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U.N. urges end to Syria’s ‘convoluted’ aid restrictions

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos on Friday urged Syria’s government to end needless restrictions on access to areas where besieged Syrians are in desperate need of aid after three years of civil war.

She also voiced concern about opposition groups, especially those such as al Qaeda-linked extremist al Nusra, which has said it will not allow foreigners to operate in Syria.

Mar 28, 2014

Russia threatened countries ahead of U.N. vote on Ukraine – envoys

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia threatened several Eastern European and Central Asian states with retaliation if they voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution this week declaring invalid Crimea’s referendum on seceding from Ukraine, U.N. diplomats said.

The disclosures about Russian threats came after Moscow accused Western countries of using “shameless pressure, up to the point of political blackmail and economic threats,” in an attempt to coerce the United Nations’ 193 member states to join it in supporting the non-binding resolution on the Ukraine crisis.

Mar 28, 2014

Exclusive: Russia threatened countries ahead of UN vote on Ukraine – envoys

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia threatened several Eastern European and Central Asian states with retaliation if they voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution this week declaring invalid Crimea’s referendum on seceding from Ukraine, U.N. diplomats said.

The disclosures about Russian threats came after Moscow accused Western countries of using “shameless pressure, up to the point of political blackmail and economic threats,” in an attempt to coerce the United Nations’ 193 member states to join it in supporting the non-binding resolution on the Ukraine crisis.

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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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