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UN chief calls for peaceful presidential election in Gabon

On the eve of the presidential election in Gabon, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on Gabonese to exercise their civic duty and hold the poll in a peaceful and credible manner.

UN ready to help Colombia peace deal

The UN Security Council on Friday warmly welcomed the historic peace deal reached between Colombia`s government and FARC rebels, and pledged to help ensure the agreement takes hold.

Israel rejects UN appeal to release Gaza employee

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon yesterday said the UN office of legal affairs had issued a formal letter requesting the release of Waheed Borsh, who worked for the UN Development Program (UNDP).

UN General Assembly President-elect to visit India

Sustainable development will be high on the agenda when General Assembly President-elect Peter Thomson visits India next week and meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

North Korea leader says missile test `greatest success`

The UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss North Korea`s provocative move and agreed to consider a statement condemning the launch.
 

Syria launched chemical attacks, IS used mustard gas: UN report

The Assad regime has repeatedly denied that it has used chemical weapons in Syria, but the report said that in the three cases it had "sufficient information to reach a conclusion on the actors involved."

Israeli army closes file on 2014 Gaza school shelling

Among the cases where no wrongdoing was found, it said in a 21-page report, was the shelling of a United Nations school in the southern Gaza town of Rafah in which 10 people died.

UN chief calls for renewed focus on mass destruction weapons

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to renew its commitment to eliminate weapons of mass destruction as technological advances make it cheaper and easier for terrorist groups to produce and deliver materials for making the weapons.

Yemen shelling kills one in southern Saudi

The victim, a Yemeni resident of the kingdom, died in the attack on Najran at about 6:00 pm (1500 GMT), Civil Defence Colonel Ali al-Shahrani said.

Iraq executions carried out without proper trial, fuelled by vengeance: UN

Thirty-six men hanged in Iraq for a sectarian mass killing of soldiers were denied a proper legal defence at their trials and the executions appeared to have been "fuelled by vengeance", the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Court hears horror of Khmer Rouge forced marriages

Cambodia`s UN-backed court on Tuesday heard harrowing new details about the Khmer Rouge`s forced marriages, one of the brutal regime`s less reported atrocities.

Will Syria gas attacks probe nail the Assad regime?

A yearlong investigation to determine who is behind deadly chemical attacks in Syria takes center stage at the United Nations this week when the panel presents its much-awaited findings.

Shabir Choudhry rejects UN Secy Gen's letter to Pak PM as ''unimpressive''

Apart from the above, he said, Pakistan is also a mastermind of the ongoing militancy and a proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir started in 1988.

Ban Ki-moon expresses concern over Kashmir, calls for dialogue: Pakistan

Pakistan on Friday said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored the loss of lives in the Kashmir unrest and offered his good offices to facilitate dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue.

Islamic State 'studied' 26/11 Mumbai attacks to carry out Paris terror strikes: UN

Islamic State 'studied' 26/11 Mumbai attacks to carry out Paris terror strikes: UN

Islamic State terrorists had "studied" the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and similar "active shooter scenarios" to maximise confusion and casualties before hitting multiple locations in Paris in November, UN member-states have said.

Philippines President slams UN for interfering in drug war

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte slammed the UN and called it "stupid" for opposing his controversial war against drugs that has claimed more than 1,000 lives, authorities said on Thursday.

India ready to address China's concerns over NSG membership; urges Beijing to reconsider stand on Masood Azhar at UN

India ready to address China's concerns over NSG membership; urges Beijing to reconsider stand on Masood Azhar at UN

Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was told on Saturday that his government should revisit its technical hold on listing of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammad terror group chief Maulana Masood Azhar in United Nations' banned list.

UN to issue stamp to mark Bharat Ratna MS Subbulakshmi's birth centenary

UN to issue stamp to mark Bharat Ratna MS Subbulakshmi's birth centenary

The UN Postal Administration will issue the stamp to mark Subbulakshmi's birth centenary, India's Permanent Mission to the UN said in a press statement.

Intensifying fight for Aleppo chokes civilian population

Intensifying fight for Aleppo chokes civilian population

An upsurge of intense fighting around Aleppo has killed dozens of Syrians in the past weeks, displaced thousands and cut water and power to up to two million people on both sides of the front line, worsening the already dire conditions faced by hundreds of thousands in the city.

Ukraine ready to turn to UN over Russian accusations of Crimea plot

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused Ukraine of waging "terror" over alleged attempted incursions into Crimea, ratcheting up tensions over the annexed territory.