Nigeria in tense vote count after second day of polling

Mar 30, 2015

Nigeria in tense vote count after second day of polling

Nigeria counted ballots in a closely fought general election Sunday after failures in controversial new technology pushed voting into a second day, with President Goodluck Jonathan facing a stiff challenge from ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari. Despite violence linked to Boko Haram militants and sporadic ...

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 ...

New York City marks International Women's Day with march

Mar 9, 2015

New York City marks International Women's Day with march

Men and women from around the world gathered Sunday at the United Nations to mark International Women’s Day with a march to Times Square, joining voices globally demanding gender equity. About 1,000 people convened at the U.N. headquarters to speak up for the gender ...

Ban to Security Council: Yemen 'collapsing before our eyes'

Feb 13, 2015

Ban to Security Council: Yemen 'collapsing before our eyes'

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the U.N. Security Council Thursday for action to halt Yemen’s slide toward anarchy, warning it was “collapsing before our eyes.” The U.N. chief was reporting to the 15-member council following his visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab ...