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.

UN Security Council urges for immediate ceasefire in Libya

The UN Security Council Wednesday adopted a resolution on Libya, calling for an immediate ceasefire while expanding sanctions on those who involved in the violence there.

Islamic State and Syrian government committing war crimes: UN

The Syrian government and Islamic State insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, UN investigators said on Wednesday.

Boko Haram leader proclaims `Islamic caliphate` in Nigeria

Boko Haram`s leader said he has created an Islamic caliphate in a northeast Nigeria town seized by the insurgents earlier this month, in a video on Sunday.

UN Council condemns `heinous and cowardly` Foley murder

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants and called for the immediate release of all hostages.

UN Security Council to meet over Russia aid convoy

United Nations: The United Nations Security Council is to hold emergency consultations on Thursday after Russia sent an aid convoy rolling into eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow rebels are fighting Kiev`s forces.

Syria: UN rights chief rebukes Security Council inaction

In her last address to the Security Council, the UN human rights chief sharply criticized the body for its ineffectiveness on Syria and other intractable conflicts, saying its members have often put national interests ahead of stopping mass atrocities.

Central African Republic will have 7,600 UN peacekeepers

The initial UN force that takes over peacekeeping duties in Central African Republic from an African force on September 15 will have 7,600 soldiers and police, the UN envoy to the conflict-wracked country has said.

Iran won`t sign nuclear deal `at any price`

Iran is committed to securing a nuclear agreement with world powers but will not sign one "at any price", its negotiators said on Monday, as a key deadline for Tehran nears.

UN, EU move against IS in Iraq

Iraqis and foreign powers voiced relief on Friday after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki agreed to step down, as the UN targeted Islamist militants and the EU backed the arming of their Kurdish rivals.

UN Security Council calls for early government formation in Iraq

The UN Security Council Wednesday called for the formation of a new inclusive government in Iraq as quickly as possible and urged all political parties to respect the political process governed by the country`s constitution.

UN Security Council envoys visit war-torn Somalia: Presidency

UN Security Council ambassadors met with Somalia`s president Wednesday under heavy security in the war-ravaged capital Mogadishu, the presidency said in a statement.

UN Security Council pessimistic on swift South Sudan peace deal: Envoy

UN Security Council envoys said Wednesday they had little hope of a swift end to South Sudan`s eight-month long conflict, despite threatening sanctions during meetings with the warring leaders.

UN Security Council threaten South Sudan leaders with sanctions

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.

Over 1,543 killed in Ukraine conflict in four months

The UN said Friday that more than 1,543 people have been killed and another 4,396 wounded in Ukraine since fighting flared up in mid-April.

UN Security Council urges world to help Iraqi government

The UN Security Council on Thursday urged governments to help Iraq cope with a humanitarian crisis sparked by a jihadist offensive that has left hundreds of thousands of Iraqis on the run.

UN condemns jihadists over attacks on Iraq`s Yazidi minority

The UN Security Council has condemned attacks by jihadists in northern Iraq, warning those responsible could face trial for crimes against humanity, amid fears the besieged Yazidi minority could be wiped out.

Jordan in fresh push for UN action on Gaza

Jordan has presented a new resolution on the Gaza crisis to the UN Security Council and hopes for action on the measure in the coming days, its ambassador said.

Jordan in fresh push for UN action on Gaza

Jordan has presented a new resolution on the Gaza crisis to the UN Security Council and hopes for action on the measure in the coming days, its ambassador said on.

UN warns Lebanon against getting sucked into Syrian war

The UN Security Council has backed Lebanon`s military action against extremist groups but urged it to stay out of the conflict in neighbouring Syria, as Beirut vowed no leniency for the "terrorist killers".