Articles Tagged 'U.N.'
At U.N., China delays U.S. bid to blacklist ships, companies over North Korea
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
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
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
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
ByÂ NEIL MacFARQUHAR, The New York Times
UNITED NATIONS â€”Â Syriaâ€™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 Syriaâ€™s enemies and that a dialogue on a political transition was still possible.
The minister, Walid al-Moallem, … READ MORE
New U.N. Syria envoy puts pressure on regime
By Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press
BEIRUT â€“ 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
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
By Declan McCullagh and Larry Downes, News.CNET.com
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