Turkey urges global support for cease-fire in Syria's Idlib

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey urged the international community on Tuesday "to vocally and actively support" Turkish calls for a cease-fire in Syria's last rebel-held stronghold in neighboring Idlib pr...

Annan's legacy of fighting for equality and rights lives on

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed to combating poverty and fighting for human rights. And until his death Saturday, he was speaking out about the turbulent wo...

Diplomats: Chile's Bachelet to be new UN human rights chief

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Diplomats say Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen Chile's former President Michelle Bachelet to be the next U.N. human rights chief. The diplomats sai...

US boycotts informal UN meeting on ICC's 20th anniversary

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An informal U.N. Security Council meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the statute that created the International Criminal Court was boycotted by the United States, which is n...

When, not if: US poised to quit UN's human rights council

GENEVA (AP) — Diplomats say the United States is about to quit the United Nation's main human rights body, primarily over Washington's claim that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel. ...

Palestinians seek UN vote blaming Israel; US wants changes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians and their supporters are asking an emergency meeting of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday to adopt a resolution deploring what it calls Israel's "excessive ...

Russia says it's 'dangerous' to beef up chemical watchdog

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador says a British-led attempt to beef up the global chemical weapons watchdog including authorizing it to determine blame for chemical attacks is "dangerous...

Germany certain to win UN council seat, but contest in Asia

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Germany and Belgium are certain to win seats on the U.N. Security Council after Israel dropped out of the race last month, but there will be one closely watched contest between I...

UN to vote on possible sanctions against South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on a U.S.-drafted resolution that threatens an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions against its defense chief and five oth...

Diplomats: UN exempts NKoreans meeting Trump from sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Diplomats say a U.N. committee has granted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's entire delegation an exemption from U.N. sanctions ahead of its scheduled trip to Singapore to meet U...

Red Cross says it's flooded by missing requests for Syrians

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has been "flooded" with about 13,000 requests in the last six months from Syrians looking for missing family members, its president s...

Diplomats: Swiss envoy to Germany to be new UN Myanmar envoy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. diplomats say Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Switzerland's Ambassador to Germany Christine Schraner Burgener to be the new U.N. special envoy for Myanmar. ...

Cheese puffs? Iran says Haley showed fabricated Houthi proof

NEW YORK (AP) — To the Trump administration, the recovered missile fragments were incontrovertible proof that Iran was illicitly arming Yemen's Houthi rebels. Yet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jav...

Iranian official puts Trump on notice about nuclear deal

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and Iran's top diplomat have traded sharp warnings, with Trump threatening "bigger problems" than ever if Tehran restarts its nuclear program. Foreign Minister M...

Cheese puffs? Iran says Haley showed fabricated Houthi proof

NEW YORK (AP) — To the Trump administration, the recovered missile fragments were incontrovertible proof that Iran was illicitly arming Yemen's Houthi rebels. Yet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jav...