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As Israel continues strikes, Palestinians draft UN resolution urging cease-fire

Jul 12, 2014

As Israel continues strikes, Palestinians draft UN resolution urging cease-fire

parties in the conflict to abide by their obligations under the Geneva Convention on the protection of civilians in war, to refrain from actions that could
UN urges Europe to take in more Syrian refugees

Jul 12, 2014

UN urges Europe to take in more Syrian refugees

Geneva, July 12 (IANS) The UN refugee agency Friday called for European countries to grant asylum to a growing number of Syrian refugees, many of
U.N. rights boss doubts legality of Israel's Gaza offensive

Jul 12, 2014

U.N. rights boss doubts legality of Israel's Gaza offensive

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief on Friday voiced serious doubts that Israeli's military operation against Gaza complied with
U.N. asks Europe to take Syrian refugees as region saturated

Jul 12, 2014

U.N. asks Europe to take Syrian refugees as region saturated

GENEVA (Reuters) - Europe must open its doors to more Syrian refugees, having welcomed only a "miniscule" number while Syria's neighbours
Russia seeks UN Security Council's action on Ukraine

Jul 12, 2014

Russia seeks UN Security Council's action on Ukraine

, show support of the April 17 Geneva declaration and recent Berlin agreement on sustainable ceasefire, Xinhua quoted Vitaly Churkin, Russia's envoy to the
Palestinians flex legal rights; U.N. condemns rockets, civilian deaths

Jul 11, 2014

Palestinians flex legal rights; U.N. condemns rockets, civilian deaths

Geneva Conventions on the conduct of war and occupations."Israel has clearly violated and abdicated its responsibility as an occupying power to ensure
U.N. urges Saudi Arabia to release activists, halt lashings

Jul 10, 2014

U.N. urges Saudi Arabia to release activists, halt lashings

GENEVA (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights official called on Saudi Arabia on Thursday to release activists she said had been arrested
De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as U.N. Syria mediator - diplomats

Jul 10, 2014

De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as U.N. Syria mediator - diplomats

UNITED NATIONS/GENEVA (Reuters) - Veteran United Nations official Staffan de Mistura, a former U.N. special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq, will
Syria's Western-backed opposition elects new president

Jul 10, 2014

Syria's Western-backed opposition elects new president

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's Western-backed opposition, the National Coalition, elected Hadi al-Bahra, chief negotiator at the Geneva peace talks, as
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