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U.N. Security Council Welcomes Syria Truce Despite Rebels' Warnings

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

The United Nations Security Council on Saturday welcomed a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war, but rebel groups threatened to abandon the two-day-old truce if violations persisted. A resolution welcoming the ceasefire, the third truce...Show More Summary

U.N. Security Council welcomes Syria truce, rebels warn they could abandon it

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Saturday welcomed a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war, but rebel groups threatened to abandon the two-day-old truce if violations persisted.

U.N. Security Council Endorses Syria Ceasefire Brokered By Russia And Turkey

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Saturday adopted a resolution endorsing a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war brokered by Russia and Turkey. Russia and Turkey announced the ceasefire this week, the third truce...Show More Summary

Britain, France Push U.N. Syria Ban, Sanctions Over Gas Attacks

Britain and France want the United Nations Security Council to ban the sale or supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist 11 Syrian military commanders and officials over chemical weapons attacks during the nearly...Show More Summary

Syrian Government Names American Among Foreign Terrorists Caught In Aleppo [Video]

The Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, Bashar Ja’afari, held a press conference on Monday during which he addressed a United Nations Security Council Resolution 2328, which is a demand for “immediate, unhindered access” for agents to monitor the evacuation of civilians from the city of Aleppo. Show More Summary

U.N. Security Council votes to deploy monitors to Aleppo to prevent 'mass atrocities'

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution urging immediate deployment of monitors to former rebel-held eastern Aleppo, which France says is critical to prevent "mass atrocities" by Syrian forces, and especially militias. The resolution adopted Monday calls for the...

U.N. Wants Bigger Role Monitoring Aleppo Evacuations

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote Sunday on a French-drafted resolution aimed at ensuring that U.N. officials can monitor evacuations from besieged parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo and the protection of civilians who...Show More Summary

'Are you incapable of shame?': Samantha Power criticises Syria, Iran and Russia – video

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, tells the security council that the Syrian government and its allies Russia and Iran bare responsibility for killings of civilians in Aleppo. Using strong language, she accuses the three member states of putting a “noose” around civilians living in Aleppo. Show More Summary

'Is there literally nothing that can shame you?': US ambassador Power attacks Russia, Assad over 'crimes' in Aleppo

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power directly confronted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies during a UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday with a fierce address. "To the Assad regime, Russia,...Show More Summary

Russia Wins Again -- Aleppo Falls

Here’s CNN: The Syrian government has established control over eastern Aleppo, Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations, told the UN Security Council on Tuesday. “Over the last hour we’ve received information that the...Show More Summary

'Is there literally nothing that can shame you?': US ambassador Power attacks Russia, Assad over 'crimes' in Aleppo

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power directly confronted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies during a UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday with a fierce address. "To the Assad regime, Russia,...Show More Summary

Neolithic Syrians were first to domesticate cereals

(Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)) Eleven-thousand years ago, a Syrian community began a practice which would change man's relationship with his surroundings forever: the initiation of cereal domestication and, with it, the commencement of agriculture, a process which lasted several millennia. Show More Summary

France calls for immediate UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo violence

French foreign affairs minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on Tuesday for an immediate United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which has been devastated by fighting.

U.N. says nearly 1 million Syrians besieged; U.S. names, shames commanders

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The number of besieged Syrians has more than doubled over the past year to nearly one million, the United Nations aid chief told the Security Council on Monday, as the United States named 13 Syrian military commanders it accused of killing civilians.

Dear Mayor Giuliani: We can’t turn our backs on Syrian Refugees

Akil Awan | (Informed Comment) | – – I recently visited Jordan as part of my work on political violence and youth radicalisation for the United Nations on Security Council Resolution 2250.…

Russia loses seat on U.N. Human Rights Council over its role in Syrian war

Russia lost its seat on the main United Nations body devoted to human rights on Friday, signaling international dismay over the military power’s conduct in Syria. The vote was to select countries to represent Eastern Europe on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Russia lost by two votes to Croatia and by 32 votes to […]

Russia hits out at UN aid chief over 'kill zone' Aleppo

Russia angrily accused the United Nations' aid chief of bias and arrogance on Wednesday after he told the Security Council that Aleppo had become a "kill zone" under Russian and Syrian bombs. The accusations in turn drew sharp responses from the United States, Britain and France in one of the stormiest council sessions on Syria in weeks. Show More Summary

International inquiry blames Syrian government forces for third gas attack

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An international inquiry has blamed Syrian government forces for a third toxic gas attack, according to a confidential report to the United Nations Security Council seen by Reuters on Friday.

Syrian people fall victim to Western double standards, claims Russian security chief

4 months agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The head of Russia’s Security Council has said that the biased and selfish approach demonstrated by Western nations is the main cause of the dire situation in which the Syrian people currently find themselves. Read Full Article at RT.com

Get Real Russia

I was shocked to wake up and read that Russia was furious over the deaths of Syrian government forces -- from a US airstrike -- and that it was calling an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council. Are you kidding me?Show More Summary

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