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UN probe zeroes in on five Syria chemical weapons cases

New York - A UN investigative team has zeroed in on five potential cases of serious chemical weapons use in Syria but has yet to identify the perpetrators, according to its first report released Friday.

Red Cross rejects Saudi call to leave Yemen conflict zones

Sanaa - The Red Cross on Friday turned down a call from Riyadh for aid workers to stay out of rebel-held zones of Yemen that are being targeted in a Saudi-led air war.

Airports boost efforts to stop spread of Zika: UN agency

Montr - Airports are stepping up efforts to reduce populations of mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus in order to prevent its spread, the UN aviation agency said Thursday.

Greek Cypriot leader says time for 'sobriety' on UN peace process

Nicosia - President Nicos Anastasiades addressed parliament Thursday to try to convince Cypriots that a UN-backed peace deal is possible for the divided island, in a rare move by a Greek Cypriot leader.

51,000 displaced since Russian air strikes on Aleppo began: UN

Ginebra - About 51,000 people have been displaced since Damascus, backed by Russian air strikes, launched its latest offensive on the Syrian city of Aleppo last week, the United Nations reported Thursday.

Bulgaria's Irina Bokova enters race for UN leadership

Sofia - Bulgaria's foreign ministry on Tuesday formally announced its nomination of UNESCO chief Irina Bokova for UN secretary-general.

Camps full as tens of thousands flee regime in Syria's Aleppo

Birut - Camps for the displaced along Syria's border with Turkey are at full capacity, aid workers say, as tens of thousands flee a major government offensive in Aleppo province.

UN names coordinator to tackle peacekeeping sex abuse scandal

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday appointed American Jane Holl Lute to tackle mounting allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers.

Moscow slams UN chief for Syria comments

Moscow - The Russian foreign ministry on Monday criticised UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over his claim that Russian air strikes in Syria had undermined last week's peace talks to end the country's five-year war.

Libya seeks extra week to form unity govt under UN deal

Tripoli - Libya's presidential council said Monday it needs one more week to form a national unity government, after the country's internationally recognised parliament rejected an initial line-up.

Assad's Syria regime 'exterminated' detainees, says UN

Ginebra - UN investigators on Monday accused Damascus of "extermination" in its jails and detention centres, saying prisoners were executed, tortured to death or held in such horrific conditions that they perished.

Children in Somalia starving amid 'alarming' drought: UN

Mugadishu - Over 58,000 children will starve to death in Somalia without urgent support, the United Nations warned Monday, amid severe drought in the impoverished and war-torn Horn of Africa country.

UN rights chief in Sri Lanka for talks over war crimes

Colombo - The United Nations' human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein began his first visit to Sri Lanka Saturday to gauge the island's progress in investigating allegations troops committed atrocities during a prolonged civil war.

UN asks Chad for answers over CAR rebel leader visit

New York - UN officials are demanding the Chadian government explain why a Central African rebel leader was able to travel freely to Chad in defiance of Security Council sanctions against him.

Jihadists attack Timbuktu a day after mausoleum ceremony

Bamako - At least four suspected jihadists and a Malian soldier were killed Friday following an attack on a UN military camp in Timbuktu in Mali's restive north, a Malian security source said.

UN panel emerges from shadows with bombshell Assange ruling

Ginebra - The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention was thrust into the global spotlight Friday with its finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained" by Sweden and Britain.

Up to 20,000 stranded at Syria border with Turkey: UN

Birut - Up to 20,000 Syrians fleeing a government advance in northern Aleppo province have gathered at a border crossing with Turkey, the United Nations said on Friday.

UN chief Ban 'ashamed' over Israel-Palestininan peace process

London - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday he was "ashamed" at a lack of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Zika nations should allow access to contraception, abortion: UN

Ginebra - The United Nations on Friday urged countries hit by the dangerous Zika virus to let women have access to contraception and abortion.

200 million girls and women living with FGM: UNICEF

New York - At least 200 million girls and women worldwide have been subjected to female genital mutilation with half of those living in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, according to the UN children's agency.

Under fire for smacking, UN tells France to ban corporal punishment

Ginebra - France, which has come under fire for not fully banning smacking, must "explicitly prohibit" all forms of corporal punishment of children, a UN report said Thursday, criticising its treament of Roma and asylum-seeking minors.

Fresh sex abuse claims rock UN mission in C.Africa

Bangui - The UN's troubled mission in Central African Republic announced seven new claims of sex abuse by peacekeepers Thursday, the latest in a barrage of allegations of troops assaulting the civilians they are supposed to protect.

UN Security Council to meet Friday on Syria: diplomats

New York - The UN Security Council will meet Friday for consultations with UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura on the breakdown in Syria peace talks, diplomats said Thursday.

Top UN official says war-hit Gaza on 'disastrous trajectory'

Jerusalem - A top UN official helping oversee Gaza's reconstruction following its 2014 war with Israel says the territory is on a "disastrous trajectory," with Israel's blockade and Palestinian divisions hampering recovery.

UN chief urges North Korea to scrap rocket launch

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged North Korea to drop plans for a rocket launch that would be in violation of a UN ban on missile technology.

A third of migrants sailing to Greece are children: UNICEF

Ginebra - Children now make up over a third of the migrants making the perilous sea crossing from Turkey to Greece, the UN said, as two more babies drowned off Europe's shores.

Syria opposition cancels Tuesday meeting with UN envoy

Ginebra - Syria's main opposition group said Tuesday that it will not attend a planned afternoon meeting with the UN special envoy, adding further doubts about the prospects for peace talks in Switzerland.

UN urges Turkey to probe alleged shooting of civilians

Ginebra - The United Nations on Monday called on Ankara to investigate the suspected shooting of a group of unarmed people in Turkey's southeastern Kurdish-dominated region, caught in "extremely shocking" video footage.

UN chief Ban tells Israel 'don't shoot the messenger'

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Israel "don't shoot the messenger" as he renewed criticism of the "humiliating" Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

New deaths reported in besieged Syria district: UN

Birut - Eight people reportedly died last month from a lack of proper medical care in a besieged Syrian town that was the site of a 2013 chemical weapons attack, the UN has said.
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