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UN chief demands arms embargo on Syria

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 22:09

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Syria, in a rallying cry for international action to end the country`s devastating civil war.

UN chief condemns heavy shelling, aerial attacks in Syria

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:47

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the continued heavy shelling, aerial attacks and use of barrel bombs by the Syrian government and renewed his appeal to all parties to the conflict to end violence and seek a political solution.

`ISIL attacks on civilians could amount to war crimes`

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:41

Attacks on Iraqi civilians by terrorist and armed groups like ISIL could amount to war crimes and protection of civilians should be the primary focus of any strategy to address the crisis in that country, special advisers to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have said.

UN chief concerned over violence in Iraq

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 03:55

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday expressed his deep concerns over the deteriorating security situation in Iraq. "I am deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Iraq, including the reports of mass summary executions by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)," reportedly Ban Ki-moon said in a press conference here.

UN chief wants peaceful political solution in Syria

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 03:16

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday called for "all regional actors, and all those with influence over the Syrian parties, to work together in favour of a peaceful, political solution".

UN condemns terror attack in Kenya

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 12:02

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned Sunday`s attack on Kenya`s eastern town of Mpeketoni that killed at least 48 people, a media report said Tuesday.

Jordan`s Prince Zeid to be next UN rights chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 04:19

Prince Zeid al Hussein of Jordan, a veteran diplomat and campaigner for international justice, will become the first UN human rights chief from the Muslim and Arab worlds following his unanimous election by the UN General Assembly.

UN chief condemns Iraq violence

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 11:55

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the recent upsurge of violence in Iraq by terrorist groups including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

UN chief urges ceasefire and talks in Mali

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 07:40

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging immediate implementation of a ceasefire agreement in northern Mali.

UN warns of severe humanitarian crisis as militants seize two Iraqi cities

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 08:56

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to unite behind Iraq as a lightening offensive by heavily armed jihadists swept closer to Baghdad.

Mali attack will not dim UN resolve: Ban Ki-moon

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 08:50

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned an attack that killed four peacekeepers in Mali, but warned it would not diminish the United Nations` resolve to work toward peace in the country.

UN chief calls for international solidarity with Iraq

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 05:11

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to unite behind Iraq as a lightening offensive by heavily armed jihadists swept closer to Baghdad.