Middle East

Iraq can improve ‘proactive’ cooperation, chief UN inspector says

Chief United Nations inspector Hans Blix today said that while his recent talks with senior Iraqi officials produced agreement for greater cooperation with UN monitors, Baghdad could still do more to divulge additional information.

UN envoy voices serious concern over demolition of Palestinian property in West Bank

The senior United Nations envoy for the Middle East peace process, Terje Roed-Larsen, voiced serious concern today for the demolition of Palestinian homes and commercial property in the West Bank town of Tulkarem by the Israeli military.

UN inspectors in Iraq travel to site of rocket warheads to conduct further analysis

As the probe for illegal weapons in Iraq continued today, United Nations inspectors travelled to the site where four rocket warheads were recently found to conduct further analysis.

Iraq: UN oil-for-food programme realizes $61 million in overhead savings

The United Nations office overseeing the humanitarian “oil-for-food” programme today said that $61 million in administrative savings will be redirected to the purchase of relief supplies for Iraq.

Iraq agrees to offer UN inspectors more help in weapons probe

After two days of talks between the chief United Nations arms inspectors and Iraqi officials, Baghdad today pledged to offer UN monitors more help in their probe for evidence of weapons of mass destruction.

UN envoy wraps up talks with Iraqi officials on missing Kuwaiti nationals

The United Nations envoy dealing with the return of missing Kuwaiti nationals and seized property today travelled to Kuwait City after wrapping up talks on the matter with Iraqi officials in Baghdad.

Inspections continue as chief UN arms experts hold talks with Iraqi counterparts

As the top United Nations inspectors held talks in Baghdad with their Iraqi counterparts, UN monitors on the ground continued their probe for evidence of illegal weapons programmes.

UN inspectors visit petroleum research centre, universities and factories in Iraq

A petroleum research centre, universities and factories were among the sites visited today by United Nations weapons inspectors.

UN inspectors conduct analysis of 12th chemical warhead found in Iraq

United Nations weapons inspectors returned to the Ukhaider Ammunition Storage Area today to conduct further analysis of the twelfth chemical warhead found at the site earlier in the week.

UN inspectors visit ice-making factory, defunct chlorine plant

United Nations inspectors today continued their probe for evidence of illegal weapons in Iraq, visiting an ice-making factory and a defunct chlorine plant outside of Baghdad.