Dozens injured during refugee protests in Libyan detention center
Frustration of living under such dire conditions of detention with no end in sight boiled over into violent protests
UN deplores closure of Burundi human rights office
Despite vigorous protests, UN rights chief says office was forced to close its doors after a 23-year presence in the African country
UN says Burundi forces closure of its rights office there
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
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 ...
UN: nearly 2 in 3 Syrians in need of humanitarian aid
More than 80 percent of Syria’s population lives below the poverty line, suffering from chronic levels of deprivation, according to estimates
Saudi Arabia revokes citizenship of Hamza bin Laden
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
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 ...
Un Security Council fails to find consensus on Venezuela crisis
Russia, China veto US resolution, while Russian proposal draws no significant support
Lawlessness remains in Syria as war wanes, UN report says
UN investigators say attacks by pro-government forces in Idlib and western Aleppo have caused scores of civilian casualties
UN to vote on dueling US, Russian resolutions on Venezuela
Standoff continues over getting humanitarian aid, food and medical supplies into country with two competing leaders
UN points finger at Israel over deadly 2018 crackdown on Gaza demonstrators
Investigators say some of incidents may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity
US seeks vote on UN resolution to allow aid into Venezuela
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
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
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 ...
UN launches massive appeal to save Yemen’s people
Pledging conference seeking record amounts of money to provide life-saving aid for some 19 million of most destitute victims of four-year civil war
UN, ICRC address sexual, gender-based violence in conflict situations
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the place and circumstance of the abuse may differ, but the pain and trauma remain the same
Update: UN court says UK should end control of islands
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 pledging conference seeks record $4. 2b for Yemen crisis
This is the largest single country appeal ever launched; United Nations calls it the worst humanitarian crisis in the world
UN: Last year saw highest number of Afghan civilian deaths
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
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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