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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.

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

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

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.

Syria to Be Referred to ICC? Not a Chance

To say that the United Nations Security Council has been underperforming or underachieving on the Syria file would be a colossal understatement. The Syrian rebellion against Bashar al-Assad is now in its fourth year -- the four deadliest...Show More Summary

Syrian government denies 3.5 million people access to UN aid

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The Syrian government is denying 3.5 million civilians access to UN aid convoys in defiance of a Security Council resolution that has seen the crisis worsen, Western powers warned Friday. Britain...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Syria's U.N. Aid Jam

Brushing aside vague threats from he United Nations Security Council, the Syrian government continued over the past month to lay siege to more than 220,000 of its own civilians, block the delivery of life-saving medicines to opposition...Show More Summary

Russia, China support United Nations aid to Syrians

WASHINGTON — Somehow, the United Nations Security Council approved more foreign aid to Syria to alleviate effects of the civil war for the civilian population. Reuters reported that Russia and China supported the aid resolution to boost access in Syria, after stalling the council on resolutions condemning the Syrian government for its role in the […]

Did Sochi Olympics Boost UN Resolution on Syrian Relief?

UNITED NATIONS -- For the first time the UN Security Council adopted a resolution on humanitarian aid to Syria, with its backers successfully bringing the issue to a vote before the Winter Olympics in Sochi ended. Russia (along with China) did not cast a veto on a Syrian measure as it did three times since the war began. Show More Summary

Russia Halts U.N. Condemnation of Aleppo Air Raids

(UNITED NATIONS) — Russia on Wednesday blocked a U.N. Security Council effort to denounce the Syrian government’s air strikes on rebels in the city of Aleppo with Scud missiles and barrel bombs that have killed some 700 civilians. The...Show More Summary

US, UK suspend Aid to Syrian “Moderates” as Fundamentalists Grab Western Supplies

(By Juan Cole) The United States and the United Kingdom have suspended aid to the Syrian National Council and its Free Syrian Army, headed by Gen. Salim Idriss, after FSA warehouses of…

US pushing Syrian opposition to join Geneva peace talks

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 [...]

U.N. Authorizes Plan to Destroy Syrian Weapons

(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

Syrian Pound Soars, Iran's Single Digit Inflation, and Other Troubled Currencies Project Updates

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

U.N. Security Council OKs resolution on Syrian chemical weapons

7 months agoNews : CNN's This Just In

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.

10 things you need to know today: September 27, 2013

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

Taliban on the Euphrates: Syria fighters Dump Moderate SNC, Aim for Fundamentalist State

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 [...]

Obama: U.N. Must Enforce Ban on Syrian Chem Weapons

(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

WATCH LIVE: UN Security Council Briefing on Syrian Chemical Weapons

7 months agoNews : Mediaite

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

Syrian Opposition: "We Don't Trust the Russians"

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

UN Resolution On Syria's Chemical Arms To Be Tabled By UK, France, U.S. On Tuesday

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

The French resolution

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

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