More United Nations Articles

  • Congress puts fate of Iran's choice for U.N. ambassador in Obama's hands

    The White House isn't saying whether President Obama will sign legislation designed to block a visa for Iran's new ambassador to the United Nations, but spokesman Jay Carney predicted the crisis would have "no impact" on the ongoing nuclear talks. The legislation cleared the House by unanimous...

  • US says Iran's pick for UN envoy is 'not viable'

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The United States notified Iran's government on Tuesday that Tehran's pick for a new U.N. envoy is "not viable," a day after the U.S. Senate voted against letting the diplomat enter the country. American officials objected to the selection of Hamid Abutalebi because of his...

  • Ted Cruz wins top Dem backing to block Iran's U.N. envoy from U.S.

    In a rare sign of Senate bipartisanship, several top Democrats including Sens. Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy backed conservative Sen. Ted Cruz's effort to block Iran's new United Nations ambassador, involved in the 1979 holding of American diplomats for 444 days, from U.S. soil.

  • 2 UN workers killed by gunmen in Somalia

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen inside an airport in Somalia shot and killed two consultants working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the U.N. mission in the country said Monday. A U.N. official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information hadn't yet been made...

  • UN climate panel chair calls for 'enlightenment'

    BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations scientific panel on climate change urged diplomats and scientists to show "enlightenment" Monday, as they began a weeklong meeting aimed at spelling out in plain terms what options the world has if it wants to prevent catastrophic global warming....

  • UN alarmed by deadly Syrian protest in Jordan camp

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The United Nations said Sunday it is alarmed at the "violent nature" of a demonstration in a massive Syrian refugee camp in Jordan that killed one person and wounded dozens. Saturday's deadly protest in the sprawling Zaatari camp reverberated around the region as...

  • Israel leader: Will respond to Palestinian UN move

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says Palestinian steps to seek further UN recognition as a state will be answered in kind by Israel. Speaking at a weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu says the Palestinians will only achieve a state through direct negotiations and "not by...

  • Ted Cruz demands Obama block Iran's new U.N envoy, 'a known terrorist'

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has joined in the outrage of many former Americans held hostage in Tehran for 444 days 35 years ago over Iran’s move to make one of the hostage handlers its next ambassador to the United Nations.

  • South Korea will no longer bleed and bear it when the North attacks

    No one died on March 31st when first North Korean and then retaliating South Korean artillery units fired some 800 rockets and shells into disputed boundary waters along the peninsula's western coast. The absence of human fatalities is welcome news. So is the South's tit-for-tat firepower...

  • Climate change hits 'all continents and across the oceans,' UN report says

    Every continent has been affected by climate change, and the risks of not curbing greenhouse gas emissions that cause it will grow in the coming years, according to a comprehensive United Nations report. The latest iteration of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change expanded on...

  • UN panel: Warming worsens food, hunger problems

    YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said. A warmer world will push food prices higher, trigger "hotspots of hunger" among the world's poorest people, and put the crunch on Western delights like fine wine...

  • UN science report: Warming worsens security woes

    YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — In an authoritative report due out Monday a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global temperatures to hotter global tempers. Top scientists are saying that climate change will complicate and worsen existing global security problems, such...

  • UN panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming

    YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — If you have already read "12 Pieces of Practical Advice from Housecats," now you can move on to "8 Reasons to Worry about Global Warming." A United Nations panel of scientists is joining the list craze with what they call eight "key risks" that are part of broader...

  • UN official blasts lack of progress on Syria aid

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s humanitarian chief sharply criticized the Syrian government's lack of progress in allowing desperately needed aid to people in Syria, telling the Security Council on Friday that the regime's delays in withholding cross-border aid deliveries are "arbitrary and...

  • UN chief: Putin promised no new moves in Ukraine

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin assured him he had no intention of making another military move into Ukraine following the annexation of Crimea. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin echoed the U.N. chief, saying Putin...



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