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Biden pitching partnership after tough stretch with allies

Sep. 19, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His pitch for greater global partnership comes at a moment when allies are becoming...

UN Security Council: Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt

Sep. 17, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday saying that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government that has “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women" and upholds human rights. ...

Donors pledge $1.2 billion in emergency funds for Afghans

Sep. 13, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations drummed up more than $1.2 billion in emergency pledges Monday for helping 11 million Afghans facing an escalating humanitarian crisis in their homeland and millions more elsewhere in the region as the U.N. human rights chief voiced concerns about the...

Split UN Security Council urges Taliban to allow travel, aid

Aug. 30, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

A divided U.N. Security Council pressed the Taliban on Monday to live up to pledges to let people leave Afghanistan after the U.S. withdrew its forces, but China and Russia refused to back the resolution, which they portrayed as diverting blame for chaos surrounding the U.S. pullout. ...

Ethnic health care systems strained in Myanmar amid pandemic

Aug. 19, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — When February's military takeover of Myanmar led to the collapse of the central health care system, independent ethnic organizations that had operated for decades on the Southeast Asian country's borders stepped in. They provided basic medical services, treated...

The Latest: Taliban leader reported in Kabul for talks

Aug. 16, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

Senior Taliban leader Amir Khan Muttaqi is said to be in the Afghan capital negotiating with Kabul’s political leadership, including Abdullah Abdullah, who once headed the country’s negotiating council, and former President Hamid Karzai. That is according to an...

UN council urges inclusive talks on new Afghan government

Aug. 16, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday called for an immediate end to violence in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the country, and for inclusive talks to form a new Afghan government that includes women. In its first statement since the...

Women’s groups call for UN peacekeeping force in Afghanistan

Jul. 16, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women’s rights supporters and faith leaders are calling for a United Nations peacekeeping force for Afghanistan to protect hard-won gains for women over the last two decades as American and NATO forces complete their pullout from the war-torn country and a Taliban...

Russia and China try to end Bosnia's international overseer

Jul. 14, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China have circulated a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that would immediately strip the powers of the international high representative overseeing implementation of the 1995 peace agreement that ended the devastating war in Bosnia and eliminate the...

UN approves extension of aid from Turkey to rebel-held Syria

Jul. 09, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the delivery of humanitarian aid from Turkey to rebel-held northwest Syria for six months with another six months virtually guaranteed after a U.S.-Russia deal, an agreement the U.N. said will provide...