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UN renews anti-piracy ships off Somalia for only 3 months

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to allow international naval forces to continue using all necessary means to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia — but only f...

UN says Islamic State committed war crimes at Iraqi prison

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of a U.N. team investigating atrocities in Iraq said that Islamic State extremists committed crimes against humanity and war crimes at a prison in Mosul in June 2014, wh...

UN urges truce during winter Olympics in Beijing in February

United Nations (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday urged all nations to observe a truce during the Beijing Winter Olympics starting in February, saying a halt to conflicts during one of the ...

UN General Assembly urged to investigate Yemen atrocities

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 60 organizations urged the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday to establish an investigative body to gather and preserve evidence of serious human rights violations durin...

UN urges Sudanese to support prime minister for democracy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief on Wednesday urged the Sudanese people to support reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok so the country can have “a peaceful transition towards a true ...

UN chief says aid and flights resuming to Ethiopia's Tigray

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief had a piece of good news Wednesday in the midst of Ethiopia’s year-long war against forces from the Tigray region: 157 trucks with food and humanitarian aid arrive...

Action delayed on Myanmar and Afghan requests for UN seats

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A key U.N. committee decided Wednesday to delay action on requests by Myanmar’s military junta and Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to take their countries’ seats at the United Natio...

Fauci says COVID diverted resources from fighting AIDS

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said Tuesday the COVID-19 pandemic has diverted scientific and financial resources from the fight against AIDS, serious...

UN envoy warns of risk of new Israel-Palestinian violence

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy warned Tuesday that without quick and decisive action to address the key drivers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the region risks plunging into “anothe...

UN peacekeepers face greater threats from complex conflicts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The more than 66,000 United Nations peacekeepers are confronting greater threats today because conflicts have become more complex and are driven by an increasing number of factor...

Mideast Quartet: Israel, Palestinians must tackle violence

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The so-called Quartet of Middle East mediators urged Israel and the Palestinians on Thursday to address an array of challenges — ongoing violence in the West Bank, the advancemen...

UN: Ethiopia releases 6 UN staff and all 70 plus drivers

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Thursday that six U.N. staff members detained by the Ethiopian government were released and that all of the more than 70 detained truck drivers waiti...

UN envoy: Afghanistan on brink of `humanitarian catastrophe'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Afghanistan is “on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe” and its collapsing economy is heightening the risk of extremism, the U.N.’s special representative for the country war...

UN envoy: Somalia's leaders must finish elections quickly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Somalia urged the country’s political leaders to redouble efforts to ensure that the entire Federal Parliament is elected before the end of the year so...

Coalition launched to provide school lunches to global needy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 60 governments and 50 U.N. agencies and organizations have joined forces to press for the restoration of school lunches for all 388 million primary school children who were ...