Patrick Worsnip

Libya’s central bank expected to have sanctions lifted

The UN Security Council has announced it will lift sanctions on Libya's central bank and the Libyan Foreign Bank to economically uplift the country.

Syria’s bloody assault on Hama breaks UN logjam

In its first substantive action on Syria's five-month-old uprising, the UN Security Council on Wednesday condemned Damascus' crackdown on civilians.

UN council backs Ouattara in Côte d’Ivoire election

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday backed Alassane Ouattara as the winner of Côte d'Ivoire's disputed November 28 presidential election.

Obama urges new ways to tackle poverty

United States President Barack Obama called on Wednesday for new ways to tackle global poverty.

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.

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.

UN Security Council urges end to Gaza violence

The UN Security Council called early on Sunday for an immediate end to all violence in Gaza after the death toll climbed past 270.

UN mulls disbanding Eritrea/Ethiopia force

The UN Security Council considered on Monday a plan to disband its peacekeeping mission to the volatile border between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

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 would seek new indictments next month against senior Khartoum officials.

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 workers, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said on Friday. The UN Secretary General met junta supremo Than Shwe in his remote new capital of Naypyidaw for more than two hours to ask him to permit more foreign expertise.

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 mission by the United Nations chief for the victims of Cyclone Nargis. The 75-year-old Senior General's stony-faced silence gave no clues as to whether he would overcome his deep suspicions of the outside world.

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 2,4-million people left destitute by Cyclone Nargis. The government's official toll is 77 738 people killed and 55 917 missing, and it also estimates the damage to the economy at -billion.

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