Edith Lederer
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US urges 'enduring defeat' of IS, offers force if necessary
by Edith Lederer - August 24, 2018 - 9:50am
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged all countries on Thursday to ensure that the Islamic State extremist group faces "an enduring defeat" and said the United States will deepen partnerships with countries fighting...
UN council to commemorate Myanmar crackdown on Rohingya
by Edith Lederer - August 2, 2018 - 9:05am
The U.N. Security Council is planning to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Myanmar's violent crackdown that led about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh at a meeting later this month.
Over 190 countries, including Philippines, agree on global compact on safe migration
by Edith Lederer - July 14, 2018 - 5:19pm
More than 190 countries, including the Philippines, agreed on a global compact to promote safe and orderly migration and reduce human smuggling and trafficking Friday, culminating lengthy negotiations on the often...
African woman tells UN that climate change is security risk
by Edith Lederer - July 12, 2018 - 7:41am
Hindou Ibrahim said the scarcity of resources has fueled internal migration as well as migration through Africa to Europe, sparked local conflicts that become national and regional, and led to the growth of terrorist...
UN: Philippines' pullout from ICC effective in 1 year
by Edith Lederer - March 20, 2018 - 8:37am
The withdrawal takes effect on March 17, 2019.
North Korea demands US apology for not using official name
by Edith Lederer - January 18, 2018 - 8:40am
North Korea demanded an apology from the United States on Wednesday for what it called "insolent outrageous behavior" in refusing to refer to the country by its official name — the Democratic People's Republic...
UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea
by Edith Lederer - December 23, 2017 - 4:00am
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against North Korea on Friday in response to its latest launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says is capable of reaching anywhere on the...
UN chief says conflicts today average more than 20 years
by Edith Lederer - December 20, 2017 - 11:55pm
Conflicts today are longer — more than 20 years on average — and often involve multiple armed groups competing for control of government institutions, natural resources and territory, the UN chief said...
UN chief urges Myanmar to halt anti-Rohingya operations
by Edith Lederer - September 29, 2017 - 12:24am
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Myanmar's authorities on Thursday to immediately end military operations that have sent over 500,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, calling the...
World leaders face crises in North Korea and Myanmar at UN
by Edith Lederer - September 17, 2017 - 1:39am
Facing an escalating nuclear threat from North Korea and the mass flight of minority Muslims from Myanmar, world leaders gather at the United Nations starting Monday to tackle these and other tough challenges —...
UN: Yemen food crisis is man-made, partly as a war tactic
by Edith Lederer - August 2, 2017 - 3:23am
The crisis in Yemen that has left millions hungry and on the brink of famine is "a man-made disaster" driven not only by decades of poverty and lack of investment but also by economic strangulation being used...
Rama suspenso na
by Edith Lederer - May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
Gisuspenso na gyud kagahapon sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) sila si Mayor Michael Rama, Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella ug ang 12 ka konsehal sa dakbayan sa Sugbo.
UN chief says Palestine will join int'l court on April 1
by Edith Lederer - January 8, 2015 - 4:11am
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said late Tuesday that the state of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a high-stakes move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges...
UN asks people to give $1 each for Syrian refugees
by Edith Lederer - December 4, 2014 - 8:33am
The World Food Program launched an unusual campaign Wednesday to raise $1 contributions from 64 million people around the world so it can restore food vouchers to Syrian refugees who won't be getting any U.N. help...
UN: Islamic State group got up to $45M in ransoms
by Edith Lederer - November 26, 2014 - 8:07am
The Islamic State group which controls a large swath of Syria and Iraq has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments in the past year, a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions against al-Qaida said...
Syrian foreign minister: US should hit all militants in Syria
by Edith Lederer - September 30, 2014 - 9:52am
Syria's foreign minister said Monday that the U.S.-led bombing campaign should be expanded to target other militant groups besides the Islamic State group, noting that the fight against terrorism has aligned the...
United Nations reaffirms support for force in Golan Heights
by Edith Lederer - September 20, 2014 - 10:24am
The U.N. Security Council on Friday reaffirmed its unconditional support for maintaining the U.N. peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights that has been caught up in Syria's civil war.
UN chief deplores use of chemical weapons in Syria
by Edith Lederer - December 14, 2013 - 11:13am
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deplored the use of chemical weapons in Syria and demanded Friday that those responsible are held accountable.
Countries urged not to pay ransom to terrorists
by Edith Lederer - December 5, 2013 - 9:37am
Britain is urging the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution calling on all countries not to pay ransom to kidnappers who use the money to finance terrorist groups.
'Al-Qaida affiliates in Phl, other countries remain a threat'
by Edith Lederer - August 8, 2013 - 8:50am
Al-Qaida's senior leadership has a diminished ability to direct global terror operations but the threat from loosely linked affiliates and individuals radicalized by its "infectious ideas" is becoming more sophisticated,...
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