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  • Warring Syrian Parties Block Aid Against UN Resolution, Ban Says

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and the armed rebel groups seeking to topple him continue to block aid, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, signaling a possible violation of the Security Council resolution that threatens punitive measures in event of non- compliance.

  • UN Women Rise to Power; No Longer Mistaken for Prostitute

    Dame Margaret Anstee grew accustomed to accusations that she was a prostitute and to being mistaken for her male deputy’s secretary. She doesn’t hold it against anyone: There weren’t many women diplomats at the United Nations when she started work there in 1952.

  • UN Syria Aid Blocked by Assad Regime, Opposition Disarray

    Syrians are dying “silently” as United Nations aid organizations face a regime unwilling to lift bureaucratic impediments and a fractured opposition unable to ensure security for access routes, the world body’s top humanitarian assistance official said.

  • Syrian Children Yearn for Lost Classrooms as Talks Stall

    Wafa al-Salem has lost two years of school because of the violence ripping through her country, Syria. While she’s now back in the classroom in Lebanon, she wonders if she will be able to catch up.

  • As U.S. Deliberates, Syria Human Rights Abuses Mounting

    Syrian cities have been razed to the ground. Doctors operate without anesthesia. Children are raped and murdered. Houses are burned with families inside.

  • Kerry Says Syrian Regime Obstructed Peace Talks

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry criticized the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad for undermining peace efforts and targeting negotiation partners in the Geneva talks that recessed without progress last week.

  • UN Syria Aid Blocked by Assad Regime, Opposition Disarray

    Syrians are dying “silently” as United Nations aid organizations face a regime unwilling to lift bureaucratic impediments and a fractured opposition unable to ensure security for access routes, the world body’s top humanitarian assistance official said.

  • Philippine Typhoon Survivors Flee City as Aid Trickles In

    Medical teams, aid workers and soldiers crammed onto flights to Tacloban city in central Philippines as survivors told of desperation over the trickle of supplies to the area six days after Typhoon Haiyan caused massive destruction.

  • UN Seeks Assad Approval for More Aid Worker Access in Syria

    Sectarian and sexual violence is rising in Syria and human-rights abuses are continuing as neighborhoods are shelled, towns are besieged, the currency loses value and infrastructure is destroyed, United Nations humanitarian aid chief Valerie Amos said today.

  • Obama Seeks Review of Syria Options, Kerry Says

    President Barack Obama has asked for a fresh review of U.S. options toward Syria as peace talks have stalled and suffering intensifies, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

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