Yemen faces power vacuum after president quits

Yemen faced a dangerous power vacuum Friday after its president announced his resignation over a deadly standoff with Shiite militia controlling the capital and lawmakers called an emergency weekend session.

Ban Ki-moon condemns Jordan pilot kidnapping

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday expressed his "concern" over a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State jihadist group after his plane went down in Syria. 

UN chief warns of dangerous escalation in Ukraine

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is alarmed by reports of fighting in east Ukraine spreading southward and warned of a dangerous escalation, his spokesman said today.

Shopian killings: Geelani to submit memorandum to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Hardline Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday said he would submit a memorandum on the killings of unarmed youths in Kashmir to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

UNSG congratulates people of Pakistan on historic election

Ban Ki-moon today applauded the courage and determination of political parties to engage in the electoral process despite the challenging security situation ahead of the voting.

UN names head of Syria chemical arms inquiry

UN Secretary General named a Swedish scientist to head a UN fact-finding mission to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Ban voices support for Malala as world names Nov 10 after her

With the world commemorating November 10 as `Malala Day` in honour of Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon extended his support to the young girl.

UN strongly condemns Benghazi attack on US envoy

The consulate in Benghazi was set on fire yesterday reportedly killing one American consular official.

UN chief asks for help to end Syrian conflict

UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki-moon has called on outside parties, especially countries in the Middle East, "to do all they can" to help end the Syrian conflict.

Ban backs UN presence in Syria

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Security Council to support continued UN presence in Syria as it would facilitate a peaceful resolution to the crisis there.