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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Guatemala’s president plunges into constitutional crisis

President Jimmy Morales announced Sunday he was expelling the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that is investigating his campaign’s financing – only to have the order quickly blocked by …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 2:54 p.m.

Iraq asks U.N. to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic State

Iraq is asking the U.N. Security Council for assistance in collecting evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible crimes against humanity.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

China to cut off North Korean imports under U.N. sanctions

China, the isolated North’s main trading partner, has been reluctant to push leader Kim Jong Un’s regime too hard for fear it might collapse. But Beijing is increasingly frustrated with …


Nigerian military makes unauthorized search of U.N. base

Nigerian soldiers conducted an unauthorized search of a United Nations humanitarian base in the city where the Boko Haram insurgency began, the U.N. said Friday, expressing “grave concern” over the …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea

A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new U.N. sanctions received a welcome boost Sunday from China, the North’s economic lifeline, as Beijing called on its neighbor …


Congo rebel leader, wanted for crimes, surrenders

The founder and leader of a Congo rebel group who is wanted for crimes against humanity surrendered Wednesday in the country’s North Kivu province, the United Nations mission in Congo …


Armyworm influx risks worsening South Sudan hunger, U.N. says

An invasion of fall armyworms may further damage South Sudanese farming, worsening shortages in the war-torn country where half the population is already facing hunger, a Food and Agriculture Organization …


U.N. ends peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast after 13 years

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast comes was ending Friday, 13 years after it intervened to implement a peace agreement as the West African economic powerhouse was split in …


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

U.N.: World population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050

India’s population is expected to surpass China’s in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world …


UN believes up to 150,000 civilians are trapped in Mosul

The U.N. humanitarian chief in Iraq says the United Nations believes between 120,000 and 150,000 civilians are trapped in Mosul’s Old City, where Islamic State extremists want to keep them …


Prosecutor: Denial of Yugoslav and Rwanda war crimes widespread

The chief prosecutor of war crimes in former Yugoslavia and genocide in Rwanda warned Wednesday that denial of these crimes is now widespread and efforts are underway to rewrite history.


UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

3,000 to 5,000 new cholera cases in Yemen each day, says UN

A suspected cholera outbreak is spreading quickly in war-ravaged Yemen, with an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 new cases every day, the U.N. children’s agency said on Saturday.


U.N. asks for billions to avert four hunger crises, but the money doesn’t arrive

At the beginning of this year, the United Nations made one of its boldest requests ever for funding. It needed billions of dollars to fund a humanitarian response, said Secretary …


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

From Nikki Haley, another side of Trump’s ‘America First’

Nikki Haley crouched low in the trailer of an 18-wheeler taping up a box of lentils and wheat for besieged Syrians, her hands-on diplomacy a world apart from the gleaming …


UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel

The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel – far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public …


West Africa scrambles to contain surge in militant attacks

West African nations are preparing to deploy a military force to counter a surge in ambushes and bombings by Islamist militants that more than 15,000 international troops have failed to …


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Trump’s U.N. envoy often off-message, seems in his good graces

Nikki Haley didn’t wait to take office as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to break with the Trump administration’s foreign policy stances. At her Senate confirmation hearing, Haley bluntly …


U.S. urges new sanctions against South Sudan, Russia says `no’

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to impose an arms embargo and additional sanctions on South Sudan to pressure the parties to end the civil …


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

Bodies of American, Swedish U.N. experts found in Congo

The bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator with the United Nations and their Congolese interpreter have been found in Congo’s Central Kasai province, authorities said Tuesday, more than …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:41 p.m.

South Sudan blocking desperately needed food aid, U.N. officials say

South Sudan’s government is blocking desperately needed food aid and restricting United Nations peacekeepers, according to a confidential report by the U.N. secretary-general and a statement by a top U.N. …


Famine declared in part of South Sudan by government and U.N.

Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result …


New outburst of violence in Ukraine worst in months

Heavy artillery and rockets hit residential areas in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday amid a new outburst of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels, killing at least eight people …


Senate confirms Trump’s nominee for ambassador to the United Nations

The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by a decisive margin Tuesday as Republican-led committees paved the way for three more of his …


U.N. backs Russian-Turkish Syria efforts as cease-fire wavers

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Saturday supporting efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the nearly six-year conflict in Syria and jump-start peace negotiations, as a fragile …


Syria’s cease-fire holding despite minor violations

BEIRUT – A nationwide Syrian cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey that went into effect at midnight held Friday despite minor violations, marking a potential breakthrough in a conflict that …


Trump calls U.N. ‘just a club for people’ to ‘have a good time’

Three days after the United Nations adopted a resolution calling on Israel to halt Jewish settlement activity on Palestinian territory, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that the international body “is just …


Netanyahu, furious over U.N. vote, summons U.S. ambassador

Fuming over a United Nations Security Council resolution passed Friday that deems Jewish settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem illegal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the rare …


Syrian government refuses U.N. truce terms for Aleppo

The Syrian government refused the U.N. envoy’s latest proposal for a truce in Aleppo on Sunday, calling on insurgents to withdraw and saying it would not grant autonomy to the …


Yemen cease-fire breached shortly after it goes into effect

A temporary U.N.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect in Yemen late Wednesday night was breached by the Houthi rebels, army sources and local residents said.


APNewsBreak: UN criticism of Trump prompts Russian response

Russia’s government lodged a formal complaint last month with the United Nations over a top U.N. official’s condemnations of Donald Trump and some European politicians, diplomats told The Associated Press, …