United Nations

April 10, 2014 - 10:33 AM

The UN authorizes a nearly 12,000-strong peacekeeping force for Central African Republic

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN authorizes a nearly 12,000-strong peacekeeping force for Central African Republic.

April 9, 2014 - 2:34 PM

Doctors Without Borders blasts UN in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The aid group Doctors Without Borders says the United Nations South Sudan mission has refused to improve living conditions by moving to safer grounds 21,000 displaced people living at a U.N. base.

April 9, 2014 - 2:04 PM

US envoy: C. African Republic needs more troops

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there's more urgency than ever to increase the number of troops on the ground in Central African Republic.

Samantha Power, visiting Central African Republic on Wednesday, said that more soldiers and police are needed after neighboring Chad withdrew its 850 troops.

April 8, 2014 - 7:33 PM

US says Iran's pick for UN envoy is 'not viable'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign ministry says it's still waiting for Washington's response on Tehran's pick for its new U.N. envoy.

The ambassador, Hamid Aboutalebi, was reportedly a member of a Muslim student group that held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

April 8, 2014 - 5:33 PM

Palestinian urges boycott of Israeli settlements

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinian U.N. envoy is urging the world to boycott products from "illegal" Israeli settlements as part of a stepped up campaign to help Palestine become independent.

April 8, 2014 - 5:03 PM

UN rights chief blames most crimes on Syrian gov't

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief says that atrocities by the Syrian government "far outweigh" crimes by the opposition fighters and Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime is "mostly responsible" for the human rights offenses in the country's three-year civil war.

April 8, 2014 - 2:03 PM

US tells Iran that UN envoy pick is 'not viable'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the United States has notified Iran's government that its pick to be Iran's new U.N. ambassador is not viable.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said the Obama administration finds Iran's choice of Hamid Abutalebi's extremely troubling. He says the White House shares the Senate's concern.

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