U.N. offers support for CAR transitional government

DOUALA, Cameroon, April 21 (UPI) -- The United Nations' political chief offered support for a transitional government and condemned human rights atrocities in the Central African Republic.

Syria used chemical weapons, Britain, France tell U.N.

UNITED NATIONS, April 19 (UPI) -- Britain and France told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon credible evidence indicated Syria recently used chemical weapons in its civil war, diplomats said.

CAR civilians clash with Seleka rebels

UNITED NATIONS, April 17 (UPI) -- Fighting between Seleka rebel coalition members and civilians in Central African Republic is a major cause for concern, the U.N. secretary-general said.

Pillay alarmed by CAR violence

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 16 (UPI) -- The security situation in Central Africa Republic is "extremely worrying" following a weekend of violence, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said.

U.N.'s Ban: Boston bombings 'senseless'

UNITED NATIONS, April 16 (UPI) -- The twin bombing attacks at the Boston Marathon are appalling acts of senseless violence, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Rival Sudanese leaders meet in Juba

JUBA, South Sudan, April 15 (UPI) -- The presidents of South Sudan and Sudan are called on to keep a positive level of engagement following recent talks, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

G8 mulls tensions in Syria, Korean Peninsula

LONDON, April 11 (UPI) -- The European Union should consider lifting an embargo on arming rebels in Syria where militant jihadists are gaining influence, Group of Eight officials said.
Ban: Syria crisis is world's most troubling situation

Ban: Syria crisis is world's most troubling situation

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said Syria's "humanitarian crisis has gotten worse" and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called it the world's most troubling issue.

U.S. boycotts U.N. discussion on international courts

UNITED NATIONS, April 11 (UPI) -- The United States and some other countries boycotted a discussion in the United Nations General Assembly on international reconciliation.
Obama schedule for Thursday, April 11

Obama schedule for Thursday, April 11

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- President Obama will award Army Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun, a captain, the Medal of Honor posthumously for conspicuous gallantry Thursday, The White House said.

Ban appeals for Syrian weapons inspectors

UNITED NATIONS, April 10 (UPI) -- A U.N. weapons inspections team is on standby to deploy to Syria once the government gives its approval for the mission, the U.N. secretary-general said.

Seoul eyes U.N.'s Ban for outreach

SEOUL, April 9 (UPI) -- South Korean lawmakers said Tuesday that sending U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to North Korea may be a good way to ease ongoing tensions.

Syria accuses U.N. of trying to expand chemical weapons investigation

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 9 (UPI) -- The Syria government accused the United Nations of trying to broaden an investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack in Aleppo province.
Thatcher remembered as great leader

Thatcher remembered as great leader

LONDON, April 8 (UPI) -- Tributes to Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female prime minister, who died Monday, honored her as a great leader and Britain's savior.
U.N.'s Ban upset by North Korean rhetoric

U.N.'s Ban upset by North Korean rhetoric

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, April 8 (UPI) -- The North Korean government is called on to stop provoking its regional adversaries with military and nuclear threats, the U.N. secretary-general said.

World leaders mark Rwandan genocide

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- World leaders paused Sunday to mark the 19th anniversary of the start of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda that claimed more than 800,000 lives.

Ban: Girl shot by Taliban 'symbol of hope'

MADRID, April 6 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban ki-moon said the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban is a "symbol of hope" for her efforts to promote education for women.

Ban Ki-moon alarmed by CAR violence

N'DJAMENA, Chad, April 4 (UPI) -- There are mounting concerns about the extreme insecurity in CAR following a rebel takeover, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told African leaders.

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Calm urged as N. Korea to restart reactor

Calm urged as N. Korea to restart reactor

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 2 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he wants to avoid a path "nobody should want to follow" after North Korea said it would restart a nuclear reactor.

Malian forces need overhaul, France says

BAMAKO, Mali, April 2 (UPI) -- Malian military forces need a complete overhaul to maintain national security and territorial integrity, a French military general said.

Violence returns to Timbuktu

TIMBUKTU, Mali, April 1 (UPI) -- The mayor of Timbuktu expressed concern about renewed violence despite parts of Mali being liberated by French and national troops.

Pinera cash handout seen as a vote ploy

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 29 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera pushed legislation in congress for a cash handout to 7 million poor seen by analysts as his center-right coalition's bid to counteract "the Bachelet effect."

U.N. sees Syrian support for inspectors

UNITED NATIONS, March 29 (UPI) -- The Syrian government said it was willing to cooperate with a U.N. team investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons, the United Nations said.

U.N. authorizes special brigade for Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 29 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution authorizing an intervention force to target armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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