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Ban alarmed by 'dangerous escalation' in Ukraine crisis; Security Council holds emergency talks Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is alarmed by what seems to be a “dangerous escalation” in the crisis in Ukraine with reports that the fighting in the eastern part of the country has spread near the border with Russia.
UN News Centre | Aug 28, 2014 5:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN reports improved humanitarian access to Syria for first time in six months For the first time in six months, there has been some improvement recently on humanitarian access to Syria, but much more needs to be done by the parties to the conflict to ensure rapid and unhindered access to people in need, a senior United Nations reli
UN News Centre | Aug 28, 2014 5:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN peacekeepers detained by armed group amid fighting in Golan Heights The United Nations said today that 43 of its peacekeepers serving in the Golan Heights were detained this morning amid increased fighting in the area between Syrian Government forces and armed elements.
UN News Centre | Aug 28, 2014 4:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: Security Council strongly condemns downing of UN helicopter The Security Council has strongly condemned the downing yesterday of a United Nations helicopter in South Sudan which resulted in the death of three Russian crew members and left a fourth severely injured, and called for a thorough investigation.
UN News Centre | Aug 27, 2014 10:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ebola: UN-organized workshop aims to boost Africa's defences against deadly disease A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) aimed at strengthening Africa's defences against the Ebola outbreak is underway with health experts from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ug
UN News Centre | Aug 27, 2014 10:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Darfur: Security Council extends African Union-UN mission for 10 more months The Security Council today extended the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2015, while requesting the peacekeeping mission to focus on strategic priorities such as the improved protection of civil
UN News Centre | Aug 27, 2014 10:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council reiterates concern over 'alarming' security situation in Africa's Sahel The United Nations Security Council today reiterated its continued concern about the alarming situation in the Sahel region of Africa and reaffirmed its commitment to address the complex security and political challenges.
UN News Centre | Aug 27, 2014 10:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN operation to feed displaced Iraqis reaches over 700,000 people Food aid convoys from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have reached displaced Iraqis in Karbala, southwest of Baghdad, bringing the number of people receiving food assistance to over 700,000 people since the start of violence in mid-June.
UN News Centre | Aug 27, 2014 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Experts at UN conference call for action to mitigate climate-related health risks Experts are urging the international community to act fast to reduce climate change and its health consequences at the first-ever global conference on health and climate, which opened today at the Geneva headquarters of the United Nations World Health Org
UN News Centre | Aug 27, 2014 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN pledges support to Afghan authorities to complete election audit The United Nations today pledged to redouble its support to the Afghan electoral authorities to help expedite the completion of a thorough and credible audit of the presidential run-off in the wake of the decision of one of the candidates to halt particip
UN News Centre | Aug 27, 2014 6:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend