Taiwan’s anti-corruption efforts come under international microscope

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first session of the international review of Taiwan's compliance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption (CAC) was held in Taipei on August 21, with ...

UN rights chief warns UN could 'collapse' without change

GENEVA (AP) — The outgoing U.N. human rights chief says the Security Council's five permanent members wield too much power at the United Nations, warning the world body could "collapse" if that doesn'...

Russia says West hampers aid to Syria, return of refugees

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has accused the West of trying to obstruct return of Syrian refugees to their country and blocking the U.N. assistance for reconstruction efforts. Foreign Minist...

Bolton tells Netanyahu that Iran nuclear deal was 'wretched'

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser is bemoaning the "wretched" Iranian nuclear deal in his talks with Israel's prime minister. John Bolton told Benja...

After earthquake, Olympics, Singh has Asian Games in context

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Gaurika Singh was thrust into the international spotlight as the youngest athlete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where she captivated people with her story of earthquake ...

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...

The Latest: The Elders 'deeply saddened' by Annan's death

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The Elders, an elite group of former leaders founded...

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

GENEVA (AP) — Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-g...

UN chief: 1 option to protect Palestinians is a new force

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says options to protect Palestinian civilians under Israeli occupation range from establishing an armed military or police force to deploying c...

Peru, Ecuador tighten requirements for Venezuela migrants

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Two South American nations are stiffening entry requirements for hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan migrants fleeing their nation's economic and humanitarian crisis. ...

UN invites Yemen government and rebels to talks on Sept. 6

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen has invited the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels to talks aimed at ending a three-year conflict that has killed over 10,000 people. ...

UN rights chief condemns Bosnian Serb decision on Srebrenica

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations' human rights chief is condemning the Bosnian Serb legislature's decision to revoke support for a report acknowledging the 1995 massacre of thousands of Bosnian Muslim...

Afghan rock band struggles to hit right note in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The band gathers in a small carpentry shop on the outskirts of Iran's capital, with sawdust still in the air but the buzzing of the jigsaws now exchanged for the soft feedback of a...

UN envoy criticizes Bosnian Serb action on Srebrencia

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. official focusing on preventing genocide is calling the Bosnian Serb legislature's decision to revoke support for a government report acknowledging the massacre of thous...

UN panel calls on Bahrain to release activist Nabeel Rajab

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A United Nations panel says Bahrain should immediately release imprisoned activist Nabeel Rajab. The statement on Thursday by the U.N.'s Working Gr...