UN declares Ebola a threat to peace and security

2014-09-18 22:28

The UN Security Council has declared the Ebola outbreak in Africa a "threat to international peace and security" and called on all states to provide urgent resources and assistance.

Obama: Ebola crisis 'spiralling out of control'

2014-09-17 07:47

President Barack Obama has issued a global call to action to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, warning the deadly outbreak is unprecedented and "spiralling out of control".

Landmine kills Chadian peacekeeper in Mali

2014-09-15 06:04

A Chadian UN peacekeeper has been killed and several others injured when their vehicle struck a landmine in northern Mali, military sources in the country says.

'Extreme force' justified against ISIS - Australia PM

2014-09-02 11:28

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says "extreme force" is justified in battling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon called the extremists' reign of terror "totally unacceptable".

Zuma, Lesotho leaders in talks after 'coup'

2014-09-01 10:02

President Jacob Zuma has reportedly summoned Lesotho's political leaders for emergency talks following an apparent coup in the landlocked kingdom.

UN chief: Avoid Ebola panic and fear

2014-08-12 23:44

Urging governments to avoid panic and fear, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has announced plans to step up the global response to the Ebola outbreak and bring it under control.

UN chief: Attack at school in Gaza 'criminal act'

2014-08-03 20:01

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned an attack that killed 10 people at a UN school in the Gaza Strip as "a moral outrage and a criminal act".

UN says rockets found at one of its Gaza schools

2014-07-30 05:51

The United Nations agency that looks after Palestinian refugees says it had found a cache of rockets at one of its schools in the Gaza Strip and deplored those who had put them there.

UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire

2014-07-28 10:20

The UN Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting.

Palestine declares 'Day of Rage'

2014-07-25 10:00

In the West Bank, Palestinian factions have declared a "Day of Rage" after a night of clashes over Israel's Gaza offensive.

Gaza: Ban wants cease-fire first, then talks

2014-07-21 22:05

The UN secretary general is urging Israel and Hamas to end the fighting in Gaza, then hold dialogue in a bid to reach a truce to end two weeks of conflict.

Persecution of Iraqi Christians a 'crime' - Ban

2014-07-21 09:55

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that the persecution of Iraqi Christians who have been driven from their homes in Mosul by Islamic State militants could constitute a crime against humanity.

Iraq extremists must face sanctions - UN

2014-07-16 11:46

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging all countries to enforce sanctions against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) extremist group that has captured a vast stretch of territory in Iraq.

UN has 'moral responsibility' to tackle Haiti cholera

2014-07-14 11:37

The UN has a "moral responsibility" to help impoverished Haiti end a devastating cholera outbreak some blame on peacekeepers, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.

Iraq tells UN that 'terrorists' seized nuke material

2014-07-10 08:22

Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the UN in a letter of appeal.

UN approves peacekeeping budget after tough debate

2014-07-04 09:54

The UN General Assembly's budget committee has approved the budget for its far-flung peacekeeping missions after contentious negotiations pitting wealthy countries against developing nations.

Sudan tribal militia battles kill up to 22

2014-07-02 12:09

Battles between Sudanese tribal militia armed with machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades have left up to 22 people dead in a border region of Darfur, sources say.

Landmine kills UN peacekeeper in Mali

2014-07-01 16:38

The UN says one peacekeeper has died and six others have been injured after their vehicle struck a landmine in northern Mali.

UN chief 'adopts' lion cub in Kenya

2014-06-29 14:33

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has capped off a week of high-level UN discussions on the environment by "adopting" a 6-month-old lion cub.

UN extends Mali mission, urges peace talks

2014-06-26 07:52

The Security Council has extended for another year the UN mission in Mali, calling on it to prioritise efforts to facilitate peace talks and expand its presence in the north.

UN chief urges embargo on Syria

2014-06-21 06:15

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Syria.

Ban urges Libya to hold 25 June polls

2014-06-13 07:58

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Libya to stick to its plan to hold parliamentary elections on 25 June.

Uganda wins key UN post despite anti-gay laws

2014-06-12 08:05

Uganda's foreign minister has been elected president of the UN General Assembly despite concerns about his country’s recently adopted anti-gay legislation.

UN: Both sides in CAR behind war crimes

2014-06-06 05:00

A UN report says there is ample evidence both sides in Central African Republic have committed war crimes.

UN chief condemns C.Africa attacks

2014-05-30 09:03

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned recent attacks in the Central African Republic, including at a church in the capital Bangui, his spokesperson says.


Green aid test for UN climate summit as poor seek $15bn

2014-09-18 14:26

A UN summit on climate change next week will test rich nations’ willingness to fill a near-empty fund to help the poor, but pledges are likely to be far short of developing nations’ hopes for $15bn in 2014.

UN slams killing of Chadian peacekeeper in Mali

2014-09-15 08:58

The UN has condemned the killing of a Chadian peacekeeper in Mali, saying the such attacks won't alter the determination of the United Nations to support the Malian people in their search for peace.

UN chief 'outraged' at beheading of US journalist

2014-09-03 06:05

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the world was "outraged" at what appeared to be the beheading of a second US journalist in a video released by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.

Lesotho PM asks SADC to send peace force after 'coup'

2014-09-01 14:36

Lesotho's exiled PM has called on the southern African regional block SADC to send peacekeeping troops to his country, after claiming that the army had seized power in a coup.

US missionaries beat Ebola

2014-08-21 20:42

Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery.

Violence puts South Sudan close to catastrophe - UN

2014-08-07 10:14

A top UN official has told the Security Council that a fresh wave of violence in South Sudan is dragging the country closer to a 'humanitarian catastrophe'.

International probe to begin at MH17 crash site

2014-08-01 09:59

Experts will attempt to begin a stalled investigation at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as Ukrainian forces threaten to resume their offensive against rebels after a one-day halt.

Gaza fighting abates as Ban urges peace

2014-07-28 16:33

Israel has eased its offensive in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave has declined sharply as Ban calls for a durable ceasefire.

Israel, Hamas set to start 12-hour ceasefire

2014-07-26 07:46

The Israeli military and the militant Palestinian Hamas are set to start a 12-hour ceasefire, but a longer-term truce remained elusive.

UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

2014-07-22 22:08

The UN secretary general has said it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel.

Cairo Gaza truce efforts intensify

2014-07-21 17:57

World efforts to end two weeks of deadly violence in and around Gaza have stepped up a gear as the UN chief arrived in Cairo.

UN chief heading to Mideast

2014-07-19 13:26

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave for the Middle East to help end the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas

Sudan's Bashir: 163 troops killed

2014-07-14 15:08

Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir, giving a rare battlefield toll, says 163 members of the controversial Rapid Support Forces have been killed in Darfur and South Kordofan.

Abbas to UN: Put Palestine under international protection

2014-07-13 19:21

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is to ask the UN to put the state of Palestine under "international protection" due to the worsening violence in Gaza.

UN to hold emergency talks on Gaza conflict

2014-07-10 08:22

The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on the escalating violence between Israel and Hamas following a request by Arab envoys and UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

Palestinians say Israeli extremists killed teen

2014-07-03 06:07

Palestinians have accused Israeli extremists of abducting and killing an Arab teenager and burning his body, sparking hours of clashes in east Jerusalem.

Over 4 000 child soldiers in armed conflicts - UN

2014-07-02 10:41

The UN has documented more than 4 000 cases of children recruited and used in conflicts in 2013 and says that thousands more are estimated to have joined armies and rebel groups around the globe.

UN chief slams killings of Israeli teens

2014-07-01 05:36

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has slammed the killings of three Israeli teenagers, and urged caution to try to keep the situation from escalating.

Ban: UN wants to help Africa fight terrorism

2014-06-28 17:31

The United Nations is determined to help Kenya and other countries in Africa fight "terrorism" following a series of deadly attacks, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.

423 killed in Ukraine clashes since April

2014-06-24 22:27

Clashes between pro-Russian separatists and army forces in eastern Ukraine have killed an estimated 423 soldiers and civilians.

Iraq reports deeply disturbing, says Ban

2014-06-16 14:02

The UN chief says the reports of Islamic militants massacring scores of captured Iraqi soldiers after overrunning towns and cities are "deeply disturbing" and those responsible must be brought to justice.

Mali attack won’t dim UN resolve, says Ban

2014-06-12 08:05

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned an attack that killed four peacekeepers in Mali, but warned it would not diminish the UN’s resolve to work toward peace in the country.

CAR requests ICC probe into violence

2014-06-11 15:16

The Central African government has announced that it has requested the ICC to investigate the most serious crimes committed during more than a year of violent unrest.

UN urges S Sudan rivals to meet

2014-06-05 06:15

Ban Ki-moon has urged the South Sudan rivals to meet as their failed peace deal promised.

Syria won't meet chemical arms deadline - UN

2014-05-29 08:26

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the UN Security Council that the 30 June deadline for totally eliminating Syria's chemical weapons will not be met.

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