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Syria rebels reject envoy plan to freeze Aleppo fighting

Birut - Syrian rebel forces in Aleppo on Sunday rejected UN envoy Staffan de Mistura's plan for a freeze in fighting in the divided northern city, dealing a blow to his peace efforts.

Chile leader, UN call on gender inequality by 2030

Santiago - Chilean leader Michelle Bachelet led calls to eliminate gender inequality by 2030 on Saturday as a two-day meeting of the United Nations Women organization wrapped up in Santiago.

UN Security Council to meet on Ukraine Friday

New York - The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency session on Friday on the ceasefire deal in eastern Ukraine that is showing tentative signs of taking hold, diplomats said.

Colombia, FARC rebels resume peace talks in Havana

Havana - Colombia's government and leftist rebels launched a new round of peace talks Wednesday, one day ahead of the arrival of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to help facilitate negotiations.

Yemen ex-strongman Saleh amassed up to $60 billion: UN

New York - Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is believed to have amassed between $32 billion and $60 billion through corruption during his 33 years in power, a UN report said Wednesday.

Afghanistan making progress reducing detainee torture: UN

Kabul - The Afghan government is making progress in reducing the torture of conflict detainees, the UN said Wednesday, though more than a third still suffer mistreatment.

UN report urges drones for peace missions

New York - A UN report is calling for drones to be deployed in most peacekeeping missions as part of a major technological leap needed to help the United Nations confront world crises, the lead expert of the study said Monday.

Hadi wants Yemen crisis talks moved outside capital: Envoy

Sanaa - Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has demanded talks on the country's political crisis be moved from Sanaa after he escaped house arrest in the militia-controlled capital, a UN envoy said.

Sri Lanka to discuss new war crimes probe with UN

Colombo - Sri Lanka's newly-elected government will next month look to win United Nations backing for a domestic probe into alleged war crimes under former leader Mahinda Rajapakse, an official said Saturday.

UN probe ready to release Syria 'war criminals' list

Geneva - UN investigators said Friday they were prepared to publish secret lists of alleged war criminals in Syria to help stem an "exponential rise" in atrocities from nearly four years of war.

Yemen parties close to a deal to end crisis: UN

Sanaa - Yemen's political parties are edging closer to a deal that would resolve the crisis caused by the Shiite Huthi militia seizing power, UN envoy Jamal Benomar has said.

WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases

Geneva - The World Health Organization on Thursday urged countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases -- including dengue fever, leprosy and sleeping sickness -- which kill 500,000 people globally each year. WHO said some 1.

Libya urges UN to lift arms embargo

New York - Libya's foreign minister urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to lift an arms embargo to allow the country's military to fight jihadists, amid growing alarm over the threat from the Islamic State group.

Egypt drops UN bid for Libya military intervention: ministry

Cairo - Egypt said Wednesday a draft UN Security Council resolution on Libya submitted by Arab states makes no mention of the international military intervention against jihadists that Cairo originally proposed.

Claims of organ harvesting against ISIS taken to U.N.

Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to investigate allegations that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is using organ harvesting to finance its operations.

Egypt urges lifting embargo to arm Libya forces

Cairo - Egypt called Wednesday on the United Nations to lift an arms embargo on Libya as Cairo pushes for greater international efforts to combat jihadists in its war-torn neighbour.

Sharp rise in Afghan civilian casualties: UN

Kabul - The number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan jumped 22 percent in 2014, the UN said Wednesday, as NATO troops withdrew from combat leaving government forces to battle a raging Taliban insurgency.

UN Security Council urges Yemen's Huthis to cede power

New York - The UN Security Council on Sunday urged Yemen's Shiite Huthi militia to cede power, release President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and negotiate to emerge from the crisis.

Limited climate change accord likely in Paris: IPCC expert

Brussels - Encouraging progress at climate change talks points to the likelihood of an overall accord being reached at the Paris conference in December, but the deal is unlikely to adequately fight global warming, a top IPCC official said Sunday.

Assad 'part of the solution' in Syria: UN envoy

Vienna - Any resolution to the fighting in Syria must involve President Bashar al-Assad, the United Nations envoy to Syria has said in the first such acknowledgement by the UN.

Rare ray of hope in UN climate talks

Geneva - The detente achieved at UN talks that concluded with a framework for a world climate pact is only temporary, achieved by kicking the difficult decisions down the road, parties and observers say.

Mexico bristles at UN criticism over disappearances

- The Mexican government bristled at a UN committee's findings that disappearances are widespread in the country and the authorities lack precise numbers of missing people.

Crunch issues for climate negotiators

Geneva - With fewer than 300 days until the long-awaited signing of a global pact to curb climate change, the world's nations remain deeply divided on fundamental issues.

UN climate blueprint agreed in Geneva

Geneva - Negotiators in Geneva approved a climate-rescue blueprint on Friday, a symbolic milestone in the fraught UN process that must culminate in a universal pact in December.

Climate pact blueprint ready for adoption in Geneva

Geneva - Negotiators in Geneva are geared to adopt a climate blueprint Friday, a symbolic milestone in the fraught UN process that must culminate in a universal pact in Paris in December.

EU patrol 'woefully inadequate' for saving migrants: UN

Geneva - The UN refugee agency on Thursday urged the European Union to do far more to save migrant lives in the Mediterranean after the latest high seas tragedy, saying its maritime border patrol is "woefully inadequate.

UN takes aim at Islamic State financing from oil, antiquities

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at choking off millions of dollars in earnings from oil smuggling, antiquities trafficking and ransom payments to the Islamic State group.

Yemen 'collapsing before our eyes': Ban tells Security Council

New York - Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the UN Security Council Thursday for action to halt Yemen's slide toward anarchy, warning it was "collapsing before our eyes.

UN takes aim at Islamic State financing from oil, antiquities

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at choking off millions of dollars in earnings from oil smuggling, antiquities trafficking and ransom payments to the Islamic State group.

Plea for 'urgency' at UN climate talks

Geneva - UN climate negotiators gathered in Geneva were urged Sunday to show urgency and compromise in crafting a draft by next week for a global pact to be signed in December.
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