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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1992
This weekend a team of U.N. inspectors is scheduled to go to Iraq to demand and oversee the destruction of facilities used to make Scud missiles. It could prove to be a fateful journey. Baghdad's stalling on meeting its commitments to the United Nations to scrap all of its weapons of mass destruction, including most recently its resistance to demolishing the Scud factories, has already brought exasperated condemnation from the Security Council.
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February 22, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT - The United Nations on Saturday called for improved humanitarian access for millions of needy Syrians as Syrian government forces pounded rebel positions and the latest car bomb apparently linked to the civil war exploded in neighboring Lebanon. The U.N. Security Council resolution, passed unanimously in New York, demanded that "all parties, in particular the Syrian authorities, promptly allow rapid, safe and unhindered access" for humanitarian assistance, including aid across conflict zones and via international borders.
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NEWS
January 15, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the discovery of four letter bombs hidden in mail here, U.N. officials launched a full review Tuesday of security operations. Although the world body was not the specific target of the bombs--addressed to the U.N. bureau of the Arabic-language newspaper Al Hayat--the Monday incident exposed gaps in security. This occurred at a time when the U.N.
WORLD
July 13, 2002 | WILLIAM ORME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two weeks of back-room wrangling and acrimonious debate, the U.S. muscled through a Security Council resolution Friday granting American peacekeepers a renewable one-year exemption from prosecution or investigation by the new International Criminal Court. Though the United States did not secure the permanent immunity it originally demanded, the unanimously adopted resolution "achieved the kind of protection for a one-year period that we were seeking," said John D. Negroponte, the U.S.
NEWS
October 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The 166-member General Assembly chose five countries as temporary Security Council members--all U.S. allies or showing a willingness to cooperate with the West. Two countries that are departing, Cuba and Yemen, were the only defenders of Iraq during the Persian Gulf War. The new members are Venezuela, replacing Cuba; Japan, replacing Yemen; Cape Verde, replacing Zaire; Morocco, replacing the Ivory Coast, and Hungary, replacing Romania.
WORLD
February 22, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT - The United Nations on Saturday called for improved humanitarian access for millions of needy Syrians as Syrian government forces pounded rebel positions and the latest car bomb apparently linked to the civil war exploded in neighboring Lebanon. The U.N. Security Council resolution, passed unanimously in New York, demanded that "all parties, in particular the Syrian authorities, promptly allow rapid, safe and unhindered access" for humanitarian assistance, including aid across conflict zones and via international borders.
NEWS
November 19, 1996 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move Monday that left the United States alone in the U.N. Security Council, the Clinton administration repeated its vow to block the reelection of U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali to a second five-year term. Although the 15-member council postponed a formal vote on renominating him until today, it was apparent Monday that U.S. Ambassador Madeleine Albright will have to exercise America's rarely used veto power against the Egyptian diplomat. U.S.
WORLD
July 13, 2002 | WILLIAM ORME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two weeks of back-room wrangling and acrimonious debate, the U.S. muscled through a Security Council resolution Friday granting American peacekeepers a renewable one-year exemption from prosecution or investigation by the new International Criminal Court. Though the United States did not secure the permanent immunity it originally demanded, the unanimously adopted resolution "achieved the kind of protection for a one-year period that we were seeking," said John D. Negroponte, the U.S.
NATIONAL
January 27, 2006 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
Despite persistent disillusionment with the war in Iraq, a majority of Americans supports taking military action against Iran if that country continues to produce material that can be used to develop nuclear weapons, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found. The poll, conducted Sunday through Wednesday, found that 57% of Americans favor military intervention if Iran's Islamic government pursues a program that could enable it to build nuclear arms.
NEWS
June 11, 1999
A roundup of events as Yugoslavia withdraws from Kosovo: * Washington: President Clinton claims victory in the air war against Yugoslavia. * Washington: House rejects effort by some in GOP to bar funds for peacekeepers. * United Nations: Security Council authorizes international force for Kosovo. Fact Sheet: Number of Yugoslav soldiers and police killed in airstrikes, according to Milosevic: 576 NATO estimate: 5,000
NEWS
January 15, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the discovery of four letter bombs hidden in mail here, U.N. officials launched a full review Tuesday of security operations. Although the world body was not the specific target of the bombs--addressed to the U.N. bureau of the Arabic-language newspaper Al Hayat--the Monday incident exposed gaps in security. This occurred at a time when the U.N.
NEWS
November 19, 1996 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move Monday that left the United States alone in the U.N. Security Council, the Clinton administration repeated its vow to block the reelection of U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali to a second five-year term. Although the 15-member council postponed a formal vote on renominating him until today, it was apparent Monday that U.S. Ambassador Madeleine Albright will have to exercise America's rarely used veto power against the Egyptian diplomat. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1992
This weekend a team of U.N. inspectors is scheduled to go to Iraq to demand and oversee the destruction of facilities used to make Scud missiles. It could prove to be a fateful journey. Baghdad's stalling on meeting its commitments to the United Nations to scrap all of its weapons of mass destruction, including most recently its resistance to demolishing the Scud factories, has already brought exasperated condemnation from the Security Council.
NEWS
October 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The 166-member General Assembly chose five countries as temporary Security Council members--all U.S. allies or showing a willingness to cooperate with the West. Two countries that are departing, Cuba and Yemen, were the only defenders of Iraq during the Persian Gulf War. The new members are Venezuela, replacing Cuba; Japan, replacing Yemen; Cape Verde, replacing Zaire; Morocco, replacing the Ivory Coast, and Hungary, replacing Romania.
WORLD
February 21, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Somalis fled the capital, Mogadishu, by the hundreds in cars and on foot in an attempt to escape mortar shells and rockets. Amid the chaos, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to authorize an 8,000-member African Union force to help stabilize Somalia and set the stage for U.N. peacekeepers to take over the long-term job of securing peace. Government and Ethiopian troops fought insurgents overnight, leaving 15 people dead.
WORLD
September 6, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Hitting Iran now with sanctions over its nuclear work could drive it "away from the civilized world," a Kremlin official said, in a hint of strong Russian opposition to punitive steps backed by Washington. China has said that it still wants major world powers to negotiate with Iran even after it defied a United Nations Security Council deadline of Aug. 31 to stop enriching uranium.
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