Churkin was a dependable ally – Mbeki

2017-02-21 22:36

Former president Thabo Mbeki expressed his condolences to the family of Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin.

UN: DRC must stop rights violations by its armed forces

2017-02-21 16:00

The United Nations commissioner for human rights has called on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to stop human rights violations by armed forces.

Libya PM convoy comes under fire, no wounded: unity govt

2017-02-20 17:30

The convoy of Libya's contested unity government chief, Fayez al-Sarraj, came under gunfire in Tripoli , without causing any casualties, his administration has said.

Hamas sentences 3 to hang for 'collaboration'

2017-02-20 05:30

A military court in the Islamist Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip has sentenced three Palestinian men to death for "collaborating" with Israel.

Germany's Merkel to US: Uphold, strengthen multilateralism

2017-02-18 14:01

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing the need to preserve and strengthen multilateral structures such as the European Union, NATO and the United Nations.

S Sudan minister quits, rejoins Machar's rebels

2017-02-17 19:46

South Sudan's labour minister resigned Friday and declared allegiance to rebel leader Riek Machar, making him the second top official to quit in the war-torn country this week.

DRC urged to break crisis 'impasse' by UN, AU, EU

2017-02-17 16:32

The international community has urged government and opposition parties in Democratic Republic of Congo to restart deadlocked talks to set up a transition regime ahead of elections due late this year.

Human rights lawyers in China beaten, arrested

2017-02-16 13:35

A report says lawyers who defend human rights activists and dissidents accused of subverting the authority of China's communist government are increasingly themselves becoming the targets of political prosecutions, violence and other means of suppres

UN demands armed groups stop fighting in CAR

2017-02-16 12:00

The UN Security Council has demanded armed groups in the Central African Republic immediately halt fighting and join peace talks after the UN airstrikes targeted rebel fighters.

New UN peacekeeping chief named

2017-02-15 16:23

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Jean-Pierre Lacroix of France to head UN peacekeeping forces.


UN alarmed by upsurge in Syria fighting

2017-02-21 18:45

The United Nations has expressed alarm over escalating fighting in the Damascus area as the world body prepared to launch a new round of peace talks.

1.4 million children in 4 countries face famine death - UNICEF

2017-02-21 14:15

Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency has said.

Famine declared in South Sudan

2017-02-20 13:41

Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation.

Balancing act: freedom vs hatred

2017-02-19 06:11

When the draft Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill was published for public comment, it meant that the government was finally ready to punish bias-motivated crimes. But the cause for celebration is also cause for consternation, writes Wendy Isaack.

France's Le Pen faces new challenges from EU Parliament, UN

2017-02-17 21:06

French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is facing scathing new criticism from the UN human rights commissioner and new troubles with an investigation into her European Parliament assistants.

Uganda warns of strain under huge South Sudan refugee influx

2017-02-17 18:51

Uganda is warning its resources are strained by the hundreds of thousands of refugees who continue to flee violence in South Sudan and Burundi.

UN insists two-state solution remains 'only way'

2017-02-16 22:34

The two-state solution remains "the only way" to meet the aspirations of the Palestinians and Israelis, the UN envoy for the Middle East peace process told the Security Council.

Assad vows to retake 'every inch' of Syria

2017-02-16 12:37

President Bashar al-Assad said Raqa is not a priority target for his forces, saying his goal is to retake "every inch" of Syrian territory.

Trump meets Netanyahu, drops US commitment to 'two-state' Mideast deal

2017-02-16 06:57

US President Donald Trump halted Washington's quest for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying he would back a single state if it led to peace.

Barrow appoints Gambian UN prosecutor as chief justice

2017-02-15 16:01

President Adama Barrow has appointed a Gambian UN prosecutor as chief justice of the Supreme Court, ending a series of controversial foreign appointments to the position by former leader Yahya Jammeh.

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