- UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudan Updated: Apr-18-14 8:08 pm
- N. Korea criticizes 'human rights racket' of US Updated: Apr-18-14 2:46 pm
- UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea Updated: Apr-17-14 7:41 pm
- West slams Russia 'fantasy narrative' on Ukraine Updated: Apr-16-14 8:15 pm
- Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide Updated: Apr-16-14 12:02 pm
- Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead Updated: Apr-15-14 5:10 pm
- UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis Updated: Apr-13-14 11:43 pm
- UN approves force for Central African Republic Updated: Apr-10-14 5:07 pm
- Priest: 30 dead in Central African Republic clash Updated: Apr-10-14 11:04 am
- UN rights chief blames most crimes on Syrian gov't Updated: Apr-08-14 4:49 pm
- Diplomats: Syria can meet chemical weapons target Updated: Apr-03-14 4:59 pm
- UN: 400,000 displaced this year in Iraq violence Updated: Mar-27-14 8:26 pm
- UN lavishes rare praise on Sierra Leone Updated: Mar-26-14 5:52 pm
- UN: Haiti has more cholera than any other nation Updated: Mar-24-14 6:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday.
PYONGYANG, North Korea - A North Korean spokesman is blaming the United States and its allies for a "human rights racket" a day after the U.N. Security Council met to discuss a new report that accuses the reclusive communist regime of crimes against humanity.
UNITED NATIONS - The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world," and he told reporters that most council members "expressly said" the matter should be referred to the International Criminal Court.
UNITED NATIONS - Western countries on the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday slammed what they called Russia's "fantasy narrative" on the crisis in Ukraine after a new report on the human rights situation there.
UNITED NATIONS - The man who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 has apologized for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda mainly against the Tutsi minority - and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people according to government figures.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings, and eyes having been gouged out.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council met late Sunday in emergency session as violence escalated in eastern Ukraine, hours before a Monday morning deadline for pro-Russia protesters to lay down their arms or face Ukrainian troops.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, where mounting violence between Christians and Muslims has brought killings, torture and sexual violence.
BANGUI, Central African Republic - Clashes between Christian and Muslim fighters in Central African Republic have left at least 30 people dead and forced others to flee their homes, a priest said Thursday.
UNITED NATIONS - Atrocities by the Syrian government "far outweigh" crimes by the opposition fighters and Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime is "mostly responsible" for the human rights offenses in the three-year war, the U.N. human rights chief said Tuesday.
UNITED NATIONS - The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that Syria can still meet the April 27 deadline to remove all chemical agents from the country even though shipments have been halted for two weeks because of worsening security, U.N. diplomats said.
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations envoy to Iraq says about 400,000 people have been displaced this year by ongoing violence in western Iraq, and the U.N. Security Council is expressing "grave concern" about recent developments particularly in Ramadi and Fallujah.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council lavished rare praise Wednesday on Sierra Leone, a country once known for "blood diamonds" and rebels chopping limbs off innocent civilians, which now contributes soldiers to U.N. peacekeeping missions and aspires to be a middle-income country by 2030.
UNITED NATIONS - Haiti's cholera outbreak is still the worst in the world, the top U.N. envoy there said Monday.