Showing Archived Posts

UN Set to Pass Mali Resolution

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The U.N. Security Council is expected to pass a resolution Friday clearing the way for deployment of foreign troops to the troubled nation of Mali. The French mission to the U.N. put out a Twitter message saying the council will adopt the resolution Friday afternoon, New York time. Mali’s interim government has requested forces to […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Africa

France: UN Set to Pass Mali Resolution

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

France says the U.N. Security Council will pass a resolution Friday clearing the way for military intervention in the troubled nation of Mali. The French mission to the U.N. put out a Twitter message saying the council will adopt the resolution Friday afternoon, New York time. French officials say the resolution will ask the West […]

Tags: , Posted in Africa

UN Chief Names Envoy for Sahel Crisis

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a special envoy for Africa’s Sahel region who will focus on the troubled nation of Mali. Former Italian prime minister and European Commission president Romano Prodi was named to the newly-created post on Monday. In a statement, Mr. Ban said Prodi will help shape and mobilize international response […]

Tags: , Posted in Africa

UN Says World Hungry Now Under 1 Billion

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The United Nations food agency says nearly 870 million people around the world are chronically undernourished. The Food and Agriculture agency said in a report released Tuesday that one in eight people, or 12.5 percent of the global population, are suffering with hunger. The food agency says the new figure is lower than the recent […]

Tags: , , Posted in Europe

UN Report Paints Grim Picture for Youth in Somalia

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A new United Nations report is painting a bleak picture of life for youth in Somalia, especially women, and says a “powerful new vision” is needed to transform the country. The 2012 Somalia Human Development Report says the unemployment rate for Somalis age 30 and under is 67 percent – one of the highest rates […]

Tags: , , Posted in Africa

UN Chief Warns Burma’s Tensions Could Spread

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the unrest in Burma’s Rakhine state could hurt the country’s democratic reforms and spill across borders. Mr. Ban raised the subject Saturday during a meeting with Burma’s president, Thein Sein, and the head the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. He told Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, who heads the 57-nation group, […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

China Minister to UN: Japan ‘Stole’ Disputed Islands

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

China’s foreign minister says Japan’s recent purchase of disputed islands in the East China Sea is “illegal and invalid” and that the move does not affect Beijing’s historical claim to the rocky archipelago. In a speech late Thursday to the United Nations General Assembly, Yang Jiechi said the Japanese purchase “grossly violated” Chinese sovereignty. He […]

Tags: , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Netanyahu Calls for ‘Clear Red Line’ on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling on the world to draw a ‘clear red line’ on Iran’s nuclear program, warning it is the only way to prevent nuclear war. The Israeli leader made his comment to delegates at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday – using a diagram of a bomb – at times […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in Middle East

Palestinians Accuses Israel of Blocking Peace Process

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Israel for the broken down Middle East peace process saying Israel is rejecting a two-state solution and is instead trying to force the collapse of the Palestinian Authority. Mr. Abbas got a long round of applause as he took the podium at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday before criticizing […]

Tags: , , , , , Posted in Middle East

Thein Sein: Burma Experiencing “Amazing” Changes

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Burmese President Thein Sein says Burma has experienced “amazing” changes as its military-backed government strives to achieve democratic reforms. In his address to the U.N. General Assembly, Thein Sein said political prisoners are being granted amnesty, censorship in the media is being abolished, and people are participating more in the political process. He said Burma […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Calendar

September 2021
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  

Archives

Categories