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Oil off Libyan sanctions agenda

Oil off Libyan sanctions agenda

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- There was no "active" discussion on including oil in the list of sanctions imposed in Libya for ongoing unrest, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said.
Obama, Ban discuss anti-Gadhafi actions

Obama, Ban discuss anti-Gadhafi actions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A no-fly zone over Libya and exile remain options for pressuring Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to leave, White House officials said Monday.
Clinton urges more Bahrain reforms

Clinton urges more Bahrain reforms

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States would go on urging Bahrain to reform its government and respect the human rights of demonstrators.
U.S. vetoes Israeli settlements measure

U.S. vetoes Israeli settlements measure

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The United States cast a veto Friday to kill a U.N. Security Council resolution declaring Israel's West Bank settlement construction illegal.
U.S. 'concerned' about Darfur

U.S. 'concerned' about Darfur

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Despite few reports of violence during the voting process for an independent South Sudan, Washington remained concerned about Darfur, a U.S. envoy said.

No scores to settle at U.N., India says

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- New Delhi doesn't have any scores to settle as it takes its seat for a two-year term at the U.N. Security Council, the country's envoy said.
S. Korea exercise to take place Monday

S. Korea exercise to take place Monday

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council, meeting in emergency session Sunday, was unable to agree on a course of action to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Report: Iran violates arms embargo

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A U.N. committee has investigated two apparent violations of the Iranian arms embargo, the head of the committee told the Security Council Friday.

World puts pressure on Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The Ivorian people have chosen only one person to serve as their head of state, the information minister from neighboring Liberia said.

Ivory Coast seals borders after election

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Ivorian military says it closed the country's borders, as tensions increased amid confusion over the results of Sunday's presidential election runoff.

U.S. commits $10 million to Hariri probe

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Washington will contribute another $10 million to a U.N.-backed probe into the slaying of a former Lebanese prime minister, a U.S. diplomat said Wednesday.

U.N. extends mandate for Darfur

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council voted to extend the mandate for the mission to Darfur as South Sudan gets set for a January vote for self-determination.
U.N. team tours Sudan

U.N. team tours Sudan

AL-FASHIR, Sudan, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Fighting between Sudanese forces and rebel groups has made the humanitarian situation in Darfur worse, a U.N. Security Council team said.
Rice gives upbeat review of Afghanistan

Rice gives upbeat review of Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Parts of Afghanistan are ready to take responsibility for security operations, the U.S. representative to the United Nations said.
U.S. ambassador denies Afghan rift

U.S. ambassador denies Afghan rift

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Washington remained confident that Afghan President Hamid Karzi was committed to defeating the Taliban.
Rice: Times dictate U.S. diplomacy shift

Rice: Times dictate U.S. diplomacy shift

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The United States changed its practice of diplomacy at the United Nations because of the change in the global landscape, U.S. ambassador Susan Rice said.
Gadhafi urged to take care on Lockerbie

Gadhafi urged to take care on Lockerbie

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been advised not to gloat about the release of the Libyan secret agent convicted of the Lockerbie jet bombing, sources say.

Ban welcomes U.S. engagement

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed statements by U.S. envoy Susan Rice saying that Washington viewed the international body as "indispensable."

U.S. to seek sanctions against N. Korea

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. government will seek tougher sanctions on North Korea after the communist nation launched a long-range missile, a senior U.S. diplomat said Sunday.

Rice condemns inaction on Darfur

UNITED NATIONS, March 7 (UPI) -- A top U.S. diplomat says Sudan's decision to expel 13 humanitarian aid agencies threatens to worsen an already desperate situation.
Rice ofers views on Iran, priorities

Rice ofers views on Iran, priorities

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Advancing an agenda that includes climate change and non-proliferation is a priority, Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Monday.

Clinton hearing next week

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton is set to return to a Senate hearing room next week for hearings on her confirmation.
Personality Spotlight: Susan Rice

Personality Spotlight: Susan Rice

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Susan Rice will bring a strong background in the frequently violent geopolitical struggles of Africa to her new post as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
Obama taps policy adviser for U.N. post

Obama taps policy adviser for U.N. post

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama tapped his foreign policy adviser Susan Rice as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Hillary Clinton faces world of problems as secretary of state

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton had better order up lots of late night coffee and round-the-clock pizza when she replaces Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state: Around the world, threats to U.S. national security and global interests have metastasized. Cleaning up those messes will make mucking out the Augean Stables look easy.
MARTIN SIEFF
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