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Syria: western nations seek to bypass Russian veto at UN

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Syria: western nations seek to bypass Russian veto at UN
Western nations want to end the months-long paralysis at the United Nations over Syria by referring the issue of chemical weapons use to the entire UN general assembly, where Russia’s security council veto would not apply. The idea is to draw on a rarely used route first established in the cold war to transfer responsibility Read More

Syria crisis has brought cold war back with a vengeance – UN

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Syria crisis has brought cold war back with a vengeance – UN
Relations between the west and Russia have deteriorated sharply amid concerns about a US-led military strike in the Middle East, prompting the United Nations secretary general to declare “the cold war is back with a vengeance”. Adding to tensions on an extraordinary day of tit-for-tat exchanges, the UK published previously classified intelligence making fresh claims Read More

Eastern Ghouta death toll casts doubt on Russia’s truce plans

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Eastern Ghouta death toll casts doubt on Russia’s truce plans
More than 100 people have been killed in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta since the UN security council unanimously called for a month-long ceasefire, rescue workers said. The death toll of 103 since Saturday highlighted the paralysis of an international community that had demanded the ceasefire and the delivery of humanitarian aid. The Read More

Syria’s return to bombing-as-usual is down to Russia | Simon Tisdall

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Syria’s return to bombing-as-usual is down to Russia | Simon Tisdall
The first signs from eastern Ghouta are not encouraging. A day after the UN security council finally agreed a ceasefire, it was back to bombing-as-usual for Syria’s regime. It is as though the vote for a truce in the besieged enclave, so long in coming and so contentious, never happened at all. Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s Read More

UN security council continues to wrangle over Syria resolution

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on UN security council continues to wrangle over Syria resolution
The UN security council has been locked in last-minute wrangling over the details of a proposed 30-day ceasefire across Syria to allow for emergency humanitarian deliveries and medical evacuations. The backroom negotiations on Friday followed an appeal by French and German leaders to Vladimir Putin, asking for Russia to stop blocking its passage, pointing to Read More

Russia blocks UN resolution on eastern Ghouta ceasefire

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Russia blocks UN resolution on eastern Ghouta ceasefire
Russia has blocked a UN resolution that would have established a 30-day ceasefire and humanitarian deliveries in eastern Ghouta, saying that widespread reporting of heavy civilian casualties in the besieged area on the edge of the Syrian capital, Damascus, was a product of “mass psychosis”. The Russian envoy to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, told an Read More

UN Partners WIN to Fight Child Trafficking With Blockchain

7 months ago adcity Comments Off on UN Partners WIN to Fight Child Trafficking With Blockchain
The United Nations (UN) has partnered with the World Identity Network (WIN) to create a Blockchain-based digital identity system to help fight child trafficking around the world. The partners have already launched a pilot test of the system as of mid-November 2017. The partners announced the launching of the pilot program at the Humanitarian Blockchain Read More