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UN demands Western Sahara mission be fully restored

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon warned Tuesday that Morocco`s expulsion of staff from the UN mission in Western Sahara could be exploited by extremists and urged the Security Council to restore the peacekeeping force.

Over 800 Iraqis killed in November, says UN mission

A total of 888 Iraqis were killed and 1,237 others wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in November, a UN spokesman said here on Tuesday.

South Sudan govt refuses to sign peace as sanction deadline ends

South Sudan`s government refused to sign a peace deal with rebels Monday despite the threat of international sanctions, but will return to finalise an agreement within 15 days, mediators said.

Guinea unrest hampering Ebola response: UN

The head of the UN mission on Ebola in Guinea on Monday said violence in the west of the country "jeopardised" the fight against the deadly virus.

Don't use environment as pretext to kick away poor's development ladder: India

 Don't use universality and shared responsibilities for the environment as pretexts to kick away the ladder of development for the poor or to avoid responsibility for the global ecological havoc, India told the developed nations Tuesday in a telling message.

UN employee 'abducted in Iraq'

A United Nations employee working as a liaison in Iraq's Diyala province has been "abducted" northeast of Baghdad, a spokeswoman for the UN mission in the country has said.

BSF jawan cremated after a week he died under UN flag in Congo

The distraught family of a deceased BSF jawan could get to see the body and cremate their lone bread-winner almost after a week he died, as "procedures" held up an immediate air-dispatch of his mortal remains from a UN mission in Congo.

UN unveils proposals to end Libya crisis

The United Nations unveiled Tuesday a six-point proposal aimed at ending the violence plaguing Libya by establishing a transitional government to rule until a new constitution is adopted and elections held.

UN Chief commends outgoing Indian force commander

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has commended India's Lieutenant General Iqbal Singh Singha on the completion of his assignment as force commander of the UN mission in the Golan, acknowledging his "dedicated leadership" during an attack by Al-Qaeda-linked armed groups last year.

2014 deadliest year in Iraq for civilians since 2006-7 bloodshed: UN

Violence in Iraq in 2014 killed at least 12,282 civilians, making it the deadliest year since the sectarian bloodshed of 2006-07, the United Nations said in a statement.

UN mission condemns attacks on oil installations in Libya

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Saturday strongly condemned the renewed attacks on Libya`s oil installations, which set ablaze storage tanks in the Sidra oil terminal.

Fourth UN staff contracts Ebola in Liberia

A fourth member of the UN mission in Liberia, the country hardest-hit by the Ebola epidemic, has been hospitalised after testing positive for the virus.

UN mission in South Sudan reports heavy fighting

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported heavy fighting between the government troops and armed youth in the town of Nassir in Upper Nile state, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Friday.

Member of UN mission in Liberia hit by Ebola

A military personnel of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has tested positive for Ebola and is undergoing treatment in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, a UN spokesman has revealed.

UN mission finds no evidence of Darfur `mass rape`

A UN mission said Monday it has found no evidence Sudanese troops had raped 200 women and girls in the Darfur region, where insurgents are battling government forces.

UN Ebola mission set to deploy in coming days

A new UN mission to combat Ebola will begin work on the ground on Sunday, bringing supplies and equipment to fight the disease`s worst ever outbreak, the mission chief said.

2 UN peacekeepers killed in north Mali; 7 wounded

The UN Secretary-General has said two United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and seven wounded in a suicide attack in Mali.

Clashes intensify in Libya`s Tripoli

Clashes between rival militias intensified in Libya`s capital Tripoli as bullets and rocket-fire poured into neighbourhoods and civilian facilities, witnesses said Wednesday.

Aid workers free after month`s captivity in Darfur: UN

Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies were released on Saturday in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers said.

100,000 sheltering in UN Mission`s bases in South Sudan

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported that nearly 100,000 people are seeking protection in its bases across the country, and the number is likely to remain high, a spokesperson said Thursday.