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UN Security Council adopts a cease-fire resolution aimed at ending Israel-Hamas war in Gaza

Jun. 11, 2024 04:50 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday overwhelmingly approved its first resolution endorsing a cease-fire plan aimed at ending the eight-month war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. The U.S.-sponsored resolution welcomes a cease-fire proposal announced by...

The UN Security Council adopts its first resolution endorsing a cease-fire plan aimed at ending the Israel-Hamas war

Jun. 10, 2024 15:47 PM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN Security Council adopts its first resolution endorsing a cease-fire plan aimed at ending the Israel-Hamas war.

UN will declare that both Israel and Hamas are violating children's rights in armed conflict

Jun. 08, 2024 01:45 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general will tell the Security Council next week that both Israel and Hamas are violating children's rights and leaving them exposed to danger in their war to eliminate each other. The secretary-general annually makes a global list of states...

Denmark, Greece, Pakistan, Panama and Somalia get seats on the UN Security Council

Jun. 06, 2024 15:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Denmark, Greece, Pakistan, Panama and Somalia got seats on the U.N. Security Council on Thursday. The 15-member council has a powerful body of five permanent, veto-empowered members whose composition reflects its post-World War II founding — China, France,...

South Korean president vows to expand mineral ties with Africa and send more development aid

Jun. 04, 2024 08:37 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will expand development aid to Africa and pursue deeper cooperation with the region of 1.3 billion people on critical minerals and technology, President Yoon Suk Yeol said Tuesday as he hosted dozens of African leaders in the inaugural Korea-Africa Summit. ...

US urges UN Security Council to support cease-fire plan in Gaza announced by President Biden

Jun. 04, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States urged the U.N. Security Council on Monday to support the three-phase plan announced by President Joe Biden aimed at ending the nearly eight-month war in Gaza, freeing all hostages and sending massive aid into the devastated territory. U.S....

UN votes to end Iraq political mission established after 2003 US-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein

May. 31, 2024 22:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Friday to end the U.N. political mission in Iraq established in 2003 following the United States-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein to coordinate post-conflict humanitarian and reconstruction efforts, and to help...

US and allies clash with China and Russia over North Korea's launches and threats to use nukes

May. 31, 2024 21:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and allies South Korea and Japan clashed with China and Russia Friday over North Korea’s latest satellite and ballistic missile launches and threats to use nuclear weapons that have escalated tensions in northeast Asia. The scene was an...

UN refugee chief says 114 million have fled homes because nations fail to tackle causes of conflict

May. 31, 2024 05:15 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The number of people fleeing their homes because of war, violence and persecution has reached 114 million and is climbing because nations have failed to tackle the causes and combatants are refusing to comply with international law, the U.N. refugee chief said Thursday. ...

UN extends arms embargo on South Sudan despite appeals from African Union, Russia and China

May. 30, 2024 20:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The divided U.N. Security Council voted Thursday to extend an arms embargo on South Sudan despite appeals from the world’s newest nation, the African Union and half a dozen countries including Russia and China to lift or at least ease the restrictive measure. ...