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Past articles by Edith:

Guantanamo Detainees Tell First Independent Visitor About Scars from Torture and Hopes to Leave

For the first time since the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba opened in 2002, a U.S. president had allowed a United Nations independent investigator, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, to visit. → Read More

First UN Investigator at US Detention Center at Guantanamo Says Detainees Face Cruel Treatment

The first U.N. independent investigator to visit the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay said Monday the 30 men held there are subject “to ongoing cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment under international law.” → Read More

UN Investigators Compiling Evidence on Chemical Weapons Use by Islamic State Extremists in Iraq

U.N. investigators are compiling evidence on the development and use of chemical weapons by Islamic State extremists in Iraq after they seized about a third of the country in 2014. → Read More

US, Allies Clash With Russia, China Over North Korea's Failed Military Spy Satellite Launch

U.S. deputy ambassador Wood warned North Korea's nuclear, ballistic missile program is threatening international peace. → Read More

UN Nuclear Chief Urges Russia and Ukraine to Ban Attacks at Europe's Largest Nuclear Power Plant

The United Nations nuclear chief says the world is fortunate a nuclear accident hasn’t happened in Ukraine and is asking Moscow and Kyiv to commit to preventing an attack on Europe’s largest nuclear power plant and make other pledges “to avoid the danger of a catastrophic incident.” → Read More

UN Chief and West Berate Russia's Top Diplomat over Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov responded by defending his country’s military action and accusing the U.S. and its allies of undercutting global diplomacy. → Read More

UN General Assembly Calls for Russian Reparations to Ukraine

The U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution calling for Russia to be held accountable for violating international law by invading Ukraine, including by paying reparations. → Read More

UN Chief Warns Global Leaders: The World Is in 'Great Peril'

The 77th General Assembly meeting of world leaders convenes under the shadow of Europe’s first major war since World War II. → Read More

UN Chief Demands Halt to 'Nuclear Saber-Rattling'

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres demanded a halt to “nuclear saber-rattling” on Monday, saying the world is at a “maximum moment of danger.” → Read More

Afghan Rights Leader Heartbroken After Year of Taliban Rule

Sima Samar was the first chair of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. → Read More

UN Demands End to Military Activity at Ukraine Nuke Plant

While the plant is controlled by Russia, its Ukrainian staff continues to run the nuclear operations. → Read More

World One Step from 'Nuclear Annihilation,' UN Chief Warns

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sounded the alarm over the war in Ukraine, nuclear threats in Asia and the Middle East, and other tensions. → Read More

Iran Says It's Ready for New Talks with US on Nuclear Deal

Iran says it's ready for new indirect talks with the United States to overcome the last hurdles to revive its tattered 2015 nuclear deal with major powers amid a growing crisis over the country's atomic program. → Read More

Ukraine's President: Russia Has Become 'A Terrorist' State

Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy accused Russia of becoming “a terrorist” state carrying out “daily terrorist acts” and urged Russia’s expulsion from the United Nations. → Read More

UN: Taliban Faces Threat from Islamic State, New Resistance

The experts said in the report to the U.N. Security Council that with the onset of better weather, fighting may escalate. → Read More

US to Seek New UN Sanctions if North Korea Holds Nuke Test

U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials have said North Korea could soon conduct its first nuclear test in nearly five years. → Read More

China and Russia Veto New UN Sanctions on North Korea

China and Russia have vetoed a U.N. resolution sponsored by the U.S. that would have imposed tough new sanctions on North Korea. → Read More

US Calls Emergency UN Council Meeting Wednesday on North Korea Tests

The United States is calling an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council for Wednesday after North Korea’s latest test of a ballistic missile. → Read More

UN Assembly Votes to Demand That Russia Stop War in Ukraine

The U.N. General Assembly vote on the resolution, entitled “Aggression against Ukraine,” was 141-5 with 35 abstentions. → Read More

UN Ends Iraq's Requirement to Pay Victims of Kuwait Invasion

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to end Iraq’s requirement to compensate victims of its 1990 invasion of Kuwait. → Read More