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UN urges salt-damage solution to reduce threat to crops

icon author 30.10.2014 BBC

About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis.

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UN envoy: Libya close to point of no return

icon author 30.10.2014 Al Jazeera

UN special envoy Bernadino Leon says time is running out for the country as battles rage between armed militias.

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Third UN employee dies of Ebola

icon author 21.10.2014 Al Jazeera

UN says a staff member, who had been quarantined since last Tuesday, died of the deadly virus in Sierra Leone.

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UN readying sanctions against key Yemenis

icon author 21.10.2014 Al Jazeera

There is a move to impose sanctions on ex-president Saleh, his son and three Houthi leaders, sources tell Al Jazeera.

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UN's Ban Ki-moon dons purple tie and socks for Spirit Day

icon author 20.10.2014 BBC

The UN secretary general showed off a purple tie and socks at a news briefing, highlighting support for the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

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Turkey loses out on UN Security Council seat

icon author 20.10.2014 BBC

Turkey failed to win a seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council after member states voted on Thursday.

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Mali rebel attack kills UN peacekeeper

icon author 09.10.2014 Al Jazeera

Senegalese soldier killed and 10 others injured in rocket attack on joint French-UN military camp in Kidal.

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WHO says no signs spread of Ebola is slowing

icon author 09.10.2014 Al Jazeera

UN health authority says almost half of Ebola patients in West Africa have died, and warns disease could spread.

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Syria declares new chemical weapons facilities

icon author 09.10.2014 BBC

The UN Security Council has been told that Syria has revealed for the first time the existence of four more chemical weapons facilities.

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U.N. chief urges nations to 'act decisively' on Islamic State

icon author 17.09.2014 Reuters

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged countries with the capacity to do so to take decisive action against Islamic State militants, who have taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

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UN peacekeepers take over CAR mission

icon author 17.09.2014 Aljazeera


About 1,800 UN peacekeepers join African troops in country marred by sectarian violence.

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UN brokers agreement to rebuild in Gaza Strip

icon author 17.09.2014 BBC

The UN has orchestrated a deal for rebuilding in the Gaza Strip, giving prominent roles to the Palestinian Authority and the private sector, the UN's top Middle East envoy has said.

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