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UN body`s report on Ukraine biased: Russia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 19:26

Russia Tuesday said the latest report on Ukraine released by the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is "biased and even hypocritical".

UN peacekeepers to tackle internal strife unsustainable: India

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 13:01

India has warned the UN Security Council that the new trend of using peacekeepers to tackle internal political conflicts is an "unsustainable" approach to the maintenance of global peace and security.

UN blacklists operator of North Korean ship seized in Panama

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:04

A UN Security Council committee on Monday blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms, including two MiG-21 jet fighters, under thousands of tonnes of sugar.

China wants peace cooperation between UN, regional organisations

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 07:34

China has called for enhanced peacekeeping cooperation and coordination between the UN and regional organisations to maximise their respective advantages.

Airlines to push for independent guidance on airspace safety after Ukraine crash

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 07:22

Global airlines will push to get "neutral information" on whether to use or avoid airspace over conflict zones at Tuesday`s meeting of the U.N. aviation agency and other airline bodies, a European-based airline industry source said.

US, major EU states call for Libya ceasefire, UN role

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 03:40

Top US and European leaders today called for a ceasefire in Libya and for the United Nations to take on a major role in helping to stop the spiralling violence and lawlessness.

Ban in fresh appeal for Gaza ceasefire

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 03:29

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Israel and Hamas to stop the violence in Gaza, stressing they must "honor" world appeals for a ceasefire.

Sporadic violence mar Israel, Palestine ceasefire; toll 1,043

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 01:40

Sporadic attacks by Israel and Hamas on Monday punctuated a lull in fighting amid calls by the US and the UN for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" to end the 21-day conflict during Eid.

UN call neglects Israel``s security needs: Netanyahu

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 01:09

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday criticised the UN Security Council`s call for ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, saying it strengthens Hamas and neglects Israel`s security needs.

UN Security Council calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:19

The UN Security Council agreed on a statement on Sunday urging Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to implement a humanitarian truce beyond the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr and engage in efforts to achieve a durable ceasefire.

Israel acknowledges mortar shell hit UN school

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:15

Israel has acknowledged that troops fired a mortar shell that hit the courtyard of a UN school in Gaza last week, but said aerial footage shows the yard was empty at the time and that the shell could not have killed anyone.

Israel denies responsibility for UN school attack deaths

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 07:42

The Israeli army Sunday denied responsibility for the deaths of 16 Palestinians during Thursday`s attack on a UN school in northern Gaza.