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UN Security Council refrains from condemning Turkey

New York - The UN Security Council discussed Turkey's intensifying offensive against Kurdish militias and the worsening humanitarian crisis in Syria on Monday but did not condemn or demand an end to the sensitive Turkish operation.

France called for UN Security Council meeting over Syria: FM

Alger - France has called for a United Nations Security Council meeting over "humanitarian risks" as fighting escalates in Syria, its foreign minister said on Sunday in Algiers.

Aid for millions caught in US-Palestinian row: UN agency

Jerusalem - The head of the United Nations agency for Palestinians said Friday the US decision to freeze of tens of millions of dollars in aid resulted from diplomatic disputes rather than the agency's performance.

Nikki Haley voices regret to African UN envoys after Trump slur

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley expressed regret on Thursday to African ambassadors who were outraged by President Donald Trump's alleged description of African countries as "shithole" nations, the head of the African Group said.

Russia at UN warns collapse of Iran deal would be 'alarming'

New York - Russia on Thursday warned at the UN Security Council that the collapse of the Iranian nuclear deal would send an "alarming" message to the world and compromise efforts to persuade North Korea to scrap its nuclear arsenal.

UN chief wants Syria gas attacks probe to be revived

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged the Security Council to revive efforts to punish those responsible for chemical weapons use in Syria after Russia killed off a UN probe of the gas attacks.

Last three years hottest on record: UN

Geneva - The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet.

UN chief defends Iran deal after Trump demands changes

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday warned that any bid to address concerns about Iran should not jeopardize the hard-won nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump demanded changes to the accord.

UN envoy 'very hopeful' about solving Macedonia name dispute

New York - A UN envoy declared Wednesday he was "very hopeful" that a solution was within reach to end a 27-year dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic's name.

UN envoy 'very hopeful' about solving Macedonia name dispute

New York - UN envoy Matthew Nimetz said Wednesday he was "very hopeful" that a solution was within reach to end a 27-year dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic's name.

Syria peace talks to resume in Vienna Jan 25-26: UN

New York - The United Nations will host a new round of peace talks on Syria next week in Vienna, a UN statement said Wednesday, just days before Russia opens a conference on ending the war.

UN must step up pressure on Pakistan: US

New York - Returning from a UN Security Council visit to Afghanistan, US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday stressed the Kabul government wants world powers to step up pressure on Pakistan.

Greece, Macedonia in new UN bid to solve name dispute

New York - Greece and Macedonia returned to the United Nations on Wednesday hoping to reach a compromise that could end a 27-year dispute over the former Yugoslav republic's name.

UN chief concerned about deal on return of Myanmar's Rohingya

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday expressed concerns after Myanmar and Bangladesh reached a deal on the return of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingyas that sidelined the UN refugee agency.

22 million Yemenis now in need of aid: UN

Dibai - More than three-quarters of Yemenis are now in need of humanitarian aid as the war between rebels and the Saudi-backed government nears its fourth year, the United Nations said on Tuesday.Some 8.4 million people are at risk of famine, up from 6.

US-purchased cranes arrive at Yemen rebel-held port

New York - Four mobile cranes purchased by the United States arrived Monday at a rebel-held port in Yemen, the United Nations said, after months of delays imposed by the Saudi-led coalition.

Spain expected to replace US as 2nd tourism destination

Madrid - Spain is set to replace the United States as the world's second tourism destination while France has retained the top spot, the UN World Tourism Organization said Monday.

Spain expected to replace US as 2nd tourism destination

Madrid - Spain is expected to replace the United States as the world's second tourism destination while France has retained the top spot, the UN World Tourism Organization said Monday.

UN Security Council meets Afghan leaders in Kabul trip

Kabul - Representatives of the United Nations Security Council including US ambassador Nikki Haley held talks with Afghanistan's top leaders during a three-day visit to the war-torn country that ended Monday.

UN report finds Iran in violation of Yemen arms embargo

New York - Iran has violated a UN arms embargo by failing to block supplies to Yemen's Huthi rebels of ballistic missiles that were fired at Saudi Arabia, a UN panel of experts says, bolstering US and Saudi claims of Tehran's military involvement in Yemen.

Greek PM asks church for restraint in Macedonia name row

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday requested restraint from the country's influential Orthodox church amid renewed efforts to resolve a 27-year name row with neighbouring Macedonia.

UN pushes countries to open up migration despite US boycott

New York - Governments that crack down on migrants are only harming themselves, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday ahead of UN talks on a global response to migration boycotted by the United States.

UN chief to visit Colombia to shore up peace

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Colombia at the weekend as peace efforts in the South American country come under strain from fresh ELN attacks and a faltering drive to reintegrate FARC rebels.

UN political chief in Libya to push for talks

New York - The United Nations' political affairs chief traveled to Libya on Tuesday seeking progress in a new UN push to unite the country and end years of chaos.

Syrian opposition wants US to weigh in and counter Russia

New York - Syria's opposition is hoping to persuade the US administration this week to throw its weight behind UN-led peace talks and counter Russia's bid to set up a parallel track, its lead negotiator said Tuesday.

UN pushes DR Congo to investigate crackdown on protesters

New York - The United Nations peacekeeping chief on Tuesday condemned the Democratic Republic of Congo's security forces for violently cracking down on protesters and said authorities must prosecute those responsible.

Sweden warns against cutting US aid to Palestinians

New York - Sweden, a big donor country that has recognized Palestine as a state, warned Tuesday that any US decision to withdraw funds to the UN agency for Palestinians would be destabilizing for the Middle East.

UN urges Israel to scrap African migrant relocation plan

Geneva - The United Nations on Tuesday called on Israel to scrap a new programme forcing thousands of African migrants out of the country, condemning it as incoherent and unsafe.

Legacy of president Wilson's racism clouds UN rights office

Geneva - How do you condemn racism on behalf of the global community while sitting in a building named after a racist?Some would argue it's a challenge the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) needs to face up to.

UN to investigate DR Congo attack on peacekeepers

New York - The United Nations on Friday set up a special investigation of the attack that killed 15 UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month and wounded 43 others.
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