- C. African Republic: UN force needed for survival Updated: Mar-06-14 3:28 pm
- March critical to eliminate Syria chemical weapons Updated: Mar-05-14 10:04 pm
- US asks UN to act against NKorea for missile tests Updated: Mar-05-14 5:16 pm
- US restricts travel of Syrian UN envoy Updated: Mar-05-14 4:27 pm
- Ukraine: Russian military threat to nuke plants Updated: Mar-05-14 3:10 pm
- WHO: 5 percent of calories should be from sugar Updated: Mar-05-14 11:21 am
- UN panel extends Syria blame to world powers Updated: Mar-05-14 9:50 am
- Sri Lankan rights groups seek war crimes probe Updated: Mar-04-14 12:40 pm
- Osaka to host all-star concert on Int'l Jazz Day Updated: Mar-04-14 3:00 am
- US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia Updated: Mar-03-14 11:16 pm
- Russia says Yanukovych requested troops in Crimea Updated: Mar-03-14 10:01 pm
- Australia to comply with East Timor court orders Updated: Mar-03-14 8:38 pm
- US: NKorea missile launches violate UN resolutions Updated: Mar-03-14 2:03 pm
- UN court: Australia cannot use seized documents Updated: Mar-03-14 11:15 am
- Croatia accuses Serbia of genocide at UN court Updated: Mar-03-14 8:31 am
- Analysis: Limited US, European options in Ukraine Updated: Mar-01-14 5:44 pm
- Somaliland leaders want female genitals to be cut Updated: Mar-01-14 10:07 am
- US proposes mediation team for Ukraine Updated: Feb-28-14 5:46 pm
- Lawmaker backs UN on NKorea court referral Updated: Feb-26-14 7:08 pm
- UN authorizes sanctions against Yemen spoilers Updated: Feb-26-14 12:26 pm
- Israeli police enter holy site to disperse clash Updated: Feb-25-14 8:11 pm
- UN: Syrians to be world's biggest refugee group Updated: Feb-25-14 3:33 pm
- 50,000 Somali kids at risk: UN, gov't ask for help Updated: Feb-25-14 8:28 am
- UN demands humanitarian aid for all of Syria Updated: Feb-22-14 4:02 pm
- Former child soldier wants Wyoming refugee office Updated: Feb-22-14 3:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Central African Republic's foreign minister told the Security Council Thursday that a U.N. peacekeeping mission is urgently needed in his country to bolster French and African troops struggling to contain sectarian killing between Muslims and Christians. One top U.N. official said there essentially has been a "cleansing" of the Muslim population in western Central Africa Republic.
UNITED NATIONS - The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons said Wednesday the government has accelerated its efforts after several missed deadlines and that March will be critical if the country is to totally eliminate its stockpiles by the June 30 deadline.
UNITED NATIONS - The United States is asking the U.N. Security Council to take action against North Korea for firing two rounds of ballistic missiles in the past week in "clear and calculated violations" of U.N. sanctions.
WASHINGTON - The State Department says it has imposed restrictions on the travel of Syria's ambassador to the United Nations.
VIENNA - Ukraine-Russia tensions have spilled over to a U.N. nuclear meeting, with Kiev warning that a Russian military invasion could result in damage to its nuclear reactors and Moscow dismissing the scenario as "hysterics."
LONDON - Just try sugar-coating this: The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories - half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft guidelines published Wednesday.
GENEVA - Evidence shows chemical weapons used in two attacks came from the Syrian government's stockpiles, a panel of U.N. investigators said Wednesday in a new report that needled world powers as deserving some of the blame for the country's atrocities because of their inaction.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Human rights groups in Sri Lanka on Tuesday asked the United Nations to carry out an international investigation of alleged war crimes and other rights violations during the country's civil war.
NEW YORK - Herbie Hancock reckons he's performed more often in Japan than in his hometown of Chicago during his professional career. The pianist will be back next month for an all-star concert at Osaka Castle Park highlighting the third annual International Jazz Day.
WASHINGTON - The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.
UNITED NATIONS - Ukraine's fugitive president requested Russian soldiers in the strategic Crimea region "to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order," Russia's U.N. ambassador said Monday, contradicting the president's own comments last week, while Ukraine's ambassador said 16,000 troops are now deployed there.
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia will comply by an International Court of Justice ruling banning it from using documents the government seized from a lawyer working for East Timor in an arbitration case over a multibillion-dollar oil and gas deal between the countries, the attorney general said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - The United States says Scud missile launches Monday by North Korea are a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The United Nations' highest court on Monday banned Australia from making any use of documents it seized from a lawyer working for East Timor in an arbitration case over a multibillion-dollar oil and gas deal between the two nations.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Croatia on Monday accused its Balkan neighbor Serbia of genocide in the early 1990s as the former Yugoslavia shattered in spasms of ethnic violence, in a case at the United Nations' highest court that highlights lingering animosities in the region.
WASHINGTON - Despite blunt warnings about costs and consequences, President Barack Obama and European leaders have limited options for retaliating against Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, the former Soviet republic now at the center of an emerging conflict between East and West.
HARGEISA, Somalia - The 30 Somali teenagers - both boys and girls - all agreed: Female genital mutilation is harmful and the practice should be abandoned. But what they really meant, they revealed moments later, is that girls should have their genitalia cut - just not sewn shut.
UNITED NATIONS - The United States is proposing an urgent mediation mission to help resolve Ukraine's crisis.
WASHINGTON - A senior Democratic lawmaker says he supports referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court after a U.N. commission of inquiry found evidence of crimes against humanity.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday authorizing sanctions against individuals and organizations threatening peace, security or stability in Yemen.
JERUSALEM - Israeli police stormed a sensitive Jerusalem holy site Tuesday to disperse a violent protest there, hours before the Israeli parliament debated a nationalist lawmaker's motion to extend control over it.
UNITED NATIONS - Syrians could soon overtake Afghans as the world's biggest refugee population, with their numbers expected to pass 4 million by year's end, a top U.N. official said Tuesday.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia's 2011 famine is over. Militants have been pushed out of Mogadishu. Political progress is being made. And yet the U.N. and Somali government are pleading with international donors to help a country they say is still in crisis.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council united for the first time on a resolution on Syria's humanitarian crisis Saturday, demanding that President Bashar Assad's government and the opposition provide immediate access everywhere in the country to deliver aid to millions of people in desperate need.
CASPER, Wyoming - Bertine Bahige hid under his bed while gunshots echoed throughout his hometown of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The sound of his mother's screams dimmed the pings of bullets when the rebel soldiers entered his home. He watched a rebel smack his mother unconscious with the butt of a gun.