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United Nations: Assad’s Barrel Bombs Continue to Kill Syrian Civilians

On the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the Security Council heard testimony Friday about the devastating effects of barrel bombs and other indiscriminate weapons being used against civilians in Syria, according to François Delattre, the French ambassador to the United Nations. Closed to the public, the hearings took place two days after U.N. Show More Summary

U.N. council told sound of helicopters has Syrians 'watching for death'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The sound of whirring helicopter blades fills Syrians with fear that "hell and fire" is about fall in a barrel bomb, a rescue worker told the United Nations Security Council on Friday as pressure mounts for the body to take action to stop civilian killings in Syria.

US Raid on Syrian Territory Not Coordinated With Assad's Government

US National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said the Syrian government “is not and cannot be a partner in the fight against ISIL."

Angelina Jolie At UN: Scolds UN For Failure To Help Syria

Here’s Angelina Jolie at the UN, and she didn’t mince words: the UN security council’s failure to act to help Syrian refugees was a travesty. RELATED: Angelina briefed the United Nations on her recent trip to a Syrian refugee camp. She...Show More Summary

Angelina Jolie Briefs UN Security Council on Syria Crisis (Video)

Angelina Jolie arrives for the United Nations Security Council Meeting on the situation in the Middle East and Syria on Friday morning (April 24) in New York City. The 39-year-old actress and activist briefed the UN on the Syrian refugee crisis and urged the world powers to do more to help those displaced throughout the [...]

Angelina Jolie To U.N.: 'We Are Failing To Save Lives In Syria'

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie briefed the United Nations Security Council on the Syrian refugee crisis Friday morning. Jolie, a special envoy on refugee issues, said that the UN has to do more to help the estimated 13.6 million people...Show More Summary

Angelina Jolie Slams UN Security Council For Handling of Syrian Conflict

Always willing to speak up for the disenfranchised, Angelina Jolie attended the United Nations Security Council Meetings on Middle East and Syria at UN Headquarters in New York City today (April 24). Looking lovely as usual, the “Mr....Show More Summary

Angelina Jolie To Beseech World Leaders To Help Syrian Refugees

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Actress Angelina Jolie is pleading with world powers to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council of being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict. Jolie is a special envoy for the U.N. Show More Summary

U.N. Security Council demands aid access for Syria's Yarmouk camp

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Monday demanded all parties to the Syrian civil war allow humanitarian aid to reach without obstruction the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus, a site that Islamist militants had recently seized.

Syria gas attack video moves UN Security Council envoys to tears

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Members of the United Nations Security Council teared up on Thursday when Syrian doctors showed a video of failed attempts to resuscitate three children after a chlorine gas attack in March, prompting renewed calls for accountability.

U.N. Security Council mulls how to help Syria's Yarmouk civilians

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council said on Monday it would look at how to help some 18,000 Palestinian refugees and Syrian civilians in a camp largely taken over by Islamic State as a top U.N. official suggested it consider measures to evacuate people.

Scholars Call for U.N. to Ban Trade in Syrian Antiquities

More than 80 prominent archaeologists and other scholars from around the world have signed an open letter calling on the United Nations Security Council to ban trade in Syrian antiquities, a market they say is now destroying Syria’s cultural heritage and providing funding for extremist groups. Show More Summary

Syria clashes as jihadists advance on rebel bastions

Syrian rebels on Saturday defended Marea, one of their main northern strongholds, against a rapid advance by Islamic State jihadists, a monitoring group and an activist said. The opposition Syrian National Council in exile called for the international community to attack IS positions not only in northern Iraq but also in Syria. Show More Summary

Hezbollah trading with Syrian refugee organs to finance its war effort, SNC

funeralThe Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group was accused by the Syrian National Council ( SNC) in a security report published by CNN Arabic of “trading with human organs” of Syrian refugees to finance its war effort in Syria due to the “financial hardship” the party has incurred during its defense of the Syrian regime. Show More Summary

Leaders of Iranian and Syrian opposition movements meet in Paris

On May 23, 2014, Mrs Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the NCRI (National Council of Resistance of Iran), and Mr Ahmad Jarba, the President of National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary, met in Paris to discuss common goals regarding the struggle of the Syrian and Iranian people for freedom in their respective nations. Show More Summary

Russia and China block UN measure to investigate Syrian war crimes

The United Nations General Assembly. Photo by Flickr user Paul VanDerWerf Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution on Thursday that would allow the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes from both sides...Show More Summary

Russia, China veto UN move to refer Syria to ICC

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China have vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution referring the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible war crimes.

UN vote on Syria crisis faces Russia veto, again

last yearNews : The Newsroom

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council faces a dramatic vote Thursday on referring the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible war crimes, with dozens of countries signing on to embarrass Russia which vowed to kill the measure that demands a path to justice.

Will Obama Relent on Syrian Anti-Aircraft Weapons?

Ahmed al-Jarba, the president of the Syrian National Coalition, and Brig. Gen. Abdul-Ilah al-Bashir, the top man of the opposition Supreme Military Council, are currently engaged in the most important foreign delegation of their lives. Show More Summary

Grim images of Syrian dead leave U.N. council members speechless

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures show people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings.

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