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Michelle Nichols

U.S. exempts U.N., aid groups from effort to cut off Yemen's Houthis

Jan 19 2021

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The United States on Tuesday exempted aid groups, the United Nations, the Red Cross and the export of agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices from its designation of Yemen's Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization.

U.N. says U.S. blacklisting of Yemen group may hinder bid to avert oil spill

Jan 15 2021

NEW YORK The United Nations is concerned that a U.S. plan to blacklist Yemen's Houthi movement on Tuesday will hinder its efforts to assess a decaying oil tanker that is threatening to spill 1.1 million barrels of crude oil off the war-torn country's coast.

U.N. says U.S. blacklisting of Yemen group may hinder bid to avert oil spill

Jan 15 2021

NEW YORK, Jan 15 The United Nations is concerned that a U.S. plan to blacklist Yemen's Houthi movement on Tuesday will hinder its efforts to assess a decaying oil tanker that is threatening to spill 1.1 million barrels of crude oil off the war-torn country's coast.

U.N. chief Guterres tries again to appoint a Libya mediator

Jan 15 2021

NEW YORK U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres plans to appoint veteran diplomat Jan Kubis as his envoy in Libya nearly a year after the last mediator stepped down, according to a letter to the U.N. Security Council seen by Reuters on Thursday.

Top U.N. officials urge U.S. to revoke blacklisting of Yemen's Houthis, warn of famine

Jan 14 2021

NEW YORK Three top United Nations officials all called on the United States on Thursday to revoke its decision to designate Yemen's Houthis a foreign terrorist organization, warning it would push the country into a large-scale famine and chill peace efforts.

U.S. stands by Taiwan, envoy says after cancelled trip

Jan 14 2021

NEW YORK/TAIPEI The United States stands by Taiwan and always will, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft said following a call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who told her the island would continue to seek access to U.N. meetings.

U.N. aid chief to urge U.S. to reverse plan to blacklist Yemen's Houthis

Jan 13 2021

NEW YORK U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock will on Thursday urge Washington to reverse a plan to designate Yemen's Houthis a foreign terrorist organization, warning the move would push the country into a "famine on a scale that we have not seen for nearly 40 years."

U.N. aid chief to urge U.S. to reverse plan to blacklist Yemen's Houthis

Jan 13 2021

NEW YORK U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock will on Thursday urge Washington to reverse a plan to designate Yemen's Houthis a foreign terrorist organization, warning the move would push the country into a "famine on a scale that we have not seen for nearly 40 years."

U.S. cancels U.N. envoy's trip to Taiwan, citing Biden transition

Jan 13 2021

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department's cancellation of all travel this week includes a planned visit to Taiwan by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft, a State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

'Good riddance,' China says as Germany leaves U.N. Security Council

Dec 22 2020

NEW YORK Germany's U.N. envoy, during his last scheduled U.N. Security Council meeting, appealed to China to free two detained Canadians for Christmas, prompting China's deputy U.N. envoy to respond: "Out of the bottom of my heart: Good riddance."

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