Stories by Irwin Arieff

  • Annan praises Mitchell report on Middle East

    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday praised a call by a U.S.-led fact-finding panel for a freeze on the construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, an appeal Israel has rejected.

  • Macedonia wants UN to back NATO policing its border

    Macedonia's Foreign Minister Srgam Kerim asked the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to support the deployment of NATO peacekeepers along his country's border with Serbia's Kosovo province to help stem a rash of attacks by ethnic Albanian guerrillas.

  • NATO may let Yugo soldiers help defend Macedonia

    NATO is considering allowing Yugoslav soldiers to help keep ethnic Albanian "extremists" out of Macedonia, where guerrilla activity has picked up markedly over the past week, NATO Secretary-General George Robertson said on Tuesday.