North Korea at UN warns US carriers are fuelling tensions

2017-11-14 15:09

North Korea has warned at the United Nations that the deployment of three US aircraft carriers in joint navy drills with South Korea was fuelling tensions that could lead to nuclear war.

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UN warns 'large-scale crisis' possible in DRC

2016-09-22 19:00

The UN rights chief says the DRC used "excessive force" during deadly clashes with demonstrators in the capital and called on Kinshasa to reach out to the opposition to avert a "large-scale crisis".

South Sudan war criminals will be held accountable: US

2016-07-31 16:28

Washington has warned that those who perpetrate atrocities in South Sudan's civil war will be held responsible for their crimes.

US, Russia agree on new Syria cease-fire plan

2016-02-22 21:19

The US and Russia have agreed on a new cease-fire for Syria, even as major questions over enforcing and responding to violations of the truce were left unresolved

Turkey launches first coalition airstrikes against ISIS

2015-08-29 21:16

Turkey says it has launched its first air strikes as part of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State extremist group.

Clinton, Trump descend on Iowa State Fair

2015-08-16 09:35

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has walked among the booths selling funnel cakes and corn dogs at the Iowa State Fair.

China hackers targeting US officials since 2010

2015-08-10 18:30

Chinese hackers have been accessing the private emails of top US national security and trade officials since April 2010, according to an NBC News report.

UN welcomes 'historic' Iran deal

2015-07-14 14:14

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday welcomed the "historic" agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program, saying it could help bring peace to the Middle East.

UN: Syrian refugee crisis is reaching tipping point

2015-02-27 09:20

The Syrian refugee crisis is reaching a tipping point as humanitarian appeals remain under funded, and neighbouring countries are struggling to keep up with the flood of refugees, a UN official says.


UN racism committee issues 'warning' over US tensions

2017-08-24 07:27

A UN committee tasked with combatting racism has issued a formal "early warning" over conditions in the United States, a rare move often used to signal the potential of a looming civil conflict.

UN: World population grows, young girls struggle

2016-12-01 20:14

The UN population agency says the world's population grew to 7.4 billion in 2016, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet.

Briton charged in Kenya with trafficking cocaine

2016-08-04 18:23

A Nairobi report says Kenyan police have charged a British national with trafficking nearly 100kg of cocaine.

'SA not high security concern for the US'

2016-04-07 18:24

From a security perspective, the US is more concerned about other countries in Africa than about South Africa, US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas tells Fin24.

'Full investigation' into Afghan hospital bombing: US

2015-10-03 20:20

A "full investigation" is being carried out into a deadly bombing at a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has said, amid wide speculation that the incident was the result of a US air strike.

Iran welcomes UN peace plan for Syria

2015-08-21 05:19

Iran has welcomed a UN peace plan aimed at ending the four-year war in its ally Syria, saying President Bashar al-Assad's regime needed to be directly involved.

Heavily armed 'Oath Keepers' inject new unease to riot-hit Ferguson

2015-08-11 12:38

Four civilians carrying automatic rifles and sidearms patrolled a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, saying they are there to protect a media organisation but are drawing swift criticism from police and protesters alike.

Samoa edge past US

2015-07-19 13:13

Samoa kicked off their Pacific Nations Cup campaign with a win over the US in a sneak preview of their opening RWC match.

UN appoints Senegalese diplomat to mediate peace talks in Burundi

2015-06-21 16:57

The UN has appointed a Senegalese diplomat to facilitate talks between rival factions in Burundi's political crisis after the opposition accused the previous mediator of bias.

UN condemns ‘heinous’ Japanese hostage murder

2015-02-02 05:37

The UN Security Council has condemned the ‘heinous and cowardly’ murder of a Japanese journalist, after Islamic State militants claimed his beheading.

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