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Leaders to UN: A warmer world is a more violent one, too

Sep. 23, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Using apocalyptic images, three presidents and seven foreign ministers warned Thursday that a warmer world is also a more violent one. At a ministerial meeting of the Security Council, the officials urged the U.N.’s most powerful body to do more...

Ukraine's leader takes UN to task as 'retired superhero'

Sep. 22, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders who are “playing” at unity and stuffing pressing problems into an overflowing bag of woe. A world that's in the same boat, but first-class passengers get the lifeboats. A United Nations that resembles ”a retired superhero" that has lost sight of what it...

UN sends home Gabonese peacekeepers in CAR over sexual abuse

Sep. 15, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday ordered the immediate repatriation of the entire U.N. peacekeeping contingent from Gabon serving in the Central African Republic following credible reports of sexual abuse by some of its 450 members and past allegations....

UN withdraws Gabon peacekeepers in Central African Republic

Sep. 15, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — The United Nations is withdrawing 450 Gabonese peacekeepers from its mission in Central African Republic following allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, Gabon’s government said Wednesday. “Following the numerous cases of allegations...

China affirms UN peacekeeping role with multinational drills

Sep. 15, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

QUESHAN, China (AP) — China has emphasized its role in United Nations peacekeeping operations with its hosting of multinational exercises that ended Wednesday. The 10 day-long drills in the central province of Henan featured around 1,000 troops from China, Mongolia,...

US donates 55 military vehicles to Kosovo

Aug. 30, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo on Monday received 55 armored security vehicles donated by the United States for the Kosovo Security Force, or KSF. The U.S. has heavily supported the KSF’s 3,400-troop force which was turned into a regular army more than two years ago,...

The Latest: Australia flies out 26 from Kabul, plans more

Aug. 17, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — CANBERRA, Australia — Australia had evacuated the first 26 people, including Australian and Afghan citizens, from Kabul since the Taliban overran the Afghan capital, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday. An Air Force...

Kosovo awards rule of law medal to Biden’s late son Beau

Aug. 01, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo on Sunday awarded a presidential medal on the rule of law to U.S. President Joe Biden’s late son Beau. In a ceremony held in front of the presidential office, Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani handed over the medal to the U.S. Ambassador to...

UN demands Turkey, Turkish Cypriots reverse Varosha action

Jul. 29, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday again demanded that Turkey and Turkish Cypriots immediately reverse all actions to reopen the abandoned resort of Varosha and backed further talks “in the near future” on reunifying the divided Mediterranean island. ...

UN says closing Darfur peacekeeping operation has hiccups

Jul. 27, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. logistics chief said Tuesday that closing down the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s western Darfur region is proceeding on schedule, though with some hiccups. Undersecretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare...