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Next UN chief ballots remain secret, despite televised debates

Next UN chief ballots remain secret, despite televised debates

Ten of the 12 candidates vying to be the next UN Secretary-General took part in live televised debates on Tuesday.

UN chief calls for arms embargo, sanctions on South Sudan

UN chief calls for arms embargo, sanctions on South Sudan

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Security Council on Monday to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, sanction leaders and commanders who are blocking the implementation of a peace deal and fortify a U.N. peacekeeping mission.

A year later, US lawmakers still take aim at Iran nuclear deal

A year later, US lawmakers still take aim at Iran nuclear deal

U.S. lawmakers this week will consider three Republican-backed measures targeting the Obama administration`s nuclear agreement with Iran, which bitterly divides Washington a year after it was announced and could play a role in November`s elections.

Ceasefire declared after deadly South Sudan clashes

South Sudan`s President and his estranged deputy ordered a ceasefire Monday after a new day of heavy fighting in the capital that sent thousands fleeing and threatened a return to civil war.

Thousands flee South Sudan capital as heavy clashes between rebels and govt soldiers take Juba 'back to war'

Thousands flee South Sudan capital as heavy clashes between rebels and govt soldiers take Juba 'back to war'

Thousands of people fled renewed heavy fighting in South Sudan's capital on Sunday as former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire in several parts of the city.

Iran missile tests inconsistent with nuclear deal: UN report

Iran`s ballistic missile tests in March were "not consistent" with the spirit of the nuclear agreement signed with world powers, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a report to the Security Council.

UNMOGIP head calls on UN chief

India has maintained that UNMOGIP has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Agreement and the consequent establishment of the Line of Control (LoC).

Yemen clashes intensify as Ban Ki-moon pushes peace

Yemen clashes intensify as Ban Ki-moon pushes peace

Fighting between Yemeni government forces and Shiite rebels killed 41 people on several fronts Sunday, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged the rival factions in Kuwait to accept a peace plan.

UN chief on Brexit: ''When we work together, we are stronger''

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expects Britain to continue its leadership at the world body particularly on development issues after the country, a Security Council veto power, voted to leave the European Union.

UN marks Yoga day, people from 135 nationalities participate

Participants from a record 135 nationalities gathered in front of the iconic UN Secretariat building here to commemorate International Yoga Day today as Secretary General Ban Ki-moon underlined Yoga's message of promoting harmony and asked people to commit to unity regardless of ethnicity and faith.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns Orlando shooting

The casualties far exceeded those of the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech, where 32 people were killed.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon slams attack on African peacekeepers in Somalia

UN chief Ban Ki-moon slams attack on African peacekeepers in Somalia

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the recent attack on Ethiopian troops at an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base in Halgan, Somalia, and called on the Horn of African country to "remain resolute in the fight against Al-Shabaab and extremism".

France urges calm in Saudi Arabia-UN row on blacklisting

 French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on Friday for calm to resolve an angry row between Saudi Arabia and the United Nations over the blacklisting of the Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen.

UN chief took Saudis off blacklist over threat to stop funds

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he temporarily removed the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from a UN blacklist for violating child rights because its supporters threatened to stop funding many UN programs.

UN chief to visit Belgium, Russia, Greece

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave New York on June 13 for Brussels, Belgium, to participate in the European Development Days before attending an event in Russia and visiting Greece, a UN spokesman has said.

UN blacklists Saudi Arabia-led coalition over child deaths in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition is reportedly responsible for 60 percent of the total 785 children who were killed and 1,168 wounded last year in Yemen.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges dialogue with North Korea

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged a return to talks with North Korea, during a visit to South Korea that has fuelled speculation of his presidential ambitions in his home country.

UN chief urges talks to end Syria `nightmare`

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged regional and international powers to push Syrian warring parties to engage in talks on a political transition to end their country`s "nightmare".

UN's Ban calls for calm in Brazil

Rousseff was suspended to face impeachment trial, ceding power to her vice president Michel Temer.

UN ready to help on Iran assets dispute if US agrees

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is ready to help settle a dispute between Iran and the United States on Tehran`s frozen assets, but only if both countries make that request, a UN spokesman said Friday.