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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

Fifteen U.N. peacekeepers killed, over 50 hurt in Congo attack

In the deadliest single attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in nearly 25 years, rebels in eastern Congo killed 15 peacekeepers and wounded over 50 others in an assault …


Venezuela’s U.N. ambassador resigns on orders from Maduro

Venezuela’s former oil czar resigned as ambassador to the United Nations Tuesday on what he said were orders from President Nicolas Maduro, a sign of growing divisions in the ruling …


Syrian opposition, U.N. open talks in Geneva, await government

The eighth round of Syria peace talks got under way on Tuesday with a revamped and expanded opposition team meeting with the U.N. envoy in Geneva, but President Bashar Assad’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

U.N. envoy to Syria invites opposition to upcoming peace talks

The U.N. Special Envoy for Syria said Saturday he will be inviting the Syrian opposition delegation to Geneva for the intra-Syrian talks beginning next week as his deputy held talks …


U.N. envoy says conflict likely if Palestinians fail to agree

The U.N.’s Mideast envoy warned Monday that if reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas fail there will most likely be “another devastating conflict.”


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 3:37 p.m.

At U.N. rights body, Sri Lanka vows new steps to fight torture

Government envoys from Sri Lanka told the U.N.’s top human rights body Wednesday that their country is taking new steps to battle torture, a move that an advocacy group attributed …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 2:23 p.m.

U.S. opposes Nazi speech, but will vote no at U.N. to banning it

The United States government wants you to know: It really, truly doesn’t like Nazis.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

U.N. says better protections needed from mine water disasters

A string of mining waste disasters – some deadly – over the past decade show better protections are needed for communities downstream of massive polluted material storage sites, according to …


U.S. calls Venezuela a global threat at a meeting some boycott

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is calling Venezuela “an increasingly violent narco-state” that threatens the world.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

U.N. agency report shows Iran meeting nuke deal commitments

The United Nations agency monitoring Iran’s compliance with a landmark nuclear treaty issued a report Monday certifying that the country is keeping its end of the deal that U.S. President …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

U.N. labor agency shelves decision to end Big Tobacco ties

In an embarrassing retreat, the U.N. labor agency says it has shelved a decision whether to end its ties with Big Tobacco, correcting its own statement earlier Thursday indicating it …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

Trump admin to defend Cuba embargo at U.N., reversing Obama

The Trump administration will defend America’s decades-old economic embargo on Cuba in a United Nations vote this week, the State Department said Tuesday, in a reversal from the Obama administration …


U.N. environment chief: U.S. likely to live up to Paris accord

The head of the U.N. environment program said Tuesday the United States is likely to live up to the Paris climate deal despite President Donald Trump’s planned pullout, because “all …


Tillerson again insists Syrian leader Assad must go

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson doubled down Thursday on Washington’s call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power, looking past recent battlefield gains by his Russian-backed forces to …


Russia vetoes U.N. resolution to continue Syria chemical weapons investigation

Russia used its veto power on the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to block an extension of efforts by international inspectors to determine who was behind chemical weapons attacks …


Trump: U.N. has ‘tremendous potential’ under new leadership

President Donald Trump said Friday that the United Nations has “tremendous potential” but has been underutilized in recent years.


Uganda expels North Korea military experts over U.N. sanctions

Uganda has expelled North Korean military experts and representatives of North Korean companies, including its top arms dealer, as African nations face growing pressure to comply with U.N. sanctions over …


Saudi-led coalition on U.N. blacklist for killing Yemen kids

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen has been placed on a U.N. blacklist for killing and maiming nearly 700 children and attacking schools and hospitals in 2016.


U.N. envoy calls for new round of Syria talks in about a month

The U.N.’s top envoy for Syria announced Wednesday that new talks between Syria’s government and opposition will take place “in about a month” and said this eighth round must finally …


China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

China announced Saturday that it will limit energy supplies to North Korea and stop buying its textiles under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile development, further reducing support …


Study in contrasts at U.N. as French, U.S. presidents speak

This year’s U.N. gathering of world leaders put an immediate spotlight Tuesday on deep differences on tackling crises from North Korea to global warming: France’s president urged world leaders to …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

At U.N., Trump threatens ‘total destruction’ of North Korea

President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the “total destruction“’ of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons.


Trump sets aside U.N. distrust to seek allies on North Korea, Iran

President Donald Trump will embark on a whirlwind series of meetings next week at the United Nations General Assembly to make two big asks of the world: Stand with us …


North Korea lashes out over ‘vicious’ UN sanctions

North Korea on Tuesday condemned the U.N. Security Council’s decision to impose tougher sanctions and doubled down on its warning that the United States would “suffer the greatest pain” it …


Oil will keep flowing, but UN sanctions hit Pyongyang hard

North Korea will be feeling the pain of new United Nations sanctions targeting some of its biggest remaining foreign revenue streams. But the Security Council eased off the biggest target …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

U.N. approves watered-down new sanctions against North Korea

The U.N. Security Council was scheduled to vote late Monday on a new, watered-down sanctions resolution against North Korea that eliminates initial U.S. demands to ban all oil imports to …


U.N. atomic chief says Iran meeting terms of nuclear deal

The head of the U.N. agency monitoring Iran’s compliance with nuclear deal said Monday that Tehran is implementing the agreement – but says the ultimate judgment on compliance with the …


U.N. urges investigations of possible Burundi crimes against humanity

The United Nations asked the International Criminal Court to investigate whether human-rights violations committed in Burundi constitute crimes against humanity.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

U.N. diplomats call for more sanctions against North Korea

U.N. Security Council members called for further sanctions against North Korea on Monday after a powerful nuclear test explosion added another layer of urgency for diplomats wrestling with what to …


Guatemala court: President can’t expel head of U.N. commission

Guatemala’s highest court ruled Tuesday that President Jimmy Morales cannot expel the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission from the country.