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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 3,091 Views 17 Comments

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

Syria army launches Aleppo assault
# Syria
# Syria

Syria army launches Aleppo assault

Jul 28th 2012, 11:56 AM 1,577 Views 15 Comments

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

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 1,971 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.

Thousands flee Syria as war rages on
# Syria
# Syria

Thousands flee Syria as war rages on

Jul 21st 2012, 7:52 AM 1,587 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Civil war declared in Syria as fighting escalates

Jul 16th 2012, 9:16 AM 2,091 Views 11 Comments

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

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

UN to resume investigation into Syrian village massacre

Jul 15th 2012, 9:35 AM 1,351 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.

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 1,753 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.

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 1,706 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.

UN chief urges Syria to stop attacks
# Syria
# Syria

UN chief urges Syria to stop attacks

May 31st 2012, 10:44 AM 865 Views 12 Comments

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

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 978 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.

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

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

May 2nd 2012, 8:03 AM 2,380 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.

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 1,063 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
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# Stateside

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

Apr 30th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,647 Views 14 Comments

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

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 1,623 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.

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 2,045 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.

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 1,395 Views 15 Comments

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

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 994 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.

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 1,222 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.

"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 2,240 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.

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 771 Views 4 Comments

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

Palestine to seek full UN membership
# Palestine
# Palestine

Palestine to seek full UN membership

Sep 16th 2011, 9:51 PM 357 Views 23 Comments

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

Turkey launches international legal challenge to Gaza blockade
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# Gaza

Turkey launches international legal challenge to Gaza blockade

Sep 4th 2011, 10:07 AM 385 Views 38 Comments

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

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 261 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.

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 1,117 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 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 118 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Timeline: What exactly is going on in Syria?

Jun 20th 2011, 4:00 PM 887 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 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 214 Views 1 Comment

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

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.

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 235 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Nuclear energy needs a 'global rethink': UN chief

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

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 907 Views 0 Comments

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

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 382 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.

"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 652 Views 0 Comments

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

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 516 Views 0 Comments

And he doesn’t like Americans either.

UN chief visits flood-stricken Pakistan
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# Pakistan

UN chief visits flood-stricken Pakistan

Aug 15th 2010, 12:50 PM 267 Views 0 Comments

First cholera case confirmed as fears for disease epidemic grow.