The security situation in war-ravaged Darfur shows no sign of improvement as fighting has intensified between rebel groups and the Sudanese government, the United Nations Security Council was told Tuesday.
The United Nations Human Rights Council is pushing for a fact-finding mission to Myanmar as video smuggled out of the secretive country shows unarmed protesters being beaten by the military regime's security forces.
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Friday she was "very optimistic" about the process of dialogue with the country's ruling military junta after she was allowed to meet with members of her political party for the first time in three years, a party spokesman said.
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is "ready to cooperate" with the government and is committed to pursuing a dialogue with the ruling junta, according to a statement the United Nations' special envoy to Myanmar read Thursday on her behalf.
Special U.N. envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari has returned to the country and headed to the isolated bunker-like capital Naypyidaw for continued talks with senior government officials, Western sources have told CNN.
The United Nations said Friday it was "disappointed" that Myanmar's government had expelled a top U.N. diplomat, and the Bush administration condemned the action by the ruling military junta in the secretive Asian country.
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi -- under house arrest in Yangon for the past three years -- met with the country's newly-appointed liaison officer Thursday, Myanmar's state-run television reported.
U.N. envoy Ibrahim Gambari will brief the U.N. Security Council in an open session Friday on his recent visit to Myanmar, despite objections from the Chinese ambassador who wanted the briefing held behind closed doors.
A U.N. envoy remained tightlipped Wednesday about his meetings with Myanmar's junta chief and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, a highly watched mission that followed the regime's deadly crackdown on democracy protesters.
United Nations envoy Ibrahim Gambari met Sunday with Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an effort to quell recent tensions between the country's military leaders and protesters, the U.N. confirmed in a news release.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "urgently dispatching" a special envoy to Myanmar, a statement from his office said Wednesday, following reports of violent clashes in that country between security forces and protesters.
United Nations diplomats called on the U.N. special envoy to Myanmar to meet with the country's military junta after Ibrahim Gambari briefed them Thursday on the political situation in the secretive Asian nation.