The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, or OCHA, said the risk of large-scale famine in the Arab world’s poorest country “has never been more acute,” adding that the years-long conflict, economic decline, and institutional collapse created enormous…
By Associated Press
Security forces in Myanmar opened fire and made mass arrests Sunday as they sought to break up protests against the military’s seizure of power, and a U.N. human rights official said it had “credible information” that 18 people were killed…
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what's needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds.
By News Desk and Associated Press
Senators voted 78-20 to confirm Thomas-Greenfield to the post, which will be a Cabinet-level position. Some Republicans said they feared she was soft on China and would not stand up for U.S. principles at the U.N.
By Francis Kokutse, Carley Petesch, Associated Press
The arrival of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the West African country marks the beginning of the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history, according to the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
Her confirmation on Tuesday reflected the Biden administration's determination to reengage with the world body and former President Donald Trump's diplomacy that often left the U.S. isolated internationally.
By Amir Vahdat, Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog says that Iran will begin offering its inspectors “less access” but will still allow the agency to monitor its atomic program.
By Samy Magdy, Associated Press
The interior minister of Libya’s U.N.-backed government survived an ambush by gunmen on his motorcade on Sunday, a brazen attack highlighting the towering challenges that remain for the newly appointed government that is trying to unite the country before elections…
Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters continued to take to the streets across Myanmar despite the military crackdown. Earlier this week, the Biden administration approved sanctions against the country’s top ranking military generals. Francis Wade, journalist and author of “Myanmar’s…
By Jamey Keaten, Associated Press
Revisions to the resolution removed calls to bolster the ability of a U.N. rights expert to scrutinize Myanmar and for restraint from the country's military.
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