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#Ban Ki-Moon

# ban-ki-moon - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Kofi Annan resigns as special envoy to Syria
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# Resigned

Kofi Annan resigns as special envoy to Syria

Aug 2nd 2012, 4:55 PM 3,086 Views 17 Comments

Annan said he cannot go on when the Security Council provides no backing for his role.

# ban-ki-moon - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Syria army launches Aleppo assault
# Syria
# Syria

Syria army launches Aleppo assault

Jul 28th 2012, 11:56 AM 1,573 Views 15 Comments

Fears are growing about the safety of civilians in Syria’s second city, with reports of massive assaults on several neighbourhoods.

# ban-ki-moon - Friday 27 July, 2012

UN appeals for progress as deadline looms for global arms treaty
# Arms
# Arms

UN appeals for progress as deadline looms for global arms treaty

Jul 27th 2012, 9:12 PM 1,963 Views 4 Comments

Tonight is the deadline for the draft of a new global deal to regulate the arms trade – but progress has been slow.

# ban-ki-moon - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Thousands flee Syria as war rages on
# Syria
# Syria

Thousands flee Syria as war rages on

Jul 21st 2012, 7:52 AM 1,578 Views 7 Comments

Despite the UN’s extension of its observation mission, violence continues to escalate across the country.

# ban-ki-moon - Monday 16 July, 2012

Civil war declared in Syria as fighting escalates
# Syria
# Syria

Civil war declared in Syria as fighting escalates

Jul 16th 2012, 9:16 AM 2,078 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, the UN is pressing China and Russia to back tougher action against Bashar Assad.

# ban-ki-moon - Sunday 15 July, 2012

UN to resume investigation into Syrian village massacre
# Syria
# Syria

UN to resume investigation into Syrian village massacre

Jul 15th 2012, 9:35 AM 1,346 Views 5 Comments

At least nine people have been killed in fresh violence today as regime forces shelled several areas across the country, according to human rights monitors.

# ban-ki-moon - Saturday 14 July, 2012

UN lays blame for latest massacre on Syrian regime
# Syria
# Syria

UN lays blame for latest massacre on Syrian regime

Jul 14th 2012, 11:38 AM 1,748 Views 5 Comments

More people have died in further violence a day after a massacre in the village of Treimsa left at least 118 people dead.

# ban-ki-moon - Monday 9 July, 2012

Video: Assad remains defiant in TV interview as Annan arrives in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Video: Assad remains defiant in TV interview as Annan arrives in Syria

Jul 9th 2012, 8:10 AM 1,694 Views 10 Comments

“A president shouldn’t run away from a challenge, and we have a national challenge in Syria now,” Syrian president Bashar Assad said in a defiant interview with German television last night.

# ban-ki-moon - Thursday 31 May, 2012

UN chief urges Syria to stop attacks
# Syria
# Syria

UN chief urges Syria to stop attacks

May 31st 2012, 10:44 AM 857 Views 12 Comments

Ban Ki-Moon said UN observers monitoring the ceasefire were not there to watch the killings of innocent people.

# ban-ki-moon - Monday 28 May, 2012

UN condemns massacre in Syria in 'strongest possible terms'
# Syria
# Syria

UN condemns massacre in Syria in 'strongest possible terms'

May 28th 2012, 10:07 AM 970 Views 15 Comments

Ban Ki-moon has confirmed evidence of artillery and mortar shelling at Houla, as well as “shootings at close range and severe physical abuse”. More than 90 people, including 32 children, were killed in the massacre.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

President speaks of 'heartbreaking' unemployment and emigration on US trip
# Michael D In America
# Michael D In America

President speaks of 'heartbreaking' unemployment and emigration on US trip

May 2nd 2012, 8:03 AM 2,377 Views 14 Comments

Michael D Higgins told Irish professionals working in the States that he hoped to some day see many of them return to Ireland in the future.

# ban-ki-moon - Monday 30 April, 2012

Suu Kyi to attend Burmese parliament after oath dispute resolved
# Burma
# Burma

Suu Kyi to attend Burmese parliament after oath dispute resolved

Apr 30th 2012, 7:41 AM 1,057 Views 1 Comment

The head of the Burmese opposition will lead party colleagues to the parliament on Wednesday after a dispute over a legislative oath was resolved.

Higgins kicks off first visit to the US in New York today
# Stateside
# Stateside

Higgins kicks off first visit to the US in New York today

Apr 30th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,638 Views 14 Comments

The president will meet New York’s Mayor Bloomberg and attend a performance of ‘Once’ during his trip.

# ban-ki-moon - Friday 27 April, 2012

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Syria conflict now the biggest problem facing world - Ban Ki-moon
# Syria
# Syria

Syria conflict now the biggest problem facing world - Ban Ki-moon

Mar 21st 2012, 8:58 AM 1,617 Views 2 Comments

Rebels were yesterday forced out of one eastern city by regime forces and artillery, as a group warned of serious human rights abuses.

# ban-ki-moon - Monday 12 March, 2012

Eamon Gilmore voices concern over escalating tensions in Gaza and Israel
# Gaza
# Gaza

Eamon Gilmore voices concern over escalating tensions in Gaza and Israel

Mar 12th 2012, 7:43 PM 2,044 Views 58 Comments

The recent outbreak of violence has been the worst the region has seen in months. A total of 21 people have been killed since Friday.

# ban-ki-moon - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Watch: Wounded journalist tells of 'indiscriminate massacre' in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Watch: Wounded journalist tells of 'indiscriminate massacre' in Syria

Mar 3rd 2012, 9:58 AM 1,390 Views 15 Comments

Paul Conroy was speaking after being smuggled out of Homs, where he was injured in the attack that killed Marie Colvin.

# ban-ki-moon - Sunday 15 January, 2012

UN chief says Syrian president must stop violence
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

UN chief says Syrian president must stop violence

Jan 15th 2012, 10:39 AM 987 Views 2 Comments

Fears of all-out civil war increase as Ban says one-man rule and family dynasties are a thing of the past.

# ban-ki-moon - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies
# Somalia
# Somalia

Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies

Nov 29th 2011, 8:48 AM 1,210 Views 11 Comments

The Islamist group has banned Concern, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and UNHCR – amongst others – from operating in the country, where 250,000 people face the immediate risk of starvation.

# ban-ki-moon - Thursday 20 October, 2011

"Wow...huh...": how the world reacted to Gaddafi's death
# Gaddafi
# Gaddafi

"Wow...huh...": how the world reacted to Gaddafi's death

Oct 20th 2011, 5:39 PM 2,228 Views 16 Comments

Hillary Clinton, Ban Ki Moon and Eamon Gilmore have been among those reacting to the death of Muammar Gaddafi in Sirte today.

# ban-ki-moon - Sunday 18 September, 2011

Tánaiste to address the United Nations General Assembly
# United Nations
# United Nations

Tánaiste to address the United Nations General Assembly

Sep 18th 2011, 7:31 PM 761 Views 4 Comments

The UNGA meets for the 66th this week with the issue of Palestinian statehood among the topics to be discussed.

# ban-ki-moon - Friday 16 September, 2011

Palestine to seek full UN membership
# Palestine
# Palestine

Palestine to seek full UN membership

Sep 16th 2011, 9:51 PM 349 Views 23 Comments

President Mahmoud Abbas is to ask the UN to officially recognise the State of Palestine next week.

# ban-ki-moon - Sunday 4 September, 2011

Turkey launches international legal challenge to Gaza blockade
# Gaza
# Gaza

Turkey launches international legal challenge to Gaza blockade

Sep 4th 2011, 10:07 AM 379 Views 38 Comments

Turkey will bring a complaint to the International Court of Justice, after expelling Israel’s ambassador and cutting military ties.

# ban-ki-moon - Saturday 27 August, 2011

Concern for conditions in Tripoli as horror of hospital in Abu Salim revealed
# Libya
# Libya

Concern for conditions in Tripoli as horror of hospital in Abu Salim revealed

Aug 27th 2011, 11:39 AM 258 Views 3 Comments

Conditions inside some parts of Tripoli are described as dreadful as concern grows for the humanitarian needs of people in the Libyan capital.

# ban-ki-moon - Monday 18 July, 2011

Gallery: The life and times of Nelson Mandela
# Mandela Day
# Mandela Day

Gallery: The life and times of Nelson Mandela

Jul 18th 2011, 12:04 PM 1,107 Views 8 Comments

As the world celebrates Mandela Day, TheJournal.ie takes a look at the South African icon’s incredible life.

# ban-ki-moon - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Ban Ki-moon secures second term as UN head
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ban Ki-moon secures second term as UN head

Jun 21st 2011, 8:52 PM 113 Views 2 Comments

The South Korean will remain as Secretary-General for another five years, with unanimous backing from the assembly.

# ban-ki-moon - Monday 20 June, 2011

Timeline: What exactly is going on in Syria?
# Syria
# Syria

Timeline: What exactly is going on in Syria?

Jun 20th 2011, 4:00 PM 880 Views 1 Comment

What’s been going on in Syria – and is there any progress in sight? We take a quick look back at what’s been happening.

# ban-ki-moon - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Ban Ki-moon will seek second term as UN head
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ban Ki-moon will seek second term as UN head

Jun 7th 2011, 1:08 PM 210 Views 1 Comment

The South Korean is to seek a second term as secretary-general of the United Nations. What does that involve again?

# ban-ki-moon - Monday 23 May, 2011

Southern Sudan appeals for help as UN officials demand "immediate withdrawal" from disputed border town.
# Sudan
# Sudan

Southern Sudan appeals for help as UN officials demand "immediate withdrawal" from disputed border town.

May 23rd 2011, 10:46 AM 94 Views 0 Comments

Northern occupation of the town of Abyei threatens to re-ignite Sudan’s civil war. The oil-rich area is strongly contested and there are fears of escalating violence.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

UN chief demands investigation into clampdown on Syrian protests
# Syria
# Syria

UN chief demands investigation into clampdown on Syrian protests

Apr 27th 2011, 10:09 AM 230 Views 0 Comments

Ban Ki-moon condemns the use of force against demonstrators, as popular uprisings continue against president Bashar Assad.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Nuclear energy needs a 'global rethink': UN chief
Live Apr 20th 2011, 12:20 PM

Nuclear energy needs a 'global rethink': UN chief

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Libyan rebels to ask Qatar summit for more intensive attacks
Live Apr 13th 2011, 10:47 AM

Libyan rebels to ask Qatar summit for more intensive attacks

# ban-ki-moon - Monday 4 April, 2011

UN forces attack Ivory Coast presidential palace in bid to oust Gbagbo
# Ivory Coast
# Ivory Coast

UN forces attack Ivory Coast presidential palace in bid to oust Gbagbo

Apr 4th 2011, 8:25 PM 903 Views 0 Comments

French-led forces continue their bid to oust the incumbent president, who refuses to cede power despite losing elections.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Gaddafi forces predict capture of rebel stronghold 'within 48 hours'
# Libya
# Libya

Gaddafi forces predict capture of rebel stronghold 'within 48 hours'

Mar 16th 2011, 8:20 PM 379 Views 0 Comments

Libyan rebels are voicing fear and anger over a lack of international support for their cause – as Gaddafi’s son boasts that government forces will storm Benghazi within 48 hours.

# ban-ki-moon - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

"Delusional" Libyan leader Gaddafi "unfit to lead", says US
# Libya
# Libya

"Delusional" Libyan leader Gaddafi "unfit to lead", says US

Mar 1st 2011, 8:31 AM 640 Views 0 Comments

America’s ambassador to the UN says Gaddafi is becoming unhinged, laughing while his people are being slaughtered.

# ban-ki-moon - Friday 10 September, 2010

Drunk diplomat speaks out: I never liked you Ban Ki-Moon
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# Oops

Drunk diplomat speaks out: I never liked you Ban Ki-Moon

Sep 10th 2010, 11:57 AM 507 Views 0 Comments

And he doesn’t like Americans either.

# ban-ki-moon - Sunday 15 August, 2010

UN chief visits flood-stricken Pakistan
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

UN chief visits flood-stricken Pakistan

Aug 15th 2010, 12:50 PM 261 Views 0 Comments

First cholera case confirmed as fears for disease epidemic grow.