The United States, Britain and France pressed ahead with a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding that Iran curb its nuclear ambitions and said they would push for targeted sanctions it if it does not.
The Iranian deputy oil minister said he did not believe the UN would impose sanctions against Iran because such a move would increase oil prices. "Any action like that will increase oil prices very high. And I believe that the UN or its bodies w
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Western powers softened a draft U.N. Security Council statement on Tuesday on reining in Iran's nuclear ambitions in hopes of reaching a deal with Russia and China before all their foreign ministers meet this week.
Under the slogan "coca is not cocaine", politicians, consumers and growers across the Andes are promoting the leaf's qualities and calling for coca-based tea, yoghurt, bread, toothpaste, shampoo and soap to be mass produced and exported
The Security Council is inching toward agreeing a revised Franco-British draft urging Iran to suspend uranium enrichment, diplomats said as China suggested that Tehran be given up to six weeks to do so.
Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic deliberately took a drug that neutralised his heart medicine, an expert who examined his blood alleged as the UN war crimes court prepared to release his body.
A motion "to express a statement of no confidence in the secretary-general and his senior management team" was opposed by just two of the more than 500 U.N. employees attending a closed-door emergency meeting of the staff group, said Staff
The US views Iran's disputed nuclear weapons program as a test for the UN Security Council that should be addressed urgently but in a cautious and deliberate manner, US Ambassador John Bolton said. Or else the US might look elsewhere to punish Ir
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said on Thursday the U.N. Security Council should issue a "vigorous response" to Iran's nuclear ambitions or the United States might have to consider other steps.
The US ambassador to the UN has called for meetings in the Security Council on allegations of corruption and sex abuse in UN peacekeeping missions, reigniting a dispute between the world body's power players and a group of developing nations.
The United Nations is demanding the immediate closing of America's Guantanamo Bay detention center. The UN is also calling for the prosecution of officers and politicians "up to the highest level" who are accused of torturing detainees,
A draft UN report on the detainees at Guantanamo Bay concludes that the US treatment of them violates their right to physical and mental health, and, in some cases, constitutes torture. It also urges the US to close the military prison in Cub
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The United Nations evacuated staff and NATO peacekeepers rushed reinforcements to a northwest Afghan town after deadly fighting erupted during a protest against cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, officials said.
Despite all the news accounts and punditry since the NY Times published its bombshell about the NSA’s domestic spying, the media coverage has made virtually no mention of the fact that the Bush administration used the NSA to spy on UN diplomats befor
President Bush used the NSA to secretly wiretap the homes and offices and email accounts of members of the UN's Security Council to determine how delegates would vote on a UN resolution that paved the way for the US-led war in Iraq
Terrorism and conflicts across the Middle East will be major global issues in 2006, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said at a year-end news conference and he also lashed out at the media for its coverage of the oil-for-food program.
Chief U.N. investigator Detlev Mehlis accused Damascus of using a Syrian witness in the inquiry into the killing of a former Lebanese prime minister as a Communist-like propaganda tool.
The UN's chief torture investigator has praised China's leaders for acknowledging the widespread abuse of prisoners in the nation's jails. Beijing had offered him freer access to detainees than the US on a scrapped trip to Guantanamo Bay.
A U.N. General Assembly committee expressed "serious concern" on Thursday over reports of human rights violations in North Korea, including torture, public executions and severe restrictions on freedoms of thought and religion.
The United Nations headquarters would undergo a $1.6 billion renovation under plans recommended by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan which call for a temporary building on the North Lawn of the current headquarters building and would not be completed
The United Nations reversed its decision on the only employee fired over the scandal-ridden oil-for-food plan for Iraq and said U.N. aide Joseph Stephanides was entitled to back pay.
Nearly every country in the U.N. General Assembly told the United States on Tuesday to lift its four-decade old economic embargo against Cuba in a record vote of 182 to 4 with 1 abstention. The vote, held for the 14th consecutive year, was on a resol
Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque expected a victory next week when the U.N. General Assembly votes on an annual resolution to condemn the four-decade- old U.S. embargo on his communist-run country.
Quoting a leaked "top secret" memo written by an official of the U.S. National Security Agency, the Observer newspaper in London reported that, in furtherance of the war resolution, American spies were "mounting a surge" of survei
The United Nations is under increasing attack by critics in the United States and other countries. At the heart of the organization's mounting problems is an almost total lack of accountability, which gives rise to suspicions of wholesale corrupt
Fraud in the U.N. oil-for-food scheme for Iraq reached from French politicians to a former Vatican aide and name-brand companies, sending a sobering message about the state of global business, the chief investigator said after publishing his conclusi
New aftershocks sparked fears of landslides in quake-hit Pakistan, as the United Nations nearly doubled its aid appeal to stop a second wave of deaths in the Himalayan winter.
British MP George Galloway has challenged the United States to charge him with perjury after he was accused of lying to a Senate committee over the UN oil-for-food programme in Iraq. Galloway, a strident opponent of the Iraq war, said he was "co
Midway Trading, a Virginia-based oil trading company, has pleaded guilty to paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's government for oil bought under the United Nation's Oil-for-Food Program, prosecutors said Th