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A resident walks past a cross during a memorial service honoring the victims of the 2010 earthquake, at Titanyen, a mass burial site north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that destroyed an estimated 100,000 homes across the capital and southern Haiti, including some of the country's most iconic structures. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

UN chief urges Haitians to resist escalation at quake event

Jan. 17, 2020 7:14 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres used a U.N. ceremony Friday marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating Haiti earthquake to urge Haitians to resolve differences through dialogue and “resist any escalation that could reverse the gains of the past decade.” The U.N....

US calls for smaller UN force in Mali, Russia says no change

Jan. 15, 2020 10:49 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called Wednesday for a reduction in the more than 16,000-strong peacekeeping force in Mali and a new focus on protecting civilians because parties to a 2015 peace deal have made little progress in implementing it, but Russia said it doesn’t want any changes...

China hopes UN meeting spurs India-Pakistan talks on Kashmir

Jan. 15, 2020 9:03 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China’s U.N. ambassador warned Wednesday against further escalation between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region and expressed hope that a Security Council meeting called by Beijing will encourage both countries to seek a solution through dialogue. Zhang Jun,...

FILE- In this Monday, May 27, 2019 file photo, NATO forces attend the graduation ceremony of Afghan National Army soldiers from a 3-month training program at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

Iran warning puts thousands of European troops in spotlight

Jan. 15, 2020 9:09 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A warning by Iran's president that European forces in the Middle East could be at risk if their nations join the U.S. pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic puts a focus on thousands of foreign troops in the region. Britain, France, and Germany have spent months...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter, meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia. Libya’s east-based forces have announced that they will abide by a Russia and Turkish-brokered ceasefire starting Sunday, in a last-minute reversal. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

Libya truce holds amid reports of violations by both sides

Jan. 12, 2020 2:52 PM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's rival governments were sticking to an internationally brokered cease-fire that began Sunday, even as immediate reports of violations by both sides raised concerns it might not hold. The truce, proposed by Russia and Turkey, could be the first break in fighting in months, and...

United Nations personnel attend the scene where a South African air force plane crash-landed and caught fire at the airport in Goma, eastern Congo Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. The C-130BZ military aircraft was transporting 59 passengers and eight crew members from the U.N mission when its left engine caught fire upon landing, according to the U.N. peacekeeping mission known as MONUSCO, and there were no casualties, authorities said. (AP Photo/Justin Kabumba)

UN: South African military plane crash-lands in Congo

Jan. 9, 2020 11:39 AM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — A South African air force plane crash-landed and caught fire Thursday at the Goma airport in eastern Congo but there were no casualties, authorities said. The C-130BZ military aircraft was transporting 59 passengers and eight crew members from the U.N mission when its left engine caught...

The Latest: Japan calls for easing of Middle East tensions

Jan. 7, 2020 11:25 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions in the wake of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 7:40 a.m. Japan says it will urge governments to do their utmost to help ease tensions following an Iranian missile strike at bases in Iraq used by U.S. forces. The...

Nationalist lawmakers chat before Turkey's parliament authorized the deployment of troops to Libya to support the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli battle forces loyal to a rival government that is seeking to capture the capital, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Turkish lawmakers voted 325-184 at an emergency session in favor of a one-year mandate allowing the government to dispatch troops amid concerns that Turkish forces could aggravate the conflict in Libya and destabilize the region.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Turkish lawmakers authorize sending troops to fight in Libya

Jan. 2, 2020 5:13 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament on Thursday authorized the deployment of troops to Libya to support the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli that is battling forces loyal to a rival government seeking to capture the capital. Turkish lawmakers voted 325-184 at an emergency session in favor of a...

This photo provided by the United Nations shows United States U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft, current President of the U.N. Security Council, during a press briefing on Monday Dec. 2, 2019, at U.N. headquarters. (Eskinder Debebe/United Nations via AP)

UN Security Council to head to Washington, and Kentucky

Dec. 2, 2019 3:56 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council is set to meet President Donald Trump over lunch Thursday, then travel later this month to part of the U.S. that’s off the beaten path for world diplomats: Kentucky. It’s the home state of Ambassador Kelly Craft, who announced the...

Smoke from the United Nations compound rises in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Angry residents of this eastern Congo city burned the town hall and stormed the UN peacekeeping mission, known as MONUSCO, after Allied Democratic Forces rebels killed eight people and kidnapped nine overnight. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)

Congo residents burn town hall after latest rebel attack

Nov. 25, 2019 4:24 PM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Angry residents of the eastern Congo city of Beni burned the town hall and stormed the United Nations peacekeeping mission Monday after rebels killed eight people and kidnapped nine overnight in their latest assault. Gunfire could be heard as police and peacekeepers tried to disperse...