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Aug 9, 2014

U.N. Security Council mulls resolution to tackle Iraq militants

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council is negotiating a draft resolution to tackle Islamic State militants by financially weakening the jihadi Islamist group, stopping a flow of foreign fighters, and threatening sanctions on those who recruit and help the group.

Islamic State militants control a third of Syria’s territory and have captured wide swathes of northern Iraq since June, declaring a caliphate.

Aug 8, 2014
Aug 8, 2014

U.S. says it would view Russia aid deliveries to Ukraine as invasion

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Any bid by Russia to
deliver humanitarian aid into Ukraine would be viewed as an
invasion, the United States said on Friday, warning that Moscow
voiced similar concerns for civilians before its brief 2008 war
with Georgia.

Russia has offered to send a convoy of aid across the border
for displaced civilians. The offer came at an emergency meeting
of the U.N. Security Council that Russia called on Tuesday on
the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, where a pro-Russian
uprising threatens to break up the former Soviet republic of 46
million people.

Aug 8, 2014
Aug 8, 2014

U.N. chief, Security Council urge international help for Iraq

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council on Thursday called for the international community to help Iraq’s government and people as the country struggles against a sweeping advance by Islamist militants.

The Security Council held an emergency meeting after Islamic State fighters surged toward the capital of the Kurdish region, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing for their lives, in an offensive that prompted talk of Western military action.

Aug 7, 2014
Aug 7, 2014
Aug 7, 2014
Aug 7, 2014
Aug 7, 2014

Military threat key to push FDLR rebels in Congo to disarm: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Rwandan rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo believe an extended deadline to disarm allows them to stall, a top U.N. official said on Thursday, suggesting military action against factions which do not comply or commit human rights abuses.

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.

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