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 Medical aid group pulls out of "fig-leaf" U.N. humanitarian summit

Medical aid group pulls out of "fig-leaf" U.N. humanitarian summit

A sign is pictured over a black sheet outside the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

 May 05, 2016 - 18:53:36 GMT

More than 100 migrants die in Libya to Italy weekend shipwrecks

An estimated 113 people died in four shipwrecks between Libya and Italy at the weekend as the crossing becomes the preferred sea route for migrants to Europe, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

 Tue May 03 12:47:27 UTC 2016

Saudi minister confirms warning on proposed U.S. law on 9/11

Saudi Arabia has warned the United States that a proposed U.S. law that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the Sept 11, 2001, attacks would erode global investor confidence in America, its foreign minister said on Monday.

 Mon May 02 17:47:21 UTC 2016
 Syrian conflict 'in many ways out of control', Kerry warns

Syrian conflict 'in many ways out of control', Kerry warns

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva for a meeting on the crisis in Syria on May 2, 2016

 May 02, 2016 - 14:17:48 GMT
 Kerry says getting closer to an understanding on Syria ceasefire

Kerry says getting closer to an understanding on Syria ceasefire

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (L) talks next to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting on Syria in Geneva, Switzerland May 2, 2016.

 May 02, 2016 - 10:09:56 GMT

Kerry says getting closer to an understanding on Syria ceasefire

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday talks with Russia and coalition partners were "getting closer to a place of understanding" on renewing a ceasefire in Syria, including around the city of Aleppo.

 Mon May 02 08:09:02 UTC 2016

Kerry says hopes for progress in Geneva talks on Syria ceasefire

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday he hoped to make progress in discussions in Geneva over the next two days toward renewing a cessation of hostilities agreement throughout Syria and resuming peace talks to end the fighting.

 Sun May 01 20:21:55 UTC 2016

Russia says Syrian army planning offensives on Deir al-Zor, Raqqa: RIA

The Syrian Army is planning offensives against the cities of Deir al-Zor and Raqqa with the support of the Russian Air Force, RIA news agency quoted Alexei Borodavkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, as saying on Friday.

 Fri Apr 29 05:41:28 UTC 2016
 U.N. Security Council considers North Korea response: China

U.N. Security Council considers North Korea response: China

A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014.

 April 28, 2016 - 18:48:10 GMT

U.N. envoy urges Obama, Putin to save Syria ceasefire, talks

The United Nations mediator called on Thursday on the leaders of the Russia Federation and the United States to salvage the "barely alive" two-month ceasefire in Syria and revitalize the damaged peace process.

 Wed Apr 27 23:54:44 UTC 2016

Geneva Syria talks to resume on May 10: RIA cites Russian official

Syria peace talks in Geneva will resume on May 10, Russia's RIA news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying on Wendesday.

 Wed Apr 27 06:44:37 UTC 2016

Swiss rebuff Turkish request to remove art critical of Erdogan

Swiss authorities said on Tuesday they had rebuffed a Turkish request to remove a photography installation critical of Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan from a public square in front of the U.N. site in Geneva.

 Tue Apr 26 17:02:49 UTC 2016

De Mistura to brief major powers on Syria talks on Wednesday

The United Nations Special Envoy on Syria will brief major powers on the situation late on Wednesday at the end of this round of peace talks, a U.N. spokesman said on Tuesday.

 Tue Apr 26 09:36:53 UTC 2016

U.N. envoy says war goals in Iraq obscuring humanitarian crisis

A U.N. human rights envoy said on Monday Iraq was being run by a failed government and warned foreign powers not to be "complicit" in its neglect of the plight of normal Iraqis.

 Mon Apr 25 16:26:20 UTC 2016

Syrian opposition coordinator blasts U.N. Envoy, defends peace talks pause

Syrian opposition coordinator Riad Hijab defended his body's decision to walk out of peace talks in Geneva and criticized U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura over the rise in violence, during a high level EU visit to the Turkish border province.

 Sat Apr 23 17:51:05 UTC 2016

Syrian peace talks limp on to next week without opposition

The U.N. special envoy for Syria has vowed to take fragile peace talks into next week despite a walkout by the main armed opposition, a breakdown in a truce and signs that both sides are gearing up to escalate the five-year-old civil war.

 Fri Apr 22 12:45:06 UTC 2016
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