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Ukraine Asks for UN Help
HORLIVKA, UKRAINE (AP) — Ukraine's acting president (Oleksandr Turchynov) has called for the deployment of United Nations peacekeeping troops in the east of the country, where pro-Russian insurgents have occupied buildings in nearly 10 cities...
UN Chief Urges Syria To Stop Attacks
STANBUL (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Syria to stop its attacks, saying U.N. observers monitoring the ceasefire were not there to watch the killings of innocent people.
Ban was speaking Thursday at a summit of the Alliance of Civilizations, a forum promoting understanding be…
Iran To Allow UN Inspectors Into Secret Site
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it will allow U.N. inspectors access to a secret military complex where the U.N. nuclear agency suspects secret atomic work has been carried out.
A statement issued by the country's permanent envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran says it will a…
UN Rights Chief Says U.S. Must Close Guantanamo
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief says the U.S. government must close the Guantanamo Bay prison as President Barack Obama promised a year ago.
Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, says "the facility continues to exist and individuals remain arbitrarily deta…