UN chief visits mosque, stresses sanctity of religious sites

New York 03/22/19, 18:07

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 the sanctity of all places of worship and the safety of all worshippers."Speaking a week after the terrorist attacks on two mosques ...

Saudis, UAE lead way with new funds for Yemen sought by UN

Europe 02/26/19, 12:32

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates led the way Tuesday in contributing hundreds of millions of dollars to help Yemen, where their countries' Western-backed militaries are deeply engaged in a wrenching and bloody fight against Iran-aligned militias.The commitments of $1.5 billion by the two rich regional powers made up ...

South Korea: More needed than just end to North Korea tests

World 02/25/19, 09:39

South Korea's top diplomat said Monday that an end to North Korea's nuclear and missile tests would be good, but "just the beginning," after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be "happy" as long as no testing takes place. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said South Korea hopes for tangible results ...

Ukraine’s president wants UN options for peace force in east

Europe 02/20/19, 15:47

A U.N.-mandated peacekeeping operation could be decisive in ending the conflict in Ukraine's east with Russian-backed separatists — and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres should send an assessment mission to come up with options, Ukraine's president said Wednesday.Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of conducting an "undeclared war against my country," but said his ...

Pakistani PM willing to talk but warns India not to attack

World 02/19/19, 20:08

Pakistan's prime minister offered to hold talks with India, even as he warned New Delhi to refrain from launching any attacks on his country following last week's suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir.Imran Khan said he hoped "better sense" would prevail after the attack on a paramilitary convoy that killed at ...

Losing climate change race a ‘disaster for Africa,’ UN says

World 02/09/19, 14:11

The United Nations chief says the world is losing the race with climate change and "this can be a disaster for Africa" and beyond.Antonio Guterres urged more political will for financing and adaptation as he spoke on Saturday ahead of a summit of the African Union continental body.He says Africa ...

UN replaces Cammaert as monitoring chief in Yemen’s key port

U.S. 01/31/19, 13:03

The U.N. says Dutch Maj. Gen. Patrick Cammaert, who has been heading the U.N. operation monitoring a cease-fire in Yemen's key port of Hodeida, is being replaced by a Danish officer.U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who announced Danish Lt. Gen. Michael Lollesgaard's appointment Thursday, said Cammaert was on a temporary one-month ...

UN chief Guterres awarded German prize for European unity

Europe 01/29/19, 10:10

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been chosen as the winner of a prestigious German prize for contributions to European unity.The city of Aachen announced Tuesday that Guterres has been awarded the International Charlemagne Prize.The award committee said Guterres is "an outstanding advocate for the European model of society, for pluralism, ...

UN chief urges world: ‘Rise up against rising anti-Semitism’

World 01/28/19, 19:46

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that hatred of Jews is getting worse and says that "we must rise up against rising anti-Semitism."He told the United Nations' annual commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day that attempts are being made to rewrite the history of the Holocaust, during which 6 million ...

Guatemala pulls out of UN corruption body, expels members

America 01/08/19, 00:04

Guatemala said it was withdrawing from a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission and giving its prosecutors a day to leave the country, as President Jimmy Morales moved to expel a body that has investigated him, his family and top government officials.Accusing the commission of overreach and violating Guatemala's sovereignty, Foreign Minister ...

UN Security Council delays Congo session amid vote counting

World 01/07/19, 20:12

The U.N. Security Council has put off a planned session on Congo and its closely watched presidential election as the country continues waiting for delayed results.A Security Council discussion initially set for Tuesday was postponed to Friday after Congolese officials indefinitely postponed the release of the first results. They had ...

Guatemala to withdraw from UN anti-corruption commission

America 01/07/19, 17:46

Guatemala is pulling out of a United Nations-sponsored anti-corruption commission after more than a year of tension between the government and the group, which has investigated top government officials and people close to President Jimmy Morales.Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel announced the decision Monday after meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. There ...

UN to send new envoy to Somalia after flap led to expulsion

World 01/04/19, 12:58

The United Nations plans to replace an envoy who was ordered to leave Somalia after questioning the arrest of a political candidate with an extremist history.U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said Friday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has full confidence in Nicholas Haysom and deeply regrets Somalia's decision to expel him.But ...

Britain’s top diplomat joins final day of Yemen peace talks

World 12/13/18, 05:20

Britain's foreign secretary joined Yemen peace talks in Sweden on Thursday, as part of his efforts to help kick start a political process to bring an end to the country's brutal four-year civil war.Jeremy Hunt's office said he would be in the Swedish town of Rimbo along with U.N. Secretary ...

Update: UN Secretary-General returns to climate talks

Europe 12/12/18, 04:35

The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local):10:25 a.m.U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has flown back to Poland in an effort to support struggling talks on ways of fighting climate change.Guterres was expected to make a statement Wednesday during the U.N. climate summit in Katowice, ...

Update: UN chief presses support for migration accord

World 12/10/18, 03:56

The Latest on the U.N. migration conference (all times local):9:50 a.m.United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has sought to dispel "falsehoods" and "myths" over an international agreement on safe, humane and orderly migration.The U.N. chief spoke at the start of a two-day international conference about the "Global Compact on Migration," moments ...

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