President Barack Obama traveled to Sweden on Wednesday ahead of the G20 Summit as he is seeking international support for a military strike against Syria for use of chemical weapons. Obama landed in Stockholm to meet with Swedish Prime Minister John Fredrik Reinfeldt for a press conference on their shared views for international action in Syria.
International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a “drop in the sea” of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estimating that five million Syrians have been displaced inside the country.
More than 800 people were killed in Iraq in violence throughout August, the UN said Sunday. That was down somewhat from July, but still one of the highest monthly tolls in recent years.
The United Nations is calling on the United States and its allies to wait longer on a potential military strike against Syria.
The United Nations says international treaties protect its office and all diplomatic missions from interference, spying and eavesdropping, but it is not directly commenting on reports that the U.S. hacked U.N. internal communications.
Syria reached an agreement with the United Nations on Sunday to allow a U.N. team of experts to visit the site of alleged chemical weapons attacks last week outside Damascus, state media said.
Two U.N. agencies said the number of registered child refugees fleeing Syria’s violence has topped the one million mark Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating a childhood friend to represent the U.S. at the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva. He’s also tapping a major fundraiser for his re-election […]
U.N. officials say approximately 5,000 people a month are being killed in Syria and the flight of refugees is the worst since the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
The United States is welcoming Qatar’s decision to take down a sign that cast the Taliban’s new office in Doha as a rival Afghan embassy.