Kosovo demands investigation into ex-UN prosecutor del Ponte
Kosovo ex-PM cleared twice of charges brought by del Ponte

U.N. chief "horrified" by Syrian violence
The 20-month conflict in Syria has reached "new and appalling heights of brutality and violence"

U.N. chief recommends "offensive military operation" in Mali
Recommendation that the SC approve an AU peace enforcement mission to combat Islamist extremists in northern Mali

Sudan protesters rally over flashpoint Abyei region
100 protesters rallied in Khartoum proclaiming the flashpoint Abyei region Sudanese territory

UN envoy: No settlement in sight for W. Sahara
Former U.S. diplomat Christopher Ross said that nine rounds of talks since August 2009 have been "without results"

UN condemns Congo rebels, demands halt to fighting
Associated Press
SC strongly condemned Congolese rebels who seized a provincial capital and demanded halt to all violence

African Leaders Meet on Congo as UN Seeks to Halt Rebels
"Regional leaders gathered in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, to discuss the rebel capture of Goma and other towns in eastern Congo as United Nations peacekeepers sought to halt their advance in the resource-rich region."

DR Congo conflict: UN aid agencies warn of crisis
"The UN has warned of a growing humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where rebels took the eastern city of Goma on Tuesday."

Gaza crisis: UN's Ban Ki-moon calls for ceasefire
Ban Ki-moon going to Cairo to join talks about a possible truce

UN renews peacekeepers for Abyei
The council unanimously agreed to keep the Ethiopian-led force of almost 4,000 in the field for another six months

UN peacekeepers to leave East Timor by year-end
"A U.N. official says peacekeepers are on track to leave East Timor by year’s end, but the international community will remain engaged in one of the world’s youngest nations through other channels."

Somali parliament endorses downsized Cabinet in victory for new prime minister
"In a sign Somalia’s government may be willing to move away from its corrupt past, the parliament on Tuesday approved a smaller, 10-member Cabinet in a vote that serves as an important victory for the country’s new prime minister."

West African bloc to commit 3,300 troops in Mali battle plan
"West Africa's regional bloc ECOWAS agreed on Sunday to commit 3,300 troops to help recapture northern Mali, part of battle plans that will be sent for United Nations approval by the end of November, the group's chairman said."

UN envoy warns of risk of new violence in W. Sahara
"A United Nations envoy warned Monday that new hostilities could break out in Western Sahara unless there are "serious negotiations" on its future."

Syrian mortar shells explode in Israel
"The incident occurred just days after Israel submitted a complaint to the United Nations charging Syria with violating the Israeli-Syrian cease-fire agreement after three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarized zone."

Israel asks U.N. to act on Syrian tanks in Golan Heights
"Israel has asked the U.N. Security Council to act on a "dangerous escalation" by Syria, which has sent tanks into a demilitarized zone in the Golan Heights patrolled by U.N. peacekeepers to maintain a ceasefire between the neighbors."

Syria mediator wants U.N. resolution based on Geneva deal
"Lakhdar Brahimi, called on Sunday for world powers to issue a U.N. Security Council resolution based on a deal they reached in June to set up a transitional government in a bid to end the bloodshed."

Short Extension For Mandate Of African Union Peacekeepers In Somalia
RTT News
AMISOM, created and operated by the African Union Peace and Security Council in since 2007

South Sudan: Preparations underway to relocate refugees from Yida settlement
63,000 refugees in the Yida settlement near the border with Sudan's South Kordofan

Security Council urges wider role for women’s groups in peace efforts
UN News Centre
Call to give women’s civil society organizations more prominent role

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