UN Ebola mission set to deploy in coming days

A new UN mission to combat Ebola will begin work on the ground on Sunday, bringing supplies and equipment to fight the disease`s worst ever outbreak, the mission chief said.

2 UN peacekeepers killed in north Mali; 7 wounded

The UN Secretary-General has said two United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and seven wounded in a suicide attack in Mali.

Clashes intensify in Libya`s Tripoli

Clashes between rival militias intensified in Libya`s capital Tripoli as bullets and rocket-fire poured into neighbourhoods and civilian facilities, witnesses said Wednesday.

Aid workers free after month`s captivity in Darfur: UN

Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies were released on Saturday in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers said.

100,000 sheltering in UN Mission`s bases in South Sudan

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported that nearly 100,000 people are seeking protection in its bases across the country, and the number is likely to remain high, a spokesperson said Thursday.

UN Security Council renews mission in Somalia

The UN Security Council Thursday extended a UN mission in Somalia for one more year to continue providing "good offices" in the country`s peace and reconciliation process.

UN mission condemns suicide attack in Afghanistan

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly condemned a deadly suicide attack that killed 17 and injured four dozens in the country`s northwest city of Maimana Tuesday, a UN spokesperson said.

UN mission: Mali jihadist spokesman Hamaha killed

The red-bearded jihadist who once warned that "every French national is a target" after France launched a military operation in northern Mali to oust the Islamic extremists from power has been killed by French forces, UN and Malian officials said today.

UN cites evidence of rebel abuses in South Sudan

The UN Mission in South Sudan said it had evidence that rebel forces had murdered civilians, including children, in the key oil hub of Malakal.

UN mission applauds Indian doctors helping civilians in South Sudan

The UN mission in South Sudan has voiced appreciation for the critical work done at military field hospitals in the troubled nation by Indian doctors who have treated hundreds of patients during the fighting between the government and rebel forces.

Second chemical shipment removed from Syria: UN

A second shipment of chemical weapons materials has been removed from Syria under a deal to eliminate its arsenal, the joint UN mission overseeing the disarmament said Monday.

Afghanistan blast kills two

Two militants were killed in Afghanistan`s Jalalabad city Friday when a bomb they were making exploded, police said.

Ban wants 5,500 more soldiers for UN mission in S Sudan

The UN Security Council will likely send thousands of additional soldiers to violence-wrecked South Sudan to reinforce its mission and help it better protect civilians, diplomats said Monday.

UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in September

The UN mission in Iraq says nearly 1,000 Iraqis have been killed in violence throughout September, down from July`s monthly death toll but still among the highest recently.

`UN mission in Kashmir can be terminated only by UNSC`

A spokesperson for UN chief Ban Ki-moon said the force can be terminated only by a decision of the 15-nation body.

UN mission in Haiti announces 2nd death

The UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti said it is investigating a second death of a Rwandan police officer.

135-member BSF contingent flaged off for UN mission

A 135-member BSF squad was flagged off to Congo as part of a UN peacekeeping and policing mission to the central African nation.

`Pak UN mission ignored liquor serving orders`

Pakistan`s mission at the UN spent Rs 2.82 lakh on the purchase of alcoholic beverages.

UN mission finds 13 bodies in Syria

The UN supervision mission in Syria has discovered 13 bodies near Deir al-Zour province, with all of them with their hands tied behind their backs.

May not allow renewal of UN mission in Syria: US

The United States may not allow the renewal of the UN ceasefire monitoring mission in Syria after the first 90 days, the US ambassador warned.