Syria’s opposition suspended its pledge to attend this week’s peace talks in Switzerland after the United Nations invited Iran, jeopardizing the latest attempt to end a war that’s killed more than 100,000 people.
The United Nations needs time to examine the “entire body of evidence” its inspectors collected before reaching conclusions on Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons, according to Martin Nesirky, spokesman for the UN's secretary-general.
The United Nations has approved the Indian government’s request to accredit diplomat Devyani Khobragade, who was arrested and strip-searched by U.S. authorities following criminal charges including filing a false visa request for her babysitter.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government has agreed for the first time to let United Nations inspectors into his country to investigate three reported incidents of chemical weapons use, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said yesterday in an e-mailed statement.
Sexual violence against Haitian women who have been living in camps since the January earthquake is increasing, in part because the United Nations isn’t doing enough to protect them, Refugees International said.
Forces loyal to Ivory Coast ’s incumbent leader, Laurent Gbagbo , fired today on United Nations officials seeking to confirm delivery to the airport in Yamoussoukro of three attack helicopters from Belarus.