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The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the downing of a UN helicopter in South Sudan which resulted in the death of three Russian crew members and left a fourth severely injured, and called for a thorough investigation. The MI-8 helicopter contracted by the UN Mission in South...

The United States World Health Organization (WHO) revealed Wednesday that the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has notified it of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country's Equateur Province. According to the UN agency, the index case was a pregnant woman from Ikanamongo...

The United Nations has confirmed that Greek and Turkish Cypriot negotiators have met in Nicosia to discuss arrangements for the upcoming meeting of the leaders from the two sides. "Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis and Turkish Cypriot Negotiator Kudret Özersay met today in the United Nations...

A court in France has placed Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, under formal investigation for 'negligence' in connection with a corruption probe dating back to her days as finance minister in the previous government of President Nicolas Sarkozy. Notably, the charge of negligence...

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday extended the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Sudan's Darfur region (UNAMID) until June 30, 2015. The Council also requested the peacekeeping mission to focus on strategic priorities such as the improved protection of...

The United Nations on Wednesday pledged to redouble its support to the Afghan electoral authorities to help expedite the completion of a thorough and credible audit of the presidential run-off in the wake of the decision of one of the candidates to halt participation in the process. Speaking to reporters...

A humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days has entered the Gaza Strip, using an Egyptian border crossing for the first time in seven year, the UN agency said Wednesday. WFP's trucks arrived at the Rafah crossing...

A US Air Force F-15C fighter jet crashed along a mountainside in western Virginia, media reports citing defense officials said Wednesday. Officials said the fate of the pilot of the ill-fated F-15C single-seat jet is still not clear. The pilot is reportedly from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Air...

The outgoing United Nations envoy to Libya told the Security Council on Wednesday that the recent armed battles were inflamed by air strikes and fueled by deep divisions among Libyan political factions, stressing that the hostilities were "unprecedented in their gravity and very alarming," In his...

Sami Yusuf, an internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and composer, has joined the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) as a Global Ambassador Against Hunger. "I am honored and delighted that Sami is adding his powerful voice to the push for zero hunger," said WFP Executive Director Ertharin...

The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday two air strikes by US military forces against fighters belonging to Islamic State (IS), a Sunni radical extremist group previously known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in northern Iraq a day earlier. Pentagon said in a statement that the two air strikes...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the South Sudanese Government and the opposition signing a plan to implement a seventh-month-old ceasefire deal between the two sides. "The Secretary-General welcomes the holding today of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)...

United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report Tuesday that electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes, represent an "evolving frontier filled with promise and threat for tobacco control," and urged for regulations in place to impede their promotion to non-smokers and young people. "Evidence...

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday reiterated that US combat troops will not be sent back into Iraq even though the US is providing military assistance to the Iraqi government and the Kurds in their battle against Sunni extremists who have taken hold of large sections of the Middle East country. In...

The United Nations mission in South Sudan on Tuesday confirmed that three crew members have died and another was injured when one of its helicopters crashed earlier in the day near Bentiu in Unity state. "I wish to convey my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and wish a full and...