Tag Archives: UN

Fighting Haiti's cholera outbreak requires more funds: UN

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – The cholera outbreak that hit Haiti after Hurricane Matthew slammed the island has been contained yet persists due to lack of funding, according to the United Nations….

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Netanyahu calls in US envoy in fallout over UN vote

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned US Ambassador Daniel Shapiro Sunday two days after Washington abstained in a vote on a UN resolution against Israeli settlements. Their…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

UN agency lifts Zika emergency, prepares for long-term fight

GENEVA (AP) — Acknowledging Zika is "here to stay," the United Nations health agency on Friday lifted a 9-month-old emergency declaration & prepared for a longer-term response to the mosquito-borne…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

UN war crimes court to unveil Karadzic verdict March 24

The Hague (AFP) – After seven years behind bars, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will finally learn next month whether judges have found him guilty of some of Europe's…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Top UN official says war-hit Gaza on 'disastrous trajectory'

Jerusalem (AFP) – A top UN official helping oversee Gaza's reconstruction following its 2014 war with Israel says the territory is on a "disastrous trajectory," with Israel's blockade & Palestinian…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

UN mediates return of Israeli 'spy' bird from Lebanon

Jerusalem (AFP) – A vulture captured in Lebanon on suspicion of spying for Israel has been returned home with the assist of the United Nations, Israeli authorities said Friday. "In…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

UN insists shaky Syria peace talks to go ahead

Geneva (AFP) – The UN insisted that high-stakes peace talks aimed at ending the brutal, five-year-old Syrian conflict would still commence in Switzerland after Friday despite uncertainty over whether key…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

UN health chief: Zika virus is 'spreading explosively'

GENEVA (AP) — Declaring that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," the World Health Organization announced it will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts Monday to decide if the…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

UN chief calls on Israel to freeze settlement-building

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Progress toward peace between Israel & the Palestinians requires that Israel freeze its settlement-building, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday, calling the settlement activities "an affront to…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Visitors to Middle East, North Africa will triple by 2030: UN

Madrid (AFP) – The number of international tourists to the Middle East & North Africa will triple to 195 million in 2030 despite concerns over security, the head of the…

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS