Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Europe and Eurasia: The United States Urges Russia To Respect Georgia's Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity

The United States views the visit of President Putin to the Russian occupied Georgian territory of Abkhazia as inappropriate and inconsistent with the principles underlying the Geneva International Discussions, to which Russia is a party. …

News in Brief 09 August 2017 (PM)

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A person walks amid destroyed buildings and rubble in Tabqa city, Raqqa governorate, Syria. Photo: UNICEF/Souleiman

Up to 25,000 civilians still trapped in Raqqa with no access to aid

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ICYMI: “The United States is rapidly becoming a net exporter of natural gas for the first time in 60 years.”

“New Census Bureau data show that, by value, the United States was again a net exporter in June 2017, selling about $593 million worth of natural gas to the world while importing $566 million via

With devastating impact on civilians, conflict is 'major cause of famine' – UN Security Council

9 August 2017 &#150 Expressing its grave concern about the threat of famine facing some 20 million people in conflict-affected Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria, the United Nations Security Council today requested the …

Security Council Presidential Statement Urges Greater Humanitarian Access to Famine-Threatened Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria

Calling upon all parties in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and north-east Nigeria to urgently take steps that would enable a more effective humanitarian response, the Security Council today expressed its grave concern about the unprecedented …