Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015

2015-07-04 20:32

A long-delayed investigation into whether Iran has sought to develop nuclear weapons could be completed by the end of the year with Tehran's help, the head of the UN atomic watchdog says.

UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war

2015-07-03 20:25

The UN's top human rights body has backed calls for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed.

Cholera deaths in South Sudan rise, 1 0000s at risk - UN

2015-07-03 11:06

At least 29 people have died in a cholera outbreak in war-torn South Sudan with thousands more at risk of infection, the UN says.

UNHCR wants end to forced marriage

2015-07-02 22:25

The UNHCR has adopted a resolution calling for an end to child, early and forced marriage, and recognising child marriage as a violation of human rights.

UN: S Sudan rebels attack UN base in possible 'war crime'

2015-07-02 17:12

South Sudan rebels have opened fire on a UN peacekeeping base sheltering 30 000 civilians, killing one and wounding six in a possible war crime, the UN says.

UN imposes first sanctions on 6 South Sudan commanders

2015-07-02 10:59

The UN Security Council has imposed sanctions on six commanders from South Sudan, the first to be blacklisted in a country where 18 months of war have brought horrific violence.

Libya peace talks stall again

2015-07-02 06:46

Libya's rival governments will not return to peace talks this week after rebel forces rejected the latest proposal, defying threats of sanctions by the UN Security Council.

UN: At least 1 466 Iraqis killed in June due to violence

2015-07-01 18:44

At least 1 466 Iraqis have been killed in June due to armed conflict, up 40% from previous month, the UN says.

China to try to curb CO2 emissions earlier

2015-07-01 05:19

China will try to curb its carbon emissions before a 2030 target, its prime minister has said during a visit to Paris where he announced the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter's contribution to United Nations climate talks.

Dutch sure flight MH17 prosecution will succeed

2015-06-30 19:14

The Dutch prosecutor leading the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine last year, says he is confident of concluding his investigation successfully, but is not yet ready to issue arrest warrants.


Rutte: UN tribunal 'best option' to try MH17 suspects

2015-07-03 21:24

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he supports moves to set up an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysian Airlines plane over the Ukraine last year.

Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees

2015-07-03 12:48

The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin says.

Malaysia wants a tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash

2015-07-03 10:04

Malaysia has told the UN Security Council that it plans to submit a resolution that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year.

Attack on UN convoy in north Mali fatal

2015-07-02 21:01

The UN says an attack on its convoy in north Mali near Timbuktu resulted in the deaths of 6 peacekeepers and injuries to 5.

2 former Khmer Rouge leaders appeal convictions

2015-07-02 13:27

The two surviving senior leaders of Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge regime have launched appeals of their convictions by a UN-backed tribunal that sentenced them to life in prison for their roles during the group's brutal rule in the 1970s.

UN threatens sanctions over Libya deal

2015-07-02 09:33

The UN has urged Libya’s parties to sign an agreement to form a national unity government and threatened sanctions against those who stand in the way of a deal.

UN asks Nigeria to ease abortion restrictions for Boko Haram rape victims

2015-07-01 19:23

The United Nations rights chief has urged Nigeria to show compassion and make it easier for women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity to access abortions.

UN accuses S Sudan govt forces of abusing, burning women alive

2015-07-01 12:59

The UN has accused South Sudan’s government forces and its allies of sexually abusing women and girls and reportedly burning some alive in their homes during recent fighting in the conflict-torn nation.

World's poorest get access to water, but not toilets

2015-06-30 23:21

The poor's lack of access to sanitation threatens to undermine the health benefits they have gained from access to clean water, the UN says.

Iran meets key nuclear obligation - diplomats

2015-06-30 18:11

Diplomats say that a UN nuclear agency will confirm that Iran has met a key condition of a preliminary nuclear agreement.

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