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  • Jewish groups accuse UN chief of being one-sided

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders of major Jewish organizations on Wednesday accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of being one-sided in his handling of the crisis in Gaza. A delegation of 11 Jewish organizations met with the U.N. chief to express their concerns, presenting a letter that...

  • UN says Ukraine death toll doubles in 2 weeks to at least 2,086 in 'clear escalating trend'

    GENEVA (AP) — UN says Ukraine death toll doubles in 2 weeks to at least 2,086 in 'clear escalating trend'

  • UN: OK to use untested Ebola drugs in outbreak

    MADRID (AP) — The World Health Organization declared it's ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, although the tiny supply of one experimental treatment has been depleted and it could be many months until more is available. The last of the drug...

  • UN chief warns Iraqi forces: Stay out of politics

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday it is "imperative" that Iraqi security forces refrain from intervening in the political process leading to the formation of a new government that must tackle the takeover of a large swath of the north by Islamic extremists. He...

  • UN Security Council threatens S. Sudan sanctions

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council could impose sanctions on leaders in South Sudan if gross violations of human rights continue to be carried out, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday during a visit to the country. Samantha Power said that peace talks must be...

  • How the United Nations prevents peace in the Middle East

    The organization plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel.

  • Libya calls for UN-supervised ceasefire

    TOBRUK, Libya (AP) — The newly inaugurated Libyan parliament has threatened to act against warring militias who don't abide by its call for an immediate cease-fire, which it says would be supervised by the United Nations. The parliament's call late Wednesday is among its first since it convened...

  • UN chief: Gaza deaths and destruction shame world

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded an end to what he called the senseless cycle of suffering in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Wednesday, telling the General Assembly that "the massive deaths and destruction in Gaza have shocked and shamed the world." Ban urged the...

  • UN: Humanitarian situation in Ukraine worsening

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official warned the Security Council at an emergency meeting Tuesday that the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine is steadily worsening as power and water supplies are scarce, homes are destroyed and health workers flee. John Ging, director of U.N....

  • US calls Israeli attack on UN school 'disgraceful'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States declared Sunday it is "appalled" by Israel's "disgraceful" attack on a United Nations school sheltering some 3,000 displaced people in southern Gaza. In language that was rare in its directness and severity, the U.S. denounced the attack earlier Sunday, which...

  • NKorea seeks UN meeting on US-SKorea drills

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea said Friday it has asked for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to protest upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises, warning the drills increase the danger of war on the Korean peninsula. North Korea's deputy ambassador Ri Tong Il criticized the...

  • Top UN aid official urges daily 'pauses' in Gaza

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief called Thursday for daily "humanitarian pauses" until a long-term cease-fire is reached between Israel and Hamas in order to deliver relief to hundreds of thousands in need in Gaza, rescue the injured and give civilians a reprieve from the war....

  • UN official: Vietnam violates religious freedom

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A U.N. official who went to Vietnam to assess religious freedom in this Southeast Asian country said Thursday that security agents closely monitored his visit and people he wanted to meet were harassed and intimidated. Heiner Bielefeldt, the U.N. special rapporteur, told...

  • Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian...

  • UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and reminded all countries that buying the illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions. A presidential statement approved by all 15 council members targets two terrorist...



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