- US military chief: World risks becoming immune to crises Updated: Jul-28-15 7:04 pm
NEW YORK - The top U.S. military official warned Tuesday that the world risks becoming immune to the suffering caused by escalating global security threats.
- NYC mayor: 400,000 people have obtained municipal ID cards Updated: Jul-27-15 5:13 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that about 400,000 people have obtained New York City's municipal ID card since the program was rolled out six months ago - including immigrants lacking legal documentation.
- Syria opposition groups agree on 'roadmap' to end civil war Updated: Jul-24-15 10:38 am
BRUSSELS - Syria's two main political opposition groups, long at odds, announced Friday that they have agreed on a "roadmap" to end their country's long-running civil war, starting with establishment of a transitional governing body.
- AP Interview: UN climate chief: Paris to set 50-year agenda Updated: Jul-22-15 11:40 am
PARIS - The December climate change conference in Paris is the last chance for a meaningful agreement that would offer hope for a planet at risk due to greenhouse gases, U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres said Wednesday.
- UN endorses Iran nuclear deal with 6 world powers Updated: Jul-20-15 5:34 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed the landmark deal to rein in Iran's nuclear program and authorized measures leading to the end of U.N. sanctions, but also approved a provision that would automatically reinstate the harsh measures if Tehran reneges on its promises.
- South Africans celebrate International Nelson Mandela Day Updated: Jul-18-15 12:18 pm
JOHANNESBURG - South Africans honored the 67 years of former president Nelson Mandela's service to the country with 67 minutes of charity and community action around the country on his birthday Saturday.
- South Sudan state to bar UN official over rights report Updated: Jul-12-15 2:11 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - A U.N. diplomat based in South Sudan's northern Unity state will be expelled from the state in a retaliatory move following the publication of a human rights report last month that accused government forces of committing widespread attacks on civilians there, a South Sudanese official said Sunday.
- US seeks UN action on chemical weapon attacks in Syria Updated: Jul-09-15 9:07 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United States circulated a draft U.N. resolution Thursday aimed at identifying the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria so they can be brought to justice.
- UN chief highlights need for children's education worldwide Updated: Jul-07-15 9:16 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - The United Nations chief has joined Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in calling on world leaders to secure education for young people across the globe.
- Venezuela recalls ambassador in Guyana amid border dispute Updated: Jul-06-15 10:22 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that he was recalling Venezuela's ambassador in neighboring Guyana for consultation amid mounting tensions over their disputed border.
- Teenage activist wants more money for children's education Updated: Jul-06-15 6:25 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai wants world leaders to spend more money, on top of their earlier promises, to secure 12 years of free primary and secondary education for all children across the world.
- S. Korean violinist wants border concert with North Korea Updated: Jul-06-15 2:05 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together next month to perform on each side of the world's most heavily armed border. Standing in the way is the rivals' long, frustrating inability to move past their painful shared history.
- UN leader offers assistance in Guyana-Venezuela dispute Updated: Jul-03-15 4:08 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday offered assistance to resolve an escalating border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela.
- 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.
- The Latest: Cuba embassy plan riles Republican hopefuls Updated: Jul-01-15 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local):
- 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."
- United Nations secretary general to obtain NYC ID card Updated: Jun-30-15 1:46 pm
NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is becoming the proud owner of a New York City municipal identification card.
- UN chief: Climate negotiations moving at a 'snail's pace' Updated: Jun-29-15 7:26 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that negotiations on a new climate pact to keep global warming from reaching dangerous levels are moving at a "snail's pace" and must be speeded up.
- Burundians vote in parliamentary elections marred by unrest Updated: Jun-29-15 2:49 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundians voted Monday in parliamentary elections marked by an opposition boycott and the threat of violence in the capital.