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Pakistan PM warns of `bloodbath’ in Kashmir; India PM silent

Insisting he wasn’t making a threat, Pakistan’s leader denounced his Indian counterpart on Friday and warned that any war between the nuclear rivals could “have consequences for the world.” India’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

‘We’re all in big trouble’: Climate panel sees a dire future

Earth is in more hot water than ever before, and so are we, an expert United Nations climate panel warned in a grim new report Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 11:28 a.m.

`Greta’: A young activist’s moment, praised and criticized

Sometimes, a moment and a person align. For 16-year-old Greta Thunberg – whether you admire her or dislike her, and there are plenty of passionate partisans in both camps – …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

‘You are failing us’: Plans, frustration at UN climate talks

Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 8:52 p.m.

World leaders feel the heat in Monday’s climate summit

Only leaders who promise bold action are likely to be featured at United Nations climate action summit Monday.


Cuba: diplomat expulsions, gas crisis part of US offensive

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said Friday that the U.S. expulsion of two Cuban diplomats and energy shortages across the island are part of a Trump administration offensive that will …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

‘I want a future’: Global youth protests urge climate action

Young people afraid for their futures protested around the globe Friday to implore leaders to tackle climate change, turning out by the hundreds of thousands to insist that the warming …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Big global climate protests on Friday get union support

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend their support …


New US envoy Kelly Craft says she will be voice for freedom

Kelly Craft has presented her credentials as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and says she is coming to the world organization “as a voice of America’s unwavering …


U.S. steps up anti-Iran campaign ahead of UN General Assembly

The Trump administration is stepping up its campaign to get other nations to boost pressure on Iran as world leaders prepare to meet at the United Nations this month. Even …


UN atomic watchdog: Iran still in violation of nuclear deal

The U.N. atomic watchdog reported Friday that Iran remains in violation of limitations set by the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers and that its stockpile of low-enriched uranium are …


UN says 40 migrants feared drowned in capsizing off Libya

A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as …


Eco-activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York

Eco-activist Greta Thunberg has set sail from the English coastline for New York as part of her campaign to pressure politicians to put climate change at the top of their …


Climate change could lead to food shortages, U.N. report says

With more extreme weather, stable food production will increasingly be imperiled, threatening the poorest populations first, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a report Thursday. In addition, the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

New UN warming report sees hungry future that can be avoided

On the ground, climate change is hitting us where it counts: the stomach – not to mention the forests, plants and animals.


Syria says it agrees to cease-fire in rebel stronghold

Syria’s government said it has agreed to a conditional cease-fire starting late Thursday in northwestern Syria, according to state media. Government troops and allied Russia warplanes have been carrying out …


Senate confirms Kelly Craft as U.S. ambassador to U.N.

The Senate has confirmed Kelly Craft to become the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations


UN says Afghan forces, allies killed most civilians in 2019

More civilians were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces in Afghanistan in the first half of this year than by the Taliban and other militants, the U.N. mission said …


IAEA chief Yukiya Amano who oversaw Iran deal dies at 72

Yukiya Amano, the Japanese diplomat who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade and was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program and the cleanup of the …


Top diplomat: Iran must build missiles for defense

Iran’s foreign minister said Wednesday that his country has no choice but to manufacture missiles for defense purposes – comments that come after a remark by the top diplomat that …


37 countries rally around China at top UN human rights body

More than three dozen countries have defended China’s “remarkable achievements” in human rights, challenging Western countries that have raised concerns about Beijing’s treatment of Uighur Muslims.


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 5:05 p.m.

UN rights chief ‘appalled’ by conditions in U.S. for migrants

The United Nations’ human rights chief said Monday she was “appalled” by the conditions migrants and refugees face in U.S. detention facilities, intensifying a challenge to the Trump administration’s immigration …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

UN: 5,287 killings in Venezuela security operations in 2018

Venezuela’s government registered nearly 5,300 killings during security operations last year linked to cases of “resistance to authority,” the U.N. human rights chief reported Thursday, denouncing a “shockingly high” number …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Airstrike kills 44 migrants in Libyan detention center

An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital of Tripoli early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding dozens of others in an attack that …


Libyan official says airstrike kills 40 migrants in Tripoli

A Libyan health official says an airstrike hit a detention center for migrants, killing at least 40 people and wounding 80 more.


Libya’s UN-backed government reclaims key town near Tripoli

Libya’s U.N.-backed government reclaimed a strategic town near Tripoli from opposition forces that have been fighting for the past three months to capture the country’s capital, with a government spokesman …


Saudi envoy blasts UN expert’s report on Khashoggi killing

A top Saudi diplomat lashed out Tuesday at an independent U.N. expert’s searing report alleging that Saudi Arabia was responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying it …


UN says thousands flee Congo violence, seek asylum in Uganda

About 7,500 Congolese fleeing violence have arrived in Uganda since the beginning of June, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday, urging the international community to give more toward humanitarian …


UN human rights chief meets with Venezuela’s Guaido, Maduro

The United Nations’ top human rights official met Friday in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who is locked in a prolonged struggle with President Nicolas Maduro for control …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

‘Joints will be separated’: Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, retold

Independent UN probe cites “credible evidence” to warrant further investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman into killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi.