- Hillary Clinton urges equality for women and girls Updated: Mar-07-14 5:08 pm
- C. African Republic: UN force needed for survival Updated: Mar-06-14 3:28 pm
- UN chief to meet Venezuela's foreign minister Updated: Mar-01-14 11:11 pm
- UN: Syrians to be world's biggest refugee group Updated: Feb-25-14 3:33 pm
- UN demands humanitarian aid for all of Syria Updated: Feb-22-14 4:02 pm
- 9 attackers dead: Somalia president palace attack Updated: Feb-21-14 4:47 pm
- UN chief counting on Bloomberg's help on climate Updated: Feb-21-14 3:25 pm
- UN urges reinforcements for CAfrican Republic Updated: Feb-20-14 5:57 pm
- US, Europe considering sanctions on Kiev leaders Updated: Feb-19-14 3:21 pm
- Syria peace talks in doubt after 6th day in Geneva Updated: Feb-15-14 9:13 am
- What cease-fire? South Sudan violence persists Updated: Feb-12-14 9:50 am
- Rival Cyprus leaders resume peace talks Updated: Feb-11-14 9:20 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared Friday that achieving equality for women and girls is "the great unfinished business of the 21st century."
UNITED NATIONS - Central African Republic's foreign minister told the Security Council Thursday that a U.N. peacekeeping mission is urgently needed in his country to bolster French and African troops struggling to contain sectarian killing between Muslims and Christians. One top U.N. official said there essentially has been a "cleansing" of the Muslim population in western Central Africa Republic.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will meet Monday in Geneva with Venezuela's foreign minister, who also will speak to the U.N. Human Rights Council about the recent weeks of violent student-led protests in his country.
UNITED NATIONS - Syrians could soon overtake Afghans as the world's biggest refugee population, with their numbers expected to pass 4 million by year's end, a top U.N. official said Tuesday.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council united for the first time on a resolution on Syria's humanitarian crisis Saturday, demanding that President Bashar Assad's government and the opposition provide immediate access everywhere in the country to deliver aid to millions of people in desperate need.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Nine al-Shabab militants wearing military fatigues and carrying guns and grenades died after attacking the presidential palace with two car bombs on Friday, in an assault the president called a "media spectacular" by a "dying animal."
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that former mayor Michael Bloomberg helped reduce carbon emissions in New York and he is now counting on the billionaire philanthropist "to work for humanity" in his new job as United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change.
BANGUI, Central African Republic - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Thursday for the rapid deployment of at least 3,000 additional troops and police to conflict-wracked Central African Republic to prevent further religious killings that have forced almost one million people to flee their homes and are partitioning the country into Muslim and Christian areas.
BRUSSELS - Following the deadly clashes in Ukraine's capital, the Obama administration and European governments are talking about imposing punitive sanctions, the Kremlin has blamed the West for stirring up trouble and the pope has issued a special appeal for peace. A roundup of Wednesday's international reactions:
GENEVA - U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi ended direct talks between the Syrian government and opposition Saturday without finding a way of breaking the impasse in peace talks.
JUBA, South Sudan - Cluster bombs. Rebel forces advancing on a major city. Accusations of continuing attacks. The cease-fire in South Sudan appears to not be holding.
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The leaders of Cyprus' rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities embarked Tuesday on a new round of talks aimed at achieving the long-elusive goal of reunifying the ethnically split island nation.