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UN extends peacekeepers in Central African Republic

Nov. 15, 2019 7:48 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the U.N. peacekeeping force in Central African Republic for a year, with a mandate to protect civilians, support peace efforts, and assist in preparing for elections starting in 2020. The French-drafted resolution welcomed...

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

Nov. 13, 2019 8:55 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions, U.N. experts say. The panel of experts' report to the Security Council, circulated...

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

Nov. 12, 2019 6:44 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions, U.N. experts say. The panel of experts' report to the Security Council, circulated...

UN keeps Darfur peacekeepers but hopes for their departure

Oct. 31, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to keep the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur for another year in hopes the new civilian-led transitional government can restore peace, and the troops can be replaced by civilians who focus on the country's...

Haitian funerals turn to protests as mourners, police clash

Oct. 16, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Police clashed with mourners Wednesday as thousands across Haiti attended funerals for protesters who have died in demonstrations aimed at ousting President Jovenel Moïse. Funerals for 11 of at least 20 people killed were held in six cities, including the capital of...

Haiti president breaks silence, says will not resign

Oct. 15, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — President Jovenel Moïse broke his silence Tuesday and said it would be irresponsible for him to resign amid Haiti's unrest, which has entered a fifth week of deadly protests that have paralyzed the economy and shuttered schools. Moïse said during a surprise news...

Today in History

Oct. 13, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2019. There are 79 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, 1775, the United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet. On this date: In 1792, the cornerstone of the...

UN chief says UN facing worst cash crisis in nearly 10 years

Oct. 8, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that the United Nations is facing its "worst cash crisis" in nearly a decade because 64 of its 193 members have not paid their annual dues — including the United States, its largest contributor. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric...

UN peacekeeper killed, 5 others seriously wounded in Mali

Oct. 7, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The United Nations says a peacekeeper from Chad was killed and five other peacekeepers were seriously wounded in a pair of attacks in Mali. The peacekeeper was killed and four colleagues wounded on Sunday when their convoy struck an explosive device in Aguelhok in the northern region of...

At UN, a world stage for disputes often out of the spotlight

Sep. 28, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Middle East. Trade tensions. Iran's nuclear program. Venezuela's power struggle. Civil wars in Syria and Yemen. Familiar flash points such as these got plenty of airtime at the U.N. General Assembly's big annual gathering this week. But some leaders used their time on the world...