Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

Jan 14, 2017

Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

International investigators have said for the first time that they suspect President Bashar Assad and his brother are responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, according to a document seen by Reuters. A joint inquiry for the United Nations and ...

Ex-U.N. chief's relatives indicted in bribery scheme

Jan 11, 2017

Ex-U.N. chief's relatives indicted in bribery scheme

Two relatives of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday with plotting to bribe a Middle East official to influence the $800 million sale of a building complex in Vietnam. Ban’s nephew, Joo Hyun-bahn, was released on $250,000 bail ...

Jan 5, 2017

Trump has phone chat with new U.N. chief Guterres

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with newly installed U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday, amid expectations his administration will take a tougher line with the global body. Trump spokesman Sean Spicer confirmed the call but gave no information on what the ...