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'Hundreds' of medical evacuations needed from Aleppo, UN says

Geneva - The United Nations described Thursday a desperate situation in Syria's rebel-held eastern Aleppo, warning "hundreds" needed medical evacuation and that there was only enough food aid left for a quarter of the city's population.

UN envoy says Syria talks 'very difficult with bombs falling'

Vatican City - The UN envoy for Syria said Thursday there was little prospect of an imminent restart of negotiations to try to end the raging conflict.

Bulgaria candidate swap shakes up race for UN top job

Sofia - Bulgaria on Wednesday switched its candidate to be the next head of the United Nations, shaking up the race to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he steps down on December 31.

Shimon Peres worked 'tirelessly' for two-state solution: UN chief

Geneva - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hailed Shimon Peres's long efforts to forge a deal aimed at fostering peace in Israel and the Middle East, after the statesman's death earlier on Wednesday.

Women petition UN chief to pursue Korea peace treaty

New York - A hundred prominent women from 38 countries have directed a petition to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urging him to fulfill his promise to achieve a permanent peace to end the Korean War.

Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO

Geneva - Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year.

India at UN tells Pakistan to 'abandon dream' of Kashmir

New York - India's foreign minister on Monday used her address at the UN General Assembly to accuse Pakistan of terrorism, warning that India will not give up control in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

Portugal's Guterres holds lead in UN chief race

New York - Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres maintained his lead in the race to become the next UN secretary-general following a fifth straw poll by the Security Council on Monday, diplomats said.

Moscow slams US, UK for 'unacceptable' UN statements on Syria

Moscow - Moscow on Monday slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of "barbarism" and war crimes in Syria as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo.

UN rights expert plans to probe Philippine killings

Manila - A United Nations rights rapporteur told AFP on Monday she intended to visit the Philippines to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on crime, but was seeking security guarantees for people she planned to speak with.

France at UN says war crimes committed in Syria's Aleppo

New York - France's envoy to the United Nations asserted Sunday that war crimes were being committed in Syria's battered city of Aleppo, as the Security Council met for urgent talks on the escalating military campaign.

Philippines at UN tells world not to interfere

New York - The Philippines' foreign secretary on Saturday pushed back against criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, telling the United Nations not to interfere.

Syria at UN says confident of military victory

New York - Syria told the United Nations on Saturday that its belief in a military victory was "even greater" because the army was making "great strides" on the ground, with help from Russia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah.

South Sudan alarmed by US arms embargo threat: Deng

New York - South Sudan's new vice president urged the United States not to push for an arms embargo while objecting to details of a planned UN-backed protection force in his war-scarred capital.

North Korea tells UN 'going nuclear' is only option

New York - North Korea's foreign minister on Friday told the United Nations that "going nuclear" is his country's only way to defend itself and vowed to further bolster its nuclear military forces.

Lavrov says US-Russian agreements on Syria must be saved

New York - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the United Nations on Friday that US-Russian agreements aimed at ending the war in Syria must be salvaged as fighting raged on the ground.

Yemen's president at UN hits out at Iran

New York - Yemen's president hit out at Iran during his address to the United Nations on Friday, accusing Tehran of blocking peace moves through its support for Huthi rebels who continue to hold the capital."We shall extract Yemen from the claws of Iran.

UN rights chief slams Macedonia for migrant detentions

Geneva - The UN rights chief on Friday voiced deep concern over Macedonia's "systematic policy" of detaining and expelling migrants, criticising especially the widespread detention of migrant children.

UN eyes alternate aid delivery route for Syria's Aleppo

Geneva - The UN said Friday it was considering a different route to send desperately needed aid to east Aleppo, to circumvent the blocked main supply route as new air raids pounded Syria's second city.

Rouhani uses UN to hit US over nuclear deal

New York - Iran used the UN General Assembly on Thursday to accuse the United States of failing to implement aspects of the historic nuclear deal, demanding that Washington do so or risk formal complaint.

First priority in Syria is aid: Iran

New York - The first priority in Syria is for the international community to get humanitarian aid to those in desperate need, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday as a ceasefire unravelled.

UN Syria chemical weapons probe extended for one month

New York - The UN Security Council has given a panel investigating chemical weapons use in Syria another month to complete its work and determine who is responsible for chlorine attacks in the war, the United Nations said Thursday.

Bulgaria's Georgieva hints at bid to become UN chief

New York - European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva on Thursday gave her clearest signal yet that she is ready to enter the race to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations.

Israel, Palestinians clash over settlements at UN

New York - The Israeli and Palestinian leaders Thursday stood poles apart at the UN General Assembly Thursday, clashing over the cause of their decades-old conflict and Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

Mideast conflict not about settlements: Netanyahu

New York - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that his country's conflict with the Palestinians had "never" been about Jewish settlements.

Israel destroying two-state solution hopes: Abbas to UN

New York - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that Israel's settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank was destroying any hope of a two-state solution.

UN pleads with Assad over food aid stuck at Syria border

Geneva - Food aid for rebel-held east Aleppo, which has been stalled at the Syrian border since last week, will go bad in days, the UN said Thursday, urging the country's leader to clear the delivery."Forty trucks are sitting at the Turkish-Syrian border.

UN hopes Syria talks could resume in a 'few weeks'

Geneva - The UN's deputy envoy for Syria said Thursday that he hoped peace talks could resume in the coming weeks, despite "grim" events on the ground.

Philippines' Duterte invites UN chief to probe killings

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday invited the United Nations' chief and international human rights experts to investigate allegations of widespread extrajudicial killings, but insisted they also face him in a public debate.

UN resumes Syria aid convoys

Geneva - UN aid convoys starting rolling in Syria again on Thursday, after a deadly attack on humanitarian trucks and a warehouse triggered a suspension in deliveries.
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