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UN to check human rights record for Sri Lankan peacekeepers

"We need to have an enhanced screening process for Sri Lankan peacekeepers," Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. 

Ban Ki-Moon returns to South Korea after hinting at presidency run

Retired UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon returned to South Korea Thursday as momentum builds around his possible run in elections to succeed impeached President Park Geun-Hye. 

UN Security Council rejects arms embargo on South Sudan

The UN Security Council has defeated a US-sponsored resolution that would have imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan and three key figures in the conflict in the world's newest nation.

UN chief calls for India, Pakistan dialogue

The outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has again called for India and Pakistan to resolve their differences through dialogue and has expressed concern over the tensions along the Line of Control.

South Korean court to mull impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, ruling party split

South Korea's Constitutional Court will tomorrow start hearings into whether to confirm the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, with her ruling conservative party deeply split on the issue before a likely fresh election.

South Korean ruling party faces split over impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye

South Korean ruling party faces split over impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye

More than 30 lawmakers of the Saenuri Party, who have been at odds with Park, have vowed to leave.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticises Park government over corruption scandal

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticises Park government over corruption scandal

Addressing the scandal that has gripped South Korea over the past two months, Ban Ki-moon said the political turbulence in the country is "surprising and unexpected".

UN chief Ban ki-Moon hints on running for South Korea's presidency

UN chief Ban ki-Moon hints on running for South Korea's presidency

The next presidential election in South Korea is scheduled to be held in December 2017.

No turning back on climate change pact, says Ban Ki-moon

No turning back on climate change pact, says Ban Ki-moon

"The Paris Agreement on climate change is a precious achievement that we must support and nurture," Ban said. "There is no turning back.

United Nations pays tribute to Ban Ki-moon's 'never-tiring service to humanity'

The General Assembly paid a tribute to outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his "never-tiring service to humanity" over the past decade, while also swearing in his successor Antonio Guterres, who will assume his duties on January 1, 2017.

UN chief alarmed by reports of atrocities in Aleppo

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is alarmed by reports of atrocities against "a large number" of civilians, including women and children, in recent hours in the Syrian city of Aleppo, his spokesman said Monday.

Hope India, Pakistan will resolve water issue themselves: Ban Ki-moon

During the debate, Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi had warned against the use of water as an instrument of coercion or war.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon mourns death of Fidel Castro

UN chief Ban Ki-moon mourns death of Fidel Castro

Extending his deepest condolences to the Cuban people and to the family of Castro Ban vividly recall his meeting with the former president when he visited Cuba in January 2014.

Deeply concerned about situation along LoC in Kashmir: Ban Ki-moon

Deeply concerned about situation along LoC in Kashmir: Ban Ki-moon

The tension between India and Pakistan has increased after the attack on an Indian Army base in Uri on September 18 and the resultant "surgical strike" on terrorist launchpads in PoK.

UN peacekeeper, two civilians killed in Mali attack

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the killings "in the strongest terms" and warned that "attacks targeting United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law."

Syria school strike: Russia again denies any children killed in

The Russian army today denied any children were present in a school in Syria's Idlib province where 28 people were killed in an October airstrike blamed on Moscow.

UN South Sudan mission ''in ruins'' after firing, says Russia

UN South Sudan mission ''in ruins'' after firing, says Russia

 Russia on Thursday criticized U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon`s decision to fire a Kenyan peacekeeping commander in South Sudan as premature, saying the mission there was now "in ruins" after Kenya vowed to withdraw all its troops in response to the move.

UN peacekeepers failed to respond to South Sudan hotel attack: Inquiry

United Nations peacekeepers failed to respond to an attack on civilians by South Sudanese government troops at the Hotel Terrain in the capital Juba in July, less than a mile from a U.N. compound, a U.N. inquiry found on Tuesday.

Juba violence: UN chief Ban Ki-moon fires South Sudan peacekeeping commander

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday sacked the commander of the peacekeeping force in South Sudan following a damning report showing failure to protect civilians during recent violence in Juba.

Russia denies role in bloody air strike on Syria school that killed 22 children

Moscow on Thursday denied any involvement in bloody air strikes on a Syrian school as its relations with the West took another hit and the EU slapped more sanctions on its ally Damascus.