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UN says 10.8 million Syrians need aid

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 09:10

The number of Syrians in urgent need of humanitarian aid has jumped to 10.8 million -- nearly half of Syria`s population of 22 million -- United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 09:06

Lawyers for more than 1,500 victims of Haiti`s deadly cholera epidemic said they had served UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a personal summons to appear in US court.

UN chief to visit three African countries: Spokesman

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 09:01

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon is scheduled to start a visit to Namibia, Equatorial Guinea and Kenya Monday.

UN chief calls for arms embargo on Syria

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 01:48

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to the powerful Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Syria, stressing that it is "essential" to stem the flow of arms pouring into the war-torn country.

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).