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UN renews Western Sahara force without changes Africans wanted

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council renewed for another year the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara but failed to accept African Union recommendations for changes to the force's mandate.

Yemen's VP Bahah urges Houthis to stop targeting cities: media

RIYADH (Reuters) - Yemen's Vice President Khaled Bahah, a politician respected across the country's spectrum of factions, called on Houthi forces to stop advances on cities and heed a U.N. Security Council demand for an end to fighting, local media reported.

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 criticizes UN security council for paralysis over Syria

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Actor Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the UN security council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria’s four-year conflict. Jolie briefed the council as special envoy for the UN on refugee issues. Syria’s ambassador...

U.N. chief appoints a Mauritanian diplomat as new Yemen envoy

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named a Mauritanian diplomat on Saturday as his envoy to Yemen, charged with trying to broker peace in the Arabian Peninsula country. Ban notified the U.N. Security Council on Thursday of his intention to appoint Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed to replace Jamal Benomar, a Moroccan diplomat who brokered a 2011 […]

Here's What the Social Science Says About Countering Violent Extremism

This post is adapted from an address in the UN Security Council's Ministerial Debate on "The Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace." I am an anthropologist. Anthropologists, as a group, study the diversity...Show More Summary

Angelina Jolie’s Denouncing Of UN’s Poor Efforts In Syria May Be Misguided

Angelina Jolie is well known for her philanthropy and close ties to conflict in Africa and the Middles East. After scolding the UN’s Security Council, many have questioned her true interest in Syria. According to a recent report by The...Show More Summary

Scott Atran on Youth, Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace

On 23 April, 2015, Prof. Scott Atran, addressed the UN Security Council, to our knowledge the first time an anthropologist has ever been asked to speak to this body. In particular, he spoke to the Ministerial Debate on ‘The Role … Continue reading » The post Scott Atran on Youth, Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace appeared first on Neuroanthropology.

US Arctic Council Agenda to Focus on Ocean Security, Climate Change - Kerry

John Kerry said that the US chairmanship of the Arctic Council will focus on ocean safety, climate change, and improving living conditions for the Arctic communities.

UN Envoy Angelina Jolie Pleads For Syrian Refugees, Condemns World Body For Failing To Act

Angelina Jolie, Academy Award winning actress and UN Special Envoy, criticized the world body for failing to act in Syria and defend the millions of refugees fleeing the conflict. Jolie spoke to the Security Council and urged the world...Show More Summary

Watch Angelina Jolie Call on the U.N. to Save Lives in Syria

The actress and U.N. special envoy pleaded with the security council to take action

Angelina Jolie Speaks Out For an Important Cause

4 days agoNews : CitizenSugar

Angelina Jolie made a special trip to NYC to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting on the Middle East and Syria on Friday. As the Special Envoy of the High Commissioner For Refugees, Angelina highlighted the refugee crisis...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 [...]

U.N. aid chief urges Syria sanctions, Jolie pleads for refugee help

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations aid chief urged the Security Council on Friday to impose an arms embargo and sanctions in Syria for violations of humanitarian law as special envoy Angelina Jolie pleaded with council members to visit millions of Syrian refugees.

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

4 days 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

4 days 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

Experts tell U.N. council: Feeling left out drives youth to Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Most European youth who travel to Iraq and Syria to fight with Islamic State militants do so because they do not feel at home in Europe, academics told a United Nations Security Council meeting chaired Thursday by Jordan's 20-year-old crown prince.

Russia’s Sale of the S-300 to Iran Will Shift Military Balance

5 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

It’s been widely reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to sell the Russian-made S-300 missile system to Iran. This sale has been planned for years, but it was put on hold in 2010 when the U.N. Security Council adopted...Show More Summary

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