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Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has denounced the killing of Philippines journalist Rubylita Garcia and called on the authorities to investigate the case. "I condemn the murder of Rubylita Garcia," the UNESCO Director-General was...

The United States has condemned the vicious attack on Pakistani television journalist Hamid Mir in the city of Karachi on Saturday, noting that it was the latest in a series of worrisome attacks on journalists in the South Asian nation. The Geo TV anchor was shot by unidentified gunmen on Saturday...

A top United Nations envoy on Saturday said he was dismayed that a peaceful Easter procession led by Palestinian Christians through Jerusalem's Old City was disrupted by Israeli security forces. "Once again I call on all parties to respect the right of religious freedom, granting access to holy sites...

Syria has, as of April 19, removed or destroyed in-country approximately 80 percent of its chemical weapons material, the head of the Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations announced today. Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint...

On the heels of his recent visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), where the deadly rift between Christians and Muslims continues to widen, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed in a radio message to all Central Africans to build a unified country through peace. "Your future...

Amid deep concerns about the situation in Ukraine, the defense leaders of the United States and Poland have met at the Pentagon and identified new areas in which their militaries can work together, including special operations, air force cooperation, and more exercises and training. According to a...

Amid escalating violence in northern and central South Sudan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned Thursday's attack on civilians and peacekeepers at the UN mission base in Bor, the war-torn capital of Jonglei state, by a mob of armed civilians who forced their way into...

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have expressed condolences to the families of the victims of Wednesday's ferry sinking off the coast of South Korea. In a White House statement, the president also said he's directed the U.S. military "to provide any and all assistance requested...

The European Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution supporting the recommendations of the UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights violations in North Korea, urging the country's government to put an immediate end to the grave, widespread and systematic human rights violations perpetrated against...

The United Nations on Thursday voiced concern over the arrest and detention of over 1,000 refugees and asylum-seekers who were rounded up during counter-terrorism operations launched by Kenyan security forces in Nairobi this month. Most of those who have been arrested in the operations targeting undocumented...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has discussed regional and defense cooperation issues in a phone call with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement. In a statement summarizing the call, Kirby said late Wednesday...

On his first official visit to the Gaza Strip, the new head of the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East underscored the need to lift the seven-year Israeli blockade and end the "illegal collective punishment" unleashed on the population there. "Nothing prepares...

The United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that the health ministry of Malaysia has informed it of the first laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Asian nation. The UN agency identified the patient as...

The United States and South Korea have agreed to bolster efforts to deter North Korean provocations that undermine regional stability, according to a statement released after two days of talks between US and South Korean defense officials in Washington. "The two sides reaffirmed the shared view that...

United Nations-Arab League joint envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Thursday expressed regret at the abrupt halt in talks between the Syrian authorities and the negotiating committee representing civilians and fighters trapped in the Old City of Homs. He urged all parties to return to the negotiating table...