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UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

Geneva - The UN said Friday it had evacuated 163 refugees from war-ravaged Libya to neighbouring Niger, but more than 3,000 others were still trapped in detention centres affected by clashes.

US, Russia thwart progress on UN call for Libya ceasefire: diplomats

New York - A British bid at the UN Security Council to demand a ceasefire in Libya faced opposition Thursday from Russia and the United States, raising doubts about prospects for a draft resolution to halt the bloodshed in Tripoli, diplomats said.

UN's Libya envoy warns Tripoli fight could spark 'conflagration'

Tripoli - The UN's Libya envoy warned Thursday of "a widening conflagration" in the North African country, as deadly clashes spread south to a key military base.

UN envoy to Libya warns of 'conflagration'

Tripoli - The UN's Libya envoy warned Thursday of "a widening conflagration" in the North African country, saying international divisions had encouraged strongman Khalifa Haftar to launch his assault on Tripoli.

UN tells Yemen parties to pull back from Hodeida

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday urged Yemen's government and Huthi rebels to pull back their forces from the key city of Hodeida "as soon as possible" in line with a ceasefire deal reached four months ago.

Germany struggles in UN push to address sexual violence

New York - A German-led bid to step up efforts to combat sexual violence in conflicts has run into resistance at the UN Security Council, diplomats said Wednesday, just days before Nobel laureate Nadia Murad is to appear before the UN body to issue a call for jus...

World powers divided over UN call for Libya ceasefire

New York - The UN Security Council was divided Wednesday on how to address the crisis in Libya after fresh negotiations on a draft resolution demanding a ceasefire in Tripoli failed to yield agreement.

No Israeli move to annex ahead of Trump plan: Israel's UN envoy

New York - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not move to follow up on his election pledge to annex West Bank settlements before a US peace plan is released, Israel's UN ambassador said Wednesday.

UN evacuates 150 more refugees from Libyan detention

Geneva - The UN said Tuesday it had evacuated another 150 refugees from a Tripoli detention centre impacted by clashes, but said it had been unable to relocate others amid a rapid escalation in fighting.

New UN envoy to work with African Union on Sudan crisis

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday appointed an envoy to Sudan to work with the African Union on mediating an end to the crisis sparked by a military takeover.

UN in negotiations on Libya ceasefire

New York - United Nations Security Council diplomats began negotiations Tuesday on a British-drafted resolution that would demand an immediate ceasefire in Libya after forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive on Tripoli.

Yemen parties agree details of pullback plan: UN envoy

New York - Yemen's government and Huthi rebels have accepted a detailed plan for a much-delayed pullback from the flashpoint city of Hodeida, the UN envoy said Monday, but no timetable was announced for the withdrawals.

UN 'gravely concerned' over Tunisia detention of Libya expert

New York - The United Nations has expressed its "grave concern" over the detention in Tunisia of a UN expert tasked with investigating violations of a Libya arms embargo."The arrest and detention by the Tunisian authorities of Moncef Kartas...

UN envoy warns against reopening Colombia peace deal

New York - The UN envoy for Colombia on Friday warned the Bogota government against reopening key provisions of the 2016 historic peace deal reached with FARC rebels.

UN calls for aid to migrants trapped in Libya

Geneva - The United Nations issued an urgent call Friday for the "immediate release" and evacuation of refugees and migrants snared in the Libyan conflict.

Sudan tells UN transition to civilian rule could be shortened

New York - Sudan's envoy to the United Nations said Friday that a two-year transition period to civilian rule announced by the military council that seized power in the country could be shortened as protesters kept up their demands for change.

UN votes to shut down Haiti police mission

New York - The UN Security Council on Friday decided to shut down a police mission in Haiti and replace it with a smaller UN political presence even as it admitted that the poor Caribbean nation faces major problems.

Pence asks UN to recognize Guaido as Venezuela's leader

New York - US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday asked the United Nations to recognize Juan Guaido as the legitimate leader of Venezuela, telling the Security Council: "Nicolas Maduro must go.

Pence asks UN to recognize Guaido as Venezuela's leader

New York - US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday asked the United Nations to recognize Juan Guaido as the legitimate leader of Venezuela, telling the Security Council: "Nicolas Maduro must go.

China, US could win big on no-deal Brexit: UN

Geneva - If Britain leaves the EU without a deal, the bloc and Britain's smaller trading partners stand to lose big, but Beijing and Washington could reap huge benefits, the UN said Tuesday.

UN refugee chief: Toxic language of politics led to Christchurch

New York - UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi on Tuesday blamed the "toxic language of politics" targeting refugees, migrants and foreigners for the Christchurch mosque attack.

UN tells C. Africa to reintegrate rebels

New York - The UN Security Council on Tuesday told the Central African Republic that it must make progress in reintegrating rebels into the security forces as a condition to review an arms embargo.

Arab countries hold off on UN action over US move on Golan

New York - Arab countries met at the United Nations on Monday to discuss President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Israel's annexation of the Golan but no decision was taken on tabling a UN resolution condemning the US move, diplomats said.

UN chief appeals to Sudan to avoid violence

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appealed to all sides in Sudan to avoid violence as thousands of demonstrators massed outside the army headquarters in Khartoum.

Russia blocks UN Libya statement singling out Haftar's forces

New York - Russia on Sunday blocked a UN Security Council statement that would have called on forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to halt their advance on Tripoli, diplomats said.

UN expert to visit Assange, assess violation of privacy claims

Geneva - An independent rights expert will visit WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadoran embassy in London to assess whether privacy violation claims involving him merit investigation, the UN rights office said Thursday.

Pence to address UN Security Council on Venezuela

New York - US Vice President Mike Pence said Friday he will next week address a meeting of the UN Security Council on the worsening humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

1.1 million children affected by Venezuela crisis: UNICEF

New York - The number of children who are affected by the Venezuelan crisis and who will need humanitarian aid this year is expected to more than double to reach 1.1 million, up from nearly 500,000, the UN children's agency said Thursday.

UN council to meet on Libya as Haftar's forces advance

New York - The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Friday to discuss the situation in Libya after the leader of eastern forces in the war-scarred north African country ordered his troops to advance on Tripoli.

US asks UN Security Council to meet on Venezuela aid

New York - The United States on Thursday requested that the UN Security Council hold a meeting next week to discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, diplomats said.
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