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Opposition leader urges UN to halt Belarus media crackdown

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The main opposition challenger in Belarus’ disputed presidential election urged the United Nations on Friday to call for a halt to “violence and lawlessness” in the country, incl...

First-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons enters into force

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons entered into force on Friday, hailed as a historic step to rid the world of its deadliest weapons but strongly opposed by the world's...

UN envoy: Central African Republic risks setback from rebels

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic warned Thursday that the country risks a setback in efforts to restore peace because of rebel attacks and ca...

UN approves global conference on protecting religious sites

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday condemning damage and destruction of religious sites and asking the secretary-general to convene a global conference to sp...

Outging US ambassador says world must end Taiwan's exclusion

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a final swipe at China, the Trump administration’s outgoing U.N. ambassador tweeted that it's time for the world to oppose China’s efforts to exclude and isolate Taiwan, drawi...

UN announces talks on new Syria constitution resume Jan 25

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria announced Wednesday that the next round of talks toward revising the war-battered country's constitution will start in Geneva on Jan. 25 and urge...

UN chief intends to invite Cyprus rivals to meet soon

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he intends to invite the rival leaders on Cyprus to an informal meeting “as soon as practicable,” but he warns that this meeting must...

UN chief urges foreign fighters leave Libya by Saturday

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief is urging the departure of all foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya by Saturday as called for in the Oct. 23 cease-fire agreement signed by the warring side...

Arab League head hopes Biden changes Trump Mideast policies

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the Arab League expressed hope Monday that the Biden administration will change President Donald Trump's policies and launch a political process supported by regional...

UN: Pandemic reduced migrants by 2 million by mid-2020

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. report estimates that the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the number of international migrants by 2 million by the middle of 2020 because of border closings and a halt to tr...

Diplomats: UN Lebanon envoy Jan Kubis to head Libya mission

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has given a green light for former Slovak Foreign Minister Jan Kubis, the current U.N. envoy in Lebanon, to lead the U.N. political mission in conflict-...

UN chief urges vaccinations for all -- not just the rich

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief urged the world to mark the “heart-wrenching milestone” of 2 million deaths from COVID-19 virus on Friday by acting with far greater solidarity to ensure...

Russia withdrawing 300 military instructors from CAR

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia has informed the United Nations that it is sending home 300 military instructors it sent to the Central African Republic to help train its army, which was facing an offens...

UN hopes to take first step to elect next chief by Jan. 31

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly and Security Council are expected to take the first step toward electing the next head of the global organization this month. Assembly...

US rejects UN plea to reverse Yemen rebel terror designation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief and top officials urged the United States on Thursday to reverse its decision to declare Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels a terrorist group to prevent massive famine and...