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No military solution to Syria conflict: UN chief

Jun 14 2013, 7:12pm CDT | by

United Nations, June 15 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed his organisation's determination to seek a political settlement to the long-standing crisis in Syria, saying "there is no military solution" to the conflict.

United Nations, June 15 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed his organisation's determination to seek a political settlement to the long-standing crisis in Syria, saying "there is no...

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No military solution to Syria conflict: UN chief

Jun 14 2013, 7:12pm CDT | by

United Nations, June 15 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed his organisation's determination to seek a political settlement to the long-standing crisis in Syria, saying "there is no military solution" to the conflict.

United Nations, June 15 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed his organisation's determination to seek a political settlement to the long-standing crisis in Syria, saying "there is no military solution" to the conflict.

"There is no military solution to this conflict, even if both the government and the opposition, and their supporters, think there can be," Xinhua quoted the secretary-general as saying Friday at the UN Headquarters in New York.

"The military path points directly towards the further disintegration of the country, destabilisation of the region and inflammation of religious and communal tensions," Ban said.

The Syrian crisis broke out in March 2011, leading to a massive exodus of refugees into neighbouring countries, such as Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.

The UN has been pushing for a political solution to the Syrian crisis, with efforts to bring the government and opposition to the negotiation table.

"The worsening of the conflict is also making the delivery of urgent humanitarian assistance much more difficult," Ban said.

He appealed to the international community to support the neighbouring countries bearing the burden of refugees.

"The suffering of the Syrian people makes a political solution all the more important," Ban said.

"Joint Special Representative (Lakhdar) Brahimi and I continue to push for a negotiated transition and to get the parties to the table in Geneva as soon as possible," Ban said.

"All countries involved must uphold their responsibilities to seek a resolution of this tragedy."

Earlier this month, Brahimi said in Geneva following talks held there among US, Russian and UN officials, that the international conference on Syria was likely to be held in July.

Russia and US announced last month their intention to convene an international conference to find a political solution to the Syria crisis, which has reportedly claimed nearly 93,000 lives over the past two years.

The crisis has also left 6.8 million people in need, and sent more than 1.5 million Syrians fleeing to neighbouring countries to seek refuge.

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A Plea for Peace

Jul 31 2014 4:22pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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1 day ago

US Condemnation of UN School Attack Plays into Hamas's Hands, Again

Jul 30 2014 5:05pm CDT | Source: Big Government

The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas has once again triggered a series of events leading to the deaths of children and innocent civilians – this time, an attack on an area including a UN school that has left 15 people dead. After a third discovery of Hamas rockets in a UN school this week, the White House nonetheless condemned the attack. According to the Associated Press, the White House did not go so far as to explicitly condemn Israel for the aftermath of the attack, but instead condem ...
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2 days ago

Congress to U.N.: Hamas' arsenal must be removed

Jul 29 2014 8:53am CDT | Source: WND

(WASHINGTON FREE BEACON) Nearly 100 House lawmakers will petition the United Nations this week to formally designate Hamas’ rocket arsenal as “an impenetrable barrier to regional peace” and to make their removal from the Gaza Strip a “top priority,” according to a copy of the unsent letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. A bipartisan coalition of House lawmakers have already signed on to the letter, which will be sent later this week to U.N. Secretary General Ba ...
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3 days ago

UN Security Council Calls For Cease-Fire As Muslims Start Celebrating Eid al-Fitr

Jul 27 2014 9:51pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

UNITED NATIONS, July 27 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement on Sunday urging Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to implement a humanitarian truce beyond the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr and engage in efforts to achieve a durable ceasefire. The statement expresses strong support for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire, allowing ...
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4 days ago

What up wid dat, Homies?

Jul 27 2014 4:21pm CDT | Source: WND

Predominant among the stories captivating the media today is the current conflict in Israel/Gaza. One can scarcely get through to the next commercial without an update on this war. Generally speaking, the reporters are in Gaza pointing out Israel’s actions. Occasionally they mention the thousands of rockets that have been fired into Israel by Palestinian terrorists. However, more prevalent are reports of the deaths and wound ...
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5 days ago

U.N. calls for investigation of Israel

Jul 25 2014 9:52pm CDT | Source: WND

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a joint news conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 22 By Delia M. Arias De Leon UNITED NATIONS – As Hamas continues to target Israeli civilians with rockets and use Palestinian civilians as human shields, United Nations members calling for an investigation of Israel’s defensive operation to shut down the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza. The Geneva-based United Nation ...
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6 days ago

Israel, U.S. openly at odds over Gaza ceasefire terms

Jul 25 2014 4:21pm CDT | Source: WND

(Times of Israel) Israel and its key ally the United States were in open disagreement Friday night, after the Israeli cabinet unanimously rejected a ceasefire offer drawn up by Secretary of State John Kerry to halt 18 days of Israeli-Hamas conflict. Kerry, speaking in Cairo, vowed to keep working on a ceasefire, and said Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “committed” to working to narrow the gaps that were preventing a seven-day humanitarian ceasefire intended to ...
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1 week ago

Nigeria: Is Religion Used as an Excuse to Rape?

Jul 23 2014 8:53pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Whether you call the girl a "wife" or an "infidel," abducting and molesting her is still rape with religion used as a cover to justify carnal assault. One hundred days ago, Boko Haram, a diffuse Islamic sect, abducted 243 girls from a school in Chibok, Borno State, in northeast Nigeria They carted them off to unknown forest locations where they are still being held. Some who escaped told of gang rapes. So much for religion. "For a g ...
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1 week ago

UN Human Rights Chief: 'Strong Possibility' Israel Committed War Crimes in Gaza

Jul 23 2014 11:48am CDT | Source: Big Government

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Wednesday that there "seems to be a strong possibility" that Israel is guilty of war crimes for Operation Protective Edge, a military operation targeting the terrorist group Hamas in which Israel has taken extraordinary measures to save civilian lives. In a statement on the current situation in Gaza, Pillay urged an immediate ceasefire and claimed that Israel was possibly viola ...
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1 week ago

UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Blames Israel and 'Occupation' for Ongoing Conflict

Jul 22 2014 12:17pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Ban Ki-Moon, secretary-general of the virulently anti-Israel United Nations, came to Israel to push for a ceasefire with Hamas. Ban Ki-Moon told Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, "I appreciate Israel's security concerns. You need to protect your people from rockets and I strongly condemn the rocket fire. But your military response is causing many civilian casualties. I hope we will be able to see the end of this violence as soon as p ...
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