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  • Why is the U.S. funding a United Nations group that transfers weapons to terrorists?

    Last Wednesday, a United Nations relief organization discovered 20 rockets hidden in one of its schools in Gaza -- and promptly transferred those weapons to "local authorities," thus allowing them to be controlled by the terrorist group Hamas.

  • UN Security Council holds urgent meeting on Gaza

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council emerged from an emergency session late Sunday on the worsening situation in Gaza expressing "serious concern" about the rising civilian death toll and demanding an immediate end to the fighting. The council met at the request of Jordan, which...

  • UN: Iran gets rid of sensitive nuclear material

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nations' nuclear agency said Sunday. The move was expected. Tehran had committed to convert or dilute its 20-percent enriched stockpile under an...

  • UN: Some 5,500 civilians killed in Iraq this year

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of the year, the U.N. said Friday in a new report that documents the massive humanitarian toll of an ongoing Sunni militant offensive in the country. The Islamic State extremist group and other...

  • Holocaust Museum opens UN archive on WWII crimes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files — files that now, for the first time, can be viewed in their entirety by...

  • United Nations relief agency finds Palestinian terrorist rockets in Gaza school

    A United Nations agency, over the course of doing relief work on Wednesday, found rockets being stored in one of its schools in Gaza.

  • UN chief urges solution on Dominican citizenship

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Dominican legislators on Wednesday to find a humanitarian solution to a fiercely debated court decision that could render thousands of people of Haitian descent stateless. Ban spoke to the Caribbean country's...

  • UN: Nations hide rise in private digital snooping

    GENEVA (AP) — Governments on every continent are hiding an increasing reliance on private companies to snoop on citizens' digital lives, the U.N. human rights office said Wednesday. Stepping into a fierce debate over digital privacy rights, the U.N. office says it has strong evidence of a...

  • UN chief in Haiti launches sanitation program

    LOS PALMAS, Haiti (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited rural Haiti on Monday to help launch a program to improve sanitation and fight the spread of cholera, a disease many Haitians blame U.N. peacekeepers for introducing to the impoverished Caribbean country. An outbreak of the...

  • Israeli prime minister urges strong nuclear deal with Iran as negotiations begin

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implored the United States and other world leaders to insist on a strong deal with Iran regarding their nuclear program. Netanyahu, speaking on "Fox News Sunday," said negotiators should aim to model the long-term Iranian deal currently being discussed...

  • UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so "risks plunging the country into chaos." The Sunni insurgent blitz...

  • Palestinians draft UN resolution urging cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians and their international supporters are discussing a U.N. draft resolution that would condemn all violence against civilians in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and call for "an immediate, durable and fully respected cease-fire." An initial draft of the...

  • UN doubts legality of Israeli air campaign

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official says she is alarmed that Israel's air campaign in Gaza may violate international laws prohibiting the targeting of civilians. Navi Pillay says the Israeli military, which claims to have hit more than 1,100 targets that it says are mostly...

  • India asks UN group to vacate rent-free office

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's new Hindu nationalist government has asked a U.N. body overseeing military activity in divided Kashmir to vacate a government bungalow in the heart of the nation's capital that it has used rent-free for 40 years. India and Pakistan both claim Kashmir in its entirety,...

  • U.S., China strike climate-change agreements

    Secretary of State John Kerry hopes he has found a partner to take to the climate-change dance, and her name is China.



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