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UN Security Council blasts 'heinous' murder of British aid worker The UN Security Council condemned the "heinous and cowardly murder" of British aid worker David Haines by an Islamic State militant.
15 сентября 2014
Photo courtesy of rtvi.com Kazakhstan selects 20 people to join UN peacekeeping missions The country’s Foreign Ministry has sent a note to the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations confirming readiness to send Kazakhstan’s peacekeepers.
05 сентября 2014
UN voices 'serious concern' on human rights in Thailand The United Nations said it was "seriously concerned" about growing restrictions on human rights activists in Thailand.
03 сентября 2014
Besieged UN peacekeepers in Syria ready to use 'deadly force' Filipino members of a UN peacekeeping force besieged by Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights are ready to use "deadly force" to defend themselves.
30 августа 2014
UN chief 'gravely concerned' by Ukraine crisis UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed grave concerns about the intensifying conflict in Ukraine.
29 августа 2014
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky CSTO Secretary General meets with Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Nikolai Bordyuzha has met with Yerlan Idrissov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
25 августа 2014
Philippines to repatriate UN troops in Golan, Liberia The Philippines said it will repatriate over 400 of its troops serving as UN peacekeepers amid security threats and concerns over the Ebola virus.
23 августа 2014
Ukraine sets conditions for Russian convoy as death toll soars Ukraine set conditions for letting in Russian aid shipments to rebel-held eastern regions.
14 августа 2014
ISIL. ©Reuters UN takes aim at Islamist oil grab in Syria, Iraq The UN Security Council backed a Russian initiative to bar trade in oil with Islamists in Iraq and Syria.
30 июля 2014
Cambodia court begins genocide trial of Khmer Rouge leaders Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge court began a second trial of two former regime leaders on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape.
30 июля 2014
US and Europe hit Russia with toughest sanctions yet The United States and Europe targeted Russia's key financial, arms and energy sectors Tuesday with tough new sanctions in response to Moscow's intervention in the Ukraine crisis.
30 июля 2014
Deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce An Israeli shelling on a UN school in Gaza killed 20 people early Wednesday, medics said, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire.
30 июля 2014
©RIA Novosti EU to impose new Russia sanctions as fighting blocks MH17 probe The EU is set to approve punishing sanctions against Russia Tuesday over its role in the Ukraine crisis, after Kiev seized control of part of the MH17 crash site in fighting that blocked an international effort to recover victims' remains.
29 июля 2014
Halle Berry lends star power to fight hunger in Nicaragua Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry lent her star power to combat rural hunger during a trip to Nicaragua for the UN World Food Program, officials here said.
26 июля 2014
Iraqi jihadists order genital mutilation of all women Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said
25 июля 2014
©Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said Friday, in the latest attack to highlight the growing civilian toll from violence.
25 июля 2014
More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN report More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said.
24 июля 2014
Gaza rocket halts Israel flights as foes resist truce efforts Airlines blocked flights to Israel Wednesday after a Gaza rocket struck near airport runways, as the UN chief urged an end to a conflict that has killed 639 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.
23 июля 2014
Colombia posts lowest murder rate in 10 years: officials Homicides in Colombia fell to their lowest rate in a decade, plummeting more than nine percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, officials said.
23 июля 2014
Battle for Libya airport leaves at least 47 dead Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry said Monday had left at least 47 dead in a week.
21 июля 2014

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