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UN chief Ban Ki-moon to visit North Korea: Yonhap
UN chief Ban Ki-moon to visit North Korea: Yonhap

UN chief Ban Ki-moon will visit North Korea this week for a likely meeting with the nuclear-armed state's diplomatically reclusive leader

UN chief Ban Ki-moon to visit North Korea: Yonhap
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Nazarbayev meets with foreign leaders in New York

Kazakhstan‘s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has met with presidents, PMs and top managers of major American companies during his visit to the United States.

Nazarbayev meets with foreign leaders in New York
Ban Ki-moon with his wife during the opening of UN building in Astana ©Tengrinews
Ban Ki-moon visits Kazakhstan, speaks tolerance

Ban Ki-moon visited Kazakhstan for the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Astana.

Ban Ki-moon visits Kazakhstan, speaks tolerance
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Ban Ki-moon to visit Astana on June 10

Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Kazakhstan on June 10.

Ban Ki-moon to visit Astana on June 10
Photo courtesy of the press service of the Senate of Kazakhstan's Parliament.
UN Secretary-General invited to take part in religious forum in Astana this summer

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been invited to take part in the coming Congress of World and Traditional Religions in Kazakhstan in June.

UN Secretary-General invited to take part in religious forum in Astana this summer
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UN has 'moral responsibility' to tackle Haiti cholera: Ban

The United Nations has a "moral responsibility" to help impoverished Haiti end a devastating cholera outbreak some blame on peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.

UN has 'moral responsibility' to tackle Haiti cholera: Ban
De Mistura to succeed Brahimi as Syria peace mediator
De Mistura to succeed Brahimi as Syria peace mediator

Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura will be the new UN mediator for Syria, taking on the Herculean task of finding a political solution to the devastating civil war, diplomats say.

De Mistura to succeed Brahimi as Syria peace mediator
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ISIL declares 'caliphate' as Iraq presses counter-offensive

The ISIL jihadists whose sweeping Sunni militant offensive has captured swathes of Iraq have declared an "Islamic caliphate" in their territory as Iraqi forces battle to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit.

ISIL declares 'caliphate' as Iraq presses counter-offensive
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63 Palestinian prisoners suspend hunger strike: lawyer

Sixty-three Palestinian prisoners have suspended the hunger strike which they have observed in Israeli jails since late April, one of their lawyers said.

63 Palestinian prisoners suspend hunger strike: lawyer
Sigrid Kaag, special coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations (OPCW-UN). ©Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri
Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

The last of Syria's declared chemical agents have been shipped from the war-torn country after months of delays and are en route for destruction at sea, the world's chemical watchdog said.

Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog
Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY
Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY

Lawyers for more than 1,500 victims of Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic said they had served UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a personal summons to appear in US court.

Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY
Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). ©Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed
Former New Zealand PM hints at run for UN top job

Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark has hinted that she wants to become United Nations secretary general when Ban Ki-moon steps down, saying it is time for a woman to fill the role.

Former New Zealand PM hints at run for UN top job
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. ©Reuters/Andreea Campeanu
UN inquiry finds war crimes on both sides in C. Africa

UN investigators say talk of genocide or ethnic cleaning in the Central African Republic is premature, but that evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity exists on both sides.

UN inquiry finds war crimes on both sides in C. Africa
Ban condemns water cuts in Syria's Aleppo
Ban condemns water cuts in Syria's Aleppo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned rebels Friday for cutting water supplies to the besieged northern Syrian city of Aleppo, calling for services to be restored immediately.

Ban condemns water cuts in Syria's Aleppo
Death toll rises in Ukraine, fresh warnings of civil war
Death toll rises in Ukraine, fresh warnings of civil war

The death toll from a military offensive in a flashpoint town in east Ukraine rose to at least 34, officials said Tuesday, amid fresh warnings of civil war and the shutdown of a major airport in the region.

Death toll rises in Ukraine, fresh warnings of civil war
U.S. President Barack Obama. ©Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
Obama urges Putin to rein in Ukraine insurgents

US President Barack Obama urged Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a phone call Monday to press pro-Moscow groups to lay down their arms in Ukraine, as the Kiev government sought UN help to tackle the growing insurgency.

Obama urges Putin to rein in Ukraine insurgents
UN chief decries death of Dutch priest in Syria
UN chief decries death of Dutch priest in Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the shooting death Monday of a well-known Dutch priest in Syria as an "inhumane act of violence."

UN chief decries death of Dutch priest in Syria
Putin has 'no intention' of further military moves into Ukraine: Ban
Putin has 'no intention' of further military moves into Ukraine: Ban

The UN secretary general said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin assured him he had no intention of orchestrating further incursions into Ukrainian territory.

Putin has 'no intention' of further military moves into Ukraine: Ban
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IMF bails out Ukraine as UN rejects Russia's Crimea annexation

The IMF announced a $14-$18 billion bailout for Ukraine on Thursday as the UN General Assembly refused to recognise Russia's annexation of the Crimea peninsula.

IMF bails out Ukraine as UN rejects Russia's Crimea annexation
Ban wants more troops in strife-torn CAR
Ban wants more troops in strife-torn CAR

UN chief Ban Ki-moon spoke Monday with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on increasing the number of European and African troops in the Central African Republic.

Ban wants more troops in strife-torn CAR