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An independent United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday urged Israel to prevent settlers from taking over Al-Rajabi House, a building in the West Bank city of Hebron that was built by Palestinian families but whose ownership was granted to the settlers after a protracted legal battle. The four-story...

The United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) revealed Tuesday that the Center for Health Protection (CHP) in Hong Kong has notified it of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. The patient is an 85 year-old woman with underlying medical...

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has voiced deep concern over the destruction caused by fires that have been raging around Valparaiso and pledged to help safeguard the Chilean city's historic sites. The fires that began over the weekend have...

The European Council has established a civilian mission under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) to support the internal security forces in Mali, the European bloc announced Tuesday. According to an EU statement, the EUCAP Sahel Mali is an additional contribution to the European bloc's...

Unidentified gunmen have abducted Jordan's ambassador to Libya, Fawaz al-Itan, in the North African nation's capital city of Tripoli, media reports citing local officials said Tuesday. According to officials, the gunmen opened fire on Itan's car as he was leaving his house in Tripoli early Tuesday....

The United States and the United Nations have condemned the recent terrorists attacks in Nigeria in which dozens were killed and scores of others injured. Nigerian government has blamed Boko Haram, an armed radical Islamist militant group, for the attacks. "We condemn today's attack on Nyanya Motor...

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the Ukraine crisis has amplified the need to strengthen cooperation between the western military alliance, the European Union and with close partners, according to a statement issued Tuesday. "We need to train and exercise more together, for instance...

OHCHR-ukraine-041514.jpg While corruption and widespread inequality were among the root causes of the massive street protests that erupted last year in Ukraine, the fear-mongering and incitement to hatred that has followed must be urgently countered to avoid the further escalation of tensions in the country, according to a United...

Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has denounced the recent murder of Carlos Mejia Orellana, the manager of a radio station in Honduras. According to a UNESCO release, the body of Orellana was found in his home in the city of El Progreso,...

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday the health ministry of Jordan has informed it of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The patient is a 52 year-old man with underlying medical conditions...

The US 7th Fleet supply ship USNS Cesar Chavez has joined an international task force led by the Australian Defense Force searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 off the Western Coast of Australia, the Pentagon announced Friday. The US 7th Fleet deployed Chavez in response to a formal...

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Sofia on Friday to congratulate Bulgaria on the tenth anniversary of its accession to the Alliance, according to a statement. After wide-ranging talks with President Rosen Plevneliev and Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski, Rasmussen said "at this...

The United Nations human rights office on Friday voiced deep concern about the revised penal code in Brunei Darussalam which stipulates the death penalty for numerous offenses, including robbery, adultery, and insult or defamation of the Prophet Mohammed, and introduces stoning to death as the specific...

EU-Egypt-041114.jpg The European Union has agreed to send an observer mission to monitor the Egyptian presidential elections scheduled to be held on May 26-27, it was announced Friday. A statement issued by the European bloc said the agreement was reached during the visit of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to...

The United States has welcomed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) decision to establish a nearly 12,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping operation to protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian access in the Central African Republic (CAR). Unanimously adopting a new resolution on Thursday,...