5 dead, about 30 injured in attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

At least five United Nations peacekeepers were killed and some 30 others injured in an attack on a UN base in northern Mali, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said today.

Islamic State spreading its tentacles to South Asia, warns UN chief

Islamic State spreading its tentacles to South Asia, warns UN chief

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned of the danger of the Islamic State spreading its tentacles to South Asia through organisations like the Tehreek-e-Khilafat in Pakistan and called for international action against the grave threat.

Replace female genital mutilation with new rites of passage, says UN chief

New, unharmful rites of passage should replace female genital mutilation , UN chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday after new data showed there were more victims of the custom than previously estimated.

Economy, security woes dent popularity of Canadaian PM Justin Trudeau

Economy, security woes dent popularity of Canadaian PM Justin Trudeau

One hundred days after Justin Trudeau `s Liberal government was sworn in, the still-popular Canadian prime minister faces mounting criticism, against the backdrop of a floundering economy and terror fears.

34 groups now allied to Islamic State extremists: UN chief

Thirty-four militant groups from around the world had reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State extremist group as of mid-December and that number will only grow in 2016, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report.

Britain, Norway pledge extra $2.9 bn for Syria before donor conference

Britain and Norway pledged on Thursday to spend an additional USD 2.9 billion in aid for Syrians by 2020, seeking to build momentum for a donor conference that the United Nations hopes will raise more than USD 7 billion for this year alone.

UN says Syria talks `cannot fail`, opposition to miss start

Key Syrian opposition members said on Thursday they will miss the start of crucial talks in Geneva aimed at ending the devastating war, as the UN warned the negotiations must not fail.

Israel`s Netanyahu says UN`s Ban `encourages terror`

Israel`s Netanyahu says UN`s Ban `encourages terror`

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accused the UN chief of "encouraging terror" after Ban Ki-moon spoke of Palestinian frustration at Israel`s occupation and said it was natural to resist.

India challenges UN to act unitedly on terror, adopt convention

India has challenged the world body to rise above the differences of its members over fighting terrorism and adopt an international convention to unitedly combat the spreading menace.

UN chief condemns suicide bombing near polio center in Pakistan

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned the suicide bombing close to a polio eradication centre in Quetta, Pakistan, which reportedly killed at least 15 people and wounded 25 others.

Time to turn climate pledges into concrete action: France

The 195 governments that clinched the Paris climate deal must now turn their pledges into concrete action, France's ecology minister Segolene Royal has said.

Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr's execution: Iran complains to UN about Saudi "provocations"

Saudi Arabia executed Shi`ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr on January 02.

Iran complains to UN about Saudi Arabia's "provocations"

Iran complains to UN about Saudi Arabia's "provocations"

A diplomatic crisis between Iran and Saudi Arabia entered its second week.

UN chief demands North Korea cease any further nuclear activities

UN chief demands North Korea cease any further nuclear activities

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday issued a strong condemnation of North Korea's nuclear test and called on Pyongyang to halt its nuclear program.

UN chief names adviser for UN summit on refugees, migrants

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of Karen AbuZayd as special adviser on the summit on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants.

UN chief concerned about Haiti''s election process

Ban Ki-moon urged the Haitian authorities and other political actors to resolve their outstanding issues and conclude the election process. 

UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing four girls in Central Africa

UN peacekeepers are facing new allegations of sexual abuse in the Central African Republic involving four young girls, the UN spokesman said Tuesday.

Ban congratulates Iraqi's al-abad on victory over IS

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday congratulated Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abad on re-taking most of the Ramadi city from the Islamic State terror group, according to a statement issued by the UN office.

UN mulls ''light'' options to monitor possible Syria truce: Envoys

The United Nations is mulling "light touch" options for monitoring a possible ceasefire in Syria that would keep its risks to a minimum by relying largely on Syrians already on the ground, diplomatic sources said.

UNSC adopts resolution to cut off funding to ISIS, al Qaeda

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to cut off all sources of funding to ISIS and al Qaeda with finance ministers from the member nations vowing to increase sanctions against the terror groups.