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Ban sends condolences over ferry sinking victims

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 21:17

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has written to South Korean President Park Geun-hye expressing condolences over the sinking of the ferry "Sewol" in which at least 14 people were believed drowned.

1 million South Sudanese may face famine: UN chief

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:15

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan unless there is immediate action.

South Sudan Army admits loss of key oil town of Bentiu

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:13

South Sudan`s Army said rebels had wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.

UN`s Ban presses Netanyahu, Abbas over peace talks

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 02:10

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to encourage them to keep alive the faltering peace process.

Iran asks UN chief to intervene in envoy row

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 00:48

Iran on Monday urged United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to intervene directly in a row sparked by America`s refusal to give Tehran`s chosen UN envoy a visa.

UN chief hails peacekeeping mission in CAR

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 02:27

UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon Thursday welcomed establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation in the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR) by the Security Council.

Sri Lanka refuses to cooperate with UN probe

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 18:44

Sri Lanka has refused to cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes during the final phase of the country`s civil war, saying it will not subject itself to the jurisdiction of the top rights body.

Ban Ki-moon viewing Indian elections with "great" interest

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 00:15

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is viewing India`s general elections that began on Monday with "great interest".

Iraq executes two despite international outcry

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 23:21

Iraq executed two people convicted on anti-terror charges on Monday, the justice ministry said, despite international condemnation of Baghdad`s use of the death penalty and criticism of the country`s judicial system.

UN chief urges C. Africa leaders to avert new genocide

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 00:02

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made an impassioned plea on Saturday to the leaders of the strife-torn Central African Republic to prevent a new genocide on the continent, 20 years after Rwanda.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon visits C African Republic

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 20:37

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon travelled to Central African Republic on Saturday for the first time since the country erupted into sectarian bloodshed four months ago, where he promised those displaced by the violence they could "count on the international community."

UN chief urges countries to join Arms Trade Treaty

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 03:30

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday called for more countries to join the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to facilitate its entry into force.