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  • 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...

  • SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least 12 people, officials there said. The U.N....

  • UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world," and he told reporters that most council...

  • UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran has converted three quarters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms and is well on the way toward transforming the rest, the U.N. atomic agency reported Thursday. The development — agreed to by Iran...

  • Updated --- Real war on women: Terrorist group in Nigeria targets girls as sex slaves, cooks

    Terrorist group Boko Haram has escalated its campaign of terror in northeast Nigeria, most recently with the abduction of more than 100 school girls.

  • UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade

    VIENNA (AP) — UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade .

  • Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people. Former New Zealand...

  • UN chief: 1 million South Sudanese may face famine

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan in the coming months unless the world takes immediate action. Ban told reporters before meeting with Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union's...

  • Obama's UN ambassador compares Syrian dictator's atrocities to Rwandan genocide

    President Obama's ambassador to the United Nations compared Syrian dictator Bashar Assad's atrocities in the ongoing civil war to the Rwandan genocide that took place during Bill Clinton's presidency 20 years ago.

  • Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of...

  • Iran protests UN ambassador ban to United Nations

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran has formally protested Washington's refusal to grant a visa to its new U.N. ambassador, saying the move damages international diplomacy and sets a "dangerous" precedent The U.S. State Department and White House have said that Iran's selection of Hamid Aboutalebi to...

  • Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

    HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfolding. Over the past 10 days, more than a dozen government offices in eastern Ukraine have been taken...



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