UN chief calls for peaceful solution to sea disputes

2015-05-22 13:15

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbours.

Burundi putsch has failed, says coup leader's deputy

2015-05-15 07:53

The attempt to overthrow Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has failed, a deputy coup leader says, after a day of fierce fighting between rival army factions.

CAR reconciliation forum calls for poll delay

2015-05-12 09:08

A forum seeking to restore peace in the Central African Republic has called for the country’s upcoming presidential and legislative elections to be delayed.

UN seeks to step up Western Sahara negotiations

2015-04-22 11:55

The UN Security Council is set to push for more intensive negotiations to settle the decades-old dispute over Western Sahara, at the centre of tensions between Morocco and African countries.

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.

UN Secretary General to meet with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad

2015-03-30 09:47

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Baghdad for meetings with Iraq's leaders, a UN official confirmed.

Syrians feel abandoned as world focuses on ISIS - UN

2015-03-24 10:48

The people of Syria feel "increasingly abandoned by the world" as global attention focuses on ISIS militants, the UN chief Ban Ki-moon says.

UN chief condemns 'deplorable' Tunis attack

2015-03-19 07:46

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the ‘deplorable’ attack on Tunisia's national museum that left at least 17 tourists, including a South African, dead.

UN chief: Iraqi site destruction a war crime

2015-03-09 07:51

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to halt the destruction by ISIS jihadists of Iraqi archaeological sites, branding the acts a ‘war crime’.

'Heinous' Mali attack on deminers - UN

2015-03-08 09:01

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned an attack on a Bamako nightclub that killed five people, including deminers, calling for swift justice.


UN chief says North Korea withdraws invitation visit

2015-05-20 12:28

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says North Korea has withdrawn its decision to let him visit a factory park in the country.

UN chief calls for calm, restraint in Burundi

2015-05-13 19:55

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all parties in Burundi to exercise calm and restraint after a Burundian general said he had deposed President Pierre Nkurunziza for seeking an unconstitutional third term.

Ban concerned about attacks on peacekeepers in Mali

2015-04-25 12:35

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says recent attacks on the UN mission in Mali highlights the urgent need for a political settlement with rebels in the country’s north.

UN mourns 4 staff killed in Somalia bomb attack

2015-04-21 14:48

The UN children’s agency is mourning four staff members killed in what the UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned as a "barbaric attack" in Somalia.

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.

Negotiations 'only way' to prevent long Yemen conflict

2015-03-28 14:08

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says negotiations are the only way to prevent a long-term conflict in Yemen.

Tourists leave Tunisia after attack

2015-03-19 10:53

Foreigners are reportedly gathered at the port in Tunis, awaiting the departure of a cruise liner heading back to Italy following Tunisia’s deadliest militant attack over a decade.

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu residents find homes blown away

2015-03-14 14:22

Residents in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu remain hunkered in emergency shelters for a second straight night after venturing out to find their homes damaged or blown away by one of the region’s worst ever storms.

Jihadi group claims Mali rocket attack

2015-03-09 07:50

A jihadi group allied with al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the rocket attack in Mali which killed at least two children and a UN peacekeeper.

UN Security Council OKs sanctions for South Sudan

2015-03-04 11:11

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution creating a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan.

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