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UN Security Council unanimously endorses Libya progress

New York - The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the progress that Libya's warring sides have made towards peace since signing a ceasefire in October, diplomats said.

Young, female and fighting for India's forests

Fronted by a 20-year-old in pigtails, the dancing flash mob swings into action, campaigning to save a threatened wildlife reserve -- part of a growing, youth-led environmental movement rattling Indian authorities.

Flagged! Russia objects to Kosovo background at UN video conference

New York - A United Nations Security Council meeting on Kosovo was temporarily suspended Tuesday after Russia objected to the partially recognized country's flag appearing behind Pristina's foreign minister during the video conference.

UN expert urges Laos to free critics

Bangkok - A UN rights expert has urged Laos to free three activists serving long prison sentences for criticising the country's authoritarian communist government.

'Seize opportunity' for peace in Yemen, UN urges

Berlin - The United Nations calledMonday on all parties involved in the conflict in Yemen to "seize the opportunity" for a diplomatic solution as world powers held virtual talks.

UN chief urges Chad, Benin to respect rights in elections

New York - United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Friday urged Chad and Benin to respect civil rights and free speech as the two African nations hold elections this weekend.

US urges UN Security Council action on Myanmar

New York - The United States on Friday demanded swift action from the UN Security Council on Myanmar amid a push for a resolution to pressure the military junta to restore democracy."The military needs to feel the cost associated with its horrific actions.

After bitter Trump years, Palestinians 'thank America' again

Bir Zeit - In Al-Jalazun refugee camp, Mohammad Zaid on Thursday expressed a sentiment not heard from Palestinians during Donald Trump's presidency: gratitude towards the US, even if for some it's too little, too late.

UN calls for countries to sign ban on anti-personnel mines

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called Thursday on countries that have not done so to sign an international treaty banning anti-personnel mines.

UN envoy urges action to prevent Myanmar 'civil war'

New York - The UN envoy on Myanmar on Wednesday implored the Security Council to take action amid the escalating crisis there, warning of the risk of civil war and an imminent "bloodbath" as the junta violently represses pro-democracy protests.

Security Council meets on North Korea tests without action

New York - The UN Security Council on Tuesday met to discuss North Korea's latest missile launches but did not take any immediate action, although the United States said the world body was considering new measures.

UN chief says Syria border must stay open for aid

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that a closure of the last remaining border crossing into Syria would halt the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines across the northwest of the country.

Donors face $10 bn aid appeal at Syria conference

Apo - International donors on Tuesday pushed to meet a United Nations goal of $10 billion in aid for Syria and refugees in neighbouring countries, as demands for assistance rise after a decade of conflict.

UN chief calls for more pandemic debt relief for poorer nations

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Monday for greater debt relief and new creative financing to help poorer nations deal with the pandemic and prevent their economic recoveries from falling behind.

UN in talks with China for unrestricted Xinjiang visit

Montr - The UN is in negotiations with Beijing for a visit "without restrictions" to Xinjiang to see how the Uyghur minority is being treated, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

Two refugee camps in Ethiopia's Tigray 'completely destroyed': UN

Geneva - The United Nations said Friday that a team had reached two camps for Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region for the first time since November, finding them destroyed.

UN chief calls anew for foreign 'elements' to leave Libya

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "remains deeply concerned" that "foreign elements" continue to operate in Libya, he wrote in a report to the Security Council.

No 'common ground' between rival Cypriots: TNRC official

Nicosia - There is no "common ground" between rival Cypriots, the foreign affairs chief of the island's breakaway Turkish-backed statelet said Wednesday, ahead of new UN efforts to revive talks on the island's future.

UN rights body condemns 'grave violations' in Belarus

Geneva - The UN rights council called Wednesday on Belarus to halt its crackdown on peaceful demonstrators, urging the UN rights chief to probe violations in connection with last year's controversial presidential vote.

Sri Lanka rejects UN move to protect war crimes evidence

Colombo - Sri Lanka on Tuesday rejected a UN move to preserve evidence of war crimes in the country and said the money allocated for the effort would be better spent on housing for the poor.

UN warns of risk of famine in Yemen, S.Sudan, Nigeria

Rome - Millions of people in conflict-hit Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria are at risk of famine in the coming months or already facing it, two United Nations agencies warned Tuesday.

DRCongo militia kills 200, displaces 40,000 this year: UN

Geneva - Nearly 200 people have been killed and 40,000 displaced since January following a surge of attacks by the ADF militia in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said Friday, as protests over the massacres brought three cities to a standstill.

200 killed, 40,000 displaced in DR Congo by ADF militia since Jan: UN

Geneva - Nearly 200 people have been killed and 40,000 displaced since January following a surge of attacks by the ADF militia in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said Friday.

UN rights chief agrees to joint Tigray probe

New York - United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has agreed to Ethiopia's request for a joint investigation into the humanitarian consequences of the conflict in the country's northern Tigray region, a UN spokesman said Wednesday.

UN chief appoints personal envoy to Afghanistan

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Wednesday he had appointed veteran French diplomat Jean Arnault to be his personal envoy to Afghanistan and the surrounding region, ahead of peace talks later this week in Moscow.

Hurricane names retired after deadly storms

Geneva - The Atlantic hurricane names Dorian, Laura, Eta and Iota are being retired due to the trail of death and destruction left in their wake, the UN's World Meteorological Organization said Wednesday.

Libya arms embargo 'totally ineffective': UN report

New York - The arms embargo imposed on Libya since 2011 is "totally ineffective," say UN experts in a stark report released Tuesday which underscores "extensive, blatant" violations by actors including its own member states.

Surging deaths, hundreds disappeared in Myanmar unrest: UN

Geneva - The UN on Tuesday decried surging deaths in Myanmar since the February 1 coup, warning that detained protesters were facing torture and hundreds had disappeared.

China pledges 300,000 vaccine doses for UN peacekeepers

New York - China will give United Nations peacekeeping troops 300,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine, the Chinese diplomatic mission to the UN said Monday, bolstering the 200,000 doses already pledged by India to protect 100,000 soldiers and police officers deploye...

US slams Syria election at UN on 10th anniversary of war's start

New York - The US ambassador to the United Nations urged the international community not to "be fooled" by Syria's forthcoming presidential election during a Security Council meeting Monday on the 10th anniversary of the start of the conflict.
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