Four UN troops killed in Mali explosion, says military

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 million people at risk as Somalia slides towards famine: UN

Over a million people in war-torn Somalia are struggling in conditions close to famine, with hunger and drought due to worsen, United Nations experts said today.

`Grave concerns` over food shortages in Ebola-hit nations: UN

Labour shortages and disrupted cross-border trade caused by the deadly Ebola outbreak have sparked "grave food security concerns" in the worst-hit countries, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, says UN

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.

`No military solution` to Ukraine crisis, UN chief warns
`No military solution` to Ukraine crisis, UN chief warns

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Western powers Tuesday "there is no military solution" to the Ukraine crisis, after the government in Kiev accused Russia of launching a "great war".

Israel plan to seize West Bank land `alarms` UN`s Ban

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.

Islamists in Iraq driving large-scale atrocities: UN

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.

Lanka hopes for better relations with new UN human rights boss

Sri Lanka on Monday today said it hoped the new UNHRC chief will carry out his duties in a "more balanced" manner after the country had an uneasy relationship with his predecessor Navi Pillay.

Both sides guilty of atrocities in Iraq fight: UN debate

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 sides guilty of atrocities in Iraq fight: UN debate

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.

Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 people in August: UN

Violence in Iraq killed at least 1,420 people during the month of August, as Iraqi forces fought to regain areas overrun by jihadist-led militants, the United Nations said on Monday.

UN debate on Iraq hears of atrocities committed by both sides

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.

UN rights body mulls sending mission to Iraq to probe IS abuses

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 chief Ban Ki-moon calls for peace in Lesotho

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".

Climate focus at UN small islands summit in Samoa

A major United Nations conference on small island nations began in Samoa on Monday, with the emphasis on helping them survive the pressing challenge posed by climate change.

Filipino peacekeepers safe from rebels, says UN

 The United Nations Sunday confirmed that the Filipino contingent of its peacekeeping force in Syria`s Golan Heights escaped from armed rebels to an alternate site and are safe.

32 Filipino peacekeepers evacuated, others under attack: UN

Thirty-two Filipino UN peacekeepers have been evacuated after being caught up in heavy fighting on the Golan Heights while others remain under fire, the UN confirmed today.

1.6 mn people displaced in Iraq: UN

More than 1.6 million people in Iraq have been displaced since the start of the year, a UN spokesperson said here Friday citing a report.

'Philippine peacekeepers attacked by Syrian rebels in Golan Heights'
'Philippine peacekeepers attacked by Syrian rebels in Golan Heights'

Philippines Defense Minister Voltaire Gazmin on Saturday said that the country's peacekeepers in Syrian Golan Heights were attacked by a group of Syrian rebels.

Militants take hostage 44 peacekeepers in Golan

At least 44 peacekeepers have been taken hostage by the militnts in the Golan Heights, a UN spokesperson said Friday.