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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Martin Nesirky
The U.N. secretary-general has withdrawn his invitation to Iran to join this week's Syria peace talks, saying he is "deeply disappointed" by Iran's statements Monday.
A boat carrying civilians desperately fleeing heavy violence in South Sudan sank while crossing the Nile River, killing some 200 people, a military official said Tuesday, as fighting between rebels and government forces moved closer to the capital.
Snipers opened fire Monday at a U.N. vehicle carrying a team investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Damascus, a U.N. spokesman said. The Syrian government accused the rebels of firing at the team, while a rebel representative said a pro-government militia was behind the attack.
The United Nations rejected a claim for damages on behalf of more than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims and their families on Thursday, citing diplomatic immunity.
"We are concerned about the shortages of food and fuel. Deliveries have stopped, and fuel for water pumps has run out. And so, obviously, sanitation is a major concern, because it's the middle of the rainy season," Mr. Nesirky said.
"The government must resume full humanitarian access to Kalma and to surrounding areas where displaced people have fled," he said.