At least 31 killed as violence spikes in Syria

Syrian government strikes hit opposition-held areas near the capital and in the country's largest city, Aleppo, while rebels fired mortars in escalating violence that left at least 31 people killed and shattered a relative quiet in Damascus that has held since the teetering cease-fire took effect in late February.

Syria peace talks to push on until April 27: Negotiators

UN-brokered talks aimed at ending Syria`s brutal conflict will push ahead until April 27, despite the departure of the main opposition group, negotiators said Friday.

Syria opposition rejects UN proposal for Assad to stay: Source

Assad's ouster has been the key demand of Syria's opposition since the uprising broke out in 2011, but Damascus says his departure is not on the table.

Syria peace talks broaden as pro-Russia opposition meet UN envoy

Peace talks to end Syria's brutal war broadened to include an opposition group close to Moscow, as the UN intensified efforts to find a political solution to the five-year conflict.

8,000 HIV patients at risk in Eastern Ukraine: UN envoy

Some 8,000 people with HIV in war-torn eastern Ukraine face a critical shortage of medicine and their supply will run out in mid-August unless a blockade is lifted, a UN AIDS envoy has warned.

Tripoli parliament rejects Libya peace plan, wants more talks

The parliament in Tripoli rejected Tuesday a UN proposal to resolve Libya`s political crisis but said it wanted to press on with talks toward reaching an accord with its rival in the east of the country.

UN seeks `message of hope` from Libya rivals

UN envoy Bernardino Leon called for "a message of hope" as rival Libyan groups met in Morocco on Friday with a view to signing a deal on a unity government.

Syria barrel bomb attacks `unacceptable`: UN envoy

The UN`s peace envoy to Syria said Sunday he would visit Damascus soon and renewed his criticism of the use of barrel bombs by President Bashar al-Assad`s regime.

ISIS selling teen girls as slaves for 'as little as a pack of cigarettes': UN envoy

ISIS selling teen girls as slaves for 'as little as a pack of cigarettes': UN envoy

Teenage girls abducted by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are being sold in slave markets "for as little as a pack of cigarettes," the UN envoy on sexual violence said Monday.

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura decries Syria regime raids as dozens killed

 The UN envoy to Syria condemned regime bombing of civilian areas as "totally unacceptable" after more than 140 people were killed in a day of heavy air raids.

UN Libya envoy condemns latest deadly violence

The UN envoy trying to broker a peace agreement in Libya on Saturday condemned another outbreak of violence and repeated calls for an immediate end to hostilities.

UN envoy shuttles between Libya rivals in new Morocco talks

UN envoy Bernardino Leon shuttled between delegates of Libya`s rival parliaments in Morocco Thursday as he pushed for a unity government to end the growing unrest in their country.

Libya talks in Algiers `great success:` UN envoy

Talks between Libya`s rival parliaments on forging a unity government for the violence-wracked country have been a "great success," the UN envoy said Tuesday, but there were no signs of a major breakthrough.

UN warns of Syria `catastrophe` as NGOs pledge funds

A UN envoy warned Monday of a "horrifying" humanitarian situation brewing in Syria as non-governmental organisations pledged more than $480 million for refugees on the eve of a major donor conference.

Yemen on edge of civil war: UN envoy

Events in Yemen are pushing the country "to the edge of a civil war," a UN special envoy warned on Sunday, calling for all parties to resolve the escalating conflict peacefully.

Libya draft deal could be ready in 2 days: UN envoy

The UN`s Libya envoy said Sunday documents to pave the way for a unity government for the "fragmented" country have been delayed but could still be ready within two days.

UN envoy appeals for Syrian refugee education in Lebanon

Gordon Brown, UN special envoy for education, launched an international appeal Wednesday to close a funding gap and pay for the education of 500,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.

Libya's choice is a political deal or destruction: UN

Warring factions in Libya have a choice between a political deal to end violence or the destruction of their oil-rich North African country, UN envoy Bernardino Leon said.

UN envoy in Syria to seek Aleppo truce

 A UN envoy arrived in the Syrian capital Saturday for talks with the regime to try to finalise a deal to freeze fighting in the war-ravaged second city of Aleppo.

UN envoy Bloomberg meets Naidu, to help India in 'Smart City' project

Ahead of his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg on Monday met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and discussed various urban development issues including the 'Smart City' project.