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UN envoy urges respect for religious freedom after Israeli forces disrupt Easter procession

A top United Nations envoy on Saturday said he was dismayed that a peaceful Easter procession led by Palestinian Christians through Jerusalem's Old City was disrupted by Israeli security forces.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 4:00 am

Syria: UN agency warns no food left in besieged Palestinian refugee camp

The United Nations has renewed its demand for unimpeded humanitarian access to the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, warning that there is no UN food aid left there as of Saturday given that the recent escalation fighting between the parties to the Syrian conflict has prevented the delivery of desperately needed assistance.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 4:00 am

Security Council voices outrage at latest attacks against civilians, UN in South Sudan

The Security Council on Friday voiced its outrage at the recent attacks by armed groups in South Sudan that have purposefully targeted civilians as well as the United Nations peacekeeping mission sites and personnel.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 4:00 am

Ban returns to airwaves in Central African Republic to call for end to fighting

On the heels of his recent visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), where the deadly rift between Christians and Muslims continues to widen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today in a radio message appealed to all Central Africans to build a unified country through peace.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 9:41 pm

Secretary-General welcomes initial talks in Geneva to defuse Ukraine crisis

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he was encouraged by the initial round of diplomatic negotiations on the crisis in Ukraine held in Geneva, but stressed that all sides need to follow up words with deeds as the situation remains ‘extremely volatile.’

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 9:37 pm

Western Sahara: UN refugee agency announces resumption of family visit flights

The United Nations refugee agency announced today that following many months of suspension, family visit flights between Sahrawi refugees living in camps near Tindouf, Algeria, and their families in the territory of Western Sahara has resumed.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 7:56 pm

South Sudan: Ban ‘strongly condemns’ attack on UN mission base in Jonglei state

Amid escalating violence in northern and central South Sudan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned today’s attack on civilians and peacekeepers at the UN mission base in Bor, the war-torn capital of Jonglei state, by a mob of armed civilians who forced their way into the facility and opened fire on displaced persons sheltering inside.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 6:20 pm

On first visit to Gaza, UN official calls for end to Israeli blockade

On his first official visit to the Gaza Strip, the new head of the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East underscored the need to lift the seven-year Israeli blockade and end the “illegal collective punishment” unleashed on the population there.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 3:59 pm

UN-Arab League Envoy urges fresh talks with besieged Syrians, authorities

Regretting the abrupt halt in talks between the Syrian authorities and the negotiating committee representing civilians and fighters trapped in the Old City of Homs, United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi today urged all the parties to return to the negotiating table and complete the deal that had been on the verge of being signed.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 3:55 pm

Kenya: UN agency disturbed by arrests and deportations of Somali refugees

The United Nations today voiced concern over the arrest and detention of over 1,000 refugees and asylum-seekers who were rounded up during counter-terrorism operations launched by Kenyan security forces in Nairobi this month.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 1:59 pm

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Two United Nations staff kidnapped by gunmen in Pakistan – ABC Online


Two United Nations staff kidnapped by gunmen in Pakistan
ABC Online
Gunmen have kidnapped two men working for the United Nations Children's Fund from Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, a police officer says. The two Pakistani men were reportedly on their way to a bus terminal to pick up some relatives when they were …

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 9:34 am

KENYA: United Nations worried the mass deportations of Somali refugees in … – Raxanreeb Online


Raxanreeb Online

KENYA: United Nations worried the mass deportations of Somali refugees in
Raxanreeb Online
United Nations High Commission for Refugees confirmed to have succeeded in releasing 10 registered refugees of Somali origin from Kenyan prisons after they were apprehended in the ongoing swoops in Nairobi's Somali-inhibited Eastleigh estate.
Kenya: UN agency disturbed by arrests and deportations of Somali refugeesUN News Centre
UN refugee agency 'concerned' over Kenyan crackdown on SomalisSabahi Online

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 6:21 am

Two United Nations employees abducted in Karachi – Times of India


Two United Nations employees abducted in Karachi
Times of India
ISLAMABAD: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped two local employees of the UN in Pakistan's port city of Karachi late on Friday, police said. The gunmen abducted the employees from their car, reported Xinhua citing Geo News. The local employees were …

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 5:31 am

Security Council voices outrage at latest attacks against civilians, UN in … – UN News Centre


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Security Council voices outrage at latest attacks against civilians, UN in
UN News Centre
18 April 2014 – The Security Council on Friday voiced its outrage at the recent attacks by armed groups in South Sudan that have purposefully targeted civilians as well as the United Nations peacekeeping mission sites and personnel. The 15-member body …
United Nations outraged by South Sudan attacksZee News
UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudanAnchorage Daily News
South Sudan: Dozens dead as group opens fire in U.N. baseAl Jazeera America

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 4:08 am

Obama Signs Bill Aimed at Blocking Iran’s UN Envoy – ABC News


Washington Post

Obama Signs Bill Aimed at Blocking Iran's UN Envoy
ABC News
President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance.
Obama signs law to bar Iran diplomat from serving in UN postReuters

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 2:59 am

United Nations Base In Sudan Attacked, 58 Killed, 100 Injured – The Inquisitr


United Nations Base In Sudan Attacked, 58 Killed, 100 Injured
The Inquisitr
According to the Washington Post, an angry mob of youths attacked the United Nations peacekeeping mission's camp in Bor in Jonglei state on Thursday. Ethnic Nuers, about 5,000 of them, fled there after fighting broke out in the country, mid-December.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 8:20 pm

The Best Restaurant in New York Is The United Nations Dining Room – Gawker


The Best Restaurant in New York Is The United Nations Dining Room
Gawker
Rich: I realized I had a knife in my bag on the way to the United Nations. It's a pocket knife—a nice one—and while I've never used it (I've never had to), I did not want to give it up. But I knew we'd be searched. I also worried about leaving it in

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 7:27 pm

South Sudan: number of civilians protected at UN peacekeeping bases is ‘swelling’ – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

South Sudan: number of civilians protected at UN peacekeeping bases is 'swelling'
UN News Centre
16 April 2014 – Spiraling violence has forced an increasing number of civilians in South Sudan's oil-rich Unity state are seeking refuge with the United Nations peacekeeping mission, it was confirmed today. “The numbers of internally displaced persons …

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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 9:16 pm

UN Cites Abuses in Crimea Before Russia Annexation Vote – New York Times


UN News Centre

UN Cites Abuses in Crimea Before Russia Annexation Vote
New York Times
GENEVA — Amid fears of escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations called on Tuesday for action to counter misinformation and hate speech used as propaganda and urged the authorities in Crimea to account for killings, torture and
Ukraine: UN rights office urges halt to propaganda, incitement to hatredUN News Centre
Ukraine Human Rights Violations Detailed In UN ReportHuffington Post
UN RAISES CONCERNS ON UKRAINE HUMAN RIGHTSDaily Sabah
ABC News -The State -Reuters
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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 3:18 pm

Iran Protests UN Ambassador Ban to United Nations – ABC News


Iran Protests UN Ambassador Ban to United Nations
ABC News
The U.S. State Department and White House have said that Iran's selection of Hamid Aboutalebi to be its United Nations envoy is not acceptable. Aboutalebi was a member of the group responsible for the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran that …

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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 3:05 pm