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Sexual attacks against Rohingya may be war crimes: UN envoy

Widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar's military and may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the UN envoy on sexual violence in conflict said on Thursday.

Nov 23, 2017, 14:30 PM IST
Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women: UN envoy

Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women: UN envoy

UN special representative Pramila Patten made the comments after visiting Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar where some 610,000 Rohingya have taken refuge in the last ten weeks.

Nov 12, 2017, 20:49 PM IST

New UN envoy to Libya vows ' respect' for sovereignty

The new UN envoy to Libya on Saturday started his first visit to the conflict-plagued North African country with a pledge to "respect" its sovereignty and unity.

Aug 05, 2017, 21:08 PM IST
Trump's UN envoy often off-message, seems in his good graces

Trump's UN envoy often off-message, seems in his good graces

In some ways, Haley has been ahead of the curve.

Apr 30, 2017, 18:54 PM IST

United Nations' envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefire

U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura called on Russia, Turkey and Iran on Saturday to salvage the tattered ceasefire in Syria that would also help keep peace talks on track.

Mar 26, 2017, 09:10 AM IST

United Nation Syria envoy says Astana talks 'not far from final declaration'

The UN envoy for Syria said Tuesday that a final declaration was close to being achieved at indirect talks between Syrian rebels and Damascus in the Kazakh capital Astana.

Jan 24, 2017, 14:15 PM IST
UN Security Council to meet today on Syria: Diplomats

UN Security Council to meet today on Syria: Diplomats

Russia requested the meeting to hear from UN envoy Staffan de Mistura, who will brief the council via videoconference from Geneva at 1400 GMT, diplomats said.

Oct 07, 2016, 02:35 AM IST

UN envoy warns east Aleppo faces total destruction

The UN`s Syria envoy Thursday warned east Aleppo faces total destruction, as government forces made their biggest gains in years against rebels inside the opposition-held part of the battleground city.

Oct 07, 2016, 00:22 AM IST

Libya must unite against IS: UN envoy

The IS group has built a stronghold in Sirte, a city 400 kilometres (250 miles) east of Tripoli.

May 31, 2016, 17:26 PM IST

At least 31 killed as violence spikes in Syria

Syrian government strikes hit opposition-held areas near the capital and in the country's largest city, Aleppo, while rebels fired mortars in escalating violence that left at least 31 people killed and shattered a relative quiet in Damascus that has held since the teetering cease-fire took effect in late February.

Apr 24, 2016, 00:03 AM IST

Syria peace talks to push on until April 27: Negotiators

UN-brokered talks aimed at ending Syria`s brutal conflict will push ahead until April 27, despite the departure of the main opposition group, negotiators said Friday.

Apr 22, 2016, 22:57 PM IST

Syria opposition rejects UN proposal for Assad to stay: Source

Assad's ouster has been the key demand of Syria's opposition since the uprising broke out in 2011, but Damascus says his departure is not on the table.

Apr 16, 2016, 18:05 PM IST

Syria peace talks broaden as pro-Russia opposition meet UN envoy

Peace talks to end Syria's brutal war broadened to include an opposition group close to Moscow, as the UN intensified efforts to find a political solution to the five-year conflict.

Mar 17, 2016, 08:39 AM IST

8,000 HIV patients at risk in Eastern Ukraine: UN envoy

Some 8,000 people with HIV in war-torn eastern Ukraine face a critical shortage of medicine and their supply will run out in mid-August unless a blockade is lifted, a UN AIDS envoy has warned.

Jul 20, 2015, 10:12 AM IST

Tripoli parliament rejects Libya peace plan, wants more talks

The parliament in Tripoli rejected Tuesday a UN proposal to resolve Libya`s political crisis but said it wanted to press on with talks toward reaching an accord with its rival in the east of the country.

Jul 08, 2015, 01:42 AM IST

UN seeks `message of hope` from Libya rivals

UN envoy Bernardino Leon called for "a message of hope" as rival Libyan groups met in Morocco on Friday with a view to signing a deal on a unity government.

Jun 27, 2015, 04:17 AM IST

Syria barrel bomb attacks `unacceptable`: UN envoy

The UN`s peace envoy to Syria said Sunday he would visit Damascus soon and renewed his criticism of the use of barrel bombs by President Bashar al-Assad`s regime.

Jun 14, 2015, 22:37 PM IST
ISIS selling teen girls as slaves for 'as little as a pack of cigarettes': UN envoy

ISIS selling teen girls as slaves for 'as little as a pack of cigarettes': UN envoy

Teenage girls abducted by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are being sold in slave markets "for as little as a pack of cigarettes," the UN envoy on sexual violence said Monday.

Jun 09, 2015, 03:18 AM IST

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura decries Syria regime raids as dozens killed

 The UN envoy to Syria condemned regime bombing of civilian areas as "totally unacceptable" after more than 140 people were killed in a day of heavy air raids.

Jun 01, 2015, 02:26 AM IST

UN Libya envoy condemns latest deadly violence

The UN envoy trying to broker a peace agreement in Libya on Saturday condemned another outbreak of violence and repeated calls for an immediate end to hostilities.

Apr 19, 2015, 01:35 AM IST