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U.N., Red Cross say Israeli settlements are still unlawful

19 Nov 2019

GENEVA The United Nations and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday that Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory remain in breach of international law, rejecting the Trump administration's position accepting them.

U.N., Red Cross say Israeli settlements are still unlawful

19 Nov 2019

GENEVA The United Nations and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday that Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory remain in breach of international law, rejecting the Trump administration's position accepting them.

U.S. presses Egypt on alleged torture, mass arrests at U.N. review

13 Nov 2019

GENEVA The United States and other Western countries urged Egypt on Wednesday to investigate alleged killings and torture by its security forces and to release journalists and others arrested for exercising their right to freedom of expression.

Syria government raps "occupation", opposition urges justice as peace panel opens

30 Oct 2019

GENEVA Syria's government condemned what it called the occupation of its land while the opposition demanded justice and peace on Wednesday at the opening of a U.N.-backed panel meant to usher in reconciliation after 8-1/2 years of civil war.

Iran, Russia take aim at U.S. military presence near Syrian oilfields

29 Oct 2019

GENEVA Iran and Russia on Tuesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to maintain a military presence near oil fields in northeastern Syria, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying any exploitation of resources would be illegal.

U.N. Syria envoy to meet Turkey, Iran and Russia foreign ministers as ceasefire due to expire

28 Oct 2019

GENEVA The United Nations special envoy for Syria on Monday called for the ceasefire in northeastern Syria to be extended as he tries to move ahead with a political process to end the eight-year-old war.

U.N. Syria envoy to meet Turkey, Iran and Russia foreign ministers as ceasefire due to expire

28 Oct 2019

GENEVA The United Nations special envoy for Syria on Monday called for the ceasefire in northeastern Syria to be extended as he tries to move ahead with a political process to end the eight-year-old war.

Syria ceasefire holding ahead of Constitutional Committee: U.N. envoy tells Reuters

24 Oct 2019

GENEVA A ceasefire in northeast Syria seems to be holding "by and large", as major powers gather in Geneva ahead of the first meeting of Syria's Constitutional Committee next week, the U.N. Special Envoy told Reuters on Thursday.

Venezuela exodus set to top 5 million as long-term needs grow, officials say

23 Oct 2019

GENEVA The exodus of Venezuelans is on track to reach 5 million people, as pressure grows on neighboring countries to provide them with long-term support, United Nations and European Union officials said on Wednesday.

U.N. calls for release of ex-aide to Egypt's Mursi, son jailed since 2013

22 Oct 2019

GENEVA An Egyptian Islamist father and his son have been detained unlawfully since 2013 part of the political persecution of ex-aides to deposed president Mohamed Mursi, and should be freed immediately and compensated, U.N. human rights experts said.

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