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UN council urges peaceful transfer of power in DR Congo

New York - The UN Security Council on Monday welcomed President Joseph Kabila's decision to not seek re-election in the Democratic Republic of Congo and said the polls must now lead to a peaceful transfer of power.

20,000-30,000 IS fighters left in Iraq, Syria: UN report

New York - Between 20,000 and 30,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria despite the jihadist group's defeat and a halt in the flow of foreigners joining its ranks, according to a UN report released Monday.

Mali's 'Highway of Death' highlights jihadist peril

Doro - "Hotspot ahead!"The curt message comes over the radio, warning troops aboard the eight-vehicle UN peacekeeping convoy to check their weapons one more time and go on maximum alert.

North Korea slams UN chief over call for nuclear disarming

New York - North Korea on Friday accused UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of making "reckless remarks" and toeing the US line when he called for verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

UN calls for 'credible' investigation of Yemen bus attack

New York - The UN Security Council called Friday for a credible and transparent investigation into the death of at least 29 children in a Saudi-led coalition attack on a bus in Yemen.

New UN rights chief Bachelet will face world of hate: Guterres

New York - Chile's former president Michelle Bachelet will face a world of rising hate and inequality as the newly-appointed UN human rights chief, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday.

S. Korea firms caught importing coal, iron from North: Seoul

Seoul - Three South Korean firms were caught importing coal and iron from the North last year, Seoul said Friday, in an apparent violation of UN sanctions imposed in August 2017 on the nuclear-armed state.

Mali security forces accused of killing civilians: UN report

New York - Mali's security forces are facing allegations of killing civilians, dozens of whom were summarily executed during recent operations against Islamist militias, according to a UN report seen by AFP on Thursday.

Chile's Bachelet picked to be UN rights chief

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday announced the appointment of Michelle Bachelet, Chile's twice-serving president who endured torture under the Pinochet regime, as the world body's next human rights chief.

Chile's Bachelet picked to be UN rights chief: diplomats

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is set to appoint Michelle Bachelet, Chile's twice-serving president who endured torture under the Pinochet regime, as the world body's new human rights chief, diplomats said Wednesday.

Cost of Syria war destruction at $388 billion: UN

Beirut - Seven years of relentless conflict in Syria have wreaked destruction that the United Nations said Wednesday had cost the country close to a whopping $400 billion.

'Mutiny' at UN Palestinian agency in Gaza after job cuts: official

Gaza - Workers have seized partial control of the headquarters of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees in Hamas-run Gaza, its head said Wednesday, accusing their union of "mutiny" over job cuts.

UN chief tells Zimbabwe's leaders to resolve election crisis

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa during a telephone conversation that he must rein in his security forces after six people were killed in election violence, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.

UN backs plan to unblock humanitarian aid to North Korea

New York - The UN Security Council on Monday approved US-drafted measures aimed at ensuring that tough sanctions on North Korea do not impede deliveries of humanitarian aid to the isolated country.

UN chief calls on South Sudan leaders to finalize peace deal

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday welcomed the signing of a power-sharing deal by South Sudan's leaders and urged them to act quickly to reach a final agreement and end their nearly five-year war.

Yemen rebels say willing to attend UN talks

Sanaa - A member of the political wing of Yemen's Huthi rebels said Saturday the insurgents were willing to attend UN-brokered talks, although they had low expectations of a positive outcome.

NKorea has not stopped nuclear, missile programs: UN report

New York - North Korea has pressed ahead with its nuclear and missile programs and continues to evade UN sanctions through increased illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea, a UN report said Friday.

US slams Russia over work permits for North Korean laborers

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Friday said reports that Russia had violated UN sanctions resolutions by issuing new work permits to thousands of North Korean laborers were "credible" and "deeply troubling.

UN peacekeepers return to Golan after talks with Russia, Israel, Syria

New York - UN peacekeepers have carried out a first patrol since 2014 to a key crossing point between the Syrian and Israeli-controlled Golan Heights after liaising with Russia, Israel and Syria, a UN spokesman said Friday.

Yemen government says ready to attend UN talks

Aden - Yemen's internationally recognised government is ready to attend UN-brokered talks next month in Geneva but is "not optimistic", a government official said on Friday.

New 'wave' of cholera cases likely to hit Yemen: UN

Geneva - Yemen is likely to be struck by another "major wave" of cholera cases, the World Health Organization said Friday, as it called for a three-day truce to allow vaccinations.

UN to convene Yemen talks in Geneva next month

New York - The United Nations will invite warring sides in Yemen for talks on September 6 in Geneva to discuss a framework for peace negotiations, the envoy announced on Thursday.

UN calls on Zimbabwe to reject violence

New York - The United Nations on Wednesday urged Zimbabwe's political leaders and Zimbabweans to reject any form of violence after troops opened fire on opposition demonstrators protesting election results.

UN food agency sounds alarm on 'overlooked crises'

Rome - The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization on Wednesday launched a $120 million appeal for "the world's most severely underfunded crises", in Afghanistan, Syria, Sudan and elsewhere.

Should the next UN rights chief treat leaders more gently?

Geneva - He called Hungary's prime minister a racist, suggested the Philippine president needed a "psychiatric evaluation," and accused US President Donald Trump of driving humanity off a mountain.

UN chief to discuss North Korea in Japan

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is expected to discuss the North Korea crisis with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to Japan next week, a UN spokeswoman said Tuesday.

UN envoy plans September talks on new Syria constitution

Geneva - The UN peace envoy for Syria said Tuesday that he plans to host Iran, Russia and Turkey for talks in September on finalising a committee to write a new Syrian constitution.

Seoul probes firms over alleged North Korean coal imports

Seoul - South Korean authorities are investigating local firms for allegedly importing North Korean coal into the country last year in breach of UN sanctions, an official said Tuesday.

UN panel finds further evidence of Iran link to Yemen missiles

New York - Yemen's Huthi rebels are still arming themselves with ballistic missiles and drones that "show characteristics similar" to Iranian-made weapons, a report by a UN panel of experts has found.

Russia at UN makes case for Syria reconstruction aid

New York - Russia on Friday urged world powers to help Syria's economic recovery and the return of refugees as its Damascus ally pressed on with a campaign to re-take territory in the seven-year war.
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