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New York, May 23 (JEN): Despite repeated appeals by senior United Nations officials for accountability for crimes being committed in Syria, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was unable on Thursday to adopt a resolution that would have referred the situation in the war-torn nation to the International Criminal Court (ICC), due to vetoes by permanent members Russia and China. more
Somalia nearing danger zone in critical areas: UN

New York, May 23 (JEN): While Somalia has made political, economic and security progress in the last 12 months, the country is approaching a “danger zone” in a number of areas, t ...

Ban calls for return to civilian order in Thailand

New York, May 23 (JEN): Appealing for “a prompt return to civilian order” in Thailand, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed serious concern about the military t ...

Ban seeks justice for perpetrators of Chinese market attack

New York, May 23 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned Thursday’s attack on civilians at an open-air market in Xinjiang, China, and said he hoped that those re ...

Ukraine: Ban appeals for calm ahead of elections

New York, May 23 (JEN): As violence continues to roil eastern Ukraine, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated on Thursday his appeals to all parties ahead of Sunday’s ...

Cooperation key to healing Asia’s rifts: Ban

New York, May 22 (JEN): While hailing Asia’s dynamism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday cautioned leaders gathered in Shanghai that despite best efforts, the ...

Mali: Ban urges immediate end to fighting in Kidal

New York, May 22 (JEN): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday voiced his deep concern at the rapidly deteriorating situation in the northern Malian town of Kidal, where the United Natio ...

UN cites worsening human rights situation in Ukraine

New York, May 22 (JEN): The southern and eastern regions of crisis-racked Ukraine are now awash in weapons and the scene of numerous cases of illegal detentions and abductions, a senior Unit ...

UN strongly condemns double bombings in Nigeria

New York, May 22 (JEN): The United Nations envoy for West Africa has strongly condemned the double bombings that targeted a market in the Nigerian city of Jos and resulted in the deaths of o ...

UN atomic watchdog to further address nuclear concerns

New York, May 22 (JEN): The United Nations and Iran have agreed on additional practical measures aimed at allaying concerns about the country’s nuclear programme, which its officials ...