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Russia questions report blaming Syria regime for gas attacks

New York - Russia on Tuesday questioned the findings of a UN-led investigation that blamed the Syrian regime for chemical attacks, saying they were not conclusive enough to trigger sanctions.

UN chief urges restraint in calls to Gabon candidates

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday spoke by phone with Gabon's presidential candidates and urged them to ask their supporters to show restraint while waiting for the election results.

UN reports on Western Sahara ceasefire violations

New York - A confidential UN document accuses Morocco and the Polisario Front of ceasefire violations in Western Sahara after they sent security forces and fighters into a buffer zone.

UN aid contracts 'going to Assad-linked companies'

London - United Nations aid contracts worth tens of millions of dollars have gone to people closely associated with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad despite US and EU sanctions, the Guardian reported on Tuesday.

UN hails suspension of France's burkini ban, slams 'stigmatisation'

Geneva - The UN on Tuesday welcomed a decision by France's highest administrative court to suspend a controversial ban on burkini swimwear, warning that the ban had fuelled religious intolerance and stigmatisation.

Portugal's Guterres still leads race to be UN chief

New York - Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres is still the frontrunner to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a third straw poll held Monday, diplomats said.

UN chief urges Myanmar to respect human rights

Singapore - Myanmar's new leadership must overcome discrimination and promote inclusive development with "full respect" for human rights, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday on the eve of a visit to the country.

E. Timor urges court to end sea border row with Australia

Den Haag - East Timor on Monday urged an international court to help end a decade-long dispute with Australia over a maritime border which cuts through lucrative oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea.

UN demands answers on 48-hour Aleppo ceasefire by Sunday

Geneva - The United Nations Syria envoy urged warring parties to state by Sunday whether they will commit to a 48-hour humanitarian ceasefire in the embattled city of Aleppo.

UN council condemns N.Korea missile launches, vows new measures 

New York - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea for test-firing ballistic missiles and agreed to take "significant measures" in response the latest series of launches.

UN ready to help Colombia peace deal

New York - The UN Security Council on Friday warmly welcomed the historic peace deal reached between Colombia's government and FARC rebels, and pledged to help ensure the agreement takes hold.

Canada, hoping to boost profile, pledges peacekeepers to UN

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government on Friday committed 600 troops and Can$450 million (US$350 million) over three years to United Nations peacekeeping operations around the world.

Aid access in Syria 'unacceptable': UN

Geneva - Humanitarian access to Syria's besieged areas is "wholly unacceptable", the UN said Friday as it announced that just one aid convoy had completed deliveries this month.

Kerry arrives in Geneva for Syria talks with Lavrov

Geneva - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva late Thursday for a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to discuss the situation in war-ravaged Syria.

Greece must shield refugees from winter, crime: UN

Atenas - Greece must step up efforts to protect thousands of refugees and migrants from the coming winter and boost security in its camps, the UN's top refugee official said Thursday.

Russia to work with US on response to Syria gas attacks probe

New York - Russia will work with the United States on a response after UN investigators found that the Syrian regime had carried out chemical attacks, Moscow's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Thursday.

UN rights chief demands international probe of Yemen violations

Geneva - The United Nations called on Thursday for the creation of an independent international body to investigate an array of serious violations in war-torn Yemen.

Syria regime launched chemical attacks, IS used mustard gas: UN report

New York - A UN investigation has established that President Bashar al-Assad's forces carried out at least two chemical attacks in Syria and that Islamic State jihadists used mustard gas as a weapon, according to a report seen by AFP on Wednesday.

South Africa documents may offer clues on UN chief's death

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday pushed for a further inquiry of the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed ex-UN chief Dag Hammarskjold, saying documents from South Africa may help shed light.

UN chief says N.Korea missile launch 'deeply troubling'

New York - North Korea's test-firing of a missile from a submarine towards Japan is "deeply troubling" and undermines stability on the Korean peninsula, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.

UN has 'high expectations' as Cyprus talks enter decisive phase

Nicosia - The United Nations said Wednesday it holds "high expectations" of Cyprus peace talks which have entered a new intensified phase of negotiations aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island.

Philippines' Duterte: UN pull-out threat a 'joke'

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte has said his threat to pull the Philippines out of the United Nations for criticising his deadly crime war was just a "joke", while attempting a light-hearted wordplay on genocide.

Dutch general to report on UN response to South Sudan attacks

New York - A retired Dutch general will lead an independent investigation to establish whether UN peacekeepers failed to protect civilians during heavy fighting in South Sudan's capital last month, the UN announced Tuesday.

Japan at UN urges N.Korea to refrain from provocations

New York - Japan on Tuesday strongly urged North Korea to refrain from provocations following a string of missile launches and threats from Pyongyang of nuclear retaliation in response to US-South Korean military drills.

Kerry urges deployment of South Sudan 'protection force'

Nairobi - US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Monday for the deployment of a 4,000-strong "protection force" to bolster the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

Duterte threatens to pull Philippines out of UN

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte threatened on Sunday to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, as he launched another profanity-laced tirade against the organisation for criticising his bloody war on crime.

Duterte threatens to pull Philippines out of UN

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte threatened on Sunday to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, as he launched another profanity-laced tirade against the organisation for criticising his bloody war on crime.

Duterte threatens to pull Philippines out of UN

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte threatened on Sunday to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, as he launched another profanity-laced tirade against the organisation for criticising his bloody war on crime.

UN rights investigator seeks Philippines visit, is rebuffed

Manila - The UN human rights investigator has told AFP she hopes to visit the Philippines to probe alleged extrajudicial killings, but President Rodrigo Duterte's government bluntly declared she was unwelcome.

Colombia urges UN to supervise ceasefire with rebels

New York - Bogota pushed Friday for the United Nations to supervise Colombia's ceasefire with the FARC rebels, even before the country votes on a peace deal to end the long-running civil war.
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