- 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria Updated: Apr-16-14 2:20 pm
- UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic Updated: Apr-16-14 10:41 am
- Iran protests UN ambassador ban to United Nations Updated: Apr-15-14 3:49 pm
- Abortion in cases of rape: New rifts in old debate Updated: Apr-12-14 11:20 am
- UN approves force for Central African Republic Updated: Apr-10-14 5:07 pm
- 2 UN workers killed by gunmen in Somalia Updated: Apr-07-14 4:11 pm
- Wails, sobs: Rwanda marks 20 years since genocide Updated: Apr-07-14 12:49 pm
- UN chief urges action on Central African Republic Updated: Apr-02-14 12:49 pm
- UN lavishes rare praise on Sierra Leone Updated: Mar-26-14 5:52 pm
- UN chief on Greenland climate change visit Updated: Mar-26-14 5:29 pm
- Venezuelan protesters camp outside UN office Updated: Mar-26-14 12:37 am
- Russian lawmakers seal annexation of Crimea Updated: Mar-20-14 11:18 am
- UN chief concerned at China activist's death Updated: Mar-19-14 8:28 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday.
GENEVA - The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people who have fled the Central African Republic because of the sectarian conflict there, warning that the dire needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees can't be met with existing funds.
UNITED NATIONS - Iran has formally protested Washington's refusal to grant a visa to its new U.N. ambassador, saying the move damages international diplomacy and sets a "dangerous" precedent.
NEW YORK - Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. Yet the issue remains divisive, as demonstrated by two current rifts - one involving U.S. aid policy overseas, the other highlighting strategy differences within the U.S. anti-abortion movement.
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.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Gunmen inside an airport in Somalia shot and killed two consultants working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the U.N. mission in the country said Monday.
KIGALI, Rwanda - Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw packed churches set on fire and machete-wielding attackers chop down whole families from a demonized minority.
BRUSSELS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged European and African nations on Wednesday to step up their efforts to end the desperate plight of the people of Central African Republic.
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.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Global warming must not be forgotten, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday after visiting Greenland to get an up-close look at the consequences of climate problems.
CARACAS, Venezuela - Dozens of students have pitched camp outside the United Nations office in Caracas to complain the international community is siding with Venezuela's government by not speaking out against rights abuses during a bloody, two-month political standoff.
MOSCOW - The Russian parliament's lower house has given its near-unanimous approval to the country's annexation of Crimea, ignoring threats from Western powers of more sanctions.
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined the United States, the European Union and human rights groups Wednesday in expressing concern at last week's death of a detained Chinese human rights activist in a Beijing hospital.