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U.N. mulls U.S. proposal to streamline, lengthen North Korea aid exemptions
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Michelle Nichols | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A United Nations Security Council sanctions committee is considering a U.S. proposal to streamline and lengthen exemptions from U.N. sanctions on North Korea for humanitarian aid groups working in the isolated Asian state. FILE PHOTO: A person walks past a banner showing North Korean and U.S. flags ahead of the North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonThe updates to an implementation assistance note - first issued in August 2018 - will be approved by the council’s 15-member North Korea sanctions committee on Friday if there are no objections, diplomats said. North Korea has been subjected to U.N. Security Council sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. An independent U.N. human rights investigator last month called for sanctions on North Korea to be eased because they may be worsening problems from the coronavirus lockdown.
Persons: Kim Kyung, , Kim Jong, Donald Trump Organizations: YORK, United Nations Security, REUTERS, . Security, Security Locations: North Korea, U.S, Hanoi, Vietnam, Korea, China, Korean, Russia, Kim, Pyongyang
U.S. blacklists Libyan militia, leader after Russia stops U.N. sanctions
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Michelle Nichols | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States unilaterally blacklisted Libya’s Kaniyat militia and its leader on Wednesday after Russia last week prevented a U.N. Security Council committee from imposing sanctions over human rights abuses by the group. “Mohamed al-Kani and the Kaniyat militia have tortured and killed civilians during a cruel campaign of oppression in Libya,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. The United States and Germany earlier this month proposed that the U.N. Security Council’s 15-member Libya sanctions committee impose an asset freeze and travel ban on Kaniyat militia and al-Kani. Last month Libyan authorities dug up 12 bodies from four unmarked graves in Tarhouna, adding to the scores of corpses already discovered since June. Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt support the LNA.
Persons: Libya’s, “ Mohamed al, Steven Mnuchin, Kani, Khalifa, Muammar Gaddafi Organizations: YORK, United, Russia, Security, Global, National Accord, Libyan National Army, NATO, United Arab Locations: U.S, Libya, ” U.S, United States, Germany, Kani, Russia, Libyan, Tarhouna, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Egypt
Pakistan gives U.N. a dossier on India after India submits one on Pakistan
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Michelle Nichols | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pakistan gave U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres a dossier on Tuesday accusing India of stoking terrorism in Pakistan, a day after India provided a dossier to some U.N. Security Council members accusing militants from Pakistan of attempting an attack in the disputed Indian territory Kashmir. REUTERS/Mohsin RazaThe tit-for-tat moves come ahead of India joining the 15-member council for a two-year term starting Jan. 1, 2021. Ambassador Munir Akram accused India of violating international law, the U.N. Charter and Security Council resolutions by sponsoring terrorism. U.N. peacekeepers have been deployed since 1949 to observe a ceasefire between India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. The U.N. Security Council blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed in May last year after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a decade-long diplomatic impasse.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, Mohsin Raza, Pakistan’s U.N, Munir Akram, , , Mohammed Organizations: YORK, U.N, Security, Pakistani Rangers, Indian Border Security Force, REUTERS, United Nations, . Security Locations: Pakistan, India, Kashmir, Wagah, Lahore, New York, Jammu, U.N, Indian Kashmir, L4N2I92VF, China
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to be his ambassador to the United Nations in New York will have to tackle Washington’s waning leadership at the world body in the face of a more assertive China, diplomats and analysts said on Monday. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File PhotoBiden nominated veteran U.S. diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield and restored the post to a Cabinet role. Thomas-Greenfield is a 35-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service who has served on four continents, perhaps most notably in Africa. I’ve carried that lesson with me throughout my career in Foreign Service – and, if confirmed, will do the same as Ambassador to the United Nations,” Thomas-Greenfield tweeted on Monday. “A woman of color, a woman of substance and a woman of experience.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, African Affairs Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Jakaya Kikwete, Jonathan Ernst, Linda Thomas, Donald Trump’s, Nikki Haley, Kelly Craft, Thomas, , I’ve, ” Thomas, , Barack Obama’s, Richard Gowan, multilateralism, Jeffrey Feltman, ” U.N Organizations: YORK, United Nations, African Affairs, Africa, Summit, REUTERS, Biden, U.S . Senate, Thomas, U.S . Foreign Service, Service, U.N, World Health Organization, Human Rights, UNESCO Locations: New York, China, U.S, Washington, Africa, Rwanda, Saharan Africa, West Africa, Britain, France, Russia, United States, Western, Beijing, United, Greenfield, Asian, Gulf
Russia stops U.N. blacklisting of Libya militia, leader
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Michelle Nichols | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Russia on Friday stopped a U.N. Security Council committee from blacklisting a Libyan militia group and its leader for human rights abuses because it said it wanted to see more evidence first that they had killed civilians. The United States and Germany proposed that the council’s 15-member Libya sanctions committee impose an asset freeze and travel ban on the al-Kaniyat militia and its leader Mohammed al-Kani. Such a move has to be agreed by consensus, but Russia said it could not approve. Libya descended into chaos after the NATO-backed overthrow of leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. In addition, UNSMIL verified numerous summary executions at Tarhouna Prison conducted by the al-Kaniyat militia on September 13, 2019,” the proposal read.
Persons: Mohammed al, Kani, Khalifa, Muammar Gaddafi, Organizations: YORK, Security, Reuters, National Accord, Libyan National Army, NATO, United Arab, Tarhouna Locations: Russia, United States, Germany, Libya, Russian, Libyan, Tarhouna, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Egypt
FILE PHOTO: A view shows a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Marib, Yemen October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Ali OwidhaNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that war-torn Yemen is in “imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen for decades,” warning against any unilateral moves as the United States threatens to blacklist Yemen’s Iran-allied Houthi group. I don’t think we should rock the boat at the present moment,” Guterres told reporters when asked about U.S. plans. The United Nations describes Yemen as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 80% of its population in need of help. U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock has said the United Nations has received less than half of what was needed this year - about $1.5 billion - for its humanitarian operations in Yemen.
Persons: Ali Owidha, Antonio Guterres, ” Guterres, ” “, , Mark Lowcock Organizations: REUTERS, Washington, Foreign Terrorist Organization, United, United Nations Locations: Marib, Yemen, United States, Iran, Saudi Arabia, United Nations, Western
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