UN says Burundi forces closure of its rights office there

World 03/05/19, 05:40

Burundi's government has forced the United Nations human rights office in the troubled East African country to close after 23 years, the U.N. rights chief announced with "deep regret" on Tuesday.Burundi in December asked the U.N. office to leave, months after the outgoing U.N. rights chief called the country one ...

Russia accuses UK of denying access to ex-spy and daughter

Europe 03/04/19, 14:59

Russia is accusing Britain of denying access to Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in violation of an international treaty. It says Moscow doesn't know whether they are alive or dead a year after they were reportedly attacked using a nerve agent.Russia's deputy U.N. ambassador Dmitry Polyansky said ...

Saudi Arabia revokes citizenship of Hamza bin Laden

World 03/01/19, 18:50

Saudi Arabia announced Friday it had revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader who has become an increasingly prominent figure in the terror network.There was no immediate explanation why the royal decree stripping his citizenship, signed in November, was only becoming public now. ...

Update: US-backed Syrian forces to resume assault on IS

World 03/01/19, 12:10

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):7:10 p.m.A spokesman for U.S.-backed forces in Syria says the group is resuming military operations against Islamic State militants holed up in their last pocket of territory in eastern Syria.FILE - This file picture taken Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, shows an ...

US seeks vote on UN resolution to allow aid into Venezuela

U.S. 02/26/19, 16:21

U.S. envoy Elliott Abrams says the Trump administration will seek a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution calling for Venezuela's government to let in humanitarian aid and to hold free elections. Speaking to reporters ahead of a council meeting called by the U.S., Abrams said Tuesday that socialist ...

Nikki Haley nominated for board seat at Boeing

Business 02/26/19, 12:58

Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is being nominated for a seat on the board of directors at Boeing Co. The defense contractor and aircraft manufacturer said Tuesday that Haley will stand for election at its annual shareholder meeting on April 29. Haley was previously the governor of ...

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 ...

Update: UN court says UK should end control of islands

Europe 02/25/19, 10:26

The Latest on the status of the Chagos Islands (all times local):4:15 p.m.The United Nations' highest court says the United Kingdom carved up Mauritius illegally when it ended its colonization of the Indian Ocean islands and must "bring to an end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as rapidly as ...

UN: Last year saw highest number of Afghan civilian deaths

World 02/24/19, 02:33

More civilians were killed in Afghanistan last year than in any of the previous nine years of the increasingly bloody conflict, according to a U.N. report released Sunday, which blamed the spike in deaths on increased suicide bombings by the Islamic State group and stepped up aerial attacks by U.S.-led ...

South Sudan’s hunger is growing, despite 5 months of peace

World 02/22/19, 05:57

Five months into South Sudan's fragile peace, 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation and half the population, more than six million people, are facing extreme hunger, say the United Nations and South Sudan's government in a report issued Friday.Without aid more than 7.5 million people will be ...

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