December 13, 2003 |
Insurgents detonated a bomb alongside a U.S. military convoy west of Baghdad on Friday, killing one soldier and wounding two others, the military said. The attack occurred in Ramadi, about 60 miles west of the Iraqi capital, U.S. Central Command said. The names of the casualties were withheld pending notification of relatives. In another bomb attack, an explosive made from a land mine went off near the southern city of Mahaweel as a Polish convoy drove by, wounding two soldiers.
September 21, 2000 |
Indonesia has set out a timetable for disarming gangs terrorizing East Timorese refugees, aid workers and U.N. peacekeepers, but it has rejected a Security Council mission to Jakarta to discuss the crisis. Gen.
June 26, 2003 |
Shells and rockets pounded Liberia's capital on Wednesday as rebels pressed their three-year war to oust President Charles Taylor, wounding hundreds and leaving thousands of others cowering in the city without escape. With rebels on three sides of the city and the Atlantic surf pounding the other, Taylor took to the airwaves and pledged to live or die with his troops. The U.S.
February 27, 1999 |
Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the Security Council on Friday that he is "still reasonably optimistic" that Libya will hand over two suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. "We are now at a critical and delicate state, and I hope we will not have much to go," Annan said as council members, most notably the United States and Britain, expressed frustration at the pace of progress in a plan to turn over the two men for trial in the Netherlands.
December 17, 1998 |
As he strode into the Security Council on Wednesday for emergency consultations on Iraq, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was asked if there was still room for diplomacy. "We will find out in the council chamber," he said. The answer came shortly before 5 p.m., just as Russian Ambassador Sergei V. Lavrov was beginning to question Richard Butler, the chief U.N.
March 8, 2001 |
The Security Council imposed an embargo Wednesday on Liberia's trade in weapons and diamonds in an effort to halt the country's arms-for-gems support for rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone. The weapons ban is an extension of an embargo put in place in 1992 during Liberia's civil war.