UN: Assailants attack convoy, kill 2, wound 1 in north Mali

2015-04-18 22:02

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali says two assailants have attacked a UN convoy of civilian workers in north Mali, killing two.

Nigeria: No need for UN military enforcement to battle Boko Haram

2015-04-17 09:21

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told the UN his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

DRC agrees to exhume bodies from mass grave

2015-04-16 22:01

DRC's government has agreed to exhume the bodies from a mass grave after accusations of killings.

UN presses Libya peace talks under shadow of drowning

2015-04-16 18:05

Delegates from Libya’s rival parliaments have gathered in Morocco for what the UN mediators demanded be a “final” push for a unity government to stem mounting jihadism and a desperate exodus of asylum-seekers.

UN urging exhumation of DRC mass grave

2015-04-16 09:06

The UN mission in DRC has urged the government to exhume more than 400 bodies buried last month in a mass grave, the head of the organisation’s human rights office says.

UN: 21 million children in Mideast risk missing out on education

2015-04-15 20:07

A new United Nations report says 21 million children in the Middle East and North Africa are out of school or at risk of dropping out despite improved access to education in the region over the past decade.

Diplomats: UN to vote on Yemen resolution

2015-04-14 08:57

The UN diplomats say the Security Council will vote on a draft UN resolution that would impose an arms embargo on leaders of Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels and their key supporters, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son.

Kenya orders UN to move massive Somali refugee camp

2015-04-11 19:46

Kenya says it has given the United Nations three months to move a massive refugee camp mostly used by Somalis over the border into Somalia, after militants from that country killed 148 people in a Kenyan university.

Western Sahara remains a worry: UN head

2015-04-11 08:45

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called for a new push to resolve the conflict over Western Sahara and emphasised the importance of human rights.

International pressure mounts to end South Sudan war

2015-04-09 11:33

Heavyweight international powers will pressure South Sudan's leaders to end civil war, diplomats say, with the African Union, United Nations, United States and China to kickstart stalled peace talks.


Former Australian PM Rudd 'not running for UN chief post'

2015-04-17 11:41

Kevin Rudd is not a candidate to be the next UN’s secretary-general, a spokesperson says, despite the former Australian PM leaving the door open for the high-profile job in an interview.

Jonathan: No need for intervention in Boko Haram fight

2015-04-17 07:09

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told the UN his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

UN envoys hear doctor's account of Syria chemical attack

2015-04-16 21:47

The UN Security Council went into a closed-door meeting to hear first-hand accounts of chemical attacks unleashed in Syria as it weighed possible action against those responsible.

Can't pay or won't pay, putting a price on water

2015-04-16 10:14

It's arguably our most vital and precious natural resource, and one that is growing dangerously scarce from China to California, but no matter how much we value water, we're not that keen on paying for it.

UN special envoy to Yemen stepping down

2015-04-16 08:03

The UN has announced that its special envoy to Yemen is stepping down after four years of efforts at a peaceful transition in the Arab world’s poorest country.

UN threatens Libya sanctions, urges negotiations

2015-04-14 09:38

The UN Security Council has pressed Libya’s warring factions to urgently form a unity government and threatened sanctions against those behind spiralling violence.

Sudan elections offer little hope for Darfur displaced people

2015-04-12 14:52

Sudan's elections are of little concern to the latest arrivals at Darfur's Zamzam camp, forced to flee their homes by fighting this year between rebels and President Omar al-Bashir's forces.

Red Cross plane flies more aid to Yemen

2015-04-11 10:01

A Red Cross plane loaded with medical aid has landed in Sana'a - the second successive day of such deliveries to Yemen.

Planes with medical aid land in Yemeni capital

2015-04-10 15:22

Planes with medical aid land in Yemeni capital, first such deliveries since airstrikes started.

UN: At least 74 children killed in Yemen fighting

2015-04-07 11:06

More than 100 000 people in Yemen have left their homes in search of safety and at least 74 children have been killed since fighting in the country intensified almost two weeks ago, the UN says.

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