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Joshua Hersh

Syrian People Struggle To Survive Humanitarian Disaster Hidden From Western Eyes

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey -- In a weathered house in this small town on the Turkish border with Syria, four Syrian aid workers huddled around a bare desk insid...

UN Chemical Weapons Inspectors Returning To Syria

AP | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

GENEVA — The United Nations says the team of chemical weapons inspectors led by Swedish expert Ake Sellstrom will return to Syria on Wednesday. ...

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...

UN Panel Investigating 14 Possible Chemical Weapons Attacks

AP | By EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 11.15.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Careful not to blame either side for a deadly chemical weapon attack, U.N. inspectors reported Monday that rockets loaded with ...

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 ...

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...

Russia: UN Resolution Proposal 'Unacceptable'

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Russia told France on Tuesday that a proposal to adopt a U.N. Security Council resolution holding the Syrian government ...

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...

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...

Ryan Grim

Chomsky: Syria Strike Would Be 'War Crime' With Or Without Congressional Sign-Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A U.S.-led attack on Syria without United Nations support would be a war crime regardless of congressional approval, Noam Chomsky, the a...

UN Teams Tour Syria Attack Sites, Activists Say

AP | ALBERT AJI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — President Bashar Assad vowed Thursday that "Syria will defend itself" against Western military strikes over a suspected chemic...

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...

Syria Says It Will Allow UN Inspectors To Visit Supposed Attack Sites

AP | LEE KEATH and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria agreed Sunday to a U.N. investigation into last week's alleged chemical weapons attack outside Damascus – a deal a...

UN Inspectors Arrive In Damascus To Begin Chemical Weapons Probe

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — After months of drawn-out negotiations, United Nations experts arrived in Damascus on Sunday to begin their investigation into...

UN Distances Itself From Claim That Syrian Rebels Used Chemical Weapons

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | World

GENEVA, May 6 (Reuters) - U.N. war crimes investigators have reached no conclusions on whether any side in the Syrian war has used chemical weapons,...

UN Chief 'Gravely Concerned' By Israeli Strike

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2013 | World

(Adds detail) UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed "grave concern" on Thursday over reports...

With Paralysis Seizing the UN on Syria -- Is It Time for NATO to Take a View?

Michael Kay | Posted 12.24.2012 | World
Michael Kay

Whilst China and Russia besiege the Security Council by placing their own national interests ahead of the Syrian population, the other three fifths who hold permanent status may just have another card to play.

U.N. Chief Urges End To Syria Crisis

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 11.25.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded international action to stop the war in Syria, telling a somber gathering of world leade...

Syria, Human Rights and the United Nations

Ted Piccone | Posted 11.09.2012 | World
Ted Piccone

While Lakhdar Brahimi's mission on behalf of the U.N. Security Council and the Arab League to facilitate peace is admirable, he inherits a mandate that utterly failed, and conditions for peace have only gotten worse.

Tehran Visit Places Ban Ki-moon Between the Hammer and the Anvil

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.27.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

Ban Ki-moon enjoys a reputation of moral clarity and of boldness to criticize and to cling to principles. This week's visit to Tehran, where the Non-Aligned Summit is being held, represents a major test for him.

A Devastating Regional War Is Not Farfetched

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.10.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

Both China and Russia have used the Security Council to serve their own interests and within the formula of trade-offs between the two of them, not within the framework of the duties and responsibilities of countries that hold veto powers.

Twin Departures Signal Death Watch in Damascus

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 10.06.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

The flight to Jordan Monday of Syrian prime minister Riyad Farid Hijab demonstrates that growing numbers of longtime stalwarts of the Ba'ath party regime -- at least those from the country's Sunni majority -- now despair of a negotiated transition and want out.

White House Does Not Support U.N. Mission Extension In Syria

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, July 19 (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday criticized the vetoes of Russia and China of a U.N. Security Council sanctions...

U.N Demands Civilian Evacuation In Homs

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 06.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- The head of the U.N. observers' mission in Syria demanded Sunday that warring parties allow the evacuation of women, children, elderly and s...