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UN to vote on extending Syria gas attacks probe

New York - The United Nations Security Council will vote Tuesday on whether to extend an international investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria -- a measure that could be vetoed by Russia.

Yemen children caught in war in dire need of aid: UN

Dibai - More than 11 million Yemeni children need humanitarian aid as a result of a war raging since March 2015, the UN's humanitarian coordination agency OCHA said on Monday.

UN demands release of detained DR Congo opposition

Kinshasa - The UN's envoy for DR Congo on Monday called on the Congolese authorities to release opposition members arrested in the southeastern city of Lubumbashi Sunday for allegedly insulting President Joseph Kabila.

UN opens key Rohingya fundraising conference

Geneva - The UN opened a major fundraising conference on Monday aimed at securing some of the $434 million dollars aid groups say is needed to care for Myanmar's Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

WHO chief rescinds Mugabe ambassador role after outcry

Geneva - The head of the World Health Organization on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following widespread uproar against the appointment.

Surviving 'the corridor' - CAR's treacherous road of bandits

Bangui - "Finally in Bangui, and without incident," said Evelin Bokassa, a truck driver from the Central African Republic (CAR) who has just arrived in the landlocked capital city after completing a treacherous five-day journey from the west coast of Cameroon.

More than 1.1 bn 'invisible people' lack identification

Washington - More than 1.1 billion people worldwide officially don't exist -- going about their daily lives without proof of identity.The issue leaves a significant fraction of the global population deprived of health and education services.

WHO chief 'rethinking' after Mugabe honour outrage

Geneva - The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday that he was "rethinking" his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, as global outrage over the move mounted.

Mugabe WHO appointment 'contradicts UN ideals': US

Washington - The United States on Saturday sharply criticized the appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a World Health Organization goodwill ambassador, saying it "contradicts United Nations ideals.

Mugabe WHO appointment 'unacceptable': Canada PM

Ottawa - The appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization is "absolutely unacceptable" and "ridiculous," Canada's premier said Saturday."When I heard of Robert Mugabe's appointment...

Colombia's efforts to reintegrate FARC falling short: UN

New York - Colombia's efforts to bring former FARC rebels back into mainstream society are faltering, a senior UN official said Friday after returning from a trip to the South American country.

Trump says UN boss doing 'very very spectacular job'

Washington - US President Donald Trump jettisoned his past criticism of the United Nations Friday, as he lavished praise on the organization's Secretary General.

US ambassador Haley to pay first visit to Africa

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley will be the highest-ranking administration official to visit Africa next week when she travels to South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.

UN draws flak after naming Mugabe goodwill ambassador

Harare - The United Nations faced criticism Friday after naming Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador" to promote health causes, despite the country's dire health crisis under his rule.

South Sudan forces 'assaulted' UN commander

New York - South Sudanese forces stopped a UN peacekeeping convoy at gunpoint and beat the unit's commander in the latest clash with peacekeepers in the war-wracked African country, a report obtained by AFP on Thursday said.

UN chief to meet Trump on Friday

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to discuss UN reform and other "issues of mutual concern", the UN spokesman said.

Myanmar has failed to protect Rohingya from atrocities: UN

New York - Myanmar's government has failed to meet its international obligations and protect Rohingya Muslims from the atrocities taking place in Rakhine state, two UN special advisers said Wednesday.

IMF policies undermine human rights: UN expert

Washington - The International Monetary Fund's lending policies are undermining United Nations human rights and development goals, an independent expert commissioned by the UN said Wednesday.

UN chief to highlight world's 'forgotten crisis' in C. Africa

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is traveling to the Central African Republic next week to draw attention to the world's "forgotten crisis" and its heavy toll on aid workers and UN peacekeepers.

UN envoy meets WSahara independence leaders in bid to restart talks

Tindouf - The new UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, met leaders of an Algerian-backed independence movement Wednesday after visiting Morocco in a bid to get stalled peace talks back on track.

Haley pushes UN to follow tougher US stance on Iran

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to follow in the US footsteps and confront Iran over what she described as its "aggressive, destabilizing and unlawful behavior" in the Middle East.

US, Russia headed for clash over UN gas attack probe

New York - The United States on Wednesday was headed for a showdown at the United Nations with Russia over prolonging the mandate of an investigative panel looking into who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

UN chief wants 900 extra peacekeepers in C. Africa

New York - Warning of a risk of ethnic cleansing, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the Security Council to beef up the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops.

Air attack may have caused UN chief's plane crash: study

New York - A new UN report on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold in central Africa has concluded it appears "plausible" the aircraft came under attack.

No progress on aid, refugee return in UN-Myanmar talks

New York - A senior UN official on Tuesday returned empty-handed from five days of talks in Myanmar where he appealed for the safe return of Muslim Rohingyas sheltering in Bangladesh and access for aid workers.

No progress on aid, refugee return in UN-Myanmar talks

New York - A senior UN official on Tuesday returned empty-handed from five days of talks in Myanmar where he appealed for the safe return of Muslim Rohingyas sheltering in Bangladesh and access for aid workers.

Guterres wants UN to help tackle Sahel violence

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that Africa's Sahel region was descending into all-out violence and said the United Nations must help the region confront the threat from Islamist militants.

DR Congo wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition

New York - The Democratic Republic of Congo was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group.DR Congo was among the 15 countries who won seats during a vote at the UN General Assembly.

North Korea tells UN will not negotiate with a 'hostile' US

New York - North Korea on Monday told the United Nations that it will never negotiate the dismantling of its nuclear weapons unless the United States reverses its "hostile" policy.

Gulf widens between Washington and UN partners

Washington - US President Donald Trump's decision not to recognize Iran's compliance with a landmark nuclear deal is set to complicate crucial diplomacy at the United Nations on everything from North Korea to Syria, experts say.
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