- UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day Updated: May-04-15 3:11 pm
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- Hundreds of families trapped by fighting in Yemen's Aden Updated: May-02-15 6:41 am
SANAA, Yemen - Hundreds of families are trapped in their homes by weeks of fierce fighting in the center of the southern city of Aden, running short of supplies - their only lifeline coming from volunteers making dangerous runs across the city's harbor in rickety boats bearing food and medicine.
- Russia-called UN urgent meeting on Yemen ends without action Updated: May-01-15 6:01 pm
UNITED NATIONS - An emergency meeting on Yemen by the U.N. Security Council ended Friday with the 15 members unable to agree on an immediate statement on the growing crisis. The ambassador from Russia, which called the meeting, wondered why his colleagues talk about the need to help but can't take action.
- Pope stokes flames ahead of US trip even as he ends problems Updated: May-01-15 8:05 am
VATICAN CITY - When Pope Francis visits the United States this fall, he can expect the same rock-star adulation that greets him wherever he goes. But his positions on hot-button issues such as the death penalty and climate change could quickly set the stage for conflict. That may explain why Francis has been clearing the decks on a host of less high-profile matters of contention that could also have marred the visit.
- Kremlin: North Korean leader not coming to Moscow on May 9 Updated: Apr-30-15 8:34 am
MOSCOW - The reclusive leader of North Korea won't be coming to Moscow next month for the Victory Day celebration, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman announced Thursday.
- Australia wary of escalating rift after Indonesia executions Updated: Apr-29-15 2:04 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia said it would withdraw its ambassador to Indonesia after two Australians were among eight drug traffickers executed by the Southeast Asian country Wednesday, but was wary of escalating hostilities with its neighbor despite a public outcry.
- UN, Vatican team up for climate change agenda Updated: Apr-28-15 12:09 pm
VATICAN CITY - The United Nations and Vatican joined forces Tuesday to warn about the dire effects of climate change, gathering religious leaders, Nobel laureates and heads of state to present a united front ahead of make-or-break environment talks later this year in Paris.
- World 'closer than ever' to Iran nuclear deal, Kerry says Updated: Apr-27-15 7:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, with key issues unresolved, Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines.
- As nuclear powers meet, NYC rally demands end to weapons Updated: Apr-26-15 5:41 pm
NEW YORK - Global activists presented 8 million petitions to the U.N. disarmament chief on Sunday demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference by world powers to review progress toward eventually achieving total disarmament.
- UN chief appeals to Indonesia to stop planned executions Updated: Apr-25-15 5:07 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. chief is appealing to Indonesia to stop the planned executions of nine foreigners and one local who were convicted for drug crimes.
- UN: Myanmar stability at risk if Rohingya issue not solved Updated: Apr-24-15 8:25 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Stability in Myanmar's most sensitive region can't be achieved unless it addresses the issue of citizenship for minority Rohingya Muslims, the United Nations secretary-general warned its authorities Friday.
- EU leaders commit ships, aid to address migrant crisis Updated: Apr-23-15 7:08 pm
BRUSSELS - Late to the rescue, European leaders came through Thursday with pledges of big ships, aircraft and a tripling in funds to save lives in the Mediterranean after the deaths at sea of more than 1,300 migrants over the past three weeks, and agreed to lay the groundwork for military action against traffickers.
- AP Interview: Yemen peace talks inevitable, says UN official Updated: Apr-23-15 3:42 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - A renewal of talks on ending Yemen's conflict is "inevitable" and behind-the-scenes diplomatic efforts could bring results in the coming weeks, including a possible U.N.-hosted conference involving most parties, the head of U.N. operations in Yemen said Thursday.
- Guatemala asks for renewal of UN commission probing crime Updated: Apr-23-15 3:20 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala is inviting a U.N. commission to continue its work investigating criminal networks in the Central American nation, President Otto Perez Molina said Thursday.
- Prince, 20, is youngest to chair UN Security Council meeting Updated: Apr-23-15 3:10 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Jordan's 20-year-old crown prince has become the youngest person ever to chair a meeting of the U.N. Security Council, to applause and some "He's cute!" sighs.
- Iran urges UN to try to end Saudi-led bombing in Yemen Updated: Apr-17-15 5:58 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Iran's foreign minister urged U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday to try to end "the senseless aerial attacks" in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition and establish a cease-fire.
- UN chief calls for immediate cease-fire in Yemen Updated: Apr-16-15 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Thursday for an immediate cease-fire in Yemen to spur peace talks and get lifesaving aid into the impoverished Middle East nation.
- UN chief set to nominate new special envoy to Yemen Updated: Apr-16-15 6:07 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday is expected to nominate the head of the U.N. Ebola mission as the new special envoy to Yemen, the country's U.N. ambassador said Thursday.
- Olympic chief: No 'political interference' in rules of sport Updated: Apr-15-15 6:12 pm
- Citing political pressure, 5,000 Burundians flee to Rwanda Updated: Apr-15-15 6:04 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - More than 5,800 Burundian refugees have crossed into Rwanda so far this month amid fears of violence before elections later this year, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday.
- UN chief gives 007 a special mission - to eliminate mines Updated: Apr-14-15 9:25 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Daniel Craig, who won international acclaim playing James Bond, received a special mission on Tuesday when Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed the actor as the first U.N. Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards.
- UN chief to open Vatican climate change conference Updated: Apr-14-15 6:35 pm
NEW YORK - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis' highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.
- UN envoy to start talks in May on new Syria initiative Updated: Apr-14-15 4:02 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. special envoy to Syria will begin consulting with key players to try to relaunch political negotiations aimed at ending the country's civil war now in its fifth year, the United Nations said Tuesday.
- UN chief: 1915 slaughters of Armenians are 'atrocity crimes' Updated: Apr-13-15 6:37 pm