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Russia: It’s time to stop aid from Turkey to Syrian rebels

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador says he sees no reason to continue humanitarian aid deliveries from Turkey to rebel-held northwe... → Read More

Over 100 nations urge safe migration, action on smugglers

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 100 nations have approved a declaration calling on governments to intensify efforts for safe and orderly migration, cr... → Read More

The AP Interview: New Pakistani FM seeks better ties with US

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan’s new foreign minister says the United States and his country must move beyond past tensions over Afghanistan and are e... → Read More

US accuses Russia of weaponizing food in Ukraine war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused Russia on Thursday of weaponizing food and holding grain for millions of people a... → Read More

UN chief `hopeful’ of Ukraine grain deal to help food crisis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With global hunger levels at a new high, the United Nations chief said Wednesday he is in “intense contacts” with Russia and oth... → Read More

Europe accused of `double-standard’ on Ukrainian refugees

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The quick acceptance of Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s aggression puts a spotlight on Europe’s “double standard” for migrants, stan... → Read More

Europe accused of ‘double standard’ on Ukrainian refugees

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The quick acceptance of Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s aggression puts a spotlight on Europe’s “double standard” for migrants, stan... → Read More

UN condemns killing of Palestinian-American journalist

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday night strongly condemned the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh an... → Read More

UN holds emergency meeting on Taliban crackdown on women

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council held emergency closed consultations Thursday on the Taliban’s latest crackdown on Afghan women as it c... → Read More

UN: Ukraine war is `child rights crisis’ with school attacks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The war in Ukraine is a “child rights crisis” where education is under attack, nearly 100 youngsters have been killed in just th... → Read More

US clashes with China and Russia over North Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States clashed with China and Russia on Wednesday over their strong opposition to the U.S. push for new U.N. sanction... → Read More

Top global official: Bosnian Serbs are trying to `secede’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top international official in Bosnia warned Wednesday that Bosnian Serbs are trying to “secede” and undermine the country’s ... → Read More

Top global official: Bosnian Serbs are trying to `secede’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top international official in Bosnia warned Wednesday that Bosnian Serbs are trying to “secede” and undermine the country’s ... → Read More

Bosnia’s political crisis called worst since 1992-1995 war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top international official in Bosnia called the escalating political crisis in the country the most serious since the 1992-1... → Read More

UN experts: Many worry South Sudan may return to conflict

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Many political leaders and civilians in South Sudan are “deeply skeptical” a 2018 peace agreement can deliver stability to the w... → Read More

US calls UN council meeting Wednesday on North Korea tests

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States scheduled an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday following North Korea’s latest test o... → Read More

UN council backs UN chief’s peace effort in its first action

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted its first statement on Ukraine since Russia’s military action began on F... → Read More

UN chief urges end to senseless and ruthless war in Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the world to unite and end the war in Ukraine on Thursday, calling it senseless, ruthle... → Read More

UN chief urges free, transparent elections in Lebanon May 15

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief called for Lebanon’s parliamentary elections on May 15 to be “free, fair transparent and inclusive” in a report c... → Read More

US to spotlight war-caused food insecurity at 2 UN events

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States said Tuesday it will put a spotlight on the impact of the war in Ukraine and other conflicts on the diminishin... → Read More