- Jordan wins Security Council seat, replaces Saudis Updated: Dec-06-13 6:59 pm
- Thousands seek refuge at Central African airport Updated: Dec-06-13 5:41 pm
- UN chief calls Mandela 'a giant for justice' Updated: Dec-05-13 8:26 pm
- UN OKs military action in Central African Republic Updated: Dec-05-13 2:54 pm
- Countries urged not to pay ransom to terrorists Updated: Dec-04-13 8:32 pm
- Bad security could delay Syria weapons transfer Updated: Dec-04-13 7:25 pm
- UN: 250,000 besieged in Syria, beyond reach of aid Updated: Dec-03-13 3:52 pm
- Uganda troops kill LRA rebels in CAR Updated: Dec-01-13 11:36 am
- France to send 1,000 troops to C. African Republic Updated: Nov-26-13 4:02 pm
- UN envoy: Syria war fueling Iraq terrorist threat Updated: Nov-25-13 11:01 pm
- Cyr: Iran is an opportunity as well as a challenge Updated: Nov-22-13 12:19 pm
- African envoy: Reports indicate LRA's Kony is ill Updated: Nov-20-13 3:51 pm
- UN refuses to delay ICC trial of Kenya's leaders Updated: Nov-15-13 6:58 pm
- Albania refuses to accept Syria's chemical weapons Updated: Nov-15-13 5:41 pm
- Bosnia's leaders fail to move forward with region Updated: Nov-12-13 10:28 pm
- China, Russia, Cuba win UN rights council seats Updated: Nov-12-13 1:11 pm
- Bitter Morocco-Algeria row before king's US trip Updated: Nov-12-13 8:55 am
- Jordan eager for UN Security Council seat Updated: Nov-11-13 6:08 am
- Diplomat: Jordan to replace Saudis on UN council Updated: Nov-07-13 10:35 pm
- FACT CHECK: Israeli claims on Iran nuclear program Updated: Nov-06-13 11:49 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.
BANGUI, Central African Republic - Thousands of Christian civilians sought refuge at an airport guarded by French soldiers Friday, fleeing from the mostly Muslim ex-rebels with machetes and guns who rule the country a day after the worst violence to hit the chaotic capital in nine months.
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Nelson Mandela was "a giant for justice" whose "selfless struggle for human dignity, equality and freedom" inspired many people around the world.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council authorized increased military action by France and African troops in the Central African Republican to try to end near-anarchy amid an upsurge in Muslim-Christian violence, killings, torture and rapes.
UNITED NATIONS - Britain is urging the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution calling on all countries not to pay ransom to kidnappers who use the money to finance terrorist groups.
UNITED NATIONS - The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons said Wednesday that preparations are on track to move the most dangerous chemical agents from sites in the war-torn country to the port of Latakia, but there are serious security issues on key roads.
UNITED NATIONS - An estimated 250,000 people in besieged communities in Syria remain beyond the reach of aid, the U.N, humanitarian chief said Tuesday in a closed-door Security Council briefing that one member called "chilling."
KAMPALA, Uganda - A senior commander of the Lord's Resistance Army and 13 of his rebel fighters have been killed in Central African Republic, a Ugandan government official said Sunday.
DAKAR, Senegal - France promised Tuesday to send 1,000 troops to Central African Republic amid warnings about the potential for genocide in the near-anarchic former French colony.
UNITED NATIONS - The conflict in Syria is helping fuel terrorism and sectarian tensions in neighboring Iraq, enabling groups like al-Qaida to forge links with similar factions across the border, the U.N. envoy to Iraq said Monday.
Iran continues to be a focus of frustration for United States foreign policy. The fundamentalist Islamic regime in Tehran has long voiced hostility to Israel as well as the U.S. punctuated from time to time with public threats of apocalyptic destruction.
UNITED NATIONS - The African Union envoy in charge of pursuing the Lord's Resistance Army said Wednesday that many reports indicate its notorious leader Joseph Kony is seriously ill and on the run along the borders of Sudan's western Darfur region and the Central African Republic.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council refused to delay the International Criminal Court trial of Kenya's president and his deputy on crimes against humanity on Friday, opening a rift with the African Union which lobbied intensively for the yearlong postponement.
TIRANA, Albania - The mission to destroy Syria's poison gas stockpile was dealt a serious blow Friday when Albania refused to host the destruction, but the global chemical weapons watchdog said it is still confident it can eradicate the arsenal outside Syria by the middle of next year.
UNITED NATIONS - Bosnia's international administrator accused the country's leaders Tuesday of being more interested in "personal political and financial advantage" than in moving forward with the rest of the region to become part of the European Union and NATO.
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.
RABAT, Morocco - A Saharan stand-off may become a U.S. problem.
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.
UNITED NATIONS - Jordan will replace Saudi Arabia on the Security Council for a two-year term starting in January after the Saudis' unprecedented rejection of the seat hours after they were elected, a U.N. diplomat said Thursday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Israel has said it is ready to stand alone if needed to stop moves by Iran toward possessing nuclear weapons. Iran, which says its atomic program is only for energy and medical applications, has called this scare-mongering that seeks to undermine nuclear talks starting Thursday between Tehran and six world powers, including the U.S.