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UN secretary-general: Attack on UN Mission in South Sudan 'constitutes a war crime'

UN secretary-general: Attack on UN Mission in South Sudan 'constitutes a war crime'

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the deadly attack on a UN compound in South Sudan on Thursday and called it "a serious escalation."
JC Finley
Palestinian protesters and Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

Palestinian protesters and Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM, April 17 (UPI) -- A riot broke out in Jerusalem on Wednesday -- the middle of Passover -- as Palestinians clashed with Israeli police near a revered holy site.
JC Finley
Nigerian military announces rescue of abducted Nigerian school girls

Nigerian military announces rescue of abducted Nigerian school girls

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 16 (UPI) -- The Nigerian military announced Wednesday that 121 Nigerian girls abducted from their school in northeastern Nigeria earlier in the week "have been freed."
JC Finley
U.N., U.S. applaud Guinea-Bissau on presidential and parliamentary elections

U.N., U.S. applaud Guinea-Bissau on presidential and parliamentary elections

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- The UN and the U.S. congratulated Guinea-Bissau on its timely and orderly presidential and parliamentary elections.
JC Finley
Vacuuming carbon from the atmosphere may be most realistic solution to climate change

Vacuuming carbon from the atmosphere may be most realistic solution to climate change

BERLIN, April 14 (UPI) -- UN says the world's nations must find a way to reduce carbon emissions by 40 to 70 percent by 2050 in order to prevent the worst of global warming.
Brooks Hays
UN condemns Nigerian bus bombing

UN condemns Nigerian bus bombing

NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the bus bombing that killed at least 71 in Abuja, Nigeria on Monday morning.
JC Finley
Ukrainian president proposes joint UN peacekeeping operation

Ukrainian president proposes joint UN peacekeeping operation

KIEV, Ukraine, April 14 (UPI) -- Ukrainian acting President Oleksandr Turchynov spoke by phone with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regarding the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
JC Finley
UN Security Council calls emergency session on Ukraine

UN Security Council calls emergency session on Ukraine

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- The United Nations Security Council announced Sunday it would hold an open emergency meeting to discuss the situation in Ukraine.
JC Finley
UN Security Council authorizes new peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic

UN Security Council authorizes new peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- The United Nations Security Council voted Thursday to authorize a new peacekeeping mission for the Central African Republic.
JC Finley
International community condemns 'cold-blooded murder' of U.N. staff in Somalia

International community condemns 'cold-blooded murder' of U.N. staff in Somalia

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- The murder of two United Nations personnel on Monday in Somalia was met by outrage from the international community.
JC Finley
Rwanda observes 20th anniversary of genocide amid new tensions

Rwanda observes 20th anniversary of genocide amid new tensions

KIGALI, Rwanda, April 6 (UPI) -- Rwanda observes the 20th anniversary of the genocide that left 800,000 dead as they continue to face tensions.
Aileen Graef
International Mine Awareness Day observed on April 4

International Mine Awareness Day observed on April 4

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- In 2005, the United Nations declared that on April 4 each year, member states would observe International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.
JC Finley
Harassment of U.N. staff in South Sudan impacting mission, U.N. says

Harassment of U.N. staff in South Sudan impacting mission, U.N. says

April 2 (UPI) -- The United Nations reported Tuesday that continued harassment of its staff in South Sudan is interfering with its ability to fulfill its mission.
JC Finley
Global warming to hit Asia hardest, U.N. says

Global warming to hit Asia hardest, U.N. says

March 24 (UPI) -- The millions of people living in Asia's major coastal cities will be some of the most vulnerable to global warming's expected consequences.
Brooks Hays
Central African Republic urgently needs international help, says UN human rights commissioner

Central African Republic urgently needs international help, says UN human rights commissioner

March 20 (UPI) -- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is frustrated by international community's "slow response" to the on-going crisis in the Central African Republic.
JC Finley
U.N. secretary-general says Crimea referendum "will only exacerbate this situation"

U.N. secretary-general says Crimea referendum "will only exacerbate this situation"

March 17 (UPI) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern about the situation in Ukraine following Sunday's Crimea referendum.
JC Finley

U.N.'s Ban: Central African Republic war not about religion

UNITED NATIONS, March 14 (UPI) -- Religious divisions in the Central African Republic are being exploited for political purposes, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
Afghan vote won't be trouble-free, U.N.'s Ban says

Afghan vote won't be trouble-free, U.N.'s Ban says

UNITED NATIONS, March 13 (UPI) -- Provincial council and presidential elections in Afghanistan will likely have some flaws, a report from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.
U.N. marks 3rd anniversary of Syrian conflict, calls for revitalization of peace talks

U.N. marks 3rd anniversary of Syrian conflict, calls for revitalization of peace talks

March 12 (UPI) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recognized the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian conflict on Wednesday.
JC Finley
UN secretary-general warns of regional instability if Ukrainian situation deteriorates

UN secretary-general warns of regional instability if Ukrainian situation deteriorates

March 11 (UPI) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm Monday about the escalating crisis in Ukraine following Russia's incursion into Ukraine's Crimea region.
JC Finley

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 10, 2014.
By United Press International
International Women's Day observed on March 8

International Women's Day observed on March 8

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- In 1975 -- International Women's Year -- the United Nations began the tradition of recognizing March 8 annually as International Women's Day.
JC Finley
Bahrain calls for religious edicts against terrorism

Bahrain calls for religious edicts against terrorism

MANAMA, Bahrain, March 5 (UPI) -- The Justice Ministry in Bahrain said Wednesday all members of the religious class are called on to issue sermons condemning acts of terrorism.
UN secretary-general meets with Venezuelan foreign minister

UN secretary-general meets with Venezuelan foreign minister

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met Monday with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías José Jaua Milano to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela.
JC Finley
Obama confers with Putin by phone on Russian troops in Ukraine

Obama confers with Putin by phone on Russian troops in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, March 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama held a 90-minute phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday as the U.N. Security Council met on Ukraine.
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