There are now fears the country is on the brink of civil war ‘along ethnic lines’
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Saturday 07 November 2009
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday he will send a report calling for Israel and the Palestinians to investigate alleged war crimes during last winter's conflict in Gaza to the UN Security Council "as soon as possible."
Saturday 26 September 2009
Friday 25 September 2009
Thursday 24 September 2009
With Barack Obama presiding, the UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution today aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons.
Wednesday 23 September 2009
Monday 25 May 2009
Friday 15 May 2009
Thousands of civilians under rebel fire waded across a lagoon to escape Sri Lanka's war zone, where government forces have surrounded Tamil Tiger separatists for the final battle of a 25-year conflict, the military and a UN official said.
Thursday 14 May 2009
Fighting in Sri Lanka's war showed no signs of abating today despite strong words from Barack Obama and the UN Security Council, with both sides refusing to budge in the waning days of a 25-year conflict.
Tuesday 12 May 2009
Sri Lankan troops broke through Tamil Tiger defenses today and the government brushed off Western criticism of civilian deaths as a rebel-orchestrated bid for a last-minute reprieve.
Wednesday 15 April 2009
Friday 10 April 2009
The North Korean leader Kim Jong-il appeared yesterday at his first major event since suspicions surfaced last year that he had suffered a stroke, accepting his re-election by parliament as the country's supreme military leader.
Monday 06 April 2009
South Korea has rejected claims by North Korea that it poisoned its players before last week's 2010 World Cup qualifier in Seoul, as tensions mounted over the North's long-range rocket launch on Sunday.
Monday 12 January 2009
Friday 09 January 2009
The United Nations last night backed a milestone resolution calling for an end to military action by all sides in the Gaza Strip.
Monday 05 January 2009
The French President Nicolas Sarkozy's office says he has left for the Middle East to meet with Israeli, Palestinian and other regional leaders in a push to end the fighting in Gaza.
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