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UN postpones Syria chemical weapons investigation over ‘safety’

The United Nations has postponed a planned new visit by chemical weapons experts to a site near Damascus on Tuesday over “safety” fears, a spokesman said. A sniper attack on the experts Monday forced the review of the plan to return to the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, said UN spokesman…

United Nations to question U.S. over spying allegations

The United Nations will approach the US government over a report by a German magazine that US intelligence spied on video conferences by top UN officials, a spokesman said Monday. “We are aware of the reports, and we intend to be in touch with the relevant authorities on this,” a…

International Criminal Court charges Sudan’s president with genocide

The International Criminal Court added three genocide counts Monday to the charges against Sudan’s President Omar al-Beshir in a move hailed as “a victory” by rebels. “There are reasonable grounds to believe that (Omar al-Beshir) acted with specific intent to destroy in part the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawaethnic groups” in Darfur, said…

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