Post-cease-fire violence reported in Syria

Post-cease-fire violence reported in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 24 (UPI) -- Opposition activists reported post-cease-fire fighting Tuesday, saying Syrian forces struck Homs and Hama Tuesday, and tank artillery and mortar fire hit Douma.

U.N. to redouble LRA efforts

UNITED NATIONS, March 12 (UPI) -- U.S. military personnel working in Africa are helping regional armies take on the remnants of the Lord's Resistance Army, a U.N. peacekeeping official said.
U.N. official urges transition in Libya

U.N. official urges transition in Libya

UNITED NATIONS, July 29 (UPI) -- A cease-fire that leads to political transition is the only sustainable way to end the crisis in Libya, a U.N. official told the U.N. Security Council.

Piracy a growing 'menace,' U.N. says

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Escalating problems linked to piracy off the Somali coast are a "menace" that is growing faster than ever, a U.N. official told the Security Council.

U.N. official visits Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.N. envoy B. Lynn Pascoe said he will raise the issue of resettling displaced Tamils in Sri Lankan camps on his visit to the island nation.

U.N. calls for dialogue in Iraq

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.N. political affairs officials said Iraq needs to focus on political dialogue to ensure the maintenance of recent security gains.

U.N. 'convinced' Iraq is improving

UNITED NATIONS, April 29 (UPI) -- Top U.N. political chief B. Lynn Pascoe told the Security Council Baghdad expressed its gratitude to the world body but noted more work could be done.

U.N. pleased with progress in Iraq

UNITED NATIONS, April 23 (UPI) -- The top U.N. political officer said he was impressed by the assistance provided by the world body to support the Iraqi government in political reconciliation.

U.N. Security Council briefed on Kenya

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council in New York was briefed Thursday on Kenya's post-election violence that has claimed hundreds of lives.

CICIG commission launched in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- An investigation into the presence and activities of illegal armed groups in Guatemala was officially launched Friday in the country's capital.

U.N. official says Iraq showing progress

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A top U.N. official reported to the U.N. Security Council Monday that recent developments in Iraq have opened an opportunity for progress.

U.N. may broaden role in Iraq

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The U.N. envoy for Iraq will travel to Baghdad for talks on a broader role for the United Nations in the violence-torn country, a U.N. official said Friday.

Indonesia seeks help recovering black box

JAKARTA, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Indonesia is asking for international help in recovering the "black box" recorders from an airliner that went down in deep water earlier this month.

U.S. aircraft carriers to leave Aceh

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. military began to scale back tsunami relief efforts after five weeks of ferrying relief aid to survivors in Indonesia's stricken Aceh province.

Washington Agenda-Federal

By United Press International

B. Lynn Pascoe is the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Political Affairs.

Pascoe was previously United States Ambassador to Indonesia after being nominated by President George W. Bush from 2004 to 2007, and to Malaysia from 1999 to 2001.

On 4 September 2001, he took up duties as Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. State Department. Earlier, he served as U.S. Special Negotiator for Nagorno-Karabakh and Regional Conflicts and the U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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