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Aug 26, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
Aug 26, 2014

U.N. council urges ‘neutralization’ of Rwandan rebels in Congo

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday called for the “swift neutralization” of Rwandan rebels in Democratic Republic of the Congo as essential to bringing stability to the conflict-torn eastern regions of the country.

Rwandan FDLR rebels, who seek to overthrow the Rwandan government and who include former soldiers and Hutu militia held responsible for Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, announced in April they would disarm, and some began doing so in May.

Aug 26, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 25, 2014

U.S. works with Jordan, Europeans at U.N. on Gaza ceasefire draft

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States has prepared its own draft outline for a U.N. resolution demanding a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and is now working with European powers and Jordan on a joint text, diplomats said on Monday.

News of accelerated diplomacy on the sidelines of the U.N. Security Council came as Israeli air strikes killed at least nine Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and militants kept up cross-border rocket fire while Israel moved to cushion its economy against a war now in its seventh week.

Aug 25, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
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      "I am Reuters' United Nations bureau chief based in New York. My previous postings were in Berlin, Vienna, Hong Kong and Prague. I have reported from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the United States."
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