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UN pulling staff from Syria, violence near capital

December 3, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

BEIRUT (AP) Fighting between rebels and government forces raged near the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, forcing an inbound commercial jet to turn back while the U.N. said it was withdrawing staff because of deteriorating security conditions. Continue Reading

UN envoy: Syria war is threatening the region

September 24, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

UNITED NATIONS (AP) Syria’s civil war is worsening and there is no prospect of a quick end to the violence, international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Monday in a gloomy assessment to the U.N. Security Council.
The new envoy leavened his message, however, saying he was crafting a new plan that he hoped could break the impasse, but refused to give details or say when it would be ready. Continue Reading

U.S. delegation walks out on Iran’s UN speech

September 23, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

UNITED NATIONS The U.S. delegation walked out of the U.N. speech of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday after he said some in the world have speculated that Americans were behind the Sept. 11 attacks, staged in an attempt to assure Israel’s survival.
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