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Uganda blocks operations of UN rights office in the country

Feb. 08, 2023 05:31 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities say they will not renew the mandate of the United Nations human rights office in the East African country, effectively blocking the group's operations at a time of heightened concerns over rights abuses. In a Feb. 3 notice to the Office...

UN experts: North Korean hackers stole record virtual assets

Feb. 08, 2023 00:19 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korean hackers working for the government stole record-breaking virtual assets last year estimated to be worth between $630 million and more than $1 billion, U.N. experts said in a new report. The panel of experts said in the wide-ranging report seen...

Fears grow for untold numbers buried by Turkey earthquake

Feb. 07, 2023 22:51 PM EST

NURDAGI, Turkey (AP) — Rescuers raced against time early Wednesday to pull survivors from the rubble before they succumbed to cold weather two days after an earthquake tore through southern Turkey and war-ravaged northern Syria. The death toll climbed above 7,700 and was expected to rise further....

UN nuclear chief underscores importance of Iran talks

Feb. 07, 2023 15:57 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog on Tuesday underscored the urgency of resuscitating diplomatic efforts to limit Iran’s nuclear program, saying the situation could quickly worsen if negotiations fail. Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the...

Sub-Saharan Africa is 'new epicenter' of extremism, says UN

Feb. 07, 2023 04:43 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The new global epicenter of violent Islamic extremism is sub-Saharan Africa where people are increasingly joining because of economic factors and less for religious ones, says a new report by the U.N.'s international development agency. A significant increase...

UN chief fears world is heading toward a wider war

Feb. 06, 2023 16:54 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Monday that the world is facing a convergence of challenges “unlike any in our lifetimes” and expressed fear of a wider war as the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine approaches. Secretary-General Antonio...

'Loophole' excuses WHO officials accused of misconduct

Feb. 06, 2023 10:56 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A confidential U.N. report into alleged missteps by senior World Health Organization staffers in the way they handled a sexual misconduct case during an Ebola outbreak in Congo found their response didn't violate the agency’s policies because of what some officials described as a...

Families in Miami and Cuba mourn relatives missing at sea

Feb. 05, 2023 03:14 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The last time Lázaro Artiles spoke to his wife, he was in the ocean just off Cuba’s northern coast in a small boat. He and his friends had intended to make it to Florida. But now the boat was sinking. Artiles — whose relatives had no clue he had...

Sudan demands United Nations immediately lift arms embargo

Feb. 03, 2023 18:18 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sudan is demanding the U.N. Security Council immediately lift an arms embargo and other sanctions imposed during violence in the western Darfur region in 2005, saying the punishment did not include conditions or require the military government to meet U.N. benchmarks. ...

Column: IOC talks tough on Russia — until Paris on horizon

Feb. 03, 2023 16:35 PM EST

The IOC likes to talk tough — as long as it's not heading into an Olympic year. Not surprisingly, as we draw ever closer to the cash cow that is Paris 2024, the hypocrites running the Olympic movement are eager to get Russia back in the games. They'll surely find a...