More United Nations Articles

  • UN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday viewed "horrific pictures of corpses" from the scene of last week's massacre in South Sudan and discussed taking actions that could include sanctions, diplomats said. The U.N. has said hundreds of civilians were killed in the...

  • UN seeks probe of alleged chlorine gas in Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called for an investigation Wednesday into reports of alleged chlorine gas use in some Syrian towns, causing deaths and injuries. Nigeria's U.N. Ambassador U. Joy Ogwu, the current council president, said the allegations were raised during a...

  • Officials: 1 UN soldier wounded by mine in Mali

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A United Nations vehicle securing an airstrip in northern Mali drove over a mine and a soldier with the U.N. force was seriously wounded, said a U.N. official. Earlier Wednesday, a plane carrying U.N. officials and European ambassadors landed at the strip in the city of...

  • UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

    PARIS (AP) — A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high. Paris-based UNESCO says 774 million people worldwide cannot read, and most people in sub-Saharan Africa don't own any books but...

  • UN heads say Syria aid needs 'largely unanswered'

    GENEVA (AP) — The directors of five United Nations agencies that provide humanitarian aid to Syria say their appeal for $6.5 billion in emergency funding for 2014 has been mostly ignored. With only $1.2 billion pledged, the agency heads are renewing their December appeal and emphasizing that...

  • UN committee takes no action on Iran envoy dispute

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. committee took no action Tuesday on the U.S. refusal to grant a visa to Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations after hearing from both sides. The Committee on Relations with the Host Country could have made a recommendation to the 193-member General...

  • UN envoy raises possibility of Somali withdrawal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top United Nations envoy to Somalia warned Tuesday that the U.N. and other foreign diplomats may have to withdraw from the war-ravaged nation if they continue to be attacked. U.N. Special Representative Nicholas Kay said attacks that cause "significant losses" would...

  • UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — U.N. human rights investigators have confirmed that hundreds of civilians were killed because of their ethnicity after rebel forces seized a disputed town in South Sudan last week, the United Nations said Monday. The U.N. Mission in South Sudan condemned what it called...

  • UN: 2 UNICEF staff abducted in Pakistan are free

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says two staff members of the U.N. children's agency UNICEF who were abducted in Pakistan have been freed. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday the two Pakistani nationals were abducted in the port city of Karachi on Thursday evening. Local...

  • Examiner Editorial: Governments resolved to stop global warming even if it doesn't exist

    Remember Aesop’s fable about the little shepherd boy who twice cried “wolf!” when there was none? The villagers who came running to help save their sheep warned him afterwards not to cry out when there really wasn’t a wolf. Sadly, the sheep were all lost because, when there really was a...

  • Iran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. blocked its chosen ambassador over alleged ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Semiofficial Fars news agency also quoted Gen. Mohammad...

  • Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance. The unusual...

  • UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudan

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday. An angry mob of youths attacked the U.N. peacekeeping mission's camp in Bor...

  • Obama signs law keeping Iran's UN envoy out of the U.S.

    President Obama on Friday signed into law legislation to bar United Nations ambassadors suspected of terror ties from receiving U.S. visas, but added that he would treat the law as “advisory,” arguing that it undercut his constitutional powers. The bill, S. 2195, passed Congress earlier...

  • UN envoy urges Syria's warring sides to save Homs

    BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations envoy to Syria on Thursday said the besieged central city of Homs has become a "theater of death and destruction," and he urged both sides in the country's civil war to return to negotiations. In a statement, Lakhdar Brahimi called on Syrian government...



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