US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

Politics 02/21/19, 17:19

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Two people familiar with the matter say Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ...

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 ...

UN envoy says Yemen ports deal is chance for peace talks

World 02/19/19, 12:08

The U.N. envoy for Yemen says the beginning of the pullout of forces from three key ports provides an opportunity to move to the major goal of ending the four-year conflict that has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis.Martin Griffiths told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that Yemen's government ...

Pakistan says India using UN court for ‘political theater’

Europe 02/19/19, 05:21

Pakistan has accused India of using the United Nations' highest court for "political theater" as it urged judges to dismiss an Indian case seeking to save an alleged spy from execution.The International Court of Justice case centers on the fate of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was convicted of espionage by a ...

India taking Pakistan to UN’s highest court in spying case

Europe 02/18/19, 04:18

India is taking Pakistan to the United Nations' highest court in an attempt to spare an alleged spy from execution, in a case that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals.In a hearing Monday at the International Court of Justice, India is laying out its case that Pakistan breached the ...

Sexual violence rampant in South Sudan’s Unity area, says UN

World 02/15/19, 08:04

Brutal sexual violence committed with "pervasive impunity" and a level of "premeditation" persists in South Sudan's northern region, the United Nations said on Friday.At least 134 women and girls were raped, including some as young as eight, between September and December last year, according to a report issued by the ...

North Macedonia notifies the world about its new name

Europe 02/14/19, 16:19

The foreign ministry of newly renamed North Macedonia says it has formally informed the United Nations, U.N. member states and international bodies that its new name has come into effect under a historic deal to end a long dispute with neighboring Greece.The ministry said in a press release late Thursday ...

UN court has jurisdiction to hear part of Iran-US dispute

World 02/13/19, 11:33

The International Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that it has jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States that seeks to claw back around $2 billion worth of frozen Iranian assets. The U.S. Supreme Court awarded the money to victims of a 1983 bombing in ...

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: US force-feeding immigrants may breach torture agreement

Texas 02/07/19, 15:16

The force-feeding of immigrant detainees inside a Texas detention facility could violate the U.N. Convention Against Torture, the Geneva-based United Nations human rights office said Thursday.The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is concerned that force-feeding could constitute "ill treatment" that goes against the convention, which the United ...

UN report: IS responsible for most attacks in Iraq and Syria

U.S. 02/06/19, 16:17

International terrorist groups carried out more attacks in Iraq and Syria in the last six months of 2018 than in any other country, and Islamic State extremists were primarily to blame, according to a new U.N. report circulated Wednesday. U.N. experts said in the report to the Security Council that IS ...

High-level detainee accuses Kenya, South Sudan of kidnapping

World 02/06/19, 04:39

I was terrified ... I knew that I was heading for a terrible situation." For the first time, the spokesman for South Sudan's armed opposition leader has spoken out about his alleged kidnapping in neighboring Kenya, deportation to his home country and death sentence.James Gatdet Dak, one of the highest-profile ...

UN experts: North Korea nukes intact, dispersing missiles

World 02/05/19, 15:56

North Korea's nuclear and missile programs "remain intact" and its leaders are dispersing missile assembly and testing facilities to prevent "decapitation" strikes, U.N. experts said in a new report. The experts' report to the Security Council, seen Tuesday by The Associated Press, says the country continues to defy U.N. sanctions, including ...

Central African Republic, 14 armed groups reach peace deal

World 02/02/19, 13:48

A peace deal has been reached between the Central African Republic government and 14 armed groups after their first-ever direct dialogue aimed at ending years of conflict, the United Nations and African Union announced on Saturday.Details of the agreement were not immediately available. Talks began Jan. 24 in Sudan's capital, ...

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