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Edith Lederer

Edith Lederer

    Inspectors return to Libya for chemical weapons sweep
    Inspectors return to Libya for chemical weapons sweep
    Chemical weapons inspectors plan to return to Libya in the coming weeks to examine two new sites containing possible chemical weapons stockpiles...
    Prosecutor to move ahead on Côte d'Ivoire probe
    Prosecutor to move ahead on Côte d'Ivoire probe
    The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday that he plans to ask judges "very soon" to open an investigation into alleged crimes...
    UN fails to agree on condemning Syria
    UN fails to agree on condemning Syria
    The deeply divided UN Security Council failed to agree on a European and United States-backed statement condemning Syrian violence against peaceful...
    African Union asks UN to delay al-Bashir prosecution
    African Union asks UN to delay al-Bashir prosecution
    The African Union asked the UN Security Council in a letter circulated on Friday to delay for a year the prosecution of Sudan's President Omar...
    Rwanda minister denies govt role in attacks
    Rwanda minister denies govt role in attacks
    Rwanda's foreign minister on Monday vehemently denied the government was involved in three recent high-profile attacks on opponents, saying...
    US: Arms-embargo violations hurt Darfur peace effort
    US: Arms-embargo violations hurt Darfur peace effort
    United States ambassador Susan Rice warned on Thursday that recent fighting and "the blatant disregard" of a United Nations arms embargo in Darfur...
    Somalia: 'From failed state to fragile state'
    Somalia: 'From failed state to fragile state'
    Somalia is moving "from a failed state to a fragile state" but the government urgently needs international, moral, financial and diplomatic support...
    Arms embargo violations on the increase in Darfur
    Arms embargo violations on the increase in Darfur
    The Sudanese government and rebel groups in Darfur refuse to abandon the military option and are increasingly violating a UN arms embargo with the...
    UN scrambles to fill gaps in Darfur
    UN scrambles to fill gaps in Darfur
    The United Nations will try to fill life-threatening gaps left by Sudan's expulsion of more than half the aid workers in Darfur but cannot replace...
    Top official says UN peacekeepers are overstretched
    Top official says UN peacekeepers are overstretched
    After a decade of unprecedented growth, the UN's peacekeeping efforts are overstretched with 113 000 military, police and civilians deployed...
    Darfur conflict shows no signs of ending
    Darfur conflict shows no signs of ending
    As the conflict in Darfur enters its sixth year, the United Nations peacekeeping chief on Friday painted a grim picture of widespread violence, no...
    Education suffers as Zim crisis continues
    Education suffers as Zim crisis continues
    Zimbabwe's growing crisis has seen school attendance plummet from more than 90% to 20%, major hospitals and clinics close, cholera hit record...