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U.N. says chemical weapons inspectors to visit three Syrian sites

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria has agreed to allow U.N. inspectors to visit three sites to investigate accusations of chemical weapons use during the country's 2-year-old civil war, the United Nations said on Wednesday.Full story

Rwanda says U.N. ultimatum threatened Congo peace talks

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rwanda said on Wednesday the decision by a U.N. intervention brigade to forcibly disarm people in a strategic zone of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo had surprised African leaders and risked jeopardizing peace talks. Full story

Philippines likely to stay in Golan Heights for another six months

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will likely keep its peacekeeping forces in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights for six more months after securing U.N. assurances for the safety of its 342 soldiers in the ceasefire zone, Manila's foreign minister said on Wednesday. Full story

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  U.N. forces retreat in Korea

In the bitter Korean winter of 1951, as a million Chinese troops invade from the North, United Nations troops are being pushed back across the entire Korean Peninsula.

  UN Honors Malala Yousafzai on 16th birthday

The United Nations declared Friday to be “Malala Day” in honor of Malala Yousafzai’s 16th birthday. The teen was shot in the head by the Taliban last year and now works to promote education for girls in Pakistan.

  Teen shot by Taliban delivers powerful message to the UN

Sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai spoke to the U.N. on Friday about the shooting and reaffirmed her position that she would not be silenced by them for her cause. NBC's Amna Nawaz reports.

  Twice shy skeptics object to Syrian chemical weapon evidence

Colum Lynch, United Nations reporter for the Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about questions and skepticism about the evidence of chemical weapons use by the Syrian government - the "red line" for U.S. involvement in that civil war.

  New roles for Rice, Power in shaping America’s foreign policy

Susan Rice is taking over as Obama’s national security advisor and longtime foreign policy adviser Samantha Power will become the next U.N. ambassador. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports.

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