Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

2015-03-30 09:48

Global powers are due to gather with Iran to slot into place the last pieces of a complex puzzle to curtail Tehran's nuclear programme.

Nigeria awaits poll results, UN calls for calm

2015-03-30 08:38

Nigerians have awaited the first results of a closely fought general election pitting President Goodluck Jonathan against ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari.

Negotiations 'only way' to prevent long Yemen conflict

2015-03-28 14:08

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says negotiations are the only way to prevent a long-term conflict in Yemen.

Security Council holds Libya arms embargo in place

2015-03-28 12:09

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo.

Pilots must have regular medical check-ups - UN

2015-03-27 08:48

Pilots must have regular mental and physical check-ups, the UN world aviation body says, after a Germanwings first officer deliberately crashed his plane this week killing all 150 on board.

Syrians feel abandoned as world focuses on ISIS - UN

2015-03-24 10:48

The people of Syria feel "increasingly abandoned by the world" as global attention focuses on ISIS militants, the UN chief Ban Ki-moon says.

Libya unity government may be announced

2015-03-23 19:56

The first names for a new Libyan unity government could emerge after progress in UN-mediated talks between its warring parties, UN special envoy Bernardino Leon says.

Yemen on edge of civil war, UN envoy warns

2015-03-23 12:21

Yemen is nearing 'the edge of civil war', the UN envoy to the country warns as the Security Council voiced unanimous support for its embattled leader and Shi'ite militia seized the airport in a key city.

Fire in UN headquarters' basement put out

2015-03-23 08:24

A small fire in the basement of the UN General Assembly building has been extinguished after it sent smoke into corridors on the lower floors of the UN complex.

UN: South Sudan rebels free 250 child soldiers

2015-03-22 21:06

A South Sudanese rebel group has freed 250 child soldiers - including a girl as young as nine, the UN children's agency says.


UN Secretary General to meet with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad

2015-03-30 09:47

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Baghdad for meetings with Iraq's leaders, a UN official confirmed.

UN chief: Nigeria vote largely peaceful

2015-03-29 17:35

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Nigerians for holding "largely peaceful and orderly" elections despite Boko Haram attacks.

UN evacuating staff from Yemeni capital

2015-03-28 13:27

The United Nations has begunj evacuating international staff from Sana'a due to the security situation in the Yemeni capital, where a Saudi-led air campaign has been targeting Shi'ite Muslim Houthi forces, a UN source says.

UN rights council eyes special session on Boko Haram

2015-03-27 17:13

The UN Human Rights Council has received a request to host a special session next week on abuses by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria and neighbouring countries, the council president says.

UN envoy sets out plan for Libya unity government

2015-03-24 16:57

The United Nations envoy Bernardino Leon has set out proposals to end the conflict between Libya’s two rival governments.

Libyan pro-govt warplanes launch strikes near Tripoli

2015-03-24 09:33

Libyan pro-government forces say they targeted a weapons depot belonging to an Islamist-backed militia, as peace talks continued in Morocco and a UN special envoy met both sides.

US will not take floor at UN rights debate on Israel, Palestinians

2015-03-23 18:01

The United States will not take the floor at the main UN human rights forum during the annual debate on violations committed in the Palestinian territories, a US spokesperson has told Reuters.

Vanuatu cyclone death toll revised to 11

2015-03-23 09:57

The death toll from Vanuatu's devastating cyclone has been revised down to 11, according to the UN, which also said contributions to the South Pacific nation's recovery have topped $10m.

Libya 'unity' deal could be ready in 2 days - UN

2015-03-23 06:24

The UN's Libya envoy says documents to pave the way for a unity government for the ‘fragmented’ country have been delayed but could still be ready within two days.

EU plans options for backing future Libya government

2015-03-20 13:15

European Union leaders are looking to back UN-brokered efforts to form a national unity government in conflict-torn Libya that may include a mission to help provide security.

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