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Italy, Netherlands offer to share UN council seat

New York - Italy and the Netherlands agreed Tuesday to split their term on the UN Security Council after a tie in voting forced them to reach a compromise.

UN chief urges Netanyahu to make tough choices in farewell visit

Jerusalem - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take "courageous steps" toward peace on a farewell visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Yazidi victim demands genocide trial for IS leaders

Geneva - Nadia Murad, a slight, soft spoken Yazidi woman from Iraq, endured a three-month nightmare as a sex slave of the Islamic State (IS) group.

World must focus on poorest children: UNICEF

New York - The world must focus more on helping the poorest children to build on progress achieved in health and education over the past 25 years, UNICEF said Tuesday.

Ban tells Israelis, Palestinians: 'Stand firm against violence'

Jerusalem - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged Israelis and Palestinians not to allow extremists on either side to fan violence, as he arrived as part of a Middle East tour."Do not allow the extremism on either side to fuel the...

North Korea rejects UN rebuke, warns tensions 'uncontrollable'

Seoul - Pyongyang on Saturday rejected the UN Security Council's sharp criticism of its latest missile tests and blamed the United States for driving the divided peninsula toward an "uncontrollable extreme phase".

UN Security Council 'strongly condemns' North Korea missile launches

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday rebuked North Korea for its latest missile tests, calling for redoubled enforcement of sanctions imposed after Pyongyang's fourth nuclear test earlier this year.

Huge opium production fall won't stop heroin glut: UN

Vienna - Global opium production plunged almost 40 percent last year but the world remains awash with heroin, the narcotic that still kills the most people worldwide, the United Nations said Thursday.

N. Korean missile launches 'unacceptable violations': UN council president

New York - North Korea's latest ballistic missile tests on Wednesday are "clear and unacceptable" violations of UN Security Council resolutions, the council's president said.

Yemen rebels demand consensus president in any peace deal

Kuwait City - Yemen's Iran-backed rebels said on Wednesday that they would not sign any peace deal without prior agreement on a consensus president to lead the transition.

Assange lawyer says Sweden should recognize UN opinion

Quito - A former Spanish judge who is defending WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday urged Sweden to recognize a UN working group opinion that his confinement amounts to arbitrary detention.

UN rights body condemns violence in Mexico protests

- The United Nations human rights office called on Tuesday for an impartial investigation into deadly demonstrations in Mexico as the government announced talks with protesting teachers to prevent more violence.

Myanmar bars officials from saying 'Rohingya' as UN envoy visits

Myanmar officials must refer to the oppressed Rohingya Muslim minority as "people who believe in Islam" rather than by their name, according to a letter seen by AFP Tuesday, as a UN rights envoy prepares to visit the benighted group.

More than 700 doctors killed in Syria war: UN

Geneva - Attacks on hospitals since Syria's war broke out five years ago have left more than 700 doctors and medical workers dead, many of them in air strikes, UN investigators said Tuesday.

Myanmar's Rohingya may be victims of 'crimes against humanity': UN

Geneva - Widespread and ongoing violations against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority, including denial of citizenship, forced labour and sexual violence, could amount to crimes against humanity, the United Nations warned Monday.

Global migrant tide swells to record 65 million

Geneva - The number of refugees and others fleeing their homes worldwide has hit a new record, spiking to 65.3 million people by the end of 2015, the United Nations said Monday.

UN marks refugee day in Syria, from where millions have fled

Damascus - United Nations agencies marked World Refugee Day on Sunday in Syria, a country from which millions have fled a five-year civil war.Some refugees from other countries have decided to stay in Syria despite the devastating conflict.

Worrying 'climate of xenophobia' in Europe: UN refugee chief

Tehran - The UN's refugee chief says a worrying "climate of xenophobia" has taken hold in Europe as the continent struggles with the biggest influx of migrants since World War II.

Afghan refugees already 'forgotten' before migrant crisis: UN

Tehran - Displaced Afghans had already been "forgotten" by the international community before they began arriving in Europe en masse last year, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said on Saturday in Iran.

UN chief urges end of migrant 'detention' in Greece

Kallon - UN chief Ban Ki-Moon said Saturday that the "detention" of migrants who have arrived in Greece since March should cease immediately, as he visited the frontline of the migration crisis engulfing Europe.

Rape, abuse stalk migrant children in French slums, UN warns

Lille - Migrant children stuck in slums on France's northern coast face a "permanent danger" of sexual abuse or exploitation, the UN Children's Fund has warned, urging the creation of protected areas for minors.

International unease as mandate expires for Haiti's interim president

Port-au-prince - The international community voiced concern Thursday after Haiti's parliament allowed interim president Jocelerme Privert's term to lapse amid national political crisis.

Aid convoy headed for Syria's besieged Al-Waer: UN

Geneva - A large aid convoy is ready to go to Al-Waer, a besieged area in Syria's Homs governorate, and is expected to bring in desperately needed aid Thursday, the UN said.

Juncker warns Russia on sanctions, meets Putin

Sanktpeterburg - EU Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker warned Russia Thursday that the 28-nation bloc will only lift its sanctions if the Kremlin fully implements a Ukraine peace deal.

Putin to meet EU, UN leaders at key Russian economic forum

Sanktpeterburg - Russian President Vladimir Putin will look to refashion himself as a more reliable partner for the West as Moscow struggles to come in from the cold at its flagship economic forum in Saint Petersburg.

Syrian activists accuse UN of 'capitulating' to regime on aid

Birut - Dozens of activist groups opposed to Syria's regime accused the United Nations on Wednesday of "capitulating" to Damascus on aid access to desperate civilians.

France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal

Paris - President Francois Hollande on Wednesday finalised ratification of the Paris climate accord reached in December 2015, making France the first industrialised country to do so.

Millions of Latin Americans could fall back into poverty: UN

Panama - A third of Latin Americans who have risen out of poverty over the past 15 years could fall back into it due to the region's recession, a UN report showed Tuesday.

UN rights chief urges U.S. to introduce arms controls

Geneva - The UN's human rights chief on Tuesday called on the United States to bring in "robust gun regulation" in order to prevent the kind of mass killing seen in Orlando, Florida over the weekend.

Unaccompanied child migrant numbers double in Europe: UN

Geneva - The number of unaccompanied children making the notoriously dangerous Mediterranean crossing aboard unseaworthy boats has more than doubled this year, the UN children's agency said in a new report Tuesday.
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