United Nations - the best personalized free web-based Email en en United Nations Haley wants UN to shift aid focus to nations hosting Syrians AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador called Monday for the U.N. and aid agencies to shift focus in how they support Syrians in need by boosting support for roads, schools and hospitals in neighboring countries that have been overwhelmed by millions of refugees. Speaking in Jordan, host to some 660,000 Syrian refugees, Nikki Haley ... Mon, 22 May 2017 18:36:00 GMT 2017-05-22T18:36:00Z North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there, an "answer" to U.S. President Donald Trump's policies. The solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile f... Mon, 22 May 2017 18:01:00 GMT 2017-05-22T18:01:00Z AP Interview: WFP chief says 600,000 kids risk famine death AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A tough-talking former Republican governor with friends in the Trump administration has become the unexpected booster of one of the United Nations agencies facing potentially deep U.S. funding cuts. David Beasley, the new executive director of the World Food Program, told The Associated Press that he will use his Washington connection... Mon, 22 May 2017 10:34:00 GMT 2017-05-22T10:34:00Z US ambassador assures Syrian refugees more help is coming ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to identify him, charged his account and sent him on his way. If the boy noticed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Hal... Mon, 22 May 2017 07:52:00 GMT 2017-05-22T07:52:00Z At refugee camp, Haley vows Trump's US won't abandon Syrians ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to identify him, charged his account and sent him on his way. If the boy noticed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Hal... Mon, 22 May 2017 01:25:00 GMT 2017-05-22T01:25:00Z At Refugee Camp, Haley Promises Continued US Aid America's ambassador to the United Nations is getting a firsthand look at the refugee crisis spilling over from Syria's civil war. Nikki Haley visited... Mon, 22 May 2017 00:30:00 GMT 2017-05-22T00:30:00Z Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyberattack TOKYO (AP) — A couple of things about the WannaCry cyberattack are certain. It was the biggest in history and it's a scary preview of things to come — we're all going to have to get used to hearing the word "ransomware." But one thing is a lot less clear: whether North Korea had anything to do with it. Despite bits and pieces of evidence that suggest a po... Fri, 19 May 2017 18:13:00 GMT 2017-05-19T18:13:00Z South Sudan government forces killed 114 civilians, UN says JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudanese pro-government forces killed 114 civilians in a single town last year and brutally raped girls and women in front of their families amid growing ethnic violence in the country's civil war, a new United Nations report said Friday. The investigation released by the U.N. human rights office said those cases and other a... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:46:00 GMT 2017-05-19T15:46:00Z Airstrikes fuel Mosul gains as Iraq pushes for quick victory MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Half a dozen units of Islamic State group fighters holed up in western Mosul began their morning radio checks at just after 4 a.m. It was still dark and Iraqi forces deployed a few blocks away were listening in as they prepared an advance on the city's al-Rifai neighborhood. "Thirty, what's new? ... 120, do you read me? What's up?" the ... Fri, 19 May 2017 12:17:00 GMT 2017-05-19T12:17:00Z The Latest: US: Pro-Syrian forces hit in strike posed threat BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest Syria developments (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group says it hit pro-Syrian government forces near the border with Jordan that "posed a threat" to U.S. forces and rebel groups in the area. The coalition statement late on Thursday says the coa... Thu, 18 May 2017 19:40:00 GMT 2017-05-18T19:40:00Z WHO: 400 contacts being traced in Congo's Ebola outbreak DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Health workers are monitoring more than 400 people amid an Ebola outbreak in a remote corner of Congo where already three deaths have been blamed on the virus, the World Health Organization said Thursday. An experimental vaccine has been developed since the West African epidemic in 2014-2016 that left more than 11,000 people dead, bu... Thu, 18 May 2017 10:24:00 GMT 2017-05-18T10:24:00Z AP FACT CHECK: Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel? WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador, waded into a diplomatic minefield by asserting that the Western Wall is part of Israel, a deviation from U.S. policy. The longstanding U.S. stance is that the site is in Jerusalem, full stop. That distinction — Jerusalem, not Israel — reflects the U.S. position that the city's fate is an issue for Israe... Thu, 18 May 2017 07:46:00 GMT 2017-05-18T07:46:00Z US: Venezuela crisis worsening, wants to prevent new Syria UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called Wednesday's first-ever U.N. Security Council consultations on Venezuela because the crisis is getting worse and the Trump administration wants to prevent another conflict like Syria, North Korea or South Sudan, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said. Venezuelan Ambassador Rafael Ramirez strongly rejected the U.S. b... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:43:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:43:00Z Grisly 24-hour period leaves 4 dead in Venezuela unrest CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Business owners shuttered shops, a burned police station stood charred black and a state officer in western Venezuela was under arrest Tuesday following a spasm of violence that resulted in at least four deaths in anti-government protests. An especially grisly 24 hours of turmoil coming after nearly two months of political unrest... Wed, 17 May 2017 02:57:00 GMT 2017-05-17T02:57:00Z US envoy: North Korea is intimidating the entire world UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused North Korea on Tuesday of intimidating the entire international community with its nuclear program, military ability and cyberattacks, and said any country that doesn't implement U.N. sanctions is supporting Pyongyang's actions. "No one is immune to the threat of North Korea," she told reporters be... Tue, 16 May 2017 23:06:00 GMT 2017-05-16T23:06:00Z UN predicts expanding global economic growth in 2017-2018 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations predicted on Tuesday that the global economy will expand in the next two years, spurred by stronger growth in the last six months and a modest recovery in trade and investment. In a mid-year update from its January forecast, the U.N. said the acceleration is underpinned by firm economic growth in many developed cou... Tue, 16 May 2017 19:04:00 GMT 2017-05-16T19:04:00Z The Latest: UN suspects cruel treatment in Syrian prisons BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The United Nations says the Syrian government has "systematically rejected" repeated requests to visit prisons and detention centers where thousands of prisoners are believed to be subjected to cruel treatment, including torture. U.N. spoke... Tue, 16 May 2017 17:50:00 GMT 2017-05-16T17:50:00Z Central African Republic violence 'highly worrying,' UN says BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A series of attacks in remote areas of Central African Republic have forced more than 15,000 people to flee their homes over the past week while at least 130 are feared dead, authorities said Tuesday. Among the victims are six U.N. peacekeepers, marking the deadliest month for the mission since it began in 2014. The... Tue, 16 May 2017 17:34:00 GMT 2017-05-16T17:34:00Z 2nd Ebola case confirmed among 20 suspected in Congo: WHO KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The World Health Organization says a second case of Ebola has been confirmed by laboratory testing amid an outbreak in a remote corner of northern Congo. WHO said Tuesday that among the 20 suspected cases, two now have tested positive for the virus. Ebola was blamed for more than 11,000 deaths in West Africa durin... Tue, 16 May 2017 12:02:00 GMT 2017-05-16T12:02:00Z North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday boasted it successfully launched a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead, an escalation of its nuclear program that the U.N. Security Council warned could bring new sanctions on Pyongyang. Outsiders saw a significant technological jump in the weekend test, wi... Mon, 15 May 2017 23:52:00 GMT 2017-05-15T23:52:00Z The Latest: Security Council condemns NKorea missile test SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The latest on North Korea's missile launch (all times local): 7:55 a.m. The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and vowing to impose new sanctions in response to its "flagrant and provocative defiance" of council demands to halt all nuclear-related tests. ... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:58:00 GMT 2017-05-15T22:58:00Z AP Top Stories May 15 P Here are the top stories for Monday, May 15th: President Donald Trump says police attacks "must end now"; The UN is condemning North Korea's latest missile... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:54:00 GMT 2017-05-15T21:54:00Z UN forces retake strategic areas of C. African Republic city BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — United Nations peacekeeping forces in Central African Republic retook strategic points of Bangassou Monday after armed rebels attacked over the weekend, killing a peacekeeper at a nearby U.N. base and displacing several thousand, the United Nations said Monday. More than 1,000 residents had fled their homes and had ... Mon, 15 May 2017 20:08:00 GMT 2017-05-15T20:08:00Z North Korea missile launch tests Trump's China outreach WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's launch of a longer-range missile shows advances in its technological capabilities and offers the sternest test yet of President Donald Trump's strategy to work with China to combat the threat. Will China fully enforce global sanctions on North Korea and back tough new penalties? If not, will Trump accept the growing calls f... Mon, 15 May 2017 19:46:00 GMT 2017-05-15T19:46:00Z The latest: Australia says China responsible for NKorea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's missile launch (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Australia's prime minister has called on China to use its leverage over North Korea to end the regime's missile testing. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters in Sydney on Monday that North Korea's conduct was "... Mon, 15 May 2017 03:49:00 GMT 2017-05-15T03:49:00Z UNSC to hold urgent consultations on NKorea missile test UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will hold urgent consultations on North Korea's latest ballistic missile test at the request of the United States, Japan and South Korea. Uruguay holds the council presidency this month and its U.N. Mission said Sunday the closed consultations will be held on Tuesday afternoon. U.S. Ambass... Sun, 14 May 2017 18:36:00 GMT 2017-05-14T18:36:00Z North Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang will seek the extradition of anyone involved in what it says was a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jung Un last month with a biochemical poison, a top North Korean foreign ministry official said Thursday. Han Song Ryol, the vice foreign minister, called a meeting of foreign diplomats in Pyongyang to outline the N... Thu, 11 May 2017 22:58:00 GMT 2017-05-11T22:58:00Z Latest fighting kills 37 people in Central African Republic BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Days of clashes in Central African Republic between sectarian rebel groups has left at least 37 people dead and many displaced in the central region, the local Red Cross said Thursday. Violence flared in Alindao, some 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Bambari on Saturday and Sunday as a faction of the mostly Muslim ... Thu, 11 May 2017 19:24:00 GMT 2017-05-11T19:24:00Z Ex-UN chief Annan is worried about lost jobs and leadership NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan is worried about lost jobs. And he says many people worldwide have lost faith in political and corporate leaders and fear being forgotten and left behind forever. Annan says it's time for mainstream leaders to explain that innovation and artificial intelligence are taking away jobs — not China or Mexico — and t... Thu, 11 May 2017 16:20:00 GMT 2017-05-11T16:20:00Z 4 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic ambushed a U.N. convoy, sparking a firefight and kidnappings that left four peacekeepers dead, eight injured and one missing, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said eight fighters from the anti-Balaka rebel group were also killed in the battle Mon... Wed, 10 May 2017 02:39:00 GMT 2017-05-10T02:39:00Z