Syrian rebels seize UN weapons on the Golan: Ambassador

Syrian rebels linked to Al-Qaeda have seized UN weapons, uniforms and vehicles from peacekeepers in the Golan and set up a "safe zone" to wage attacks, the Syrian ambassador said Tuesday.

UN experts caution powers they must heed 'laws of war' in fighting IS

United Nations war crimes investigators for Syria cautioned world powers preparing military action against Islamic State fighters that the `laws of war` would apply to them and they must do everything possible to protect civilian populations.

100 million people saved from hunger over last decade: UN

 The number of hungry people in the world has dropped by 100 million over the last 10 years, though one in nine are still undernourished, with Asia home to the majority of the underfed, the UN said Tuesday.

69th UN General Assembly session to start today

 The 69th Session of the UN General Assembly will convene Tuesday at the UN Headquarters in New York.

UN nuke agency indicates slow going on Iran probe

The head of the UN nuclear agency is indicating that his attempted probe of allegations that Iran worked on nuclear arms is going slowly.

UNSC slams attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

The UN Security Council has condemned "in the strongest terms" an attack on a military vehicle in Mali, in which one Chadian UN peacekeeper was killed and four others injured.

Half South Asia`s girls marry before 18: UN

Nearly half of all girls in South Asia marry before they turn 18, according to a United Nations report that lays bare what it calls "glaring inequalities".

India has second-highest number of child marriages: UN

India had the highest number of unregistered children under age five between 2000 and 2012 and the second-highest number of child marriages, according to a UN report which said the country still needs to improve immunisation coverage and stop gender-based sex selection.

New Zealand applauds UN on release of Fijian soldiers

The New Zealand government on Friday congratulated the UN on securing the safe release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers who had been detained in Syria.

United Nations peacekeepers Israel likely to have committed Gaza war crimes: HRW

Israel is likely to have committed war crimes in Gaza, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, a day after the army announced five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces.

Al Qaeda-backed group releases video of kidnapped UN peacekeepers

An al Qaeda-backed militant group that seized 45 UN peacekeepers two weeks ago on the Golan Heights has posted a video in which the hostages, from the South Pacific nation of Fiji, say they expect to be released soon.

Israel likely to have committed Gaza war crimes: HRW
Israel likely to have committed Gaza war crimes: HRW

Israel is likely to have committed war crimes in Gaza, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, a day after the Army announced five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces.

Fragile ozone layer shows first sign of recovery: UN

The ozone layer that shields life from cancer-causing solar rays is showing its first sign of recovery after years of dangerous depletion, a UN study said on Wednesday, in a rare piece of good news on the environment.

Karachi could be 'wiped out' by tsunami: Pak officials

Pakistan's biggest city and its financial hub, Karachi faces the danger of being "wiped out" by a tsunami, officials warned on Wednesday.

UN says China not yet deploying peacekeepers in South Sudan

China will send 700 soldiers to a U.N. peacekeeping force in South Sudan later this year to protect civilians amid a rebellion in the African country, a U.N. official said on Wednesday, denying a report they were already being deployed.

India voices concern over children's involvement in conflict

India has expressed deep concern over children increasingly getting involved in the "vicious grip" of armed conflict and said it is committed to addressing the impact of left wing extremist armed groups on its own children through law and robust policy initiatives.

'R2P' should not be misused to bring about regime change: India

Amid unprecedented crisis across global hotspots, India has stressed that outside intervention in national conflicts will aggravate the crisis, underlining that the principle of the nations' responsibility to protect its citizens should not be misused to bring about regime change.

Qaeda India branch reinforces need for global strategies: UN

Al Qaeda's announcement to set up a new branch in the Indian subcontinent "reinforces" the need for global strategies to combat terrorism, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson said here on Tuesday.

UN, Palestinians call for $550 mn in Gaza aid

The United Nations and the Palestinian government called Tuesday for international donors to provide $550 million in aid to help hundreds of thousands of Gazans affected by a devastating war with Israel.

Ebola threatening Liberia`s existence: Minister

The Ebola outbreak is threatening Liberia`s existence, the country`s defense minister told the United Nations Tuesday as the world body looked at further steps to stop the deadly virus.