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UN `regrets` Alamuddin`s decision to not serve on Gaza probe

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 01:49

The United Nations has expressed regret that noted human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin will not be able to serve on an independent inquiry commission that will investigate possible human rights violations and war crimes committed, particularly in the Gaza Strip.

UN Security Council threaten South Sudan leaders with sanctions

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 22:50

UN Security Council envoys warned South Sudan`s warring leaders today they would face sanctions if a civil war that has pushed the young nation to the brink of famine does not stop.

United Nations says Sri Lanka violates international refugee law

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 21:47

The UN refugee agency on Tuesday accused Sri Lanka of breaking international law in its growing campaign to kick out Pakistani asylum seekers without a fair hearing.

Gaza crisis: UN names panel to probe war crimes

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 09:35

The United Nations has named a three-member panel which will probe the war crimes and human rights violations that took place in Gaza Strip in the violence between Israel and Palestine.

Indirect Israel-Palestine talks to resume today

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 09:40

Egypt-brokered indirect talks between the Palestinian and Israeli sides is scheduled to resume Monday morning.

UN chief welcomes new truce in Gaza

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 08:41

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday welcomed another 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire brokered by Egypt.

Delhi Police to get Rs 40 cr under women safety programme

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 15:45

Delhi Police will get Rs 40 crore to implement the United Nations Women Safe City project to put in place enhanced security apparatus for women in the national capital.

UNRWA demands lifting of Gaza blockade

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 20:09

UN agency aiding Palestinian refugees has demanded that the border restrictions on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip be lifted, warning that "a man-made homelessness crisis" is unfolding in the besieged enclave.

UN chief calls for durable Gaza truce as hostilities resume

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 01:10

The UN Secretary General called on the parties to continue negotiations in Cairo to reach a durable ceasefire saying that the "appalling" humanitarian situation in Gaza should not be made worse by any military action by two sides.

UN says preparing Iraq humanitarian corridor

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 23:40

The United Nations said it was working on opening a humanitarian corridor in northern Iraq to allow stranded civilians threatened by jihadist fighters to flee.

400,000 children in Gaza Strip showing symptoms of distress: UNICEF

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 15:30

Around 400,000 children in the Gaza Strip are showing symptoms of distress, including bed wetting, clinging to parents and nightmares, and need psychosocial support, the United Nations Children`s Fund has said.

UN chief calls on international community to support Iraq

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 14:26

UN chief Ban Ki-moon is calling on the international community to support Iraq and help its government alleviate the suffering of those impacted by the spiralling violence as Islamic State terrorists continue to overrun areas of northern Iraq.