The United States is trying to persuade a key Syrian opposition group to drop its refusal to join planned peace talks, saying its participation is essential, a US official said Tuesday. The Syrian National Council, which is the biggest bloc within the Syrian opposition coalition, said at the weekend it would not attend the talks [...]
(UNITED NATIONS) — The Security Council has authorized a joint mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons — a necessary final step for the dangerous and unprecedented project. Show More Summary
Steve H. Hanke Syria: On September 27th, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution outlining the details of the turn over and dismantlement of Syria’s chemical weapons. Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, has...Show More Summary
United Nations (CNN) - [Breaking news update. 8:21 p.m.] The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to adopt a resolution that requires Syria to eliminate its arsenal of chemical weapons. The resolution places binding obligations on the nation.
1. UN Security Council reaches Syrian arms resolutionOn Thursday, the United Nations Security Council agreed on a resolution that will require Syria to give up its chemical weapons. Compromising to attain the support of Russia, the final...Show More Summary
The pan-Arab daily al-Hayat [Life] reports that 14 bands of fighters in Syria have broken with the moderate Syrian National Council led by Ahmad al-Jarba and have repudiated its Free Syrian Army. The importance of this development should not be underestimated. It will throw a scare into Baghdad and Amman, and will provoke serious thought [...]
(UNITED NATIONS) — President Barack Obama says the U.N. Security council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for the regime of President Bashar Assad if he doesn’t meet demands to dismantle his chemical stockpile. Show More Summary
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to give the official UN briefing on Syria's use of chemical weapons, Monday, September 16th beginning at approximately 12 noon ET. According to initial reports, the UN is expected...Show More Summary
President Obama has reportedly thrown his support behind the Russian proposal for the Syrian regime to turn its chemical weapons over to the international community, agreeing to talks at the United Nations Security Council. But at aShow More Summary
LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Britain, France and the United States will table a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons in the United Nations Security Council later on Tuesday, said British Prime Minister David Cameron, reacting to a Russian proposal for Syria to surrender such arms. Cameron, who said he had just spoken to U.S. Show More Summary
FRANCE thrust itself back to the centre of efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis by announcing on September 10th that it would put a resolution before the United Nations Security Council later in the day. This will warn Syria to dismantle...Show More Summary
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 9 (Reuters) - In a bid to help the U.N. Security Council overcome its "embarrassing paralysis," the U.N. chief said on Monday he may ask the council to demand Syria move its chemical arms stocks to Syrian sites where...Show More Summary
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon insisted Wednesday on the need for a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict and urged the UN Security Council to “unite,” as western nations apparently geared up for military measures against Damascus.
The opposition Syrian National Coalition called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting after at least 100 people reportedly died in an alleged gas attack by the army on Wednesday. “I call on the Security Council to convene urgently,” National Coalition leader Ahmed al-Jarba told Al-Arabiya news channel, condemning the Syrian army’s bombardment of the [...]
Britain's foreign secretary says the country will ask the United Nations Security Council to discuss claims of a chemical weapons attack near the Syrian capital, Damascus.
By ZACK BADDORF ISTANBUL (TRNS) – In an exclusive interview with Talk Radio News Service, the president of the Syrian National Council claims there are only “a few hundreds” of Islamist extremists fighting against the Syrian government. At his headquarters in Istanbul, George Sabra said the threat of the radical Islamists has been exaggerated. “Only [...]
The forthcoming informal meeting of UN Security Council members with the Syrian National Coalition should not be viewed as the opposition group’s recognition “in any official role,” Russia’s UN envoy said on Thursday.
International Developments ? Moscow says "US Plans for Syria Strikes at Odds With Peace Conference Idea". ? An informal meeting is scheduled between the UN Security Council and "members of the opposition Syrian National Committee", except...Show More Summary
UNITED NATIONS – Lebanon’s ambassador to the U.N. told the Security Council Tuesday that the estimated 1.2 million Syrian refugees in his country now represents one quarter of the Lebanese population. Framing that number to U.S. acting-Representative Rosemary DiCarlo, the President of the Security Council for the month of July, Dr. Nawaf Salam said the [...]
UNITED NATIONS — The deeply divided U.N. Security Council failed to approve a statement calling on the Syrian government to allow immediate access to 2,500 civilians trapped in the besieged city of Homs, where pro-regime troops have launched a major offensive to rebels from the opposition stronghold. Russia, Syria’s closest ally, and Western nations, which [...]