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Donors voice concerns over Taliban rule as UN seeks funds

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations on Monday drummed up millions of dollars in emergency funds from donor countries for beleaguered Afghans who could soon face widespread hunger, even...

US members of Congress back Taiwan’s case for UN membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two members of the United States House of Representatives have written a letter to the American ambassador to the United Nations asking her to back Taiwan’s cause, r...

Violent protests mar funeral of slain Haiti president

Haiti bid a rowdy farewell to assassinated president Jovenel Moise on Friday as his funeral was roiled by nearby gunfire and protests, prompting a high-level U.S. delegation to leave abruptly and othe...

Women’s groups call for UN peacekeeping force in Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women’s rights supporters and faith leaders are calling for a United Nations peacekeeping force for Afghanistan to protect hard-won gains for women over the last two decades as A...

Russia and China try to end Bosnia's international overseer

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China have circulated a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that would immediately strip the powers of the international high representative overseeing implementati...

UN approves extension of aid from Turkey to rebel-held Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the delivery of humanitarian aid from Turkey to rebel-held northwest Syria for six months with another six months vir...

Egypt, Sudan urge UN action on Nile dam, Ethiopia says 'no'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt and Sudan urged the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to undertake “preventive diplomacy” and call for a legally binding agreement to resolve a dispute with Ethiopia over t...

New UN proposal: Aid to Syria from 1 crossing from Turkey

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. resolution proposed late Wednesday would allow the delivery of humanitarian aid to rebel-held northwest Syria through just one crossing point from Turkey for a year after ...

China wants cross-border aid and sanctions relief for Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China said Tuesday it wants the U.N. Security Council to not only extend humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria from neighboring countries but to tackle the impact of Western sanct...

UN: Over 400,000 people in Ethiopia's Tigray face famine now

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Friday that more than 400,000 people in Ethiopia’s crisis-wracked Tigray region are now facing the worst global famine in decades and 1.8 million are on t...

France: West will stop Syria aid if no delivery cross-border

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France warned Russia on Thursday that if humanitarian aid deliveries are allowed only across conflict lines within Syria -- and not from neighboring countries -- Western nations ...

Russia rejects renewing aid from Iraq to Syria's northeast

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s U.N. ambassador on Wednesday called a proposal to reopen a border crossing from Iraq to Syria’s northeast for delivering humanitarian aid “a non-starter.” He also refuse...

US envoy: Children in conflict taught to commit war crimes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Children caught in conflict are being taught to commit war crimes before they can count, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Monday, pointing to the deadliest attack i...

UN draft resolution calls for Syrian aid through 2 crossings

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A draft U.N. Security Council resolution circulated Friday would authorize the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria across the borders of Turkey and Iraq, but Syria’s close ally...

UN envoy calls for new international talks on Syrian war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With no progress toward ending the 10-year Syrian conflict, the U.N. special envoy for Syria called Friday for new international talks on concrete steps like exchanging prisoners...