UN chief urges talks to end Syria `nightmare`

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged regional and international powers to push Syrian warring parties to engage in talks on a political transition to end their country`s "nightmare".

Former UN chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies

Former UN secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who led the world body during one of its most difficult periods, with failed missions in Rwanda and Bosnia, died Thursday in Cairo. He was 93.

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.

UN kicks off race for next secretary-general

The choice of the UN chief has for decades been the purview of the five permanent Security Council members -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the US. 

UN chief denounces Trump call for ban on Muslims entering US

A UN spokesman says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly opposes Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.

UN chief slams deadly attacks on peacekeepers in Mali

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condemned a deadly attack on United Nations peacekeepers in Mali earlier in the day, stressing "the urgent need to bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice".

Rocket barrage kills 26 Iranian exiles at Iraq camp

A rocket barrage killed at least 26 Iranian exiles at a camp near Baghdad, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said today after the deadliest attack against the opposition group in years.

UN chief urges end to violence as he meets Palestinian president

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged an end to spiralling violence as he met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday.

UN chief condemns Turkey bombings

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condemned the bombings in the Turkish capital of Ankara and extended condolences to the families of the victims.

Modi is breaking taboos while making sanitation a priority: UN chief

India has made great strides to improve hygiene and public health, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said while lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "breaking taboos" by making sanitation a national priority.

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon regrets India-Pak NSA talks did not happen

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed regret over calling-off of the planned NSA-level talks between India and Pakistan and hoped that leaders of the two countries will use "all opportunities" to resume talks soon.

UN chief calls on India, Pak 'to return to dialogue'

UN chief calls on India, Pak 'to return to dialogue'

As the proposed talks between the National Security Advisers of India and Pakistan appeared deadlocked, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on the two sides "to return to dialogue" in the interest of their people and exercise maximum restraint.

UN chief 'alarmed' by upsurge in Ukraine fighting

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed serious alarm over the upsurge in fighting in Ukraine and called for urgent steps to de-escalate the violence.

Monitoring situation in Punjab after attack: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is monitoring the situation in Punjab, following a major terror attack in Gurdaspur district in which seven people, including a senior police official, were killed on Monday.

UN urges Israel to ease travel for Palestinians

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel on Wednesday to ease restrictions on travel for Palestinians between the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank for Ramadan prayers.

UN chief moves to quell Central African Republic child sex abuse scandal

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday moved to contain a scandal over the United Nation`s handling of child sexual abuse allegations in the Central African Republic by ordering an independent, external review of the case.

UN chief seeks 'global action' on climate change this year

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon Monday called for "global action" this year to limit climate change as international weather experts began a quadrennial congress in Geneva.

UN chief deplores return to Cold War mindset at NPT meeting

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday implicitly criticized the United States and Russia for failing to advance nuclear disarmament in a setback he said marked a return to Cold War attitudes.

UN chief, Italy PM and EU's Mogherini in Mediterranean sea trip

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will board a vessel in the Mediterranean Sea to show their "solidarity" after a series of boat migrant tragedies, the EU said.

UN chief appoints new Yemen special envoy

The UN chief appointed a new special envoy to Yemen as pressure grows to return to peace talks while fighting continues in the Arab world's poorest country.