- UN to vote on lifting some secrecy around choosing top job Updated: Sep-03-15 2:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The selection of the U.N. secretary-general has been largely secretive for 70 years. A vote in the General Assembly next week could begin to change that.
- Russia delays new body to assign blame for Syrian attacks Updated: Sep-02-15 6:35 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Russia is holding up Security Council approval of a proposed new international body to assign blame for chemical attacks in Syria's deadly conflict for the first time.
- Russia: Security Council addressing Europe's migrant crisis Updated: Sep-02-15 4:59 pm
- UN warns South Sudan of sanctions if peace deal isn't kept Updated: Aug-28-15 5:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council warned South Sudan's feuding president and ex-vice president that it is ready to impose an arms embargo and sanctions if they don't immediately stop fighting and implement a new peace agreement.
- South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat Updated: Aug-26-15 4:46 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy.
- Islamic State claims to kill 30 for sodomy, UN meeting told Updated: Aug-24-15 5:28 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for killing at least 30 people for sodomy, the head of an international gay rights organization said Monday at the first-ever U.N. Security Council meeting spotlighting violence and discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.
- UN envoy urges leaders to ban sex attacks by security forces Updated: Aug-20-15 7:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy trying to prevent sexual violence in conflicts urged government leaders Thursday to prohibit sexual attacks by security forces and reinforce justice systems to ensure punishment for perpetrators.
- Syria's attack on Douma a war crime, UN political chief says Updated: Aug-19-15 2:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. political chief is saying the Syrian government committed a war crime with its airstrikes on the Damascus suburb of Douma that killed some 100 people.
- UN: Some sexual abuse charges against peacekeepers ignored Updated: Aug-18-15 4:16 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The 12-year-old girl said she had been raped by a foreign soldier, one of many who had come to Central African Republic to calm sectarian violence. So the military commander brought her in front of a dozen of his soldiers and asked: Can you identify him?
- UN approves statement aimed at restoring peace to Syria Updated: Aug-17-15 5:47 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Security Council unanimously approved a statement backing intensive preparatory talks on key issues to restore peace to Syria on Monday, a sign of possible change in the U.N.'s most powerful body which has been deeply divided over how to end the war which has killed more than 250,000 people.
- India's premier in rousing speech says UAE to invest $75b Updated: Aug-17-15 4:34 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - India's prime minister gave a rousing speech to tens of thousands of Indian expatriates in Dubai on Monday, telling them leaders in the United Arab Emirates have promised to invest $75 billion in India and back its bid for a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council.
- UN to start naming, shaming countries for alleged misconduct Updated: Aug-13-15 7:56 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Taking aim at "a cancer in our system," the U.N. secretary-general on Thursday announced that he intends to start naming and shaming countries whose troops and police serving in U.N. peacekeeping missions face credible accusations of sexual abuse and exploitation.
- UN official: Ebola epidemic could be defeated by end of 2015 Updated: Aug-13-15 1:31 pm
- UN: Burundi violence spiraling toward point of no return Updated: Aug-10-15 6:26 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A top United Nations human rights official says the situation in Burundi has not yet reached the point of no return but is spiraling in that direction.
- Iran nuclear deal opens diplomatic channels for Syria Updated: Aug-07-15 4:58 pm
BEIRUT - The nuclear deal with Iran was widely expected to affect other Middle East issues, and that may already be happening with Syria: A series of recent diplomatic maneuvers suggest a growing willingness to at least engage with the Iranian-backed government of Bashar Assad on ways to end the country's civil war.