United Nations Security Council
Russia says Syria can deliver aid, Turkey not essential
By Edith M. Lederer Jun. 22, 2021 07:11 PM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow disagrees that there is no alternative to deliver humanitarian aid to Syria’s rebel-held northwest...
Iran regains UN voting rights and lashes out at US sanctions
By Edith M. Lederer Jun. 11, 2021 03:00 PM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran regained its voting rights in the U.N. General Assembly on Friday after making the minimum payment on its U.N. dues and lashed out...
Brazil, UAE, Albania, Ghana and Gabon win UN council seats
By Edith M. Lederer Jun. 11, 2021 12:18 PM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations elected five countries to join the powerful U.N. Security Council on Friday with no suspense because all were...
Russia spars with EU and US at meeting on EU-UN cooperation
By Edith M. Lederer Jun. 11, 2021 12:35 AM EDT
Watchdog warns of aid disaster in Syria; shelling kills 11
By Sarah El Deeb Jun. 10, 2021 12:43 PM EDT
US envoy heads to Turkey seeking to ensure aid to Syrians
By Edith M. Lederer Jun. 01, 2021 07:56 PM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S ambassador to the United Nations headed to Turkey late Tuesday seeking to ensure that humanitarian aid can be delivered to Syria...
UN warns Tigray faces famine risk if aid isn't scaled up
By Edith M. Lederer May. 26, 2021 07:30 PM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief warned the Security Council that the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region is worsening...
UN envoy: Syrian people face ìmmense humanitarian suffering
By Edith M. Lederer May. 26, 2021 01:43 PM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria said Wednesday it’s “a tragic irony” that ordinary Syrians are facing “immense and growing humanitarian...
Syrians vote in election certain to give Assad new mandate
By Albert Aji May. 26, 2021 02:12 AM EDT
UN council meets in person for first time since December
By Edith M. Lederer May. 25, 2021 10:21 PM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — It was a big day for a half dozen ambassadors on the U.N. Security Council: They set foot in the chamber for a meeting for the first time...
UN official: Conflicts make controlling COVID more difficult
By Edith M. Lederer May. 25, 2021 09:02 PM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Despite last year’s U.N. call for global cease-fires to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, many conflicts never stopped including in Syria,...
UN condemns peacekeeper attacks, urges prosecution, safety
By Edith M. Lederer May. 24, 2021 09:19 PM EDT
The Latest: Biden says his party 'still supports Israel'
By The Associated Press May. 21, 2021 05:44 AM EDT
China says providing vaccines to almost 40 African nations
May. 20, 2021 03:37 AM EDT
UN urges more vaccines for Africa, with only 2 percent now
By Edith M. Lederer May. 19, 2021 06:07 PM EDT
The Latest: Detroit archbishop ends mask rule for vaccinated
By The Associated Press May. 19, 2021 01:10 AM EDT
Israeli warplanes stage more heavy strikes across Gaza City
By Fares Akram And Ravi Nessman May. 16, 2021 02:11 PM EDT
UN Security Council urges immediate cease-fire in Yemen
By Edith M. Lederer May. 12, 2021 09:26 PM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called for an immediate halt to fighting in Yemen on Wednesday, saying that only a lasting cease-fire and...
The Latest: Netanyahu raps 'anarchy' of Jewish-Arab fighting
By The Associated Press May. 12, 2021 06:40 AM EDT
UN seeks proposals to end force on Sudan-South Sudan border
May. 11, 2021 10:56 PM EDT
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the mandate of the nearly 3,700-strong peacekeeping force in the disputed Abyei region on the...