US calls on China to release detained women's rights activists

The United States called on China on Thursday to immediately release five women`s rights activists, who were detained for apparently planning to demonstrate against sexual harassment on public transport.

 

China asks UN to blackout NGO criticism: Diplomats

China has asked the United Nations to withhold the names of countries that criticize non-governmental organizations, diplomats said Thursday, in a move that raised transparency concerns.

US welcomes Security Council meeting on North Korea

The United States welcomed on Tuesday a UN Security Council decision to hold the first-ever meeting on North Korea`s rights record after weeks of discussion to address Chinese and Russian objections.

US fears Syrian chemical weapons falling to extremists: Samantha Power

The United States expressed concern Thursday that undeclared Syrian chemical weapons could fall into the hands of Islamic extremists.

US says Benghazi `ringleader` was planning new attacks

The suspected ringleader of the deadly 2012 assault on an American compound in Benghazi was planning new attacks on Americans, the United States says, defending the raid that captured the Libyan militant.

US tells South Sudan warring leaders to set date

The United States has pressed South Sudan`s warring leaders to set a date for face-to-face talks, urging the UN Security Council to consider sanctions to stop attacks on civilians.

UN sounds alarm over attacks of civilians in South Sudan

The United Nations sounded the alarm over an upsurge in vicious communal violence in conflict-hit South Sudan, after dozens were killed in an attack on civilians sheltering in a UN base.

United States urges Myanmar to ease tensions

The US ambassador to the UN urged Myanmar on Thursday to intervene to stop communal violence there and protect humanitarian workers in the volatile western state of Rakhine.

US has `deep concern` over Central Africa bloodshed: Power

Ambassador Samantha Power urged Djotodia to "ensure the arrest of perpetrators of recent atrocities," urging him to denounce violence and call for an immediate return to law and order, her office said yesterday.

China urges UN role on Syria after US gives up

Russia and China have both vetoed previous Western efforts to impose UN penalties on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

US won`t seek UN approval for military strike on Syria

The United States has declared it has given up trying to work with the United Nations Security Council on Syria.

Russia holding UN Security Council `hostage`: Samantha Power

US Ambassador Samantha Power shrugged off President Vladimir Putin`s claim that Russia might support a UN resolution authorising military force against Syria.

`America screwed up` with Rice, Power on top posts: Sarah Palin

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has issued a blistering attack on President Barack Obama`s appointments of Susan Rice and Samantha Power on top posts.