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South Sudan Could Join UN Shortly After Independence

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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The president of the United Nations Security Council says south Sudan could become an official U.N. member as early as next week. The new nation, which will be known as the Republic of South Sudan, is set to mark its independence on Saturday. Germany’s U.N. Ambassador, Peter Wittig, who is serving as the council’s president […]

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UN Chief Names New Afghan Mission Official

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Britain’s Michael Keating as his new Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan. In a statement Wednesday, the U.N. mission in Afghanistan said Keating brings extensive experience in managing humanitarian emergencies and post-conflict recovery programs in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa. He replaces Robert Watkins of Canada, who has […]

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Sudan Grants UN Limited Access to Volatile Border Area

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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(Updates UN -SUDAN 6/30 new info graphs 4&5 ) The United Nation’s humanitarian agency says Sudan is allowing it limited access to a volatile border town in the country’s south but says many parts of the city are still off limits. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says its aid workers […]

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Sudan Grants UN Limited Access to Volatile Border Area

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nation’s humanitarian agency says Sudan’s government is allowing it limited access to a volatile border town in the country’s south but says many parts of the city are still off limits. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says its aid workers have been able to enter Kadugli, the capital […]

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UN-Backed Tribunal Issues Arrest Warrants in 2005 Hariri Assassination

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has issued indictments and arrest warrants for four suspects in the case. The joint international and Lebanese court in The Hague submitted the documents to Lebanese prosecutor general Saeed Mirza on Thursday, without disclosing the names of those charged. Lebanese officials […]

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UN Warns of Deepening Food Crisis in Somalia

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says a food crisis in Somalia is rapidly growing due to rising food prices and an ongoing drought in the region. The U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, Mark Bowden, warned Wednesday that many may die of malnutrition unless something is done to address the problem. Bowden said food prices in Somalia have […]

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UN Warns of Deepening Food Crisis in Somalia

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says a food crisis in Somalia is rapidly growing due to rising food prices and an ongoing drought in the region. The U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, Mark Bowen, warned Wednesday that many may die of malnutrition unless something is done to address the problem. Bowen said food prices in Somalia have […]

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UN-Backed Tribunal Issues Arrest Warrants in 2005 Hariri Assassination

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A U.N.-backed court investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has issued indictments and arrest warrants for four suspects in the case. Lebanese officials say the tribunal in The Hague submitted the documents to Lebanese prosecutor general Saeed Mirza on Thursday, without disclosing the names of those charged. Experts say that […]

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UN Criticizes China’s Failure to Arrest Sudan’s Bashir

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has criticized China for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during his visit to Beijing this week. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Thursday she is “disappointed” China welcomed Mr. Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court. The ICC has charged Mr. Bashir with war crimes, […]

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UN-Backed Tribunal Issues Arrest Warrants in Hariri Murder

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Lebanese media report the United Nations backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has issued four arrest warrants and a sealed indictment to Lebanon’s prosecutor general. The reports say at least two of the arrest warrants are for members of the Hezbollah militant group. Mr. Hariri’s son Saad Hariri, also […]

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