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Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi confirmed to replace Annan as UN Envoy to Syria

Saturday, August 18, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News August  18,  2012

Former Algerian Foreign Secretary Lakhdar Brahimi will replace Kofi Annan as the United Nations-Arab League envoy to Syria, a UN spokesman confirmed.

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Brahimi, the long-serving United Nations diplomat and advisor, officially accepted the position and will head continued international efforts to bring about a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s deputy spokesman Eduardo del Buey said. Read more…

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UN Ban arrives in Myanmar

Monday, April 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr.30, 2012

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Myanmar. Ban Ki-moon was welcomed by Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin in the capital Naypyidaw on Sunday. Read more…

UNSC adopts statement condemning N.Korea

Monday, April 16, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr. 16, 2012

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a chairman’s statement condemning North Korea’s de facto ballistic missile launch.

The council held a meeting on Monday morning following the country’s action. Read more…

Advance UN team arrives in Syria

Monday, April 16, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Apr. 16, 2012

The first six United Nations peace monitors have arrived in Syria. According to Russian UN Ambassador Vilaty Churkin, they will be followed by another 25, who will include a Russian officer. Read more…

Iran talks to resume May 23 – Ashton

Sunday, April 15, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Apr. 15, 2012
The next round of nuclear talks between the UN Security Council’s Permanent Five plus Germany and Iran is slated for May 23 in Baghdad, according to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who led the international delegation at Saturday’s meeting in Istanbul. Read more…

Lavrov to attend UN Syria debate

Monday, March 12, 2012 Comments off

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will participate on Monday in a ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council which will discuss Arab Spring developments and the situation in Syria. Read more…

Libya’s regions seek autonomy

Thursday, March 8, 2012 Comments off

The authorities of Libya’s third largest city of Misrata have restricted entry into the city for people from other regions to ensure security and order. According to local authorities, ex-rebel troops will be protecting the city. Read more…

UN Security Council ‘not a tool’ for changing regimes in sovereign countries – Lavrov

Thursday, March 1, 2012 Comments off

Moscow finds the idea of turning the UN Security Council into a tool for changing regimes in sovereign countries unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declared in an interview with The Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Read more…

Iran, the West ready to resume talks

Thursday, February 16, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 16, 2012

Iran is intending to resume talks over its nuclear program with the “six” of international mediators (five countries which are permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany). Read more…

UNSC continues talks for a Syria resolution, nearing ‘better understanding’

Thursday, February 2, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 2, 2012          

Some progress has been made in the discussion of a draft resolution on Syria, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said after a closed session at the UN on Wednesday, RT reports

“We have a much better understanding of what we need to do to reach a consensus,” Churkin stated.

 UNSC continues talks for a Syria resolution Read more…