Italy hosts Libya conference to push new U.N. peace plan

Italy will host a Libya conference that starts on Monday and aims to push forward a new U.N. plan to stabilize the troubled North African country after a initiative to hold elections next month failed. Last week, U.N. Envoy Ghassan Salame officially abandoned a Western plan to hold national elections on

U.N. aims for Yemen talks by year-end, not end of month

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths is aiming to convene the country's warring parties for peace talks by the end of the year, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, after last week saying he would try to bring them together by the end of the month. A

U.N. aid trucks reach remote Rukban camp in Syria – local source

A United Nations aid convoy on Saturday reached the Rukban refugee camp in Syria where thousands of people are stranded in the desert, close to the border with Jordan, a member of the camp's local council said. "The first convoys have entered the camp," said Abu Abdullah, a member of the

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