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UN experts: Islamic State committed genocide against Yazidis

May. 10, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of a U.N. team investigating atrocities in Iraq announced Monday it has found “clear and compelling evidence” that Islamic State extremists committed genocide against the Yazidi minority in 2014 and said the militant group successfully developed chemical...

UN council meets on Jerusalem violence, considers statement

May. 10, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council held emergency consultations Monday on escalating violence in east Jerusalem and was considering a proposed statement calling on Israel to cease evictions and calling for “restraint” and respect for “the historic status quo at the holy...

Antonio Guterres lays out vision for second term as UN chief

May. 07, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres laid out his vision for a second term as U.N. chief on Friday, calling for a “surge in diplomacy for peace,” urging the world’s nations to avoid a new type of Cold War, and stressing that in the 21st century everything from the...

Top US, China and Russia diplomats urge global cooperation

May. 07, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top diplomats from the United States, China and Russia urged strengthened global cooperation on Friday, recognizing the need to tackle growing global challenges and an unprecedented pandemic but sparring over their different worldviews and who’s to blame for...

UN official reports undeclared Syrian chemical warfare agent

May. 06, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. disarmament chief reported the discovery of an undeclared chemical warfare agent at a Syrian site to a Security Council meeting Thursday where the United States and its Western allies clashed with Russia over international findings that Syria has used chemical...

More than 200 NGOs call for UN arms embargo on Myanmar

May. 05, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 200 global organizations urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to impose an arms embargo on Myanmar, saying the time for statements has passed and immediate action is needed to help protect peaceful protesters against military rule and other opponents...

International official: Bosnian Serbs seek to split country

May. 04, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top international official in Bosnia warned Tuesday that ethnic Serb leaders are making a concerted effort to split the country, or failing that to roll back many reforms achieved during the last 25 years, and he called for “a decisive stand” to stop any...

Top US diplomat to join China UN event on global cooperation

May. 04, 2021 03:05 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will participate in a U.N. Security Council meeting Friday chaired by China’s foreign minister on strengthening global cooperation and the key role of the United Nations in harnessing international action to tackle the world’s...

China: US should push North Korea diplomacy, not pressure

May. 04, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China’s U.N. ambassador expressed hope Monday that President Joe Biden’s policy toward North Korea will give more importance to diplomacy and dialogue instead of “extreme pressure” to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program and denuclearize the Korean...

China's UN envoy: Myanmar violence could lead to civil war

May. 03, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China’s U.N. ambassador on Monday urged stronger diplomatic efforts to resolve the confrontation in Myanmar since the Feb. 1 military coup, warning that further violence could lead to a chaotic situation “and even a civil war.” Zhang Jun also...