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Set up of Security Council mechanism on chemical weapons in Syria advances

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe (file)

Recommended ways to set up a UN mechanism to determine who is responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria have been submitted by the UN Secretary-General to the Security Council. A…

27 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Humanitarian chief deplores "tit-for-tat" airstrikes in Syria

Families evacuated from East Ghouta, Syria, congregate in the courtyard of the Dahit Qudsayya collective shelter for basic aid. Photo: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero

"Tit-for-tat" bombings that have reportedly killed hundreds of civilians in and around the Syrian capital, Damascus, are unlawful and…

27 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Women: focus on LGBT in the Middle East, women with HIV and Ebola response in Guinea

Samantha Power (right) and Subhi Nahas (left) speak to journalists, following an Arria-formula meeting of the Security Council on the plight of LGBT persons around the world, especially in the Middle East. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

LGBT in the Middle East under the spotlight at the UN  The situation of people who are lesbian, gay,…

27 Aug 2015 / Listen /

LGBT in the Middle East under the spotlight at the UN

Samantha Power (right) and Subhi Nahas (left) speak to journalists, following an Arria-formula meeting of the Security Council on the plight of LGBT persons around the world, especially in the Middle East. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The situation of people in the Middle East who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) was recently discussed…

27 Aug 2015 / Listen /
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