- 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.
- UN says Yemen on edge of famine from conflict, blocked ports Updated: Aug-19-15 4:37 pm
CAIRO - The war in Yemen has pushed the country to the brink of famine, with both commercial food imports and aid deliveries held up by the fighting and millions of hungry women and children facing possible starvation, the United Nations said Wednesday.
- Juanes headlines UN Humanitarian Day event with new song Updated: Aug-18-15 8:25 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Musicians Juanes, Cody Simpson and Inna Modja are headlining a special event at the United Nations for World Humanitarian Day - and the Colombian singer is introducing a new song he wrote just a few days ago for the occasion.
- 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.
- Discovery of grave from flu pandemic stops highway project Updated: Aug-14-15 7:43 pm
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pennsylvania - Officials say a highway construction project in eastern Pennsylvania has unearthed remains from victims of the Spanish flu pandemic a century ago and brought the work to a halt.
- UN social media campaign showcases humanitarian activism Updated: Aug-12-15 10:07 am
UNITED NATIONS - Tennis star Maria Sharapova, British mogul Richard Branson and Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai have signed up. So have actor Ashley Judd, Colombian singer Juanes and Brazilian football star Kaka.
- AP Interview: UN food aid chief says Syria funding 'bleak' Updated: Aug-11-15 3:37 am
AMMAN, Jordan - Funding prospects are "bleak" and impoverished Syrian refugees face more cuts in food aid, the head of the World Food Program said in an interview, after inspecting the bare refrigerator of a refugee family and meeting boys forced to swap school for work to help their families survive.
- UN releases $70 million for humanitarian emergencies Updated: Aug-05-15 11:52 am
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations is releasing $70 million from an emergency fund to provide humanitarian aid to millions of people forced from their homes by violence and instability from Sudan's conflict-wracked Darfur region to Myanmar.
- Emotional scenes as South Sudan gains Olympic status Updated: Aug-02-15 9:22 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - With an Olympic flag draped around his neck, the official from South Sudan couldn't contain his emotion.