peace Talks To Be Held At End Of January

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — Syria's government and opposition will meet for the first time in an attempt to halt the nearly 3-year-old civil war that has killed m...

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 Demanding Aid Access In Syria

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- The president of the U.N. Security Council said Monday that many members are pressing to follow up on last week's resolution to elim...

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...

UN Wants Help For Lebanon's Refugee Challenge

AP | AMIR BIBAWY | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations is mobilizing support for Lebanon to help it counter the economic effects of hosting nearly a million Syrian refu...

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 Inspector: Team To Return To Syria Within Weeks

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

STOCKHOLM — The chief U.N. chemical weapons inspector says his team will return to Syria "within weeks" to complete the investigation it had sta...

Syria Gets UN's Largest-Ever Crisis Aid Contribution

AP | Posted 09.13.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. humanitarian chief has allocated $50 million to support the efforts of humanitarian agencies assisting the growing number o...

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...