Security Council resolution: Ebola threatens world peace

Sep 19, 2014

Security Council resolution: Ebola threatens world peace

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday adopted a resolution declaring the Ebola outbreak a threat to world peace and security, and calling on countries to provide urgent aid. The resolution was adopted unanimously after U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the number of Ebola ...

Ebola fight needs $430 million to end outbreak: WHO

Aug 26, 2014

Ebola fight needs $430 million to end outbreak: WHO

More than $430 million will be needed to bring the worst Ebola outbreak on record under control, according to a draft document laying out the World Health Organization’s battle strategy. The plan sets a goal of reversing the trend in new cases within two ...

Aug 22, 2014

Russian aid convoy starting to enter Ukraine

Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russian separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen by the Red Cross. Trucks loaded with water, generators ...

Israel said to be moving troops to Gaza border as truce expiry nears

Aug 14, 2014

Israel said to be moving troops to Gaza border as truce expiry nears

Israel moved troops to the Gaza Strip border, Israeli newspapers reported, as the midnight expiry of a three-day truce drew near without word of an extension. The Ha’aretz newspaper reported that the Israeli military also called up additional reserves troops, hours after officials warned ...

Ban: Israeli attack on U.N. school in Gaza 'unjustifiable'

Jul 31, 2014

Ban: Israeli attack on U.N. school in Gaza 'unjustifiable'

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned an Israeli strike on a Gaza school that killed 16 people as “unjustifiable” Wednesday, calling for those responsible to be held to account. “This morning a U.N. school sheltering thousands of Palestinian families suffered a reprehensible attack,” Ban ...

Jul 28, 2014

Iran's Zarif steps up Gaza diplomacy, offers aid

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conducted a hefty round of telephone diplomacy late Sunday to rally support and humanitarian aid for Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip. He spoke with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and regional ...

Kerry sees 'some progress' in Gaza truce efforts

Jul 24, 2014

Kerry sees 'some progress' in Gaza truce efforts

Washington’s top diplomat said global efforts to end 16 days of bloodshed in Gaza were progressing Wednesday as the fighting raged on and airlines suspended flights over rocket fears. As U.S. and U.N. diplomats continued intensive diplomacy to end the violence, the Islamist Hamas ...

U.N. chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

Jul 23, 2014

U.N. chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his “hope and belief” that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel “in the very near future.” Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council by videoconference ...

Jul 18, 2014

Libya seeks U.N. help, warns of collapse

Libya asked the United Nations for help Thursday to build up its security forces, with the foreign minister warning that his country could turn into a “failed state.” Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz asked the U.N. Security Council to dispatch experts to train the ...

G-77 calls for new economic order

Jun 15, 2014

G-77 calls for new economic order

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday opened a Group of 77 plus China summit in Bolivia, with developing countries calling for a more fair new world economic order. Ban spoke to a vast audience that included some 30 heads of government and representatives of ...