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UN officials: Afghan quake adds to emergencies in country

Jun. 23, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The devastating earthquake this week in Afghanistan is one more emergency facing the country, which is also confronting its worst drought in 30 years and massive poverty. Afghanistan also has the highest number of people in the world facing the risk of famine and there are...

Aid groups warn of grave consequences if Syria mandate stops

Jun. 23, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Unless the U.N. Security Council extends its approval of aid deliveries to rebel-held parts of northwest Syria next month, food supplies will be depleted by September in the region that is home to some 4 million people, aid agencies warned Thursday. Concerns have been...

Google exec to UN: Ukraine 'a crystal ball' for info warfare

Jun. 21, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Google executive warned the U.N. Security Council Tuesday that cyberattacks, disinformation and other forms of information warfare being waged in Ukraine are a “crystal ball" for future problems elsewhere. “States must find a way to turn the volume down...

Russia-West tensions inflame UN debate on Mali peacekeepers

Jun. 19, 2022 05:06 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Tensions between Russia and the West are aggravating talks about the future of one of the United Nations' biggest and most perilous peacekeeping operations, the force sent to help Mali resist a decade-long Islamic extremist insurgency. The U.N.'s mission in...

UN: Haiti police need immediate help amid surge in violence

Jun. 16, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.N. special envoy warned Thursday that Haiti’s police force needs immediate help to fight crime and violence, noting that gangs have grown so powerful they recently seized control of a local courthouse. Helen La Lime, the top U.N. official in...

Ireland, Norway, Turkey want UN to extend aid to Syria

Jun. 15, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The foreign ministers of Ireland, Norway and Turkey say aid deliveries from Turkey to rebel-held northwest Syria must continue, warning Wednesday of a humanitarian crisis if the only remaining border gate is closed. Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador has told...

UN elects new council members including Japan, Switzerland

Jun. 09, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. member nations elected five countries to join the powerful U.N. Security Council on Thursday with no suspense or drama because all were unopposed — Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland. Winning a seat on the 15-member Security Council is...

Long, fraught timeline of tensions over Iran nuclear program

Jun. 09, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

Iran has started removing 27 surveillance cameras installed by U.N. inspectors at nuclear sites around the country, widening a dispute over Tehran's program as it enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels. Here’s a timeline of the major events involving Iran’s...

China and Russia defend North Korea vetoes in first at UN

Jun. 08, 2022 23:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia defended their vetoes of a strongly backed U.S. resolution that would have imposed tough new sanctions on North Korea, speaking at a first of its kind General Assembly meeting Wednesday. The debate was held under new rules requiring the...

Live updates | Russia returns 210 dead Mariupol defenders

Jun. 07, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s military intelligence agency says Russia has so far turned over the bodies of 210 Ukrainian fighters killed in the battle for Mariupol. It says most of them were among the last holdouts in the Azovstal steelworks. The agency did not specify Tuesday how...