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  • U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to leave Syria by Saturday

    U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to leave Syria by Saturday
    WASHINGTON – A team of United Nations chemical weapons experts will leave Syria by Saturday with initial results from their investigation of the alleged use of poison-filled weapons banned under international treaty, officials said Thursday. The...
  • U.N. chemical weapons inspection team wraps up work in Syria

    U.N. chemical weapons inspection team wraps up work in Syria
    BEIRUT—The United Nations chemical weapons inspection team in Syria was reported to have wrapped up its field work Friday and was preparing to leave the war-torn country on Saturday. U.N. officials have generally described the 20-member...
  • What to look for when President Obama goes to the U.N.

    What to look for when President Obama goes to the U.N.
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama travels Monday to New York for a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, where he is scheduled to sit down with world leaders and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He will also address the General Assembly, focusing...
  • Obama urges U.N. to seize opportunity for Israeli-Palestinian peace

    Obama urges U.N. to seize opportunity for Israeli-Palestinian peace
    President Obama pledged his administration's commitment to seeking peace in the Middle East during his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, declaring that Palestinians "have a right to live in dignity in their own state."...
  • Alcohol at U.N. luncheon to blame for missed Rouhani-Obama meeting?

    Alcohol at U.N. luncheon to blame for missed Rouhani-Obama meeting?
    TEHRAN -- While Western analysts have been speculating that Iran's moderate new leader failed to meet with President Obama at the United Nations this week because of opposition from hard-liners at home, Iranian political commentators are blaming the...
  • Iranians eager for change disappointed Rouhani didn't offer more

    Iranians eager for change disappointed Rouhani didn't offer more
    TEHRAN -- Iranians pored over news accounts Wednesday of President Hassan Rouhani's speech to the United Nations General Assembly, with those eager to break out of Iran's isolation expressing disappointment that their new leader didn't meet with President...
  • Global Citizens music festival in NYC to feature Bono, Stevie Wonder ... LV congressman

     
    A Lehigh Valley congressman will be with the United Nations secretary general as well as music icons such as U2 frontman Bono and Stevie Wonder next weekend at a massive music festival in New York’s Central Park to focus on......
  • Joel Brinkley: The UN's rogue rapporteur

    If you're looking for someone to loathe, I have a strong candidate to offer: Richard Falk, the United Nations Human Rights Council's "special rapporteur" for the Palestinians. Falk has pursued a long and, shall I say, controversial career since he...
  • Syria peace talks will start in January, U.N. says

    Syria peace talks will start in January, U.N. says
    BEIRUT — Long-delayed peace talks designed to end the bloody conflict in Syria will begin Jan. 22 in Geneva, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Monday, amid growing international alarm about the rise of Islamic militant rebels...
  • Syria peace talks to begin Jan. 22, U.N. says

    Syria peace talks to begin Jan. 22, U.N. says
    BEIRUT -- Long-delayed peace talks designed to end the bloody conflict in Syria will be held on Jan. 22 in Geneva, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Monday. The so-called Geneva  2 negotiations -- sponsored by the United States...
  • France to send troops to Central African Republic as violence spreads

    France to send troops to Central African Republic as violence spreads
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- French officials said Tuesday that they would deploy troops to the Central African Republic amid reports of violent chaos and warnings that the country could be sliding toward a sectarian civil war. The French force would...
  • One Syrian rebel group balks on peace talks, another uncertain

    One Syrian rebel group balks on peace talks, another uncertain
    BEIRUT — A day after the United Nations unveiled a January date for long-anticipated Syrian peace talks, the head of the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army said Tuesday that his group had no intention of attending unless it was guaranteed that President...