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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Renewed push at UN for Syria resolution followed by peace talks

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 10:58am by Reuters in United Nations

    ... Reuters in United Nations US President Obama called for larger diplomatic effort to end civil war US President Barack Obama appealed to the United Nations on Tuesday to back tough ... gas attack on August 21 that US officials say killed more than 1,400 people. In a bid to ensure Syria fulfills its promise, Obama’s challenge at the United Nations was to persuade world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1317390/renewed-push-un-syria-resolution-followed-peace-talks
  2. SYRIA

    UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 04:31pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse in United Nations UN assistant secretary-general Sigrid Kaag to lead the UN’s joint mission with chemical weapons watchdog The head of the United Nations on Sunday ... at the UN Development Program, has served since 2007 as the regional director for the Middle East and North Africa with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Amman. The mission she is set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1331498/un-names-envoy-syria-chemical-weapons
  3. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    United Nations slams Sri Lanka for early deportation of asylum seekers

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo UN 'dismayed' at early expulsion of refugees The UN's refugee agency has accused Sri Lanka of failing to respect international law by deporting Afghan and Pakistan refugees before their asylum claims could be assessed. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Sri Lankan authorities arrested 214 Afghan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565739/united-nations-slams-sri-lanka-early-deportation-asylum-seekers
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Two ways for Edward Snowden to get legal protection

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Joyce Ng, Lana Lam

    ... He can ask to be considered a refugee or claim he will be tortured if sent back Edward Snowden strongly supports the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees system, he told the South China Morning Post on Wednesday, although he refused to say whether he plans to apply for refugee status in Hong Kong. Going to the UNHCR is one of two ways he can seek legal protection while he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1260314/two-ways-edward-snowden-get-legal-protection
  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel’s Netanyahu dismisses Iran’s overtures to West as ruse

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 10:19am by Reuters in United Nations

    ... Reuters in United Nations Israel warns Iran it will respond to any attack Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday dismissed a charm offensive by Iran’s new president as a ruse ... the trustworthiness of Hassan Rowhani, Iran’s centrist president who has made diplomatic overtures to the United States and spoke by telephone last week with President Barack Obama. “Rowhani doesn’t sound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1322695/israels-netanyahu-dismisses-irans-overtures-west-ruse
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama tells world leaders diplomatic path with Iran must be tested

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 04:56pm by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... Reuters at the United Nations US President expected to build on diplomatic opportunities President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States was ready to engage diplomatically ... summit of world leaders at the United Nations, Obama said he wanted to put President Hassan Rouhani’s overtures to the test and challenged him to take concrete steps toward resolving Iran’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1316824/obama-address-iran-and-syria-un-speech
  7. News - Asia - KOREA

    UN chief urges North Korea not to conduct nuclear test

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 10:29am by Associated Press at the United Nations

    ... a group of journalists on Thursday that the United Nations has been trying to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea, but because of the crisis over a possible nuclear test and tensions ... Korea. He again urged key nations that have been trying to rein in the North’s nuclear program to call on Pyongyang to refrain from “any provocative measures, like conducting nuclear tests.”   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1145911/un-chief-urges-north-korea-not-conduct-nuclear-test
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India PM warns Pakistan to stop being ‘epicentre of terrorism’ ahead of summit

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 02:32pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse in United Nations Manmohan Singh says he shares Pakistan’s hopes for better relations Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned on Saturday that Pakistan must stop being “the epicentre of terrorism” if it wants better ties ahead of his first meeting with Nawaz Sharif. Singh will sit down for breakfast on Sunday on the sidelines of the United Nations summit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1320568/india-pm-warns-pakistan-stop-being-epicentre-terrorism-ahead-summit
  9. News - World - MALI

    Mali militants still a threat to West Africa, says UN chief

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... summary executions, arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, and destruction and looting of private property,” said Ban. Reports of retaliatory violence by the national army against Tuaregs had ... allows sufficient time to ensure that the elections actually contribute to enhancing stability and promoting national reconciliation.” The UN Security Council decided in April that the UN force ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1257127/mali-militants-still-threat-west-africa-says-un-chief
  10. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    UN adopts landmark treaty on global arms trade

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 02:46am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... major arms exporters, abstained. Many countries, including the United States, control arms exports. But there has never been an international treaty regulating the estimated US$60 billion global ... will not control the domestic use of weapons in any country, but it will require countries that ratify it to establish national regulations to control the transfer of conventional arms, parts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1205873/un-adopts-landmark-treaty-global-arms-trade

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