- Jordan wins Security Council seat, replaces Saudis Updated: Dec-06-13 6:59 pm
- Mandela mourned as inspiration in many struggles Updated: Dec-06-13 2:24 pm
- UN advances Internet privacy resolution Updated: Nov-26-13 4:27 pm
- A timeline of key events in US-Iran negotiations Updated: Nov-24-13 12:40 am
- Rights groups urge UN to back privacy protection Updated: Nov-21-13 6:55 pm
- Afghan election season off to a messy start Updated: Nov-20-13 6:21 pm
- UN to Myanmar: Make Rohingya Muslims citizens Updated: Nov-20-13 12:28 am
- UN to Syria: Stop blocking aid convoys Updated: Nov-19-13 4:53 pm
- 'Palestine' casts first UN General Assembly vote Updated: Nov-18-13 5:29 pm
- China, Russia, Cuba win UN rights council seats Updated: Nov-12-13 1:11 pm
- Jordan eager for UN Security Council seat Updated: Nov-11-13 6:08 am
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly elected Jordan to the Security Council on Friday to replace Saudi Arabia, which rejected the seat it won in an unprecedented act to protest the council's failure to end the Syrian and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
Nelson Mandela led black South Africans in their struggle to throw off the yoke of white rule and then helped the entire nation heal the wounds of racial division.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution sponsored by Brazil and Germany to protect the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance, following months of reports about U.S. eavesdropping abroad.
Key dates in the Obama administration's contacts with Iran:
UNITED NATIONS - Human rights groups urged the U.N. General Assembly Thursday to approve a resolution to protect the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in the digital age and criticized the U.S. and its key allies for trying to weaken it.
KABUL, Afghanistan - With Afghanistan's next presidential election just five months away, authorities say they are facing a possible repeat of the abuses that have discredited the country's efforts to build a democracy.
UNITED NATIONS - The General Assembly's human rights committee passed a resolution urging Myanmar to give the stateless Rohingya minority equal access to citizenship and to crack down on Buddhist violence against them and other Muslims in the southeast Asian nation.
UNITED NATIONS - The General Assembly's human rights committee demanded Tuesday that Syria's government immediately allow humanitarian aid to be delivered to areas throughout the country that need it most and stop hampering distribution with "bureaucratic impediments and other obstacles."
UNITED NATIONS - Palestine's U.N. delegation cast its first General Assembly ballot Monday to a warm round of applause, which its ambassador called a symbolic step toward full membership in the world body.
UNITED NATIONS - China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria won seats Tuesday on the U.N. Human Rights Council, riling independent human rights groups who said their election undermined the rights watchdog's credibility.
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan is eager to assume a U.N. Security Council seat that Saudi Arabia had turned down in the wake of differences with the United States, the kingdom's information minister said Monday.