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Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to U.N.

President Donald Trump will address world leaders at the United Nations on Tuesday on the back of an upbeat summit between South and North Korea, where Kim Jong Un promised …


Experts air new concerns about U.N. response to Myanmar crisis

U.N.-backed investigators who examined a bloody crackdown by Myanmar security forces that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh issued a searing critique Tuesday of …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 1:24 p.m.

U.S. mission defends costly curtains at U.N. ambassador’s Nikki Haley’s home

The U.S. mission to the United Nations is defending the installation of costly curtains at the official New York residence of Ambassador Nikki Haley on security grounds. It also said …


Yemen peace talks uncertain as rebels fail to attend

The United Nations-mediated peace talks on Yemen have stalled pending the arrival of the Shiite rebels who said they didn’t attend because they were not guaranteed safe return after the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 11:43 a.m.

Palestinians condemn U.S. ending funding for U.N. refugee agency

The U.S. decision to end its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees and their descendants is “an attack on the rights of the Palestinian people,” …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Nicaragua to expel U.N. team after critical report

The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expelling a United Nations human rights team two days after the body published a report blaming it for the violent repression of …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 1:58 p.m.

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 8:35 a.m.

Moscow: U.N. investigating the killing of 3 Russian reporters

Officials in Moscow say U.N. representatives are helping investigate the killing of three Russian journalists in Central African Republic.


U.N. envoy: Yemen’s warring parties willing to restart talks

Yemen’s warring parties have confirmed their willingness to restart negotiations after a two-year hiatus, the U.N. special envoy for Yemen said even as fighting raged along the country’s west coast …


After U.S., Israel also backs away from U.N. human rights body

Diplomats said Friday that Israel has temporarily reduced its participation with the U.N.’s main human rights body, days after the United States pulled out largely over its allegation that the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

U.N. calls on U.S. to halt separations of migrant families

The U.N. human rights office is calling on the Trump administration to “immediately halt” its policy of separating children from their parents after crossing U.S. border with Mexico.


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 4 p.m.

Contrasting U.N. Security Council measures on Gaza both fail

Competing U.N. Security Council proposals to respond to the escalation of violence in Gaza both failed Friday, demonstrating the deep divisions that have paralyzed the U.N.’s most powerful body.


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

U.S. blocks U.N. health panel from backing taxes on sugar drinks

The Trump administration has torpedoed a plan to recommend higher taxes on sugary drinks, forcing a World Health Organization panel to back off the U.N. agency’s previous call for such …


After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for U.N.

Nearly four years after the World Health Organization was accused of bungling its response to the biggest Ebola outbreak in history, the U.N. agency appears to be moving swiftly to …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 1:09 p.m.

Gaza border protests resume as U.N. calls for inquiry

Palestinians resumed their fiery protests at Gaza’s border with Israel on Friday as a U.N. human rights body criticized Israel for the “disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force” that killed …


Israel calls on Syria’s Assad to ‘get rid’ of Iranian forces

Israel’s defense minister Friday called on President Bashar Assad to “get rid” of Iranian forces in Syria, warning their continued presence would only cause trouble.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 8:17 a.m.

U.N. officials in Sweden for talks on North Korea, Syria

The U.N. secretary-general and Security Council officials were meeting in Sweden on Saturday to discuss a range of international issues, including developments on the Korean Peninsula and in Syria.


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

White House adviser apologizes for saying U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley was confused

The new White House economic adviser apologized Tuesday to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley after suggesting she was suffering from “momentary confusion” when she announced over the weekend that new sanctions …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 1:55 p.m.

U.N. rejects Russian attempt to condemn U.S. aggression in Syria

The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the “aggression” by the United States and its allies against Syria on Saturday.


Certain of gas attack, allies struck Syria before U.N. report

The United States, Britain and France opted to strike Syria for its apparent use of chemical weapons without waiting for a report from U.N. inspectors because they were convinced that …


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, noon

UN chief warns that Mideast ‘chaos’ threatens global peace

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Friday that the Middle East is in such “chaos” that it has become a threat to international peace and security – and Syria “represents the most …


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 9:40 a.m.

Congo boycotts pledging conference, says crisis exaggerated

Congo on Friday took the extraordinary step of boycotting an international conference that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country’s humanitarian crisis …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

U.N. reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals

Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports on biodiversity.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

UN gets $100M in new funds for Palestinian aid after U.S. cuts

The United Nations received pledges Thursday of nearly $100 million in new funding for the U.N. relief agency for Palestinians after the U.S. slashed its aid, but it is still …


Myanmar says it’s ready for UN help with Rohingya return

Senior officials in Myanmar announced Wednesday they have begun talks with U.N. agencies to see how they could assist with the repatriation of Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh to …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 10:24 a.m.

U.S., Russia clash over blame for Syria chemical attacks

The United States and Russia are again clashing over an expert body to determine responsibility for chemical attacks in Syria, with Washington circulating a new draft U.N. resolution and Moscow …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

U.N. experts: North Korea sent banned chemical items to Syria

UNITED NATIONS – U.N. experts say North Korea sent items used in ballistic missile and chemical weapons programs to Syria along with missile technicians in violation of U.N. sanctions, and …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

U.N. unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across Syria

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria “without delay” to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 2:07 p.m.

U.N. to vote on 30-day humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Friday on a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

UN experts concerned about deportation of U.S. activists

United Nations human rights experts Wednesday called on the U.S. to protect immigrant rights activists from deportation, saying they’re concerned about a pattern of intimidation and retaliation.