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Climate focus at UN small islands summit in Samoa

Apia - A major United Nations conference on small island nations began in Samoa on Monday, with the emphasis on helping them survive the pressing challenge posed by climate change.

Philippine UN peacekeepers safe after 'greatest escape'

Manila - Dozens of Filipino UN peacekeepers performed the "greatest escape" from besieging Syrian rebels, slipping away under the cover of night after rebels rammed their Golan Heights outpost with armed trucks, the Philippine military said Sunday.

Fate of UN peacekeepers in Syrian Golan unclear

- UN peacekeepers caught up in heavy fighting on the Golan Heights were evacuated Saturday as the fate of 44 colleagues captured by Syrian rebels remained uncertain.

Filipino UN peacekeepers in Golan clash with Syrian rebels: govt

Manila - Philippine UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights clashed with Syrian rebels Saturday, Defence Minister Voltaire Gazmin said in Manila.

Fiji says captured peacekeepers moved from UN territory

Suva - Fiji military officials confirmed Saturday they no longer know the whereabouts of 44 peacekeepers captured by Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights.

Death toll in east Ukraine conflict nears 2,600: UN

Kiev - The conflict raging in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 2,600 people, the United Nations said Friday, voicing concern about atrocities committed by armed groups and the increasing involvement of foreign fighters.

Besieged UN peacekeepers in Syria ready to use 'deadly force'

Manila - Seventy-five Filipino members of a UN peacekeeping force besieged by Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights are ready to use "deadly force" to defend themselves, their commander in Manila said Friday.

UN chief slams 'brutal' IS killings in Iraq

Nusa Dua - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday slammed "brutal killings of civilians" by Islamic State jihadists in northern Iraq, saying the Sunni radical group was tearing apart whole communities.

U.S. rebukes Russia: 'Stop lying about Ukraine'

New York - Washington's envoy to the United Nations told the Security Council Thursday that Russia "must stop lying," accusing Moscow of sending soldiers, tanks and weaponry to support separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Death toll soars from fighting in Ukraine: UN report

New York - Fierce fighting in east Ukraine over the past month has sent the death toll soaring, with at least 36 people killed every day, according to a UN rights report.

Executions a 'common spectacle' in jihadist-held Syria: UN

Geneva - Public executions, amputations, lashings and mock crucifixion are a regular fixture in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a UN probe charged Wednesday, also accusing Damascus of repeatedly using chemical weapons against civilians.

Philippines to repatriate UN troops in Golan, Liberia

Manila - The Philippines said Saturday it will repatriate over 400 of its troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights and Liberia amid security threats and concerns over the Ebola virus.

Syria war toll tops 191,000 says UN

Damascus - The death toll from the war in Syria has topped 191,000, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said Friday, criticising "international paralysis" on the conflict where jihadists have established a foothold.

UN launches aid operation for 500,000 in northern Iraq

Arbil - The UN refugee agency said it had launched a huge operation Wednesday to bring desperately needed aid to half a million Iraqis driven from their homes by jihadist rebels.

UN decries 'harsh' Thai sentences for royal slurs

Bangkok - The United Nations' human rights office has voiced alarm at recent arrests and jail sentences for insulting Thailand's monarchy, warning of "chilling effects" on freedom of expression under the junta.

2013 record year for deadly attacks on aid workers

New York - Attacks on aid workers reached a new peak in 2013, with 155 relief staff killed, and this year is shaping up as equally deadly, according to figures released Tuesday.

UN announces emergency aid for 500,000 in northern Iraq

Geneva - The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it was poised to mount a massive aid operation for 500,000 Iraqis driven from their homes by jihadist rebels.

Sri Lanka refuses entry to UN war crimes investigators

Colombo - Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island's decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday.

Aid workers saving lives while fearing for their own

New York - Aid workers rushing to save lives worldwide are increasingly becoming targets for attack, in a worrying development for NGOs trying to ease suffering in hostile war zones.

Two UN peacekeepers killed in Mali suicide attack

Bamako - Two United Nations peacekeepers, from Burkina Faso, were killed in a suicide car bombing in northern Mali, the UN and Mali security sources said.

UN Council targets jihadists in Iraq, Syria

New York - The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday aimed at weakening Islamists in Iraq and Syria with measures to choke off funding and the flow of foreign fighters.

UN Security Council pessimistic on swift South Sudan peace deal

Juba - UN Security Council envoys said Wednesday they had little hope of a swift end to South Sudan's eight-month long conflict, despite threatening sanctions during meetings with the warring leaders.

UN threatens S. Sudan leaders with sanctions

Juba - UN Security Council envoys warned South Sudan's warring leaders they would face sanctions if a civil war that has pushed the young nation to the brink of famine does not stop.

UN Security Council threaten S.Sudan leaders with sanctions

Juba - UN Security Council envoys warned South Sudan's warring leaders Tuesday they would face sanctions if a civil war that has pushed the young nation to the brink of famine does not stop.

'Realistic' to expect Ebola vaccine by 2015: WHO

Geneva - Clinical trials of vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus should soon get underway and will likely be ready for widespread use by early next year, the World Health Organization said Saturday.

UN Council urges world to help Iraq after jihadist onslaught

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday urged governments to help Iraq cope with a humanitarian crisis sparked by a jihadist offensive that has left hundreds of thousands of Iraqis on the run.

UN Security Council urges world to help Iraqi government

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday urged world governments to help Iraq cope with a humanitarian crisis sparked by a jihadist offensive.

Khmer Rouge leaders jailed for life

Phnom Penh - Two Khmer Rouge leaders were jailed for life Thursday after being found guilty of crimes against humanity, the first sentences against top figures of a regime responsible for the deaths of up to two million Cambodians.

Cambodia set for landmark verdict on Khmer Rouge chiefs

Phnom Penh - Two former Khmer Rouge leaders face a verdict Thursday over allegations of crimes against humanity at Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal, the first time rulers of the murderous regime will be judged in a court.

At least 285,000 flee Ukraine crisis: UN

Donetsk - At least 285,000 people have fled their homes because of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that intensified battles could lead to a "massive exodus".
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A UN armoured vehicle in the Congo.
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) speaks to journalists in Vienna, Austria
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Reportes question international expert panel at UN conference on climate change, March 31, 2014.
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Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic of Montenegro
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The UN S-Gs in a raw at the UN Visitor Center.
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Anti-India sentiments have reached a feverish pitch in Kashmir Valley.
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The exhibit showcases the South African, US, UN and South Korean flags.
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Tai Ji Men dizi interviewed by Geneva media to express concerns for human rights development in Taiwan.
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Speaker in the UN Human Rights Council.
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A Geneva lady showing her supports for Tai Ji Men in the square.
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