16 000 children in S Sudan forced into conflict this year: UN

2015-11-27 18:31

Up to 16 000 children have been forced to join the fighting in South Sudan since the start of this year, the UN children's agency says.

2015 set to be hottest year on record - UN

2015-11-25 13:17

The year 2015 is shaping up to be the hottest on record, the UN's weather agency says, a week ahead of a crucial climate change summit in Paris.

Expert: 20% of ISIS converts were Christian

2015-11-25 09:35

A terrorism expert says about 20% of the recruits to the ISIS extremist group are Christian families and three-quarters of those who become foreign fighters for militant groups do it through their friends.

UN staffer killed in Mali attack on peacekeeping convoy

2015-11-25 07:36

A UN employee has been killed in an attack on a peacekeeping convoy in northern Mali, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.

Report: 90% of disasters are weather-related

2015-11-24 14:23

A new report says 90% of disasters in the last 20 years have been caused by flood, storms, heatwaves and other weather-related events – and these weather-spawned disasters are becoming more frequent.

Saudi Arabia to bring Syria armed groups to talks

2015-11-21 21:30

Saudi Arabia will host a meeting that will see Syrian armed factions join the political opposition to build a common platform ahead of peace talks.

UN set to vote on 'all necessary measures' to fight ISIS

2015-11-20 21:06

The UN Security Council will vote on a French-drafted resolution that would authorise countries to "take all necessary measures" to fight the Islamic State group.

Saudi Arabia to host conference to unite Syrian opposition

2015-11-20 10:47

Saudi Arabia will host a conference in mid-December to try to unite the Syrian opposition ahead of new peace talks, a key issue in stepped up efforts to end the nearly five-year civil war, the country’s UN ambassador says.

UN chief to visit North Korea this week

2015-11-16 14:18

SKorea report says UN chief to visit North Korea for possible meeting with leader Kim Jong Un

East Africa hunger to worsen as El Nino strikes - UN

2015-11-12 12:35

The number of people going hungry in eastern Africa is rising dramatically, especially in drought-hit Ethiopia, the United Nations says amid conflict as well as floods and failed rains due to El Nino.


Mali leader: Peace process won't be derailed

2015-11-27 10:55

Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has discussed last week’s attack on Bamako hotel, focussing on what his government plans to do next and the volatile north.

Russia suspends military co-operation with Turkey

2015-11-25 10:08

Russia's defence ministry has announced suspension of military co-operation with Turkey and Sergey Lavrov, foreign minister, has cancelled a planned trip to Turkey following the downing of a Russian warplane near the Turkey-Syria border.

UN calls for urgent measures between Russia and Turkey

2015-11-25 09:07

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for urgent measures to de-escalate tensions after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane on the Syrian border.

More UN peacekeepers needed for South Sudan

2015-11-25 05:16

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wants 1 100 extra peacekeepers to be sent to South Sudan to help protect civilians.

Libyan groups urged to close ranks against ISIS

2015-11-23 14:45

France’s defence minister has told rival armed groups in Libya they will be committing suicide unless they stop fighting each other and take on the ISIS group.

UN chief condemns 'horrific terrorist attack' in Mali

2015-11-20 21:06

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the "horrific terrorist attack" at a luxury hotel in Mali and indicated the violence was aimed at destroying peace efforts in the country.

FF Plus wants UN secretary general to probe farm murders

2015-11-20 18:48

The Freedom Front Plus will ask the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues to refer farm murders and "human genocide in South Africa" to the UN Secretary General for investigation.

UN seeks troops in CAR before pope visit

2015-11-17 07:40

Britain says UN Security Council members support a request to send hundreds more peacekeepers to Central African Republic as a visit by Pope Francis, and elections, are both set for the coming weeks.

Police torture rife in China despite refoms

2015-11-12 12:36

Torture of suspects in police detention is widespread in China, Amnesty International says, citing interviews with nearly 40 lawyers - some of whom said they themselves had been beaten.

Thousands flee CAR camp after rebel attack

2015-11-12 10:14

The UN officials say at least five people are dead and thousands have fled a camp for displaced people in Central African Republic after it came under attack by rebel fighters.

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