U.N. chief Ban picks panel to probe Hammarskjold's death in 1961

Mar 17, 2015

U.N. chief Ban picks panel to probe Hammarskjold's death in 1961

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed an independent panel of experts to examine new information about the mysterious plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold on a peace mission to newly independent Congo in 1961. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq announced Monday that Mohamed ...

Sendai readies English guidebook for U.N. disaster confab

Mar 13, 2015

Sendai readies English guidebook for U.N. disaster confab

Local volunteers in Sendai have compiled an English guidebook detailing sites of interest and various culinary offerings in the city, and aim to hand it out during the U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which starts there on Saturday. The move is aimed ...

Feb 11, 2015

France taking detailed look at terrorist recruitment propaganda

France is looking at the sophisticated propaganda, indoctrination and other methods used to recruit terrorists, including social media and video games, as part of its wide-ranging campaign to eradicate “the devastating force of terrorism,” Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said Tuesday. She told an open ...

Security Council condemns 'heinous' murder of Goto

Feb 2, 2015

Security Council condemns 'heinous' murder of Goto

After Islamic State militants claimed his beheading in a video seen in Japan on Sunday, the U.N. Security Council condemned the “heinous and cowardly” murder of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. “This crime is, yet again, a tragic reminder of the increasing dangers journalists and ...

Nov 19, 2014

U.N. panel blasts North Korea's human rights violations

A United Nations committee has passed a draft resolution introduced by Japan and the European Union that denounces North Korea’s human rights violations. The draft resolution seeks to refer Pyongyang’s record to the International Criminal Court — although the chances of realizing such move ...