Latest United Nations Security Council News

UN says Islamic State committed war crimes at Iraqi prison

Dec. 03, 2021 00:54 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of a U.N. team investigating atrocities in Iraq said that Islamic State extremists committed crimes against humanity and war crimes at a prison in Mosul in June 2014, where at least 1,000 predominantly Shiite Muslim prisoners were systematically killed. ...

UN General Assembly urged to investigate Yemen atrocities

Dec. 02, 2021 19:51 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 60 organizations urged the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday to establish an investigative body to gather and preserve evidence of serious human rights violations during Yemen’s seven-year conflict, including possible war crimes and crimes against humanity....

UN envoy warns of risk of new Israel-Palestinian violence

Nov. 30, 2021 20:02 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy warned Tuesday that without quick and decisive action to address the key drivers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the region risks plunging into “another deadly escalation of violence.” Tor Wennesland told the U.N....

US, 6 other nations urge tight ban on arms sales to Myanmar

Nov. 26, 2021 11:42 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The United States and six other nations issued a joint statement Friday calling on the international community to suspend all assistance to Myanmar's military, and expressing grave concern over reports of human rights abuses by its security forces. The...

Libya: Gadhafi son disqualified from running for president

Nov. 24, 2021 23:47 PM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's top electoral body on Wednesday disqualified the son and onetime heir apparent of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi from running for president in elections to be held next month, citing his previous convictions. The name of Seif al-Islam...

Ethiopia expels Irish diplomats over Ireland's stance on war

Nov. 24, 2021 10:37 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Ethiopia has ordered four of six Irish diplomats working in Addis Ababa to leave the country because of Ireland’s outspoken stance over the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia, Ireland's government said Wednesday. The Department of Foreign Affairs said...

UN Libya envoy bows out as presidential vote approaches

Nov. 23, 2021 15:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations' top envoy for Libya is resigning weeks ahead of presidential elections seen as critical to the country's stability after nearly a decade of chaos, the world body said Tuesday. Jan Kubis decided to step down after just 10 months in...

Gun makers ask court to dismiss Mexican government lawsuit

Nov. 22, 2021 20:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gun manufacturers asked a federal court in Massachusetts on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Mexico’s government in August arguing that U.S. gun manufacturers and distributors fueled violence in Mexico through their negligent and illegal commercial practices. ...

Today in History

Nov. 22, 2021 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2021. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death...

UN condemns seizure of closed US Embassy in Yemen by rebels

Nov. 18, 2021 15:39 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday condemned “in the strongest terms" the intrusion and seizure of the now-closed U.S. Embassy in Yemen’s capital and the detention of dozens of local employees by the country's Houthi rebels. A statement...