US calls UN meeting on North Korea missiles _ not rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council on Wednesday was meeting for the second time in a week on North Korea’s increasing ballistic missile and nuclear-related activities, this time at the request...

UN experts: Libya is new focus of Islamic State extremists

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say the interference of Chadian and Sudanese fighters in Libya is “a direct threat” to the security and stability of the war-torn country, which a leader of the Isla...

UN resolution condemns Russia's occupation of Crimea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Monday condemning Russia’s occupation of Crimea and the city of Sebastapol and urging the withdrawal of its military forces “witho...

UN calls for truce around next year's Tokyo summer Olympics

United Nations (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution Monday urging all nations to observe a truce during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan, saying sports can play a role i...

Diplomats: US backs out of North Korea human rights meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States changed its mind and is now refusing to sign a letter that would have authorized the U.N. Security Council to hold a meeting Tuesday on the human rights situati...

It’s World Children’s Day and anniversary of child rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — It was World Children’s Day on Wednesday, and British teenage actress Millie Bobby Brown and former England soccer star David Beckham urged people everywhere to listen to youngst...

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating govern...

Africans fail to get UN support for AU-UN envoy for Libya

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — African members of the U.N. Security Council have tried unsuccessfully to appoint a joint African Union-United Nations envoy for conflict-torn Libya in an apparent attempt to rep...

Turkey says it is acting in self-defense in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey has justified its ongoing invasion of northeast Syria to the United Nations by saying it's exercising its right to self-defense under the U.N. Charter, according to a lett...

UN envoy says Syria charter-drafting panel a 'sign of hope'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria said Monday that the convening of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria on Oct. 30 "should be a sign of hope for the long-suffering S...

US: Zarif can visit sick colleague after Iran frees American

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States said Friday that Iran's foreign minister can visit the regime's ailing U.N. ambassador at a New York hospital only if Tehran releases an American citizen, diplo...

Mideast conflicts, Brexit to take center stage at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the threat posed by Iran and Britain's fraught exit from the European Union are likely topics Thursday as world leaders gather for a third day o...

UN chief: World faces 'unprecedented threat' from terrorism

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that the world is facing "an unprecedented threat from intolerance, violent extremism and terrorism" that affects every countr...

Iran president to address UN as Persian Gulf tensions mount

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With tensions high in the Persian Gulf, all eyes will be on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday as he speaks on the second day of the U.N. General Assembly's annual gat...

UN envoy: Constitutional committee is first step to peace

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Syria says the agreement to establish a committee to draft Syria's new constitution is "a door opener" to a new future for the conflict-wracked country. ...