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UN Council condemns `heinous and cowardly` Foley murder

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 08:33

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants and called for the immediate release of all hostages.

Nearly 200,000 killed since start of Syrian crisis: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 08:11

United Nations: The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, Friday said that more than 191,000 people have been killed in Syria between March 2011 and April 2014, saying that the ongoing fighting there "has dropped off the international radar".

UN Security Council to meet over Russia aid convoy

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 01:59

United Nations: The United Nations Security Council is to hold emergency consultations on Thursday after Russia sent an aid convoy rolling into eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow rebels are fighting Kiev`s forces.

Syria: UN rights chief rebukes Security Council inaction

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 13:41

In her last address to the Security Council, the UN human rights chief sharply criticized the body for its ineffectiveness on Syria and other intractable conflicts, saying its members have often put national interests ahead of stopping mass atrocities.

Arab ``trespasser`` arrested in Lebanon

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:06

The Lebanese Army arrested an Arab citizen from Israel who had cut through the border`s barbed wire fence to cross into the country.

Violence against Iraqis worst seen this century: UN

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 09:17

The violence against children, women and minority communities in Iraq in the past few weeks is one of the worst seen in this century, a UN spokesperson said Thursday, citing information from the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF).

Europeans in push for new UN resolution on Gaza

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 05:53

Britain, France and Germany have put forward key points of a new UN Security Council resolution on Gaza in a fresh bid to end six weeks of violence, diplomats said Thursday.

Somali child soldiers `punished` in foreign-funded camps: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:18

War-torn Somalia is awash with guns after more than two decades of conflict, with a 22,000-strong African Union force battling alongside government troops against the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab.

UN agency: Iran abiding with terms of nuke deal

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:05

The UN nuclear agency says that Iran is keeping commitments it agreed to with six world powers in a pact that temporarily caps its nuclear activities and eliminates material that could be most easily used to make nuclear weapons.

UN chief condemns American journalist`s killing

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 06:38

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of American journalist James Foley by extremist Islamist militants, calling it "an abominable crime".

2,240 Ebola cases in West Africa: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:12

The number of Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, has reached 2,240 and a total of 1,229 deaths were also registered, UN spokesman Steaphane Dujarric said here Tuesday.

Central African Republic will have 7,600 UN peacekeepers

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 09:07

The initial UN force that takes over peacekeeping duties in Central African Republic from an African force on September 15 will have 7,600 soldiers and police, the UN envoy to the conflict-wracked country has said.