India calls on Israel, Palestine to resume peace process

India has called upon Israelis and Palestinians to resume the peace process as “dialogue remains the only viable option” to address the issues confronting the region.

UN chief says moving ahead with Gaza war inquiry

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday he was setting up an investigation into attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel`s recent war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip and the use of UN sites to store weapons.

UN tells Israel, Palestinians to stop unilateral actions

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel and the Palestinians today to move away from unilateral actions stoking tensions and make the "tough compromises" needed to end their decades-old conflict.

Purely military action in Syria could fuel extremism: UN

 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Tuesday that using only military means to fight the threat of Islamic State in Syria could radicalize more Sunni armed groups and spark greater violence.

UN warns purely military response in Syria could fuel extremism

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Tuesday that a solely military response to the threat of Islamic State in Syria could fuel the radicalization of more Sunni armed groups and spark more violence.

UN calls for more efforts to eradicate poverty

The UN Friday marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, with its Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling for more efforts to eliminate poverty in all its forms as 2.4 billion people still live on less than $2 a day.

Ban assures UN's support to Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai

Lauding this year's Nobel Peace laureates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said the two "remarkable" Asians give hope to people around the world struggling against exploitation and assured the world body's support to their "vitally important work".

Fund to fight Ebola has USD 100,000 in bank: UN chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says a trust fund he launched to fight Ebola has only USD 100,000 in the bank.

Ban Ki-moon urges probe into Gaza school shelling

UN chief Ban Ki-moon demanded an independent probe into the deadly shelling of a school during the Gaza conflict and expressed shock at the extent of devastation during a visit Tuesday to the Palestinian enclave.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges probe into Gaza school shelling

UN chief Ban Ki-moon demanded an independent probe into the deadly shelling of a school during the Gaza conflict and expressed shock at the extent of devastation during a visit today to the Palestinian enclave.

In Gaza, UN chief pledges to stand by Palestinians

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon arrived in the Gaza Strip Tuesday and met members of the Palestinian unity government. He said his organisation stands with the Palestinian people.

US, UN leaders urge `more robust` fight against Ebola

The US and UN leaders on Monday called for "more robust" international efforts to tackle Ebola, after medics in Liberia demanded danger money to treat patients in what officials termed the worst health crisis of modern times.

UN snubs Pakistan, refuses to interfere in Jammu and Kashmir

The United Nations has once again ignored Pakistan's renewed efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue.

United Nations snubs Pakistan, refuses to interfere in Jammu and Kashmir
United Nations snubs Pakistan, refuses to interfere in Jammu and Kashmir

The United Nations has once again ignored Pakistan's renewed efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue.

UN chief asks Israel, Palestinians to resume peace talks

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday called on both Israel and the Palestinians to be bold and resume the Middle East peace process, which has been stalled for so many months.

Palestinian PM urges donors to keep Gaza pledges

The Palestinian Prime Minister on Monday urged international donor nations to honor their pledges to send billions of dollars to help rebuild the Gaza Strip after a devastating 50-day war against Israel, warning that similar promises in the past have come up empty.

Israel PM blames Palestinian 'extremists' for Jerusalem clashes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday blamed "Palestinian extremists" for clashes at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, denying Israel was behind mounting tensions at the site.

Ban Ki-moon slams Israel settlements, urges peace talks

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday slammed Israeli settlement building and warned against "provocations" at Jerusalem's holy sites, calling for renewed peace talks to avoid further conflict with the Palestinians.

UN`s Ban slams Israeli settlement building in West Bank

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday slammed Israeli settlement building in the West Bank, echoing international criticism of further moves to build on occupied Palestinian territory.

US offers additional $212-mn aid for Gaza

US Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday announced an additional $212 million in assistance to Palestinian people at a donors' conference for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.