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US wants Iran out of Syria

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(United Nations) - US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Syria could no longer be a "safe haven for terrorists" and that it was important "we get Iran and their proxies out." Haley spoke to reporters after U.N. Syria mediator…

Arab group renews UNSC permanent seat demand

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(New York) - On behalf of the Arab group of states, Kuwait has renewed demand for a permanent seat for the group at the UN Security Council in the future reforms of the Council. Equitable representation at the UNSC is an essential pillar…

UNSC urged to intensify action on Yemen

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(New York) - The UN Human Rights High Commissioner has urged the Security Council to step up diplomatic efforts aimed at bringing about a ceasefire and, ultimately, peace, in Yemen. In a briefing to the chamber, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said…

Israel widens air attack, Gaza death toll hits 135

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Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque, Hamas-affiliated charities and an Islamic home for the disabled, as Palestinians said the death toll from the five-day offensive rose to…

UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

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(United Nations) - The U.N. Security Council met in emergency session as violence escalated in eastern Ukraine, hours before a deadline for pro-Russian protesters to lay down their arms or face Ukrainian troops. Russia called the meeting…

UN unanimously adopts Syria aid resolution

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(New York) - The UN Security Council has adopted a unanimous but non-binding resolution, calling for humanitarian aid convoys to be allowed access across war-torn Syria, but diplomats immediately voiced doubt about its effectiveness. Syria's…

UAE, Arab League back Saudi on UN Council Move

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(Abu Dhabi) - UAE has followed with great interest the decision of Saudi Arabia to turn down a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, said UAE Foreign Minister His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. “The United Arab…