The UN Security Council condemned the "heinous and cowardly murder" of British aid worker David Haines by an Islamic State militant.
The country’s Foreign Ministry has sent a note to the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations confirming readiness to send Kazakhstan’s peacekeepers.
The United Nations said it was "seriously concerned" about growing restrictions on human rights activists in Thailand.
Filipino members of a UN peacekeeping force besieged by Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights are ready to use "deadly force" to defend themselves.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed grave concerns about the intensifying conflict in Ukraine.
Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Nikolai Bordyuzha has met with Yerlan Idrissov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
The Philippines said it will repatriate over 400 of its troops serving as UN peacekeepers amid security threats and concerns over the Ebola virus.
Ukraine set conditions for letting in Russian aid shipments to rebel-held eastern regions.
The UN Security Council backed a Russian initiative to bar trade in oil with Islamists in Iraq and Syria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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