Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed on Tuesday when their truck was blown up in Mali, security sources told AFP, casting a shadow over the restart of peace talks between the west African state and rebel militias.
A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the UN`s World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is "alarmed" by Israeli plans to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank, his spokesman said Monday.
Islamist fighters have carried out atrocities on "an unimaginable scale" in months of fighting with Iraqi forces, who have also killed detainees and shelled civilian areas, a UN official said on Monday.
Both Islamist fighters and, to a lesser extent, Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, a senior U.N. official said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday.
Both Islamist fighters and Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, senior UN officials said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday.
Islamic State forces are committing atrocities amounting to crimes against humanity against minorities while Iraqi government forces have executed detainees and shelled civilian areas in acts that may constitute war crimes, the United Nations said on Monday.
The UN Human Rights Council was set Monday to debate demands for an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate "atrocities" committed by Islamic State (IS) jihadists which "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity".
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern about a coup in Lesotho, urging "all parties to refrain from violence and work together towards a peaceful and lasting resolution of their differences".