Latest United Nations General Assembly Annual Meeting News

China's Xi to visit India this week, meet with Modi

Oct. 9, 2019 4:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to India to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, just weeks after China supported Pakistan in raising the issue of India's recent actions in disputed Kashmir at the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. India stripped Kashmir's...

UN envoy says Syria charter-drafting panel a 'sign of hope'

Sep. 30, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria said Monday that the convening of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria on Oct. 30 "should be a sign of hope for the long-suffering Syrian people" — but it will matter only if it becomes a step out of the more than eight-year...

The Latest: UN envoy says Syria charter panel a sign of hope

Sep. 30, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders. (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The U.N. special envoy for Syria says the convening of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria on Oct. 30 "should be a sign of hope for the long-suffering Syrian people"...

Afghanistan to Taliban: Peace or 'we will continue to fight'

Sep. 30, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As Afghans await the results of a presidential election roiled by Taliban threats, the government used its platform at the U.N. General Assembly on Monday to tell the insurgents: "Join us in peace, or we will continue to fight." Afghanistan was not the only country sending a message:...

Colombia offers new Venezuela rebel info after photo fiasco

Sep. 30, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Colombia doubled down Monday on their claim that guerrilla troops are operating in Venezuela with the support of President Nicolás Maduro a week after similar allegations presented at the United Nations were marred by erroneous photographs. Colombia's...

North Korea complains at UN about US 'provocations'

Sep. 30, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea decried the stalled state of its nuclear standoff with the United States and told the international community Monday that the fault lies with Washington's "political and military provocations." "It depends on the U.S.," North Korean Ambassador Kim Song said, whether the...

Dark skies: UN meeting reveals a world in a really bad mood

Sep. 29, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The planet is heating. Island nations are slipping away. A Pakistan-India nuclear war could be a "bloodbath." Governments aren't working together like they used to. Polarization is tearing us apart. Killing. Migration. Poverty. Corruption. Inequality. Sovereignty violations....

Syria gets its moment at UN, small island states sound alarm

Sep. 28, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Overshadowed by other concerns, the war in Syria got some attention Saturday and leaders from assorted island nations pleaded for their survival as they urged the U.N. General Assembly to take action that would help stop them from sinking into the ocean. Syria's plight remains one 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...

The Latest: Yemen vows to end attempts to divide country

Sep. 28, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9 p.m. Yemen's new foreign minister is vowing that the government will "end any attempt to tear apart our homeland." He's sharply criticizing Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who control much of...