UN chief condemns Egypt terrorist attacks

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Saturday strongly condemned Thursday`s terrorist attacks in Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula.

UN chief backs regional African force to fight Boko Haram

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday welcomed an African Union proposal to set up a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to fight Nigeria`s Boko Haram Islamist militants.

UN concerned over Nepal's deadlock in drafting Constitution

The UN has expressed concern over Nepal`s deadlock in drafting a new constitution and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the nation`s leaders to continue their dialogue, according to his spokesman Stéphane Dujarric.

UNSC slams Egypt terrorist attacks

The UN Security Council (UNSC) Friday condemned "in the strongest terms" the terrorist attacks in Egypt`s North Sinai peninsula, which killed over 30 people and injured several others.

African Union calls for 7,500-strong force to fight Boko Haram

The African Union called on Friday for a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to defeat the "horrendous" rise of Nigeria`s Boko Haram Islamist militants.

UN chief tells African leaders not to `cling to power`

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday told African leaders gathered for an annual summit to not cling to power and respect the wishes of their people.

Ban Ki-moon meets Israel President, seeks dialogue with Palestine

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has thanked Israeli President Reuven Rivlin for his "restraint" and urged him to return to negotiations with the Palestinians.

I feel at home in India: Ban Ki-moon

Fondly recalling his "wonderful" memories of India, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said he feels at home in the country and still remembers the phone number of his old house in New Delhi where he started his diplomatic career in 1972.

Ban condemns Ukraine rebel offensive

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned a deadly rocket attack in Ukraine`s government-held port of Mariupol on Saturday and denounced "provocative statements" made by pro-Russian separatist fighters.

Indian sociologist named to UN committee to review peacebuilding

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Indian sociologist Saraswathi Menon to a panel that will review peacebuilding activities.

UN Chief voices supports for fight against anti-Semitism

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced support for the fight against anti-Semitism, saying the world body has as a duty to speak out on this matter and prevent it, a media report said.

Indian named on panel to review UN peace-building architecture

An eminent Indian academician is among seven experts nominated by UN chief Ban Ki-moon to be part of an advisory group that will conduct a policy and institutional review of the world body's peace- building architecture and make recommendations.

AIDS crisis brewing in Crimea and east Ukraine says UN

A lethal health crisis is brewing in Russian-annexed Crimea and war-torn eastern Ukraine, where injecting drug users have lost access to therapy to wean them off heroin, the UN`s AIDS envoy said on Wednesday.

UN chief calls for immediate halt to Yemen fighting

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on armed factions in Yemen to stop fighting immediately on Tuesday, after Shiite militiamen seized the presidential palace in Sanaa.

UN Chief commends outgoing Indian force commander

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has commended India's Lieutenant General Iqbal Singh Singha on the completion of his assignment as force commander of the UN mission in the Golan, acknowledging his "dedicated leadership" during an attack by Al-Qaeda-linked armed groups last year.

UN chief alarmed by flareup in Ukraine fighting

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced alarm on Sunday over fierce fighting around the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine and called for an immediate end to the violence.

UN chief slams deadly attack on UN camp in Mali

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Saturday slammed an attack on a UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) camp in northern Mali, Xinhua reported.

Peacekeeper killed in fresh attack on UN camp in Mali

A peacekeeper with the UN force in Mali was killed early on Saturday when gunmen launched a fresh attack on the camp housing UN troops in the country`s north, UN officials said.

Badaun case: CBI asked to submit evidences, case diary on Feb 2

A local court here has asked CBI to submit evidences along with case diary on February 2 before it to corroborate its "closure report" indicating that the two teenage cousins in Katra village of Badaun were not raped or murdered, as earlier alleged by the local police.

UN chief had considered to cut short India trip for Paris rally

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had considered whether he should cut short his trip to India to attend a unity march in France to show solidarity in the wake of a terror attack in Paris but eventually decided to continue with his trip, his spokesperson said.