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U.N.'s Ban wants quick end to Venezuelan crisis

U.N.'s Ban wants quick end to Venezuelan crisis

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Swift action is needed in Venezuela to prevent political tensions from spiraling out of control, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Genocide in Fallujah

STRASBOURG, France, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The unfolding tragedy in the Iraqi city of Fallujah seems to have slipped off the international radar screen as the focus of the global community drifts from Syria to Ukraine and back again.
STRUAN STEVENSON, UPI Outside View Commentator

Thai general cautions violent protests endanger the nation

BANGKOK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The head of Thailand's army warned Monday the country "will definitely collapse" if anti-government demonstrations produce further bloodshed.

U.N.'s Ban condemns Thai political violence

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- There is no place for violence when it comes to finding ways to settle political confrontations in Thailand, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

U.N. resolution calls for immediate humanitarian access in Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Saturday demanding all sides in Syria's civil war allow "unhindered" access for humanitarian efforts.
UN secretary-general presents 6-point plan to deal with CAR crisis

UN secretary-general presents 6-point plan to deal with CAR crisis

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented a six-point plan on Thursday to address the crisis in the Central African Republic.
JC Finley

Lebanon's Salam gives 'strong' support to UNIFIL

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The director of the U.N. mission in Lebanon, Maj. Gen. Paolo Serra, said Thursday he was pleased with "strong words of support" from the new government.
Truce agreement announced in Ukraine where 26 die in protests

Truce agreement announced in Ukraine where 26 die in protests

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- With deadly protests paralyzing Kiev, Ukraine's president sacked the head of his armed forces Wednesday and announced a truce deal with opposition leaders.

Kerry blames Syria regime for deadlocked peace talks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry blamed the Syrian regime for the peace-talks impasse while Syria's foreign minister said Washington created a negative atmosphere.

UN mediator apologizes to Syrian people as second round of talks end

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The Syrian government and rebels agreed to a third round of talks, a U.N. mediator said Saturday as he apologized for the failure of the latest round.

U.N.'s Ban calls for stepped-up response in Central African Republic

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned the Security Council this week the situation in the Central African Republic was becoming more dire.

EU mulls cost and spillover risks of turmoil in Africa

BRUSSELS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Turmoil in Africa, dubbed in Brussels as the European Union's backyard, is posing a growing challenge to EU concerns over regional security and defense cost overruns.

France sending more troops to the Central African Republic

PARIS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The French government said Friday it was sending another 400 troops to Central African Republic to help ensure the nation's stability.

U.N. welcomes efforts to restore peace to South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he welcomed efforts to rekindle peace talks in Ethiopia aimed at resolving the lingering crises in South Sudan.

Cypriot resolution good for Europe, London says

LONDON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday efforts to resolve the 40-year-long split of Cyprus was a win for Cypriots and the whole of Europe.

Amnesty International: CAR ethnic cleansing ongoing

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Amnesty International said Wednesday international peacekeepers have failed to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in the Central African Republic.

Talks on creating Cyprus federation resume in Nicosia

NICOSIA, Cyprus, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Greek and Turkish leaders in Cyprus resumed reunification talks Tuesday after an 18-month hiatus.

Finger-pointing slows Lebanese political development

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Hezbollah has no right to hold political developments in Lebanon hostage, a member of the Future Movement, a Western-backed party, said Monday.
Second round of Geneva II Syria peace talks underway

Second round of Geneva II Syria peace talks underway

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The second round of Geneva II peace talks between the opposition Syrian Coalition and the Syrian regime began Monday.
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UN: Syrian chemical weapons, though delayed, can be destroyed by deadline

UN: Syrian chemical weapons, though delayed, can be destroyed by deadline

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The United Nations addressed the delayed destruction of Syrian chemical weapons, saying that the process is moving forward and expected to be completed on time.
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Merkel: U.S. diplomat's EU comment 'unacceptable'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A private comment by a U.S. diplomat, captured by Russian eavesdroppers and posted on YouTube, is "unacceptable," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday.

'Hands off,' Lebanon's Hariri tells Iran

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A Lebanese political slate, which enjoys Western support, said Friday it was time for Iran to "keep its hands off" internal affairs.
State Department calls leaked diplomatic conversation 'a new low in Russian tradecraft'

State Department calls leaked diplomatic conversation 'a new low in Russian tradecraft'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The State Department says that a leaked phone call between two senior diplomatic officials is "a new low in Russian tradecraft."
JC Finley

Obama, many other western leaders staying away from Olympics

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A number of prominent world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, are giving the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Russia a pass.

White House won't confirm F-bomb conversation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The White House Thursday refused to confirm whether a racy recording of a conversation between U.S. diplomats is genuine.
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