Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign

Iran executed on Saturday a 26-year-old woman who had spent five years on death row for the murder of a former intelligence official, defying international pressure to spare her life.

UNSC slams deadly terrorist attack in Egypt

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has condemned, in the strongest terms, a deadly terrorist attack on a military checkpoint in the restive northern part of Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula.

UN in South Sudan sees possible deal but no peace

The UN mission in South Sudan is bracing for ongoing fighting even if a political deal is reached between rival leaders, the new head of mission said Wednesday.

At UN, China asked to back human rights case against North Korea

 The chief UN investigator into human rights cases in North Korea said on Wednesday he has appealed to China to support calls to refer Pyongyang`s actions to The Hague on suspicion of crimes against humanity.

UN urged to refer North Korea to war crimes court

A judge who led a ground-breaking inquiry of North Korea's dismal rights record urged the United Nations today to seek war crimes prosecutions of the regime despite Pyongyang's "charm offensive."

IOC to discuss possible Kosovo Olympic recognition: Spokesman
IOC to discuss possible Kosovo Olympic recognition: Spokesman

The International Olympic Committee will discuss the possibility of granting Kosovo Olympic recognition at its Executive Board meeting this week, an official said, a move that has angered Serbian Olympic officials.

African rivalries weaken UN hand against rebels in Congo

Hundreds of Rwandan rebels in eastern Congo are defying a six month ultimatum to disarm, ratcheting up pressure on regional powers and U.N. peacekeepers to eliminate, once and for all, a force at the heart of two decades of conflict.

India ready for nuclear no-first-use agreements

Reiterating its traditional policy of not using nuclear weapons first and not targeting non-nuclear weapons nations, India has offered to enter into agreements incorporating the two principles while ruling out joining the non-proliferation treaty.

US plans sale of tank rounds to embattled Iraqi army

The United States plans to sell $600 million worth of armor-piercing tank rounds to Iraq, officials said Tuesday, part of a push to shore up Baghdad`s embattled army against advancing Islamic State jihadists.

UN chief says moving ahead with Gaza war inquiry

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday he was setting up an investigation into attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel`s recent war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip and the use of UN sites to store weapons.

Pledges to UN fund to fight Ebola more than double to $50 mln

 Pledges to a United Nations trust fund calling for nearly $1 billion to fight Ebola in West Africa have more than doubled to almost $50 million, days after it was disclosed that only one $100,000 donation had been deposited.

UN torture investigator wants to visit Guantanamo

The United Nations` investigator on torture said Tuesday he had asked the US military to allow him to interview inmates as a condition for a visit to the Guantanamo prison.

UN tells Israel, Palestinians to stop unilateral actions

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel and the Palestinians today to move away from unilateral actions stoking tensions and make the "tough compromises" needed to end their decades-old conflict.

Purely military action in Syria could fuel extremism: UN

 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Tuesday that using only military means to fight the threat of Islamic State in Syria could radicalize more Sunni armed groups and spark greater violence.

UN warns purely military response in Syria could fuel extremism

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Tuesday that a solely military response to the threat of Islamic State in Syria could fuel the radicalization of more Sunni armed groups and spark more violence.

India wins re-election to UN Human Rights Council

India on Tuesday got re-elected to the UN's main human rights body for the period of 2015-17.

Palestinians accuse settler of killing schoolgirl

Palestinians are accusing an Israeli settler of running over two schoolgirls, killing one of them, and speeding away.

Violence kills a child every five minutes, most outside war zones: UN

One child dies every five minutes as a result of violence, but only a minority die in war zones, according to a report by the UN children`s agency UNICEF.

Climate talks told to ease rifts as heat busts record

Fresh UN climate talks opened in Bonn today with a plea for nations to overcome rifts as scientists reported record global temperatures for a month of September.

Third UN employee dies from Ebola

A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died from Ebola, the third employee from the world organization to succumb to the deadly virus, the UN spokesman said Monday.