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War crimes commission takes aim at Islamic State

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 08:08

The head of the independent UN commission on Syrian war crimes said that commanders of the Islamic State extremist group are "good candidates" to be put on a confidential list of alleged perpetrators.

UN body concerned about impact of Gaza violence on women

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 07:53

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Friday expressed its deep concern about the impact of the ongoing Gaza conflict on women`s health and access to safe births.

Israeli soldier killed by shell fired near Gaza school: Army

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 01:03

An Israeli soldier was killed Friday by fire from a building near UN school in the Gaza Strip, the army said, bringing the number of military deaths to 35 since July 8.

UN agencies express concern over increasing Gaza conflict

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 00:16

Leading UN agencies on Friday expressed concern over the escalating conflict in Gaza, calling on all parties to ensure that children and schools are not targeted and humanitarian assistance, particularly to pregnant women, is allowed into the troubled areas.

UN says 230,000 have fled homes in Ukraine crisis

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:44

A total of 230,000 people have fled their homes in the face of Ukraine`s spiralling conflict, the United Nations refugee agency said.

IAEA says needs more money to monitor Iran nuclear deal extension

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:31

The UN atomic watchdog said it needs 1 million euros in extra funding to help pay for its monitoring of a four-month extension of an interim nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.

UN hails Central African Republic ceasefire

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:26

The UN Security Council welcomed a ceasefire signed by warring armed groups in the Central African Republic.

ISIS jihadists did not order female genital mutilation in Iraq?

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:17

Jihadists in Iraq have not ordered women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation as claimed by a senior UN humanitarian official.

US-led Gaza truce efforts focus on humanitarian lull, talks

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 07:54

US-led efforts to end the conflict between Israel and Hamas are focused on a week-long humanitarian ceasefire, during which intensive negotiations will tackle the blockade of Gaza and other disputes, officials said.

2.2 bn people are `poor or near-poor`: UN report

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 07:51

Approximately 2.2 billion people around the world are "poor or near-poor," a UN flagship report said Thursday.

Ban Ki-moon `shocked and appalled` by shelling of Gaza school

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 06:44

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made an impassioned plea for Israel and Hamas to end their conflict and vehemently condemned the shelling of a U.N.-run school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

UN panel asks Japan to redress `comfort women` issue

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 06:41

The United Nations Human Rights Committee Thursday raised its concerns over "comfort women" and requested Japan to make immediate and effective efforts to redress the issue.