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UN `outrage` over South Sudan base attack

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 21:24

The United Nations Security Council expressed "outrage" and demanded the South Sudan government prevent attacks on its bases and civilians in the war-torn country after dozens of people were killed.

Iran says nuclear experts to hold talks in New York

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 17:29

Iran and world powers will resume technical talks next month in New York ahead of further negotiations on a lasting nuclear deal, a senior Iranian official said on Saturday.

United Nations outraged by South Sudan attacks

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 14:31

The UN Security Council has expressed its outrage over recent armed attacks on civilians taking shelter at a UN base in South Sudan, an official statement said.

Two UN employees abducted in Karachi

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 13:35

Unidentified gunmen kidnapped two local employees of the UN in Pakistan`s port city of Karachi late Friday, police said.

Unicef sounds alarm over children`s deaths in South Sudan

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 08:45

A number of children have been killed in this week`s fighting in South Sudan -- some in an attack on displaced civilians while others have been caught in the crossfire or died as a result of being recruited by armed groups and forces, the UN Children`s Fund (Unicef) said Friday.

UN sounds alarm over attacks of civilians in South Sudan

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:38

The United Nations sounded the alarm over an upsurge in vicious communal violence in conflict-hit South Sudan, after dozens were killed in an attack on civilians sheltering in a UN base.

Call for sanctions against North Korea over human rights abuses

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:04

The United Nations Security Council should slap targeted sanctions on North Korean officials responsible for grave human rights abuses, the head of a special UN inquiry said Thursday.

UN concerned for Syrian civilians trapped in Homs

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:08

Members of the UN Security Council expressed what they called grave concern over the plight of Syrian civilians caught in fighting in the old quarter of Homs in Syria, the council`s president said.

US condemns attack on UN base in South Sudan

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 08:57

The United States has strongly condemned the attack on a UN base in South Sudan by a mob of armed civilians in which 15 people were killed.

1 million South Sudanese may face famine: UN chief

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:15

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan unless there is immediate action.

South Sudan Army admits loss of key oil town of Bentiu

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:13

South Sudan`s Army said rebels had wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.

UN Special Rapporteur finds UK more sexist than India

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 00:50

Sexism is "more visible" in the UK than in countries like India, a United Nations investigator looking at violence against women in the country on Tuesday said.