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U.N. blacklists operator of North Korean ship seized in Panama

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A U.N. Security Council committee on Monday blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms, including two MiG-21 jet fighters, under thousands of tonnes of sugar.

The North Korea (DPRK) sanctions committee designated Ocean Maritime Management, which operated the Chong Chon Gang, the ship that was detained a year ago.

Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014

U.N. warns of sanctions for oil trading with Syria, Iraq militants

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council expressed grave concern on Monday over reports that radical militants have seized oilfields and pipelines in Syria and Iraq and warned that anyone caught trading in oil from the “terrorist groups” could face sanctions.

The 15-member council said in a statement that any trade in oil with Islamic State – previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – or al Qaeda’s Nusra Front, would violate United Nations sanctions as both groups have been blacklisted.

Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014

U.N. chief: serious interest in Gaza humanitarian truce, no deal yet

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Israel and the Palestinians have expressed “serious interest” in a 24-hour truce in the Gaza conflict, but a deal has yet to be reached, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday, as he raised concerns about the proportionality of Israel’s military operation.

Israel eased its Gaza offensive and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined on Monday, as international pressure mounted to end the 21-day conflict in which more than 1,000 people, mostly civilians and predominantly in Gaza, have been killed.

Jul 28, 2014
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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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