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The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak that has gripped West Africa, president of the 15-member body announced Monday. The outbreak, affecting Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, is unprecedented in scope - with more than...

US President Barack Obama has included twenty-two countries in his list of major illicit drug-producing or drug-transit countries for this year, the US State Department said in statement on Monday. The countries in the US President's list are Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia,...

The European Union on Monday reiterated its condemnation of the annexation of Ukraine's breakaway region of Crimea by Russia, and stressed that the European bloc does not recognize the recent elections held in Crimea. "The European Union continues to condemn the illegal annexation of the Autonomous...

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed the official transfer of authority from the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). On...

Foreign ministers of some 30 nations attending a international conference in Paris on Monday pledged to help the Iraqi government by "all possible means" to fight militants belonging to the Islamic State (IS), a Sunni extremist group previously known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The...

Three years after the fall of the Qaddafi regime, the Libyan people find themselves nowhere closer to realizing their hopes and aspirations for a better future, the top UN official in Libya said Monday, noting the urgency to take advantage of a "small window of opportunity." "The small window of opportunity...

The European Union and Turkmenistan have held the sixth round of their Human Rights Dialogue in Brussels, a statement issued by the 289-member European bloc on Monday. The Turkmen delegation was led by Vepa Hajiyev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and included senior officials from the Ministry...

The chief of the United Nation's humanitarian agency has made it clear that sustained funding and support will be required for the world body and its partners to continue assisting the millions of Iraqis affected by the ongoing crisis in the country, particularly as winter approaches. Addressing reporters...

Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule and Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk have signed a new program to support civil society in Ukraine, the European bloc announced Monday. The new program, worth EUR 10 million, is designed to enhance the role of civil society in promoting...

YukiyaAmano-091514.jpg Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said Monday that nuclear programs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran remain matters of serious concern. The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog made the remarks at the opening of the...

An attack on a military vehicle belonging the United Nations mission in Mali has resulted in the death of a Chadian peacekeeper and left four others wounded. According to a UN statement, the attack on vehicle of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) took place...

The Islamic State (IS), a Sunni extremist group previously known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has released a video purporting to show the beheading of 44-year-old British aid worker David Haines. The video was released on Saturday night. The British Foreign Office has since said...

A court in North Korea on Sunday sentenced US citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally and committing "hostile acts" against the secretive state. "He committed acts hostile to the DPRK while entering the territory of the DPRK under the guise of a tourist...

The Obama administration has picked General John Allen, who served as the top American commander in Afghanistan before his retirement, as the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State (IS), a Sunni extremist group previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Mohammed Ibn Chambas as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA). Chambas, a national of Ghana, will succeed Said Djinnit of Algeria who was recently tasked by the Secretary-General to serve...