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  • Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations envoy to Syria, announces resignation

     Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations envoy to Syria, announces resignation
    The United Nations special representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, announced his resignation Tuesday, two years after taking on a position that he had described as "nearly impossible." The announcement of the veteran Algerian diplomat's departure...
  • Mortar round kills dozens of Assad supporters at Syrian rally

    Anti-government rebels lobbed a mortar shell at a campaign rally supporting President Bashar Assad in southern Syria on Friday, killing several dozen people and wounding many others, according to state media and opposition sources. The attack heightened...
  • Olympic movement, U.N. sign accord to use sports to promote peace

    Olympic movement, U.N. sign accord to use sports to promote peace
    In the wake of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games -- where gay rights became a big part of the story -- the International Olympic Committee and the United Nations signed an agreement Monday, vowing to "use sport to build a better world." "Sport can change...
  • U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base

    U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — At least 12 people were killed when an armed mob overran a United Nations peacekeeping camp in Bor, South Sudan, in an attack targeting ethnic Nuer. South Sudan was torn by ethnic violence when the country's ruling...
  • U.S., European allies to step up sanctions on Russia

    U.S., European allies to step up sanctions on Russia
    WASHINGTON — Frustrated by the failure of Western sanctions and diplomacy to stop Russia from seizing Crimea, the Obama administration and its allies scrambled Wednesday to devise new and tougher economic penalties in hope of preventing President...
  • International Day of Happiness: World, Pharrell Williams get happy

    There's one day devoted to happiness around the world, and this is it.  The United Nations established March 20 as International Day of Happiness in June 2012. Odds are, at that time, many in the General Assembly were not familiar with Pharrell Williams...
  • Obama impone sanciones a aliados de Putin, Rusia da nuevo paso para anexar Crimea

    Obama impone sanciones a aliados de Putin, Rusia da nuevo paso para anexar Crimea
      jueves 20 de marzo de 2014 13:59 GYT   Imprimir [-] Texto [+]   ++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ 1 de 1Tamaño Completo Por   () - El presidente estadounidense, Barack Obama, anunció el jueves sanciones contra individuos rusos que...
  • U.N. peacekeepers authorized for Central African Republic

    The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously authorized a nearly 12,000-member peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic, where fighting between Christians and Muslims has been raging for months. The U.N. force will take over...
  • In India, death of 'Minister Twitter's' wife shocks New Delhi

    In India, death of 'Minister Twitter's' wife shocks New Delhi
    NEW DELHI -- The wife of a prominent Indian politician was found dead of an apparent suicide in her hotel room Friday night after engaging in a Twitter feud with a Pakistani journalist she accused of having an affair with her husband. The politician,...
  • Gunmen storm Kabul restaurant; 3 U.N. personnel among 14 killed

    Gunmen storm Kabul restaurant; 3 U.N. personnel among 14 killed
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- In one of the deadliest attacks in the Afghan capital in months, a team of attackers stormed a Lebanese restaurant popular with Westerners on Friday night and sprayed gunfire across the busy dining room, killing at least 14 people...
  • Syria opposition threatens to pull out of talks after U.N. invites Iran

    Syria opposition threatens to pull out of talks after U.N. invites Iran
    BEIRUT -- A furor has erupted about the United Nations’ decision to invite Iran -- a staunch backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad -- to a long-anticipated Syrian peace conference scheduled to begin Wednesday in Switzerland. The main U.S.-backed...
  • U.N. disinvites Iran from attending Syria peace conference

    U.N. disinvites Iran from attending Syria peace conference
    BEIRUT – Bowing to intense pressure from Washington and its allies, the United Nations on Monday rescinded its invitation to Iran to participate in a long-awaited Syrian peace conference scheduled to begin on Wednesday in Switzerland. The move...