Russia sees no need for U.N. inquiry into Syria toxic gas attacks

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 : Russia told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday there was no point establishing a new inquiry to determine blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria because the United States and its allies had already acted as judge and executioner. The 15-member council met for the sixth […]

Russia fails in U.N. bid to condemn U.S.-led strikes on Syria

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 : A Russian bid for the United Nations Security Council to condemn U.S., British and French air strikes on Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack failed on Saturday after only China and Bolivia joined Russia to vote in favor of a draft resolution. The 15-member council met […]

Civilians killed in Central African Republic were ‘manipulated’ -UN

By Leger Serge Kokopakpa BANGUI, Apr 13 : The United Nations’ head of peacekeeping said on Thursday that civilians killed in gunbattles in Central African Republic’s capital this week had been armed by criminal gangs that U.N. troops are attempting to stamp out. On Wednesday, hundreds of angry demonstrators laid the bodies of at least […]

U.N. to vote three times on Syria as U.S., Russia duel

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Apr 10 : The U.N. Security Council is due to vote on three draft resolutions on chemical weapons attacks in Syria on Tuesday, setting up a showdown between the United States and Russia over how to respond to a reported deadly gas attack last weekend. The 15-member council is due […]

U.S. tells U.N. 12 Russians to be expelled acted “outside official capacity’

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Mar 26 : The United States told the United Nations on Monday that it was expelling 12 Russian U.N. diplomats because of action they had taken outside their official capacity that was an abuse of their privileges of residence. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley justified the action […]