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Consequences of Syria war 'too dangerous' for everyone: UN chief

The global threats caused by Syria's civil war have become "too dangerous" to go unresolved, the new UN chief said Wednesday, underlining the need for progress at peace talks next week.

Nearly 180 missing after Mediterranean ship capsize: United Nation

Nearly 180 missing after Mediterranean ship capsize: United Nation

Four people died and nearly 180 are missing after Saturday's migrant ship capsize in the Mediterranean, the UN refugee agency and the International Organisation for Migration said today.

Eight dead in raids on rebel-held Syrian town: Monitor

Air strikes on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria killed eight people on Saturday, a monitor said, the latest to hit the area where Al-Qaeda`s former affiliate has a strong presence.

Twenty six dead in days of DR Congo clashes over slain militia chief

Over two dozen people have been killed since the start of the year in clashes pitting the Democratic Republic of Congo`s security forces against supporters of a slain tribal chief, a local governor said in a statement.

Yemen war claimed lives of 1,400 children, injured hundreds: United Nation

Nearly 1,400 children have been killed, hundreds more injured and many schools closed by the war in Yemen, the UN children`s fund said on Wednesday.

Take action against state institutions facilitating violence: Afghanistan to UNSC

In a veiled but scathing attack against Pakistan for providing safe havens to terror groups, Afghanistan called on the UN Security Council to take measures against "state institutions" that facilitate extremism to advance their foreign policy agenda.

Syria crisis: Children at high risk of waternorne diseases in Damascus, says UN

Syria crisis: Children at high risk of waternorne diseases in Damascus, says UN

Children are at risk of waterborne diseases in Syria`s capital Damascus where 5.5 million people have had little or no running water for two weeks, the United Nations said on Friday.

Afghanistan urges UN to verify cross-border terrorism

Invoking the Amritsar Heart of Asia declaration, Afghanistan has reiterated the call for an international set-up to verify cross-frontier terrorism and expose government organisations that promote terrorism.

Investigate President Rodrigo Duterte for murder, UN rights chief urges Philippines

Investigate President Rodrigo Duterte for murder, UN rights chief urges Philippines

The UN rights chief urged the Philippines on Tuesday to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte for murder, after he boasted that he in the past had personally killed suspected criminals.

Syria's Assad, Russia and Iran have blood on hands: Barack Obama

Syria's Assad, Russia and Iran have blood on hands: Barack Obama

Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime and its Russian and Iranian backers have blood on their hands, US President Barack Obama has said while pitching for an impartial international observer force in Aleppo to coordinate an orderly evacuation through safe corridors.

UN chief alarmed by reports of atrocities in Aleppo

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is alarmed by reports of atrocities against "a large number" of civilians, including women and children, in recent hours in the Syrian city of Aleppo, his spokesman said Monday.

UN Security Council demands Gambia's Jammeh hand over power

United Nations: The UN Security Council today demanded that Gambia's leader Yahya Jmamhe hand over power to the president-elect after he rejected the election results in a dramatic political U-turn.

Hundreds missing after fleeing east Aleppo, rebels block others from leaving: UN

The UN voiced concern Friday that hundreds of men may have gone missing after fleeing into government-controlled parts of Aleppo and said armed groups were reportedly blocking civilians from leaving the shrinking areas under their control.

Pakistan reaches United Nation to de-escalate tensions with India

Pakistan reaches United Nation to de-escalate tensions with India

Pakistan blamed India for closing door on any bilateral engagement and told top United Nations officials that the world has a 'moral responsibility' to settle apprehension with India.

Russia slams proposed UN resolution on Aleppo, calls it 'provocative step'

Russia slams proposed UN resolution on Aleppo, calls it 'provocative step'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday slammed the proposed United Nation resolution demanding a temporary ceasefire in Aleppo as a 'provocative step.'

Women migrants fearing rape take contraceptives before journey: Rights groups

Women migrants fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate they still embark on the journey, a human rights group said on Wednesday.

UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea to slash cash from exports

The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday aimed at cutting the Asian country`s annual export revenue by a quarter in response to Pyongyang`s fifth and largest nuclear test in September. 

500,000 civilians in Mosul face `catastrophic' water shortages: UN

500,000 civilians in Mosul face `catastrophic' water shortages: UN

Operations to retake Iraq`s second city have damaged water pipes in recent days and residents in east Mosul say they have resorted to pumping water from wells.
 

Syrian opposition says airstrike kills 10 civilians

Syrian opposition says airstrike kills 10 civilians

The United Nations said up to 16,000 people have already been displaced in recent days of fighting.

United Nations says Mosul's poor struggling to get food

United Nations says Mosul's poor struggling to get food

"Key informants are telling us that poor families are struggling to put sufficient food on their tables," U.N Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, Lise Grande, told Reuters. "This is very worrying."