No Iranian violations of nuclear deal - IAEA

2016-05-27 18:58

The UN nuclear agency has reported no new Iranian violations of a landmark nuclear deal Tehran signed with six world powers that limits its atomic prowess in exchange for sanctions relief.

DRC, UN take on rebels in North Kivu

2016-05-26 22:01

A joint DRC army and UN campaign has killed at least 23 rebels in the North Kivu province.

UN's top court to hear Kenya-Somalia border dispute

2016-05-26 19:58

The UN's top court will hold hearings in September into a maritime border dispute between Somalia and Kenya which may decide the fate of potentially lucrative oil and gas reserves.

EU condemns parties in South Sudan for human rights abuses

2016-05-24 07:18

The EU is criticising "all parties" in South Sudan for human rights abuses and killings of civilians and says they "must cease immediately."

Sudan ups pressure for exit of Darfur peacekeepers

2016-05-23 08:23

As the UN Security Council begins talks next month on renewing its mission in Darfur for another year, Sudan has stepped up pressure for a complete exit of international peacekeepers from the war-torn region.

UN chief urges talks to end Syria 'nightmare'

2016-05-21 22:24

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged regional and international powers to push Syrian warring parties to engage in talks on a political transition to end their country's "nightmare".

By 2030 two-thirds of world will live in cities

2016-05-19 22:02

A new UN report is forecasting that by 2030 two-thirds of the world's population will be living in cities, with the urban population in developing countries doubling.

Sudan's Bashir, wanted by ICC, applies for US visa

2016-05-19 17:48

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, wanted by the ICC for alleged war crimes, has applied for a US visa to attend the next UN General Assembly, an official says.

Donors promise $15bn to Ivory Coast

2016-05-18 11:52

International donors and partner countries of the Ivory Coast meeting in Paris have promised more than $15bn by 2020 to help finance the country's development.

3 SA peacekeepers face sex abuse allegations

2016-05-18 07:48

The UN says it has received 44 allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers and staff in UN missions so far this year, including three involving South African troops.


UN reaches out to China for peacekeepers

2016-05-27 06:43

The United Nations is reaching out to China as it pulls together a standby force of 15 000 troops for quick deployment to conflict zones.

UN: Syrian situation 'horrendously critical'

2016-05-26 19:58

Many Syrian civilians will face starvation if Damascus and armed rebel groups do not allow greater access to humanitarian convoys carrying life-saving supplies, the UN envoy to the war-ravaged country says.

UN ends sanctions on Liberia

2016-05-25 22:00

The last remaining United Nations sanctions on Liberia have been lifted in a decision the United States said was a tangible sign of how far the West African country had come.

South Korea rejects North's military talks offer

2016-05-23 12:15

South Korea has rejected the latest proposal by the North to hold military talks, saying Pyongyang first needed to take steps towards abandoning its nuclear arsenal.

UN says Sudan 'expels' senior humanitarian official

2016-05-22 21:36

Sudan has "de facto expelled" a senior United Nations humanitarian affairs official after refusing to renew his "stay permit" for another year, a UN statement says.

Nun shot dead in South Sudan - UN radio

2016-05-20 20:00

A Slovakian nun working as a nurse in war-torn South Sudan has died after being shot, UN radio reports.

Peacekeepers killed in Mali ambush: UN

2016-05-19 20:07

The UN says five Chadian peacekeepers have been killed and three others wounded during an ambush in northeastern Mali, raising concern over the rising body count of its mission in the country.

Muslim nations block gay groups from UN Aids conference

2016-05-19 07:49

The US, EU and Canada are protesting a move to block gay and transgender groups from attending a high-level UN conference on AIDS.

Morocco slams US human rights report as a list of lies

2016-05-18 08:27

Morocco has slammed the US State Department's report on human rights as a list of inventions and even lies.

UN urges Greece to address migrant detention woes

2016-05-16 21:57

Greece must regulate and improve conditions for thousands of migrants detained in camps for weeks as they wait for asylum under a sketchy EU-Turkey deal, a UN human rights official says.

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