U.n. Security Council To Vote On Up To 300 Syria Monitors

UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. ceasefire monitors visited the battered Syrian city of Homs and met its governor on Saturday, hours before the U.N. Security Council was to vote on a draft resolution to authorize the deployment to Syria of up to 300 unarmed military observers.

Sections:  news   world   
  • Germany: Chancellor Merkel on visit to Afghanistan
    Germany says its leader is in Afghanistan to on a surprise visit to the nation's troops serving with NATO's force in a war against Taliban insurgents. More
  • Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers
    The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
  • Iran president still a force even as his era ends
    When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
  • Kerry: Russia sells missile defense to Syria
    Secretary of State John Kerry says the transfer of advanced missile defense systems from Russia to Syria would be a "destabilizing" factor for Israel's security. More
  • U.S. believes Syria used chemicals
    The United States has evidence that the chemical weapon sarin has been used in Syria on a small scale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. But numerous questions remain about the origins of the chemicals and what impact their apparent use could have on the ongoing Syrian civil war and international involvement in it. More
  • U.N. Security Council To Try Again For Syria Cease-Fire Resolution
    The United Nations Security Council is delaying until Saturday a vote to approve a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. The move came after diplomats had scheduled a vote for midday ...
    02/22/2020 - 7:15 pm | View Link
  • Russia casts 10th U.N. veto on Syria action, blocking inquiry renewal
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday cast its 10th veto of United Nations Security Council action on Syria since the war began in 2011 ... against it and China and Egypt abstained. The vote ...
    02/22/2020 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • 170,000 people living in the open in northwestern Syria: UN
    The U.N.'s top humanitarian coordinator Mark Lowcock had warned earlier this week that a ceasefire was needed to avert a humanitarian disaster on a scale yet unseen in the Syria war. But in a Feb. 19 ...
    02/20/2020 - 1:27 am | View Link
  • U.S. highlights human rights at U.N. council, but some states wary
    Such a vote requires nine in ... citing Iraq and Libya as examples. Security Council discussions of human rights situations in specific countries, such as Syria, North Korea and Myanmar, are ...
    02/15/2020 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • After Abstaining on U.N. Syria Vote, China Backs Political Fix
    BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister said Thursday that the conflict in Syria needs to be addressed ... revisions were needed to the U.N. Security Council resolution for it to secure ...
    02/13/2020 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • More


Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More World News