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The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan on Monday announced the death of two of its service members as a result of enemy forces attack in the east of the war-torn Asian nation. Nevertheless, the international coalition force did not disclose the identities or nationalities...

The brutal terrorist attack which killed at least 50 civilians in Afghanistan over the weekend is an "atrocity" and may amount to a war crime, the top United Nations envoy to the country declared as he condemned the indiscriminate suicide bombing in "the strongest terms." On November 23, a suicide...

The ongoing negotiations between Iran and the six world powers on the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program have been extended until June 30, 2015, after the negotiators failed to meet the November 24 deadline set earlier. "We have had to conclude it is not possible to get to an agreement by...

A senior United Nations official has warned that the security situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is "worsening" steady, Said Djinnit, the UN Special Envoy for the African Great Lakes Region, noted an escalating trend of massacres in the town of Beni - the site of continuing...

The next phase in reconstruction efforts for war-ravaged Gaza is slated to begin as early as next week, following an updated "understanding" between Israeli and Palestinian stakeholders, the United Nations special envoy in the region has announced. In a statement on Friday, the UN Special Coordinator...

An upsurge in violent attacks this week between communities in a town near the Central African Republic's border with South Sudan has left at least 10 people injured and thousands more displaced, marking the first major inter-community incident in the region since the country's crisis began in 2012,...

The growth of global seaborne shipping over the past year has reflected the "stumbling" progress of the world economy, the United Nations trade and development body announced Friday as it presented its latest report on the "volatile and gloomy" state of the shipping industry. In its Review of Maritime...

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Thursday indicated stepping up its efforts in Iraq to deliver winter aid to people displaced by this year's conflict. The agency's revitalized efforts began with the landing in northern Iraq's Kurdistan region of the first in a series of flights carrying...

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a visit to the Karmelava Airspace Control Center in Lithuania said the Alliance's Air Policing Mission over the three Baltic States was a concrete example of NATO solidarity in action, according to a statement issued Friday. ''Collective defense is our...

A new advisory note from the United Nations on Friday warned that the extreme weather conditions predicted for the Pacific Ocean pose a significant threat for industry and infrastructure in the Pacific island nations, and encouraged the establishment of a regional mechanism for better preparedness. A...

The United Nations' top human rights official has criticized a recent amendment to the criminal code of Gambia that creates a broad and vague offense of "aggravated homosexuality" punishable by life imprisonment, and expressed alarm at reports of a wave of arbitrary arrests and detention of individuals...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he was shocked by the recent deadly attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem and "at this delicate and dangerous juncture" both leaders must show the courage to...

Pope Francis has urged leaders attending a United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) nutrition conference in Rome to view food and nutrition and the environment as global public issues at a time when nations are more tightly linked with each other than ever before. "When solidarity is lacking in one...

As Iraq struggles to deal with the increasing threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as well as being saddled with dire financial and humanitarian conditions, the United Nations envoy to the country has cited an inclusive political process as vital to finding comprehensive solutions. In...

The US-led fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group is showing good signs of progress, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a PBS interview. He added that the first of 1,500 additional US troops that President Barack Obama ordered to Iraq should begin arriving...