Articles by Maggie Farley



Aspirants to UN Job Ought to Keep Mum

  • 19 January 06
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
With one year left in Kofi Annan's term as secretary-general, nearly everyone here is talking about who will succeed him. Except for the candidates.

3 Goals Emerge at UN Summit

  • 19 September 05
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
The agreements include a pledge to intervene in cases of genocide and to form two new commissions.

Annan's Role in Scandal Reviewed

  • 16 June 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
A newly discovered e-mail suggests the UN secretary-general helped his son's employer win a contract.

How Iraq Subverted UN Program

  • 08 October 04
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
Ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had successfully subverted an elaborate UN sanctions program to amass money, goods and leverage that could have helped him rebuild his weapons programs, a CIA report says.

Britain, U.S. Disagree on Iraq Veto

  • 27 May 04
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
The White House scrambled Tuesday to reassure skeptics that the United States planned to transfer full sovereignty to Iraqis on June 30, even as the U.S. administration publicly disagreed with its closest ally about whether a new Iraqi government could block U.S. military operations.

Spy Game Part of Life at the UN

  • 05 April 04
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
As Cuban Ambassador Orlando Gual remembers it, he and his staff had just had a heated discussion in their mission about health insurance plans when a sheaf of insurance ads suddenly came rolling off the fax machine.

France Threatens Veto on Use of Force

  • 22 January 03
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
In a broad challenge to U.S. President George W. Bush's foreign policy, French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin said France would not yet approve use of force against Iraq and cautioned that the United Nations' handling of Iraq would set a precedent for North Korea and the Middle East.

Company Names Removed From Iraq Weapons Report

  • 16 December 02
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
When the 10 non-nuclear members of the Security Council receive their censored copy of Iraq's weapons declaration Monday, the reports no longer will contain Iraq's recipes for weapons of mass destruction.

Glove Off as Jackson Fights Sony

  • 07 June 02
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
Michael Jackson on Wednesday became the latest pop star to jump on the artist rights bandwagon, accusing his record company, Sony Music, of questionable accounting practices.

UN Brokers Deal on Genetic Labels

U.S. Debt to UN Threatens Its Voting Rights

Fossil Theft Rampant In Mongolia

Vietnamese Refugees Wary Over U.S. Plan

Beijing's Big Stick Puts Neighbors on Edge

U.S. Ship's China Call Highlights Tensions

China Cracks Down On Migrant Flood