- Vote on Srebrenica resolution delayed by Russian veto threat Updated: Jul-07-15 6:38 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a British-drafted resolution that would condemn the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica during the Bosnian war as "a crime of genocide" until Wednesday after Russia informed council members it would veto the measure.
- Report: Serbs ask Russia to veto UN resolution on Srebrenica Updated: Jul-04-15 11:58 am
BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia on Saturday asked Russia to veto a British U.N. Security Council resolution that would call the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys during the Bosnian war in Srebrenica genocide.
- Dutch back UN tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash Updated: Jul-03-15 9:52 am
AMSTERDAM - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he supports moves to set up an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysian Airlines plane over Ukraine last year.
- Attack on UN convoy in Mali kills 6 peacekeepers, wounds 5 Updated: Jul-02-15 6:13 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - Gunmen ambushed a U.N. convoy in conflict-wracked northern Mali on Thursday killing six peacekeepers and wounding five others, the U.N. said. All the victims were from Burkina Faso.
- UN observers say Burundi elections were not free Updated: Jul-02-15 5:01 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. observer mission concluded Thursday that this week's parliamentary elections in Burundi were not "free, credible and inclusive."
- Top US diplomat in Cuba on short list for new embassy Updated: Jul-02-15 2:14 pm
HAVANA - From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba's defiance of the United States.
- Russia won't call Srebrenica a genocide but many others do Updated: Jul-01-15 6:31 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Western nations and Russia may be dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war an act of genocide but at Wednesday's General Assembly commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst mass killing since World War II there was no doubt.
- UN sanctions 6 generals for fueling South Sudan conflict Updated: Jul-01-15 5:09 pm
- UN: World should be ashamed at failure to end Syria conflict Updated: Jun-30-15 6:01 pm
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday the world should be ashamed that three years after major powers approved a blueprint in Geneva to bring peace to Syria the suffering of its people is reaching new depths and the country is "on the brink of falling apart."
- UN condemns fighting by Syria and rebels in Golan Heights Updated: Jun-29-15 11:02 pm
- UN extends Darfur peacekeeping force despite Sudan protest Updated: Jun-29-15 11:00 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a one-year extension of the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's western Darfur region where conflict is intensifying, rejecting the Sudanese government's demand that the troops leave.
- Key countries call for tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash Updated: Jun-25-15 5:58 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The five countries investigating last year's shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible.
- UN urges peace talks and urgent aid delivery to Yemen Updated: Jun-25-15 1:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council urged all parties in conflict-wracked Yemen on Thursday to attend future peace talks and facilitate the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid to the impoverished nation where the risk of famine is growing.
- Internet companies should respond to extremist exploitation Updated: Jun-24-15 10:31 pm
- UN urges Libyan rivals to accept power-sharing peace deal Updated: Jun-17-15 7:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council urged all Libyan parties Wednesday to accept a peace deal that requires the internationally recognized government to share power with rival Islamists who control the capital.
- Report says UN not equipped to tackle today's challenges Updated: Jun-16-15 9:30 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The United Nations and other international institutions are in urgent need of reform if they are to tackle global challenges ranging from massive violence in fragile states to runaway climate change and global economic shocks, a high-level commission said in a report released Tuesday.
- Correction: UN-Chemical Agents story Updated: Jun-12-15 8:04 pm
UNITED NATIONS - In a story dated Aug. 30, 2007 about U.N. weapons inspectors finding the potentially hazardous phosgene chemical in their offices, The Associated Press erroneously identified Svetlana Utkina as a U.N. chemical weapons expert. Utkina worked for the U.N. commission investigating chemical weapons in Iraq as a planning and operations officer and spoke at a press conference about the gas phosgene, but she was not employed by the U.N. as a chemical weapons expert.
- North Korea accuses US of targeting it with live anthrax Updated: Jun-12-15 7:41 pm
UNITED NATIONS - North Korea is accusing the United States of targeting it with anthrax and wants the U.N. Security Council to look into they called America's "biological warfare schemes."
- UN-backed peace talks for Yemen to begin in Geneva next week Updated: Jun-12-15 2:10 pm
BERLIN - U.N.-sponsored talks aimed at brokering a peace in Yemen will begin next week in Geneva, officials said Friday.
- UN experts: No country reports Iran arms embargo violation Updated: Jun-09-15 8:02 pm
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. experts said in a report circulated Tuesday that not a single country has reported any violations of an arms embargo against Iran, possibly the result of a political decision to avoid any "negative impact" on negotiations to rein in Tehran's nuclear program.