UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The downing of Malaysia
Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine
will be discussed by the U.N. Security Council on Friday after
Russia requested a meeting on a Dutch finding that a large
number of fragments hit the plane and tore it apart.
Several foreign ministers are expected to attend the United
Nations meeting on Friday morning, diplomats said, since they
were already scheduled to attend a Security Council debate on
Iraq on Friday afternoon, chaired by U.S. Secretary of State
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The United Nations
Security Council could adopt a resolution later this week to
expand the global response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West
Africa by calling on countries to lift travel restrictions and
provide urgent assistance, including field hospitals and staff.
The draft U.N. resolution on Ebola, circulated to council
members and obtained by Reuters, calls on U.N. member states,
particularly in the region, “to lift general travel and border
restrictions … that contribute to the further isolation of the
affected countries and undermine their efforts to respond.”
UNITED NATIONS/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a stop-gap deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-torn Gaza Strip with U.N. monitoring of the use of materials, U.N. Middle East envoy Robert Serry said on Tuesday.
The agreement, announced to the Security Council, could help curb Palestinian economic deterioration and shore up U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas’s standing in Gaza, which since 2007 has been controlled by Hamas Islamists shunned by the West.