Stories tagged: United Nations
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
U.S., Israel to exit U.N. agency over alleged anti-Israel bias
The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 3:09 p.m.
U.N. envoy: Yemen’s warring leaders seek power, not peace
The U.N. special envoy for Yemen accused the country’s warring leaders on Tuesday of refusing to end the fighting and liberate the people “from the scourge of famine and conflict” …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
U.N. chief: Scientists say extreme storms will be ‘new normal’
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to the hurricane-battered Caribbean, where he says scientists predict the extreme storms of this year’s hurricane season “will be the new normal of a …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
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.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
China orders North Korean business closed under U.N. sanctions
China on Thursday ordered North Korean-owned businesses to close, cutting foreign revenue for the isolated North under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile programs.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
U.N. chief urges Myanmar to halt anti-Rohingya operations
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Myanmar’s authorities on Thursday to immediately end military operations that have sent over 500,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, calling the crisis “the world’s fastest developing …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
‘Mass hanging’ of 42 in Iraq draws ire of U.N. human rights office
The office of the U.N. human rights chief is decrying the “mass hanging” of 42 prisoners at an Iraqi prison.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
U.N. peacekeepers: Congo leads world in sex abuse allegations
BUNIA, Congo – She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peacekeepers. The camp should have …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:43 a.m.
Over 40 nations sign nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers
More than 40 countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world’s nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 4 p.m.
Pence applauds U.N. resolution on peacekeeping reform
The Security Council backed reforms Wednesday to reduce inefficiencies, corruption and abuse in the U.N.’s far-flung peacekeeping operations, a key priority of the Trump administration at the U.N. General Assembly.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Iranian president: Trump’s U.N. comments ‘ignorant, absurd’
Iran’s president warned the United States on Thursday that his country will “respond decisively” to any violation of the agreement that reins in Tehran’s nuclear program and called U.S. President …
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.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Trump’s week anchored by speech to U.N. General Assembly
President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first moments at the world body to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and costs …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
In debut at UN, Trump to offer assurances, warnings
President Donald Trump will use his debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly next week to offer warmth to the United States’ allies and warnings to its adversaries.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
UN chief says he hopes for constructive relations with Trump
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday he has been trying to build “a constructive relationship” with President Donald Trump – and he hopes that will be the U.S. leader’s message when …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
U.N. probe finds Syrian government behind April sarin attack
Syrian President Bashar Assad’s air force conducted a sarin-gas attack that killed at least 83 civilians in April, one of 20 chemical weapons attacks perpetrated by the Syrian government in …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
U.N. chief says natural disasters have quadrupled since 1970
Natural disasters have nearly quadrupled in number since 1970 and the United States has experienced the most disasters since 1995, followed by China and India, the United Nations chief said …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
Iran adhering to nuclear deal with world powers, U.N. watchdog says
The U.N. watchdog tasked with monitoring Iran’s nuclear activities certified Thursday that the country remains in compliance with a 2015 accord struck with world powers, even as the Trump administration …
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 …
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
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: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
North Korea says U.S. will ‘pay dearly’ for new UN sanctions
North Korean state media said Monday the U.S. will “pay dearly” for a round of strict sanctions approved by the United Nations during the weekend, suggesting that Pyongyang remains committed …
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
UN imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday including a ban on exports worth over $1 billion – a huge bite in its total …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
U.N. report details Congo butchery, ‘ethnic cleansing’
U.N. human rights investigators warned Friday of ethnic cleansing in central Congo, documenting the recent killings of more than 250 people, including 62 children, in violence with “no good guys …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
What sanctions? Assad allies got $18 million in U.N. Syria payouts
The United Nations paid at least $18 million last year to companies with close ties to Bashar Assad, some of them run by cronies of the Syrian president who are …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Trump wants to steer UN climate cash to building coal plants
The U.S. will seek to use a United Nations fund designed to aid nations hard hit by climate change to promote the construction of coal-fired power plants around the world.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Over 120 nations adopt first treaty banning nuclear weapons
More than 120 countries approved the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons Friday at a U.N. meeting boycotted by all nuclear-armed nations.