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WRAPUP 1-UN envoy calls for action against Myanmar junta over bloodshed

March 6 (Reuters) – The United Nations special envoy on Myanmar called on the U.N. Security Council to take action against the ruling junta after the killings of protesters who have continued to defy security forces at demonstrations against last month’s coup. The Southeast Asian country has been plunged into turmoil since the military overthrew … Read more

UN envoy calls for urgent action to reverse Myanmar coup

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar called Friday for urgent Security Council action to reverse Myanmar’s military coup, saying about 50 peaceful protesters were killed in the military’s worst crackdowns this week and scores more were seriously injured. Christine Schraner Burgener said in her briefing to a closed council meeting obtained … Read more

UN aid chief calls for Eritrean forces to leave Tigray

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock demanded Thursday that Eritrean forces fighting alongside Ethiopian government troops in embattled Tigray province leave the country, a demand echoed by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, according to his spokesman. Lowcock warned that “a campaign of destruction” is taking place in Tigray, saying at least 4.5 million … Read more

Sen. Duckworth calls on Biden to release intel on alleged Russian bounties in Afghanistan

Axios More than a dozen Republicans ditched a vote on the $2 trillion COVID relief bill to attend CPAC CPAC proved such a draw, conservative Republicans chose the conference over their constituents. Why it matters: More than a dozen House Republicans voted by proxy on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill in Washington so they … Read more

Trump calls for GOP unity, repeats lies about election loss

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former President Donald Trump called for GOP unity, even as he exacerbated intraparty divisions by attacking fellow Republicans and promoting lies about the election in a speech that made clear he intends to remain a dominant political force. Speaking Sunday at … Read more

Myanmar’s UN ambassador calls on world to condemn military coup

The Daily Beast Prince Harry Tells Friend James Corden He Left the Royal Family Because It Was Destroying His Mental Health KOEN VAN WEELPrince Harry has said that he stepped back from royal duties because the British press was “toxic” and “destroying” his mental health.In an extraordinary interview unparalleled in the annals of royal history, … Read more

crown prince calls Israel PM on Iran nuclear talks

The Daily Beast Postmaster General Taunts Dems: You’re Stuck With Me for Good Jim Watson./GettyLouis DeJoy had a defiant message on Wednesday for those craving to see him ousted as U.S. Postmaster General: “Get used to me.”The comment came after Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) asked the embattled U.S. Postal Service chief how long he would … Read more

Biden faces calls to ‘strike a blow’ for Saudi human rights

Joe Biden is expected to call Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday, as his administration prepares to release a declassified intelligence report that many experts expect will name the royal’s son and heir as complicit in the grisly murder of Jamal Khashoggi. The White House confirmed on Wednesday that Biden’s call to the 85-year-old ruler … Read more