South Sudan: Thousands risk starvation amid Nile blockade

2015-08-01 16:09

Aid agencies say thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food.

UN closes Ebola emergency mission

2015-07-31 13:13

The UN Ebola Emergency Response Mission is winding down, with the WHO to once again take the reins in the fight against the deadly virus that has killed over 11 000 people in West Africa since 2013.

Island nations seek UN help combating climate change

2015-07-31 09:33

More than a dozen small island nations have made an urgent appeal to the UN Security Council for help in combating climate change, which they say poses a threat to their very existence.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on MH17 tribunal

2015-07-30 05:09

Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that sought to set up a special tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down flight MH17 over Ukraine.

UN closes Iraq health programmes

2015-07-27 22:25

The United Nations has suspended health programmes reaching a million people across Iraq because of massive under-funding.

5 day humanitarian cease-fire starts in Yemen

2015-07-27 09:48

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes came to a halt in Yemen after a five-day humanitarian truce went into effect, witnesses and security officials say.

UN asks Canada to do more for indigenous people

2015-07-24 14:19

The Canadian government is responsible for many inequalities affecting indigenous people in the country, the UN says, urging it to do more to support natives.

Rouhani on Iran nuclear deal: 'A new page in history'

2015-07-23 12:49

Iran President Hassan Rouhani has said the historic agreement with world powers was ‘more valuable’ than a domestic debate about its fine details.

Burundi: Tallying of votes continues

2015-07-22 13:25

The counting of votes is continuing following Burundi’s controversial presidential elections, in which incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza is widely expected to win a third consecutive term.

Burundi counts votes after controversial presidential polls

2015-07-22 05:25

Vote counting is under way in Burundi, the day after a presidential election marred by violence and international condemnation that is expected to see incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza win a controversial third term.


Burundi's president urges unity after contentious polls

2015-07-31 14:12

Burundi’s re-elected president is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible.

Jordan condemns 'ugly' killing of Palestinian child

2015-07-31 11:46

Jordan condemned as an "ugly crime" an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers that killed a Palestinian toddler in the occupied West Bank and wounded four family members.

US envoy tired of South Sudan warring

2015-07-30 19:04

The US special envoy to South Sudan says that patience has run out over the country's civil war, pressing the message that the warring parties were running out of time to strike a deal.

Millions in Yemen on brink of starvation - Oxfam

2015-07-28 22:30

More than 6 million people in Yemen are on the verge of starvation, Oxfam has warned.

Burundi presidential vote not credible: UN observers

2015-07-27 22:21

A United Nations observer mission says that presidential elections in Burundi were relatively peaceful, but had not been "an inclusive, free and credible" vote.

Explosion at guarded hotel in Mogadishu

2015-07-26 16:12

A suspected bomb has exploded at a heavily guarded building housing diplomatic missions frequented by government officials and international workers in Mogadishu.

Ban calls Burundi vote 'broadly peaceful'

2015-07-23 22:10

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has urged calm and a political dialogue in Burundi after controversial presidential elections held against a backdrop of violence and international condemnation.

Gaza starts rebuilding homes lost in 2014 war

2015-07-22 19:01

Much work has been done in the Gaza Strip to repair homes damaged during the Israel Gaza war, but a host of issues kept those turned to rubble from being rebuilt until now.

S Sudan govt troops crushed civilians with tanks - HRW

2015-07-22 12:23

South Sudanese government troops crushed fleeing civilians with tanks, then reversed to check they had killed them, carried out public gang rapes and burned people alive, a rights group says.

UN Libya envoy says team working for 4 hostages' freedom

2015-07-21 18:06

The UN special envoy for Libya says his team is trying to gather intelligence as part of efforts to free four Italian construction workers kidnapped there this week.

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