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Egypt FM heads to US as helicopter delivery approved 
April 23, 2014 09:30 PM
Egypt's foreign minister Nabil Fahmy was travelling to the United States on Wednesday, his ministry said, a day after Washington decided to provide Cairo with 10 Apache military helicopters.
UN slams Syria's announcement of presidential elections 
April 22, 2014 08:51 AM
The UN sharply criticizes Syria's decision to hold a presidential election June 3 in the midst of war, saying it will torpedo a political resolution of the conflict.
Key dates since Syria's 2013 chemical attack 
April 22, 2014 11:34 PM
Here is a timeline of the main events since chemical weapons attacks near Damascus on August 21, 2013.
U.N. peace envoy criticizes Israeli Easter security in Jerusalem 
By Allyn Fisher-Ilan | April 20, 2014 09:27 AM
Israeli police refuse to let the U.N.'s peace envoy to the Middle East, other diplomats and a crowd of Palestinians pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in Jerusalem.
At least 58 killed in attack on U.N. base in South Sudan 
April 18, 2014 05:19 PM
The United Nations says at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians.
Morocco king in rare visit to W.Sahara before UN vote 
April 17, 2014 10:45 PM
Morocco's King Mohamed VI made a rare visit Thursday to the Western Sahara, ahead of a UN Security Council vote on the disputed territory, an AFP correspondent said.
115 Nigeria schoolgirls still missing after kidnap: principal 
April 17, 2014 07:19 PM
A Nigerian school principal on Thursday denied military reports that most of the girls kidnapped by Islamist gunmen were now safe, as parents continued a desperate search for 115 children still held captive.
S. Sudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base 
By Ilya Gridneff | April 17, 2014 07:42 PM (Last Updated: 17/04/2014 07:47 PM)
An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside.
Guinea-Bissau presidential vote goes to run-off: official 
April 17, 2014 12:41 AM
Guinea-Bissau's presidential election will go to a second round between the main party's candidate and the army-backed hopeful, the election commission said Wednesday, after no one secured a majority in the crunch poll.
Ukraine operation to retake east unravels ahead of talks 
By Germain Moyon, Nicolas Miletitch | April 16, 2014 07:34 PM
An operation by Ukrainian forces to reassert control over its eastern regions floundered Wednesday in the face of pro-Russian resistance, a day ahead of international talks on the escalating crisis.
U.N. says not right moment for peacekeepers in Ukraine: paper 
April 15, 2014 11:36 PM
It is not the right moment for any United Nations peacekeeping troops to be sent to Ukraine, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
Putin urges U.N., world to condemn Kiev's actions in eastern Ukraine 
April 15, 2014 08:30 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin told U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday that the United Nations and the international community should condemn the use of force by the Ukrainian authorities in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said.
Obama urges Putin to rein in Ukraine insurgents 
April 15, 2014 06:59 AM (Last Updated: 15/04/2014 12:21 PM)
Obama urges Putin to press pro-Moscow groups to lay down their arms in Ukraine, as the Kiev government seeks UN help to tackle the growing insurgency.
Iran protests U.S. ban of United Nations ambassador 
April 16, 2014 12:07 AM
Iran has formally protested Washington’s refusal to grant a visa to its new U.N. ambassador, saying the move damages international diplomacy and sets a “dangerous” precedent.
US: No visa for Iran UN envoy over hostage crisis 'role' 
April 15, 2014 09:02 PM (Last Updated: 15/04/2014 09:54 PM)
The United States said Tuesday it will not issue a visa to Iran's chosen UN envoy Hamid Aboutalebi because he was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis at the US embassy in Tehran.
UN's Ban presses Netanyahu, Abbas over peace talks 
April 14, 2014 10:12 PM
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to encourage them to keep alive the faltering peace process.
Iran asks U.N. chief to intervene in envoy row 
April 14, 2014 05:33 PM
Iran urges United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to intervene directly in a row sparked by America's refusal to give Tehran's chosen U.N. envoy a visa.
Dead on both sides in Ukraine 'anti-terrorist' operation 
April 13, 2014 09:59 AM (Last Updated: 13/04/2014 06:31 PM)
Ukrainian security forces launched an operation to clear pro-Russian separatists from state buildings in the city of Slaviansk, with dead reported on both sides as Kiev combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow.
Venezuela's Maduro, opposition spar in crisis talks 
By Marcelo Daniel Brusa | April 11, 2014 11:33 PM
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders traded barbs during six hours of nationally televised talks that ended at dawn Friday, a rocky first attempt to end deadly anti-government protests.
UN approves force for Central African Republic 
By Edith M. Lederer | April 10, 2014 11:04 PM
The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, which has been torn by mounting violence between Christians and Muslims.

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