UN chief visits mosque, stresses sanctity of religious sites

NEW YORK (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres went to the first mosque built in New York City on Friday to show solidarity with the Muslim community, urging people everywhere "to reaffirm th...

Head of UN Women: Technology revolution must benefit women

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. women's agency is calling for the revolution in technology to be used to benefit the world's poor, and especially women, who will not achieve gender equality...

Activists campaign for treaty to end violence against women

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women's rights activists from 128 nations are launching a public campaign for an international treaty to end violence against women and girls, a global scourge estimated by the U...

Barry Kramer, who covered the Vietnam War for AP, dead at 78

NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Kramer, who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and went on to a 30-year career at The Wall Street Journal, has died at the age of 78. While at the...

UN gives green light for North Koreans to travel to Vietnam

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. diplomats say the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea has given a green light to Kim Jong Un's delegation to travel to Vietnam next week for ...

Venezuela allows US diplomats to stay, defusing showdown

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela defused a potential showdown with the United States, suspending a demand that U.S. diplomats leave the country as Washington called on the world to "pick a side" in...

UN organizing national conference in Libya in coming weeks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is seeking to hold a conference in l.ibya in the coming weeks to agree on a national agenda to rebuild the fractured north African nation and spell out the pat...

UN calls out Yemen's Houthi rebels over peace gestures

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Nations has cast doubt on the claims by Yemen's Shiite rebels to have withdrawn from the port of Hodeida, saying such steps can only be credible if all other parties can...

UN council to vote on monitors for truce at key Yemen port

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called a vote for Friday on a resolution that would authorize the use of U.N. monitors to observe the implementation of a cease-fire in Yemen's importan...

UN envoy: More work needed on Syria constitutional committee

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria said in his farewell U.N. briefing Thursday that an "an extra mile" is needed to form a committee to draft a new constitution for the conflict-to...

Diplomats: US postpones meeting on North Korea human rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Diplomats say the United States has postponed a Security Council meeting scheduled for Monday to discuss human rights in North Korea. The well-informed diplomat...

US circulates UN resolution that would condemn Hamas rockets

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has circulated a proposed U.N. resolution condemning the Palestinian militant group Hamas "for repeatedly firing rockets into Israel and for inciting violence" ...

Proposed UN resolution urges Yemen's warring parties to talk

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed U.N. resolution circulated Monday urges Yemen's warring parties to relaunch negotiations to end the three-year conflict and take urgent steps to tackle the world's wor...

Cuba gets support before UN votes on embargo, US amendments

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Diplomats representing more than 135 countries spoke against the American economic embargo of Cuba ahead of votes Thursday on a U.N. resolution condemning the policy and proposed...

UN asks Sri Lanka to repatriate commander in Mali

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations asked the government of Sri Lanka on Friday to immediately repatriate the commander of its 200-strong contingent assigned to the U.N. peacekeeping force in Mal...