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South Sudan activists say intimidated for meeting diplomats
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudanese activists say they face government intimidation in retaliation for meeting with the visiting U.N. Security Council last weekend, and some have fled the turbulent country.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | United Nations United States United Nations Security Council United Nations Charter Republic of China United Nations General Assembly Kofi Annan Peacekeeping
UN urges more airline passenger info in anti-terror fight
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. political chief on Tuesday urged the world's nations to share information about airline passengers as part of a stepped up response to the growth of "transnational terrorism" sparked by the Islamic State group's expanding areas of attack. Jeffrey Feltman also told the U.N. Security ...
1 points by The Washington Times | United States United Nations United Nations Security Council United Nations Charter Secretary-General of the United Nations Extremism United Nations General Assembly Republic of China
Education a leading victim of conflict, says U.N. hopeful
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Education is a leading, and hidden, casualty of war, with some 3 million children out of school in Syria alone, said Irina Bokova, a Bulgarian diplomat hoping to become the next head of the United Nations, on Tuesday.
15 points by Reuters | United Nations Ban Ki-moon Diplomacy Secretary-General of the United Nations Reuters United Nations Security Council Thomson Reuters United Nations General Assembly
Iran to impose restrictions on US individuals, entities in retaliation for new US sanctions
Tehran has denounced new sanctions imposed on Iran by the US and said it would in response impose legal restrictions on American individuals and entities helping "regional terrorist groups", according to Iran’s Foreign Ministry statement quoted by TV. Read Full Article at RT.com
3615 points by Russia Today | United Nations United Nations Security Council United Nations Charter Republic of China United States Korean War United Nations General Assembly Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of U.N. debate
UNITED NATIONS — World leaders from Pakistan to Ukraine unleashed their regional grievances Wednesday, taking the stage of the U.N. General Assembly to rage against their neighbors and presenting a picture of a chaotic world consumed by intractable conflicts.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | United Nations Ban Ki-moon United Nations General Assembly United States World War II United Nations Security Council Nawaz Sharif Barack Obama
Paris Climate Deal Picks Up Momentum
A global climate agreement moved closer toward taking effect by the end of the year, as 30 more nations ratified it during a special meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
29 points by The Wall Street Journal | United Nations General Assembly United Nations Climate Weather Climate change Management Solar variation Oceanic climate
Kerry calls for no aircraft flying over key Syria aid routes
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wants all aircraft over key humanitarian routes in northern Syria grounded in order to give peace a chance. Kerry told the U.N. Security Council that such a step could restore credibility ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | United Nations United States United Nations Security Council United Nations Charter Republic of China Korean War United Nations General Assembly Russia
Reflective Obama Contrasts Prosperity, Instability in Final U.N. Speech
President Obama, in his eighth and final address to the U.N. General Assembly, tried to reconcile the global paradox that he says has taken shape during his two terms in office: a world more prosperous than at any time in recent history, yet rife with political and security crises.
370 points by The Wall Street Journal | United States Barack Obama Illinois United Nations General Assembly Iraq War Democratic Party United Nations Nobel Peace Prize laureates
Oil leaving Libyan ports
Daniel J. GraeberTRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A tanker filled with more than 700,000 barrels of oil has left Libya for Italy from a port closed for about two years, according to published reports Wednesday.
21 points by UPI | United States United Nations United Nations Security Council Petroleum United Press International United Kingdom News World Communications United Nations General Assembly
At U.N., Obama offers a defense of a liberal world order under siege
The president calls for a “course correction” to save his vision of an interconnected world.
642 points by The Washington Post | United Nations President of the United States United States World War II United Nations General Assembly President Iraq War Barack Obama
Obama guidance, press schedule Sept. 20, 2016. United Nations
Below, from the White House… THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2016   DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016   In the morning, the President will deliver remarks at the Opening Session: 71st Session of the General Assembly. The First Lady will also attend. […]
5 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Ban Ki-moon United Nations Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan United Nations Secretariat South Korea United Nations General Assembly
Obama’s Final U.N. Address as President
A New York Times correspondent analyzes President Obama's last speech before the United Nations General Assembly, in which the president discussed the pros and cons of globalization.
102 points by The New York Times | United Nations United Nations General Assembly United States President of the United States Democratic Party Franklin D. Roosevelt Terrorism George W. Bush
Syria Aid Convoys Suspended After Attack; U.N. Leader Condemns ‘Cowards’
United Nations officials were dumbfounded by the airstrike, which occurred after the Syrian military declared that a partial cease-fire was over.
-1 points by The New York Times | United Nations Ban Ki-moon Humanitarian aid Geneva Syria Humanitarianism Secretary-General of the United Nations United Nations General Assembly
UN reform is long overdue
"Whatever may be the nature of the uncertainties and the tensions in which the world is placed today, and whatever may be their causes, there should be no problem that cannot be resolved peacefully with the united strength of 80 nations which now constitute our organization."
575 points by CNN | United Nations United Nations Security Council Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Peacekeeping United Nations General Assembly Republic of China Nuclear weapon United Nations Charter
Watch live: President Obama speaks at UN General Assembly
USA TODAY will have live coverage of this event.       
702 points by USA Today | United Arab Emirates United Nations General Assembly President of the United States United States United Nations Nobel Peace Prize laureates Barack Obama Democratic Party
Syria: Truce is over
Syria’s military on Monday declared that the week-long U.S.-Russian brokered cease-fire was over as the government and opposition traded accusations over mounting violations.The U.S. said it’s prepared to extend the fractured truce, and Russia – after blaming rebels for the violations – suggested it...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | United Nations Syria Humanitarian aid United States Damascus Lebanon United Nations General Assembly Muhammad Naji al-Otari
U.N. refugee plan seeks to standardize responses
World leaders Monday approved a declaration aimed at providing a more coordinated and humane response to the refugee crisis that has strained resources and sparked divisions from Africa to Europe.The issue of what to do about the world’s 65.3 million displaced people took center stage at the U.N. Ge...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | United Nations Ban Ki-moon United Nations General Assembly Refugee Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan Displaced person Europe
Obama led the world downward into chaos
President Obama will surely put his best spin on his legacy Tuesday in his eighth and final speech to the United Nations General Assembly. But even his biggest fans must struggle to ignore the spread of mayhem on his watch, in the Mideast and beyond. The president is likely to highlight his oh-so-historic diplomacy, from...
2056 points by New York Post | United States Barack Obama Syria United Arab Emirates President of the United States Bashar al-Assad Inauguration of Barack Obama United Nations General Assembly
Does the United Nations need a makeover?
World leaders gather in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly.
261 points by Al Jazeera English | Ban Ki-moon United Nations Secretary-General of the United Nations League of Nations Kofi Annan United Nations General Assembly United Nations Secretariat United Nations Association
Syrian Military Declares Cease-Fire Over, but U.S. Says Talks With Russia Continue
The declaration by the Syrian military was another signal that the diplomatic effort to halt the conflict was verging on failure.
1427 points by The New York Times | Syria Bashar al-Assad Terrorism United Nations United States United Nations General Assembly Humanitarian aid Sudan
Kerry: Syria truce 'holding but fragile' despite violence
Secretary of State John Kerry says the week-old truce in Syria brokered by the U.S. and Russia is "holding but fragile" despite persistent violence and a lack of aid deliveries to besieged communities. Speaking Monday on the sidelines of ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Vietnam War Russia United Nations Democratic Party Massachusetts New York United Nations General Assembly World Health Organization
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina goes to Bangabhaban to meet President Md Abdul Hamid
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has gone to the Bangabhaban to meet President Md Abdul Hamid prior to her 12-day tour of Canada and the USA.
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