Articles Tagged 'U.N.'

At U.N., China delays U.S. bid to blacklist ships, companies over North Korea

by Michelle Nichols
March 3, 2018
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – China delayed a U.S. request for a United Nations Security Council committee to blacklist 33 ships, 27 shipping companies, and a… READ MORE

North Korea Reportedly Sending Missile, Chemical Weapons Parts To Syria

February 28, 2018
North Korea has reportedly sent ballistic missile and chemical weapons components to Syria in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a draft of a… READ MORE

Trump announces new sanctions against North Korea

by S.A. Miller and Dave Boyer
February 23, 2018

President Trump is announcing the toughest U.S. sanctions ever on North Korea Friday. “We are launching the largest-ever set of new sanctions on the North… READ MORE

At U.N., Russia proposes new inquiry into chemical attacks in Syria

by Michelle Nichols
January 24, 2018
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia proposed on Tuesday that the U.N. Security Council create a new inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons… READ MORE

North Korea in ‘top-speed dash’ for May congress, Kim’s nuclear policy

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is poised to declare his signature ruling policy during a rare party congress in May and despite tough new… READ MORE

North Korea tells U.N. agencies it plans satellite launch

North Korea notified U.N. agencies on Tuesday that it plans to launch a satellite later this month, which could advance the isolated country’s development of… READ MORE

At U.N., Syria Blames Foes for Conflict and Says Refugee Crisis Was Invented

October 2, 2012
By NEIL MacFARQUHAR, The New York Times
UNITED NATIONS — Syria’s foreign minister told the United Nations on Monday that the violence racking his country was entirely the fault of other nations supplying the armed opposition, that the refugee crisis was concocted by Syria’s enemies and that a dialogue on a political transition was still possible. The minister, Walid al-Moallem, …

New U.N. Syria envoy puts pressure on regime

September 2, 2012

By Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press

BEIRUT – The U.N.’s new envoy to Syria told President Bashar Assad’s regime on Saturday that change is both “urgent” and “necessary” and that it must meet the “legitimate” demands of the Syrian people, words that will not win the seasoned Algerian diplomat and international trouble shooter any friends in Damascus. On his first day… READ MORE

U.N. chief to visit Iran in defiance of U.S., Israel

August 24, 2012
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Aug 22 (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend a summit meeting of leaders of non-aligned developing nations in Iran next week, defying calls from the United States and Israel to boycott the event, a U.N. spokesman said on Wednesday. U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters that Ban will be in Tehran Aug. 29-31… READ MORE

U.N. could tax U.S.-based Web sites, leaked docs show

June 10, 2012
By Declan McCullagh and Larry Downes, The United Nations is considering a new Internet tax targeting the largest Web content providers, including Google, Facebook, Apple, and Netflix, that could cripple their ability to reach users in developing nations. The European proposal, offered for debate at a December meeting of a U.N. agency called the International Telecommunication Union, would amend… READ MORE

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