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Route map of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Graphic by Geordie Bosanko and cmglee, Wikipedia Commons.
Route map of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Graphic by Geordie Bosanko and cmglee, Wikipedia Commons.


Downing Of Malaysian Jet Highlights Urgency Of Resolving Ukraine Crisis – UN Official

The apparent deliberate downing of a Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine highlights the need for an urgent resumption of a ceasefire and a serious effort to end the ongoing crisis, the United Nations political chief told an emergency meeting of the Security Council today. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, carrying 298 people, was en route […]

Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon


Gaza-Israel: Ban Calls For Restraint To Avert ‘Full-Blown War’

Warning that Gaza is on a knife’s edge, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today the situation could spiral quickly beyond anyone’s control, and urged the international community to work with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to avert further escalation “in a region that can ill-afford another full-blown war.” “I am alarmed by the new wave of violence […]

UN Backs Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity, Declares Crimea Referendum Invalid

In a vote that reaffirmed Ukraine’s unity and territorial integrity, the United Nations General Assembly today adopted a measure underscoring that the mid-March referendum in Crimea that led to the peninsula’s annexation by Russia “has no validity” and that the parties should “pursue immediately a peaceful resolution of the situation.” By a vote of 100 […]