United Nations http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19635/all en Libyan rebels win battle for Brega (UPDATES) (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110302/libya-attacks-retaliation-muammar-gaddafi-no-fly-zone-ajdabiyah- <p> Rebels thwarted Muammar Gaddafi&#39;s first major counteroffensive in eastern Libya as they managed to retain control over Brega, a strategic oil port 460 miles east of Tripoli.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110302/libya-attacks-retaliation-muammar-gaddafi-no-fly-zone-ajdabiyah-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dictators Libya Obama United Nations Conflict Zones Diplomacy Energy United Kingdom Wed, 02 Mar 2011 11:34:00 +0000 News Desk 5627930 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain, France seek UN support for no-fly zone over Libya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110307/libya-gaddafi-fighting-un <p> The United Nations says it is sending a humanitarian team to Libya as rebels continue to battle with troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110307/libya-gaddafi-fighting-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Muammar Gaddafi United Nations Conflict Zones Energy United Kingdom Mon, 07 Mar 2011 11:14:00 +0000 News Desk 5628962 at http://www.globalpost.com Opinion: How to save lives in Libya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110311/libya-united-nations-gaddafi <p> There may still be time for the international community to save thousands of lives before further tragedy unfolds in Libya.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110311/libya-united-nations-gaddafi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Libya Muammar Gaddafi United Nations Opinion Sun, 13 Mar 2011 12:52:35 +0000 Robert C. Johansen 5630107 at http://www.globalpost.com The G8 threatens Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, vaguely http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/diplomacy/110315/libya-muammar-gaddafi-g8-un-nato <p> G8 leaders meeting in Paris fail to agree on a plan to aid the opposition movement as another rebel city falls.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/diplomacy/110315/libya-muammar-gaddafi-g8-un-nato" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dictators Libya Muammar Gaddafi Nicolas Sarkozy United Nations Conflict Zones Diplomacy France Europe Politics Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:27:00 +0000 Teri Schultz 5630882 at http://www.globalpost.com Opinion: Has Libya become the next Bosnia? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110316/libya-bosnia-muammar-gaddafi-robert-mugabe <p> On the surface, Bosnia and Libya don&#39;t have much in common, but both have a clear right and wrong.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110316/libya-bosnia-muammar-gaddafi-robert-mugabe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Bosnia Dictators Libya Muammar Gaddafi Robert Mugabe United Nations World Leaders Conflict Zones Diplomacy France Europe Germany Middle East Opinion Zimbabwe United Kingdom Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:20:46 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5631137 at http://www.globalpost.com Ivory Coast: Gbagbo fights back (Video) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110408/ivory-coast-gbagbo-ouattara-united-nations <p> ABIDJAN &mdash; U.N. peacekeeping director told reporters in New York that Gbagbo and his military men used negotiations as a ploy to consolidate power.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110408/ivory-coast-gbagbo-ouattara-united-nations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ivory Coast United Nations World Leaders Conflict Zones Sat, 09 Apr 2011 13:00:39 +0000 Marco Chown Oved and News Desk 5636511 at http://www.globalpost.com UN panel rejects fellow member Goldstone's retraction on Gaza war report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/110414/goldstone-gaza-report-un <p> The other members of the U.N. fact-finding mission wrote a letter to the Guardian newspaper in London in which they said they stand behind the report and that backtracking on it would do a disservice to the victims of the Gaza conflict.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/110414/goldstone-gaza-report-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Nations Conflict Zones Diplomacy Israel and Palestine Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:54:00 +0000 News Desk 5637686 at http://www.globalpost.com NATO: The gang that can't shoot straight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/columnists/110418/obamas-policy-libya-confused <p> U.S. President Barack Obama does not want another war in a Muslim country, he was persuaded to act in Libya by the advocates of humanitarian intervention.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/columnists/110418/obamas-policy-libya-confused" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columnists Libya Muammar Gaddafi Obama United Nations World Leaders Conflict Zones Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:24:44 +0000 HDS Greenway 5638629 at http://www.globalpost.com Opinion: Time for diplomacy in Libya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110422/libya-diplomacy <p> The Libyan conflict between rebels and loyalists has reached a military stalemate. This is precisely when diplomacy is most needed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110422/libya-diplomacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Muammar Gaddafi United Nations Conflict Zones Diplomacy Middle East Opinion Sat, 23 Apr 2011 12:17:28 +0000 David Cortright 5639632 at http://www.globalpost.com Opinion: UN should do more on Sri Lanka http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110503/opinion-sri-lanka-tamil-tigers-war-crimes-united-nations <p> LOS ANGELES &mdash; The United States and other Security Council members should call for an impartial, international investigation into the atrocities committed in Sri Lanka.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110503/opinion-sri-lanka-tamil-tigers-war-crimes-united-nations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sri Lanka Tamil Tigers United Nations Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific Opinion Tue, 03 May 2011 19:31:00 +0000 Dr. Karunyan Arulanantham 5642186 at http://www.globalpost.com UN slams Australian plan to send boat people to Malaysia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/110524/australia-malaysia-un-boat-people-refugees <p> Faced with a flood of asylum-seeker arriving on boats from Asia, and in the wake of violent unrest in detention centers &mdash; where refugees await a decision on whether they will be allowed to resettle in Australia &mdash; Canberra this month announced plans to transfer 800 boat people to Malaysia for processing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/110524/australia-malaysia-un-boat-people-refugees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Nations Asia-Pacific Tue, 24 May 2011 14:16:58 +0000 News Desk 5647047 at http://www.globalpost.com Suspected Rwanda genocide mastermind arrested http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110526/rwanda-genocide-suspect-arrested-democratic-republic-congo <p> About 800,000 minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in the Rwandan genocide in 100 days</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110526/rwanda-genocide-suspect-arrested-democratic-republic-congo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Rwanda United Nations War Fri, 27 May 2011 00:20:52 +0000 News Desk 5647622 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. convoy in Lebanon hit by bomb http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/lebanon/110527/lebanon-un-convoy-bomb-explosion-italian-soldiers <p> The bomb reportedly targeted four trucks that belonged to the Italian forces and were traveling near the port city of Sidon in southern Lebanon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/lebanon/110527/lebanon-un-convoy-bomb-explosion-italian-soldiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Nations Military Lebanon Fri, 27 May 2011 16:02:15 +0000 News Desk 5647781 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands of Serbian nationalists protest arrest of Mladic (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110529/thousands-protest-arrest-ratko-mladic-serbia-video <p> In Mladic&#39;s Bosnian hometown of Kalinovik, thousands of of protesters waved posters of Mladic and accused Serbian President Boris Tadic, who ordered Mladic&#39;s arrest, of treason.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110529/thousands-protest-arrest-ratko-mladic-serbia-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia Serbia The Hague United Nations Europe Politics Mon, 30 May 2011 01:08:18 +0000 News Desk 5648128 at http://www.globalpost.com Why Afghan returnees could become Taliban recruits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110619/afghanistan-unhcr-taliban <p> KABUL &mdash; This territory is some of the most fertile ground for Taliban insurgents seeking to regain support in areas lost to the NATO-led international forces.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110619/afghanistan-unhcr-taliban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Taliban UNHCR United Nations Aid Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:24:00 +0000 Teri Schultz 5652166 at http://www.globalpost.com