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U.N. gives mixed report on Iraq

UNITED NATIONS, July 20 (UPI) -- Though Iraq is regaining its strength after the U.S.-led invasion, slow political progress is causing problems for everyday citizens, U.N. officials said.
Praise heaped on Ban for second U.N. term

Praise heaped on Ban for second U.N. term

BRUSSELS, June 22 (UPI) -- The United Nations has played a critical role in world affairs with Ban Ki-moon as its leader, the secretary-general of NATO said Wednesday.
PM to push U.S.-Aussie defense support

PM to push U.S.-Aussie defense support

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and U.S. President Barack Obama had no big news to announce after their meeting in the White House Monday.
ICC to investigate Gadhafi

ICC to investigate Gadhafi

TRIPOLI, Libya, March 2 (UPI) -- An International Criminal Court prosecutor said Wednesday an investigation of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi for possible crimes against humanity is in order.

Ban hails China lifting travel ban for HIV

BEIJING, April 27 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday praised China's decision to lift the country's travel ban for people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Ban troubled by Karzai's rhetoric

Ban troubled by Karzai's rhetoric

VIENNA, April 8 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai's provocative comments about the international community won't help build relationships, U.N. leader Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.

UN envoy 'very satisfied' with nuke talks

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's special envoy to North Korea said Friday he is "very satisfied" with a new session of nuclear talks.

Israel cites more Lebanon rocket fire

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The Israeli ambassador to the United Nations says the world body should investigate a rise in rocket fire coming across Israel's border from Lebanon.

Ban hears Iraq's concerns on Aug. 19 plot

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon weighed Iraq's request to convene an independent international commission to probe the Aug. 19 bombings in Baghdad.

Ban appoints IDP envoy for Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed the current French ambassador to the United Nations as his special envoy to Pakistan.

Ban welcomes U.S. engagement

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed statements by U.S. envoy Susan Rice saying that Washington viewed the international body as "indispensable."
Ban: U.N. works for N. Korea breakthrough

Ban: U.N. works for N. Korea breakthrough

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The United Nations is ready to do whatever is necessary to bring North Korea back to the negotiating table, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.
Ban: Sri Lanka must reach out to Tamils

Ban: Sri Lanka must reach out to Tamils

VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka, May 23 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Sri Lanka must try to heal the wounds of its just-ended civil war by reaching out to minority ethnic Tamils.
Tamil Tigers said cornered in Srl Lanka

Tamil Tigers said cornered in Srl Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 15 (UPI) -- The Tamil Tigers appeared close to final defeat Friday night as the Sri Lankan Army cornered the last militants on a mile-long beach, officials said.

Syria's Assad calls for Gaza aid

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad said Friday that action should be taken against Israel because of its actions against the Gaza Strip.
Ban Ki-moon calls for cease-fire in Congo

Ban Ki-moon calls for cease-fire in Congo

NEW DELHI, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday he is hopeful two U.N. envoys can help bring about a cease-fire in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

World eyeing Zimbabwe Cabinet fight

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Powerful members of the international community say the ongoing dispute over the formation of the Zimbabwean Cabinet must be resolved.

India, Nepal flood toll raised to 70

MENDABARI, India, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- At least 70 people have died in India and Nepal from floods caused by the breach of a river dam, including 20 who drowned in a boat, officials say.

Assad causes stir at Bastille Day parade

PARIS, July 14 (UPI) -- France's Bastille Day parade's list of international spectators included the Syrian president diplomatically shunned for his association with terrorists.
U.N. to probe Bhutto assassination

U.N. to probe Bhutto assassination

NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) -- The United Nations has agreed to set up an independent commission to investigate the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

DR Congo pushed to speed up security

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 10 (UPI) -- The United Nations is urging Democratic Republic of the Congo leaders to accelerate steps toward peace to end violence plaguing the country's eastern region.

7 U.N. peacekeepers killed in Darfur

SHANGIL TOBAYI, Sudan, July 9 (UPI) -- Seven peacekeepers were killed and 22 more were wounded in a militia attack in Sudan's Darfur region Wednesday, U.N. officials said.

Pakistan urged to unite against terrorism

UNITED NATIONS, July 7 (UPI) -- The United Nations is calling on leaders in Pakistan to unite against terrorist networks operating in the country.

Security in West Africa still needs work

UNITED NATIONS, July 7 (UPI) -- Despite some improvements among the countries of West Africa, a U.N. report says the region still faces many challenges to security.
Ban: N. Korea must aid human rights

Ban: N. Korea must aid human rights

SEOUL, July 4 (UPI) -- The North Korean government should take steps to improve human rights in the Asian country, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.
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