Middle East Matters
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Spat over Iran's UN ambassador hampers thawing of relations with USThis week, Iran files a complaint against the US at the UN, saying that the rejection of its UN envoy goes against international law. Next, Iraqi families who had fled fighting are...
A landslide victory for the 'invisible candidate' in AlgeriaAlgeria votes to keep Abdelaziz Bouteflika as president, but opposition politicians cry foul and say they will not accept the results.
Mob launches deadly attack on UN shelter for S. Sudan civiliansGunmen killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others when they stormed a UN base sheltering civilians in South Sudan on Thursday, United Nations officials said.
Syria 'torture' photos silence UN Security Council membersMembers of the United Nations Security Council have viewed gruesome pictures of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.
Edmond Mulet, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations at the UNEdmond Mulet is Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations. He spoke to France 24 just after the Security Council voted to deploy a UN peacekeepi...
USA - IRAN
Iran to fight US visa rejection of controversial UN envoyTehran said Saturday that it would fight the US decision to not grant a visa to Iran’s newly appointed UN ambassador, Hamid Aboutalebi, who the White House said has been linked to...
UN approves almost 12,000 peacekeepers for CARThe UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved the creation of an 11,800-strong peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic to try to halt continuing violence bet...
Central African Republic: Security Council backs peacekeeping forceThe UN Security Council has voted to send a peacekeeping force to the Central African Republic. The country has faced escalating violence since a short-lived takeover by Seleka reb...
USA - IRAN
US says Iran’s choice of UN envoy 'not viable'The White House made clear on Tuesday that the US would not welcome Hamid Abutalebi as Iran’s new UN ambassador over his alleged role in the 1979-1981 Tehran hostage crisis, during...
FRANCE 24 EXCLUSIVE
Chadian withdrawal leaves CAR's Muslims exposedInterviewed by FRANCE 24, Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, head of the International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA), raised the alarm on Chad’s recent decision to...
KUWAIT - SYRIA
Kuwait gives $250m to aid Syrian reliefKuwait is donating $249.5 million to help relieve Syria’s devastating humanitarian crisis, the United Nations announced on Monday.
French, British UN workers shot dead in SomaliaTwo UN anti-crime workers, one a Briton and the other a Frenchman, were shot dead Monday as they disembarked from a plane at an airport in Galkayo in central Somalia, officials and...
France 24 reports