Arms trade treaty negotiations begin, Syria casts shadow
UNITED NATIONS - Delegates from around the world gather in New York on Monday for the start of month-long U.N.-hosted negotiations to hammer out the first-ever binding treaty to regulate the global weapons market, valued at more than $60 billion a year.
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U.N. monitors in Syria report new massacre
The bodies of 13 men are found near Dair Alzour. U.N. Security Council struggles to save envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan. BEIRUT — United Nations monitors in Syria reported a new massacre Wednesday as diplomats at U.N. headquarters in New York scrambled to revive the faltering peace plan devised by special envoy Kofi Annan.
Syrian conflict: 38 per cent of Syrians needing humanitarian aid
That’s according to a new report from the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) which has called the situation in Syria a “humanitarian catastrophe”.
Peacekeepers in Golan Abducted but Released
Armed men broke into a United Nations outpost in a buffer zone separating Israel and Syria to kidnap the three military observers, the group’s peacekeeping chief said on Thursday.
U.N. condemns Assad forces, but unease grows about rebels
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces and praised the opposition on Wednesday, but a decline in support for the resolution suggested growing unease about extremism among Syria's fractious rebels.
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