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Patrick Worsnip

Patrick Worsnip

    Libya's central bank expected to have sanctions lifted
    Libya's central bank expected to have sanctions lifted
    Libya's central bank and a subsidiary are expected to have UN sanctions against them lifted on Friday in a move to ease a cash crunch since the...
    Syria's bloody assault on Hama breaks UN logjam
    Syria's bloody assault on Hama breaks UN logjam
    In its first substantive action on Syria's five-month-old uprising, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday overcame deep divisions and...
    Armed violence kills 2 000 a day worldwide
    Armed violence kills 2 000 a day worldwide
    More than 2 000 people around the world are dying from armed violence each day, on average, advocacy groups said on Tuesday, urging nations to...
    Mugabe doesn't see US sanctions being lifted soon
    Mugabe doesn't see US sanctions being lifted soon
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Wednesday he was giving the US Obama administration time to lift sanctions its predecessor imposed on...
    UN mulls disbanding Eritrea/Ethiopia force
    UN mulls disbanding Eritrea/Ethiopia force
    The United Nations Security Council considered on Monday a plan to disband its peacekeeping mission to the volatile border between Eritrea and...
    ICC prosecutor to seek Darfur indictments in July
    ICC prosecutor to seek Darfur indictments in July
    Accusing Sudan's "entire state apparatus" of involvement in crimes in Darfur, the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor said on Thursday he...
    Ban: Burma agrees to allow in 'all' aid workers
    Ban: Burma agrees to allow in 'all' aid workers
    In an apparent breakthrough for delivering help to millions of Burma's cyclone survivors, the military government agreed to allow in "all" aid...
    Impassive Burma junta chief greets UN's Ban
    Impassive Burma junta chief greets UN's Ban
    With an impassive handshake, BUrma junta supremo Than Shwe greeted Ban Ki-moon in his remote new capital on Friday at the apex of a high-stakes aid...
    UN chief presses case in Burma for more aid
    UN chief presses case in Burma for more aid
    United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon flew to Burma on Thursday to press the ruling generals to allow a full-blown international aid effort for...
    Security Council takes up Zimbabwe vote
    Security Council takes up Zimbabwe vote
    France's United Nations ambassador called on Zimbabwe authorities on Tuesday to publish and accept the results of elections there as the Security...
    UN Ethiopia/Eritrea force may have to pull back
    UN Ethiopia/Eritrea force may have to pull back
    United Nations peacekeepers monitoring the disputed border between Ethiopia and Eritrea may have to halt operations within weeks because Eritrea...