- Letter calls for candidates for next UN chief by spring Updated: Nov-25-15 7:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A draft letter from the presidents of the Security Council and the General Assembly calls for candidates to replace Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to declare their interest next spring and for the next U.N. chief to be selected by September or October in order to have sufficient time to prepare for the critically important job.
- UN envoy warns Sahel youths susceptible to radicalization Updated: Nov-25-15 6:58 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Up to 41 million young people in the Sahel have bleak futures, pushing them to migrate and making them susceptible to radicalization, a U.N. envoy to the African region said Wednesday.
- Tunisia declares state of emergency after bus blast kills 12 Updated: Nov-24-15 7:31 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital Tuesday after an explosion struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others.
- Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace Updated: Nov-24-15 5:41 pm
MOSCOW - Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a "stab in the back" and warned of "significant consequences."
- UN approves resolution urging action against Islamic State Updated: Nov-20-15 11:05 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a French-sponsored resolution Friday calling on all nations to redouble and coordinate action to prevent further attacks by Islamic State terrorists and other extremist groups.
- Talks under way for UN rights chief to visit North Korea Updated: Nov-17-15 7:44 pm
UNITED NATIONS - North Korea and the United Nations both confirmed Tuesday that discussions are under way for what would be the first visit to the reclusive north Asian country by a U.N. human rights chief.
- UN 'immediately' drafting Syria cease-fire enforcement plan Updated: Nov-16-15 2:09 pm
- Reaction from around the world to Paris attacks Updated: Nov-14-15 1:37 am
PARIS - World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their views:
- UN condemns Burundi killings, threatens possible sanctions Updated: Nov-12-15 5:49 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday condemning killings in Burundi and threatening sanctions, while international leaders urgently called for the government and opposition to meet amid fears that the African nation is at risk of genocide.
- UN report: South Sudan rival sides expanding arms stockpiles Updated: Nov-04-15 8:14 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A United Nations panel of experts says both sides in South Sudan's conflict are expanding their weapons stockpiles and violating a peace deal. But the U.N. Security Council is not moving forward with the arms embargo and sanctions it has repeatedly threatened for such actions.
- Somalia: 5 Islamic militants attack hotel in capital, kill 6 Updated: Nov-01-15 6:59 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Five of Somalia's Islamic extremists attacked a leading hotel in the capital at dawn Sunday, killing at least six people and injuring 10, before all the assailants were killed by security forces.
- Draft Israel-Palestinian resolution gets a yes, no and maybe Updated: Oct-30-15 6:14 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Russia said Friday that New Zealand should move forward with a draft U.N. resolution aimed at reviving long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, but Israel says it's "destructive" and the Palestinians say it's not tough enough.
- Russia says it opposes UN resolution on Syrian barrel bombs Updated: Oct-28-15 10:45 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Russia said Wednesday it opposes a draft U.N. resolution on Syria's use of barrel bombs which is being promoted by France, Britain and Spain because it could jeopardize upcoming international talks on how to restore peace to the conflict-wracked country.
- Abbas slams Netanyahu, seeks 'protection' for Palestinians Updated: Oct-28-15 12:26 pm
GENEVA - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday called for international protection for the Palestinians, saying the human rights situation under Israeli occupation is at its worst ever, and accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of exploiting the Holocaust to attack the Palestinians.