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KRG delegation to visit UNSC member states to win support

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
A delegation of Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s leaders will begin a series of visits to the UN Security Council permanent member states to attract support after the Kurdistan Regional Government’s controversial independence referendum in September, a Russian ne ...

UN Security Council Asks All Sides in Iraq to Refrain from Use of Force

BAS News - 2017-10-19 10:54
ERBIL — The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday expressed concern over recent reports of violence near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq. “Council members called on all sides to refrain from the threat and use of force, and to engage in constr ...

Masrour Barzani: Baghdad's Reactions against Referendum Unconstitutional

BAS News - 2017-10-04 18:04
ERBIL— Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) on Wednesday described the measures that Baghdad has taken against Kurdistan in the wake of its independence referendum as "unconstitutional." As he received UN Special Envoy to Iraq Jan Kubis ...

UN Security Council expresses concern over Kurdistan Referendum

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-23 00:02
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday voiced concerns over the Sep. 25 referendum in the Kurdistan Region, claiming it would destabilize the region. “The members of the Security Council expressed c ...

UN Security Council Passes Resolution to Investigate into IS Crimes

BAS News - 2017-09-21 21:29
ERBIL — The UN Security Council passed a new resolution on Wednesday, supporting the investigation of crimes committed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. The resolution was drafted by the United Kingdom and Iraq, and was supported by all 15 mem ...

Iraq Bans Banking with North Korea

BAS News - 2017-08-10 13:57
ERBIL — Iraq decided on Wednesday to ban all its banks from dealing with North Korea based on a UN Security Council resolution which prohibits all financial deals with Pyongyang. “All banks and non-bank financial institutions must take caution and not de ...

UN Security Council Decries Attack On Iraqi Embassy in Kabul

BAS News - 2017-08-01 10:57
ERBIL — The United Nation's Security Council strongly condemned Monday’s terrorist attack against the Iraqi embassy in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, carried out by four Islamic State (IS) members. “The members of the Security Council condemned in the st ...

IS Vicious Attacks Continue Targeting Mosul Civilians

BAS News - 2017-07-19 00:15
IZMIR — Civilians in Mosul and other parts of Iraq continue suffering from vicious attacks carried out by the Islamic State (IS), the United Nations (UN) envoy for Iraq said on Monday. Jan Kubis told the UN Security Council on Monday, that IS supporters ...

Pentagon clarifies warning to Syria against use of chemical weapons

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-28 12:49
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley holds up photos of victims of the Syrian chemical attack during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at UN headquarters, April 5, 2017, in New York City. (Photo: Getty Images) ...

Syria says US strikes damage no less than IS

KurdPress - 2017-06-06 11:45
Syria Foreign Ministry said in two separate letters to the UN and its Security Council that the damages inflicted on the Syrians’ lives by US air strikes are in no way less than those by the terrorist groups. ...

UN Security Council to Hold Session on Situation in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-05-21 22:13
ERBIL — The United Nations Security Council is set to hold a session about the situation of Iraq on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. New York time (10 p.m. Baghdad time). The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, will brie ...

France, UK, US demands probe into Syria gas attack

Waar Media - 2017-04-05 12:46
WAAR-DUHOK: Britain, France and the United States on Tuesday presented a draft resolution to the UN Security Council condemning the suspected chemical attack in Syria and demanding a full investigation. The text, obtained by AFP, called on the Organisati ...

France calls UN for meeting after suspected Syria chemical attack

Waar Media - 2017-04-04 16:30
WAAR-DUHOK: France’s foreign minister on Tuesday called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council after a suspected gas attack on Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, Reuters reported on Tuesday. “A new and particularly serious chemic ...

Turkey army should leave Syria: Damascus

KurdPress - 2017-03-14 10:58
Syrian foreign Ministry has told the UN Security Council and its secretary general that Turkish forces end their occupation of Syrian soil. ...

Iraq Could Refuse UN Help Over IS Crimes Investigation

BAS News - 2017-03-12 01:07
LEEDS — The United Kingdom is currently going through a process of drafting a UN Security Council resolution aiming to establish rules for an investigation and prosecution of IS militants based on the crimes committed by them, Reuters reported. The proce ...

Debates and Tensions Follow UNSC Session on IS Chemical Attack

BAS News - 2017-03-11 16:27
ISTANBUL — Tensions followed UN Security Council's closed session concerning the alleged use of chemical weapons by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's Mosul. The session convened at Russia’s intitiative on Friday. It followed reports by the the Inter ...

Staffan de Mistura: New round of Syria talks set for March 23

Waar Media - 2017-03-09 10:23
WAAR-DUHOK: The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura plans to start the next round of talks between Damascus and the opposition on March 23. Talking to reporters after a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday he ...

Russia and China veto Syria sanctions

Waar Media - 2017-03-01 11:32
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia and China have vetoed a UN resolution to impose sanctions on Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons. It is the seventh time Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to protect the Syrian government. China has also vet ...

UN Security Council Condemns Last Week Terrorist Attack in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-02-24 02:08
It calls for serious efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice ERBIL — The members of the UN Security Council have strongly condemned the “cowardly and heinous terrorist attack” in Baghdad earlier on February 16th, as the result of which 50 people los ...

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

Waar Media - 2017-02-14 13:59
WAAR-DUHOK: United Nations Security Council on Monday “strongly condemned” North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launches, calling them a “grave violation” of the isolated island nation’s international obligations. “The members of the Security Council d ...

Iranian MP slams UN’s inaction on Syrian crisis

KurdPress - 2017-01-08 09:01
An Iranian Parliament member blamed the United Nation’s inaction on Syria crisis and stated that “the UN Security Council should take a strategic role to handle the Syrian crisis and bring peace and safety to the region.” ...

UN council welcomes Syria ceasefire move by Russia and Turkey

The Guardian - 2017-01-01 03:46
Security council passes resolution welcoming effort to end five-year civil war brokered by Moscow and Ankara The UN security council has unanimously adopted a resolution welcoming efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the nearly six year conflict in Syria a ...

UN to vote on Russia’s Syria ceasefire deal

Waar Media - 2016-12-31 14:50
Waar, Duhok: The UN Security Council is to vote on a Russian resolution endorsing the ceasefire agreement in Syria. The UN Security Council is going to vote on a Russian resolution approving the ceasefire deal in war-torn Syria. Russian draft text calls f ...

Syria ceasefire holds as Russia and Turkey seek UN support

The Guardian - 2016-12-31 03:15
Russia to ask security council to endorse bilateral pact with Turkey amid concerns over reports of fighting near DamascusA ceasefire across Syria appeared to be holding on Friday as its brokers, Russia and Turkey, sought support at the UN security council ...

Thoughts on the US abstention at UN about Israel settlements

Seth Frantzman - 2016-12-25 00:58
Within minutes of the US abstaining on a resolution at the UN Security Council opposing Israeli settlement activity and condemning terror, many voices came out condemning it and wondering what […] ...

Yezidi Survivor Nadia Murad Urges UN Security Council to Act

The Kurdish Project - 2016-12-25 00:15
Yezidi survivor and activist Nadia Murad strongly urged the UN Security Council to act on ending the genocide of the Yezidi people. The post Yezidi Survivor Nadia Murad Urges UN Security Council to Act appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

UN to vote Monday on sending observers to Aleppo

Dailymail - 2016-12-19 04:39
The UN Security Council will vote Monday on a French-drafted resolution to quickly deploy UN observers to Aleppo, with Russia, Syria's ally, giving cautious ... ...

Syria: tens of thousands flee Aleppo before UN emergency talks

The Guardian - 2016-12-01 03:54
More than 50,000 leave amid continuing government bombardment that reportedly killed at least 21 people on WednesdayMore than 50,000 civilians have joined a growing exodus from east Aleppo, a human rights monitor has said, as the UN security council prepa ...

Eastern Aleppo becoming 'one giant graveyard' says UN humanitarian chief

The Guardian - 2016-12-01 03:54
Stephen O’Brien says 25,000 forced to flee homes since SaturdayRussia dismisses ‘pointless’ resolutions in security council emergency sessionThe UN’s humanitarian chief has warned that eastern Aleppo was being turned into “one giant graveyard” as the rebe ...

UN Security Council extends inquiry into chemical attacks in Syria

Aranews - 2016-11-18 21:38
Geneva (UN) – The Security Council has extended, for an additional year, the mandate of the United Nations-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Joint Investigative Mechanism, the body tasked with identifying those behind chemical we ...

UN chief calls security council failure on Aleppo 'our generation's shame'

The Guardian - 2016-10-27 02:24
Humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien launches blistering attack on UN security council, and Russia in particular, for failing to stop the mass killing of civiliansIn a blistering indictment, UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien called the failure of the UN ...

US accuses Russia of ‘barbarism’ in Aleppo

Roji Kurd - 2016-10-15 03:07
Roji Kurd: The US ambassador to the UN has accused Russia of “barbarism” over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo. At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, Samantha Power said Russia had told the council outright lies about its conduct in ...
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