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WHO Sends 15 More Ambulances to Mosul Frontlines

BAS News - 2017-04-24 23:53
SOFIA — Iraqi health authorities will be receiving 15 additional ambulances in order to improve the transportation from the frontline to the trauma stabilization points and hospitals, the United Nations World Health Organization said in a statement on Mo ...

Li gor UN (United Nations) ji her 10 deqeyan zarokeke Yemenî dimre

Peyama Kurd - 2017-04-24 23:45
Ji du salan zêdetire ku li Yemenê şereke dijwar heye. Her çendîn rêxistinên navdewletî dixwazin problemên wê derê çareser bikin an jî kêm bikin, Mekteba UN ya Karên Însanî, di beyaneke xwe de dibêje ji her 10 deqeyan zarokekî ku temenê wî di binê 5 salan ...

UN Marks Yezidi New Year by Renewing Call for Rescue of Thousands from IS

BAS News - 2017-04-19 22:03
BAGHDAD — On the occasion of the Yezidi New Year known as ‘Red Wednesday’, the United Nation has renewed a call for the release of thousands of Yezidis from the grip of Islamic State (IS). “The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-Gener ...

U.N. votes to close, replace Haiti peacekeeping mission

Reuters - 2017-04-13 18:28
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday to end its 13-year-long peacekeeping mission in Haiti and replace it with a smaller police, which would be drawn down after two years as the country boosts its ow ...

Russia vetoes U.N. resolution on Syria attack, China abstains

Reuters - 2017-04-12 22:01
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia again cast a veto at the United Nations Security Council to shield Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, blocking a Western bid on Wednesday to condemn a deadly gas attack in Syria and push the Syrian government to cooperate ...

U.N. council to vote to close Haiti peacekeeping mission

Reuters - 2017-04-11 23:32
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday to close a 13-year-long peacekeeping mission in Haiti this year and replace it with a smaller police operation, which would be drawn down over two years as the count ...

Western push at U.N. to boost backing for Syria gas attack inquiry

Reuters - 2017-04-11 20:12
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and France want the United Nations Security Council to bolster its support for international inquiries into a deadly toxic gas attack in Syria that western powers blame on Syrian President Bashar al-As ...

G7 foreign ministers seek U.S. clarity over Syria

Reuters - 2017-04-10 04:43
LUCCA, Italy (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven major industrialized nations meet on Monday for an annual gathering, with Europe and Japan seeking clarity from the United States on an array of issues, especially Syria. ...

UN Focused On Future of Iraq After IS: UNAMI Deputy Representative

BAS News - 2017-04-08 17:29
UN deals with the issues as they come in Iraq, George Boston says ERBIL — Regarding the Kurdistan Region independence, the Deputy Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), George Boston, said the issue rests o ...

Exclusive: Mexico opens up its heroin fight to U.S., U.N. observers

Reuters - 2017-04-07 21:41
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - For the first time in at least a decade, Mexico's army is allowing the United States and the United Nations to observe opium poppy eradication, a step toward deeper cooperation to fight heroin traffickers, three sources in Mexico s ...

U.N. says Syria action must abide by international law

Reuters - 2017-04-07 18:14
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Immediate action is needed to protect the Syrian people but it should be "rooted in the principles of the United Nations and international law," U.N. political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman said on Friday. ...

UN says 40-50 years needed to clear weapons in Iraq and Syria

E-Kurd - 2017-04-07 09:04
UNITED NATIONS,— It will take 40 to 50 years to clear the mines, improvised explosive devices and other unexploded ordnance from Iraq and Syria, the United Nations said Tuesday. “We are looking at decades of work for these countries to look like post-Wor ...

At U.N., France urges U.S. to commit to Syria solution

Reuters - 2017-04-05 17:52
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - France urged Russia on Wednesday to exert stronger pressure on the Syrian government to end the country's six-year-long war after a poison gas attack killed scores of people, and called on the United States to seriously commit t ...

U.S., France, Britain propose U.N. resolution on Syria gas attack

Reuters - 2017-04-05 10:35
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and France on Tuesday proposed a United Nations Security Council resolution to condemn a suspected deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria, which diplomats said would likely be put to a vote on Wednesd ...

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 ...

Syrian people do not want Assad as leader: Haley

Reuters - 2017-04-03 22:33
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States does not believe that the Syrian people want President Bashar al-Assad as their leader any longer, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Monday. ...

Why is Abdullah Ocalan Indisputable Kurdish Leader?

E-Kurd - 2017-04-03 14:59
Hamma Mirwaisi | Exclusive to Ekurd.net If the United Nations (UN) had authority to hold the free and clean election in Kurdistan today, the majority of Kurds would vote for Abdullah Ocalan to lead them. The referendum can be seen in the Newroz of 2017. ...

Japan Donates $4.3 Million to Support Humanitarian Mine Action in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-04-02 21:59
BAGHDAD — The government of Japan has allocated an additional $4,347,100 to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to mitigate the threat of explosive hazards in Iraq. “With this contribution, UNMAS will provide risk education, survey and clearan ...

U.N. calls on Gulf countries to do more to help Syrian refugees

Reuters - 2017-04-02 17:55
KUWAIT (Reuters) - A senior United Nations refugee official on Sunday called on Gulf Arab states to give more to help Syrians displaced by six years of civil war, saying she saw little sign that the crisis would end any time soon. ...

Kurdistan Region will hold referendum this year: Official

KurdPress - 2017-04-01 19:51
The independence referendum in Kurdistan Region will be held this year and the United Nations (UN) and the US will have a supporting role in the move, said Muhammed Haji Mahmud, Secretary General of Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party. ...

Violence in Iraq Killed 548 Civilians in March Only: UN

BAS News - 2017-04-01 18:51
BAGHDAD — Acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts across Iraq in March has costed the lives of 548 civilians with 567 others wounded, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). Nineveh was th ...

UN Agrees to Oversee Kurdistan Independence Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-01 13:53
Kurdistan Region will hold a referendum on independence in 2017 ERBIL — The independence referendum in Kurdistan Region will be held this year and the United Nations (UN) and the US will have a supporting role in the move, said Muhammed Haji Mahmud, Secr ...

Russia, China seek chemical weapons probe in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
UNITED NATIONS,— Russia and China have proposed that a United Nations panel investigating chemical weapons use in Syria be extended to Iraq, a proposal Britain immediately rejected. The two countries raised the prospect of broadening the scope of the Joi ...

Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
MOSUL,— Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State militants on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said. The halt was called as the United Nations expresse ...

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres starts official visit to Iraq

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
BAGHDAD,— United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Iraq on Thursday amid a growing humanitarian crisis due to months-long fighting against the Islamic State group in Mosul, as the extremist group claimed responsibility for an overnigh ...

UN Secretary-General Guterres meets with Iraqi Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Thursday to meet with senior Kurdish officials. The U.N. chief held his first talks with Massoud Barzani upon hi ...

Yazidi Leaders Meet UN Secretary General in Erbil

Waar Media - 2017-03-31 19:12
WAAR-DUHOK: In a meeting with the Kurdish Yezidi leaders, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his support for the religious minority and ensured them that their demands were discussed with the Kurdistan Region President Masoud Bar ...

Yezidi Leaders to UN Chief: Sinjar Better off Under KRG Jurisdiction

BAS News - 2017-03-31 14:34
ERBIL — In a meeting with the Kurdish Yezidi leaders, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his support for the religious minority and ensured them that their demands were discussed with the Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani ...

UN Chief: KRG Making “Huge Effort” to Support IDPs

BAS News - 2017-03-31 13:31
Antonio Guterres visited an IDP camp while in Erbil ERBIL — After paying a visit to the Hassan Shan IDP camp in Kurdistan Region, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that Kurdistan Regional Government, alongside the NGOs and UN agenc ...

U.N. Secretary General calls for more aid as people flee Mosul

Reuters - 2017-03-31 11:29
HASSAN SHAM CAMP, Iraq (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday called on the international community to increase aid to help people fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul which government forces have been battling to retake from I ...

UN Condemns Wednesday’s Terrorist Attack on Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-03-30 19:25
BAGHDAD — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the terrorist bombing in Yousufiyah at Baghdad’s southern entrance late Wednesday, 29 March 2017, in which a number of people were ...

U.N. looks for Trump foreign policy hints from tough-talking envoy

Reuters - 2017-03-30 13:38
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Nikki Haley has made a tough-talking debut as U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy to the United Nations but her counterparts on the powerful Security Council are waiting to see if that will translate into policies differing from ...

U.S. envoy to U.N.: Syria's Assad 'hindrance to moving forward'

Reuters - 2017-03-29 15:28
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Wednesday that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is a "big hindrance in trying to move forward" to find an end to the country's six-year conflict. ...

U.N. may use other Yemen ports to ensure food pipeline, avert famine

Reuters - 2017-03-28 17:29
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations is considering using other ports in Yemen or land convoys to deliver food for 17 million hungry people in case the main port of Hodeida is attacked, the chief U.N. humanitarian official there said on Tuesday. ...

U.N.'s Zeid says Iraq must avoid civilian deaths in west Mosul

Reuters - 2017-03-28 12:07
GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 307 civilians have been killed and 273 wounded in western Mosul since Feb 17 as Islamic State fighters herd people into booby-trapped buildings as human shields and fires on those who flee, the United Nations human rights chief ...

Six aid workers killed in an ambush in South Sudan, U.N. says

Reuters - 2017-03-26 18:41
GENEVA (Reuters) - Six aid workers were killed in an ambush in South Sudan on Saturday while traveling from the capital Juba to the town of Pibor, the United Nations said on Sunday without specifying if they worked for the U.N. or giving other details. ...

UN “Profoundly Concerned” about Civilian Casualties in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-03-26 00:26
BAGHDAD — The United Nations is profoundly concerned by reports of a high number of civilian casualties in al-Aghawat al-Jadidah, a densely populated neighborhood in Mosul. Initial reports indicate hundreds of causalities, said the United Nations Assista ...

100 civilians killed a month in Yemen war, most by coalition: U.N.

Reuters - 2017-03-24 16:23
GENEVA (Reuters) - An average of 100 civilians a month are dying in Yemen's war which enters its third year this weekend, most killed by the Saudi-led coalition's air strikes and shelling, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday. ...

U.N. launches probe of crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar

Reuters - 2017-03-24 11:49
GENEVA (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights body agreed on Friday to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine ...

UN concerned over flying Kurdish flag in Iraq’s Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
BAGHDAD,— The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) expressed concern over the governor of Kirkuk’s decision to raise the Kurdish flag over official premises in the Iraqi ethnically-mixed city of Kirkuk. UNAMI released a statement on Tuesday ...

'Unprecedented suffering' for Syrian children in 2016 – UNICEF

United Nations - 2017-03-22 04:59
The suffering of children in war-torn Syria “hit rock bottom” in 2016 with the highest number of grave violations against them since verification began in 2014, underscored the United Nations children's agency urging all parties to the conflict, those who ...

Syria 'worst man-made disaster since World War II' – UN rights chief

United Nations - 2017-03-22 04:59
The conflict in Syria is the “worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II,” the United Nations human rights chief today said, calling for an end to all tortures, executions and unfair trials, and at the very least, for the names and loca ...

UNAMI Condemns Monday's Terrorist Attack in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-03-21 20:24
BAGHDAD — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the “cowardly” terrorist bombing in Baghdad’s southwestern al-Amil district on Monday, 20th of March, in which scores of civilians were re ...

UNAMI Extends Greetings on Kurdish New Year

BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
BAGHDAD – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, extended his greetings and best wishes to the Kurds and Iraqi people in general. “Nowruz is a time of renewal, a new beginning and for getting togeth ...

U.N. explores land route options to get aid to Syria’s Qamishli

Reuters - 2017-03-20 17:58
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations is testing a new road route to deliver aid to the Syrian city of Qamishli, and also has provisional approval from the Syrian government for supplies to cross the border from Turkey, according to minutes of a logistics ...

Saudi-led coalition calls for U.N. supervision of Yemen port

Reuters - 2017-03-19 22:55
DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen called on Sunday for the United Nations to place a strategic port under its supervision after 42 Somalis were killed in an attack on their refugee boat nearby. ...

UN Highlights Role of Youths in Future of Iraq

BAS News - 2017-03-18 21:09
NAJAF – The third of a series of cross-country youth forums convened in Najaf on Saturday, with the United Nations stressing the important role youth play in future reconciliation and highlighting the significance of the holy city in consolidating the sp ...

Senior U.N. official quits after 'apartheid' Israel report pulled

Reuters - 2017-03-18 02:31
BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A senior U.N. official resigned on Friday over the withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" on Palestinians, saying "powerful member states" pressured the world body and its chief with "vic ...

Civilian Displacement from Western Mosul Continues

BAS News - 2017-03-17 13:53
ISTANBUL — As the battle in western Mosul continues, resulting in a continual increase in the number of displaced individuals, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to provide reproductive health services to the female segment in the IDP ...

Syria government urges U.N. chief to avert 'looming dam catastrophe'

Reuters - 2017-03-16 23:50
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria's government urged U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to demand that a U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State militants stop targeting the Euphrates and Tishrin dams and surrounding areas "to forestall a loo ...

U.N. warns more than military spending needed to fight terrorism

Reuters - 2017-03-16 18:24
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday that "more than military spending" is needed to combat terrorism, after U.S. President Donald Trump proposed an extra $54 billion in military spending in 2018. ...

Aid convoys reach four Syrian towns, first time since November

Reuters - 2017-03-14 21:44
GENEVA (Reuters) - Aid convoys reached four besieged towns in Syria on Tuesday, delivering food and medical supplies to 60,000 people for the first time since November, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nations said. ...

UN Denies Comments by UN Official on Corruption

BAS News - 2017-03-14 20:45
BAGHDAD – The United Nations categorically denies that Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande, had spoken or issued comments recently on corruption in Iraq critical of the relief effort to assist the displaced tha ...

Barzani and UN Secretary-General Envoy to Iraq Discuss Post-IS Mosul

BAS News - 2017-03-13 14:22
Jan Kubiš congratulated Kurdistan Region and Peshmerga on Newroz occasion ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Monday the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubiš and his accompanyi ...

UN Distributes Kurdish-language Book on Human Rights in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-03-12 21:08
ERBIL – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office has started distributing the booklet “Nine Core Human Rights Treaties and Three Optional Protocols” in Kurdish language to different subjects in the Kurdistan Region, acco ...

Amal Clooney urges Iraq to allow probe of Islamic State Yazidi crimes

E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
UNITED NATIONS,— International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and a young Kurdish Yazidi woman who was enslaved and raped by Islamic State fighters pushed Iraq on Thursday to allow a United Nations investigation into crimes by the militant group. Brita ...

U.N. accuses Turkey of ‘serious’ abuses, killings in Kurdish region

E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
GENEVA,— The UN on Friday accused Turkish security forces of committing serious abuses during operations against Kurdish militants in Turkish Kurdistan (southeast Turkey) after a regional ceasefire collapsed in July 2015. A report from the United Nations ...
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