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Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, UN votes for cease-fire

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-25 00:01
The United Nations Security Council on Saturday unanimously called for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, with Russia agreeing to the temporary hiatus only after forcing two days of delays that critics said allowed ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to purs ...

UN Security Council Approves Month-Long Ceasefire in Syria

BAS News - 2018-02-24 23:44
ERBIL — The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously approved a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire to the deadly conflicts in Syria. The vote intends to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid and medical evacuations in troubled regions. The dem ...

UNSC to discuss Erbil-Baghdad disputes

Waar Media - 2018-02-20 21:57
WAAR-DUHOK: United Nations Security Council will start investigations on the disputes between Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in order to help the sides resolve their issues via peaceful methods. According to a statement released by the UN, a copy of which ...

World Security Council to Help Baghdad, Erbil Resolve Disputes

BAS News - 2018-02-20 11:13
ERBIL - World Security Council will start investigations on the disputes between Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in order to help the sides resolve their issues via peaceful methods.According to a statement released by the UN, a copy of which was been sent ...

Iran unrest divides UN Security Council meeting

Waar Media - 2018-01-06 16:59
WAAR-DUHOK; ran has told the UN it has “hard evidence” that protests there were being “directed from abroad,” while Russia has urged the chamber to “let Iran deal with its own problems.” The US said it had put Iran “on notice.” The UN Security Council he ...

UN weighs resolution rejecting US Jerusalem decision

Waar Media - 2017-12-17 11:55
WAAR-DUHOK: The United Nations Security Council is considering voting on a draft resolution earlier next week that would consider any changes to the status of Jerusalem legally invalid and call on any such changes to be reversed, according to Saturday me ...

Iraq Announces End of Oil-for-Food Program

BAS News - 2017-12-09 11:54
ERBIL — Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Saturday declared the end of Iraq's Oil-for-Food program imposed since 1995 under Chapter VII of the United Nations charter. After Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990 the UN Security Council placed Iraq under Chapter VII of the ...

UN Security Council Urges Baghdad, Erbil on Peaceful Dialogue

BAS News - 2017-10-26 22:02
ERBIL — The UN Security Council on Thursday urged the authorities in Erbil and Baghdad to return to dialogues and settle their differences peacefully. "Council members noted that the federal and regional governments have both expressed willingness to eng ...

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 ...
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