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Ban congratulates Somalia's new Prime Minister, urges creation of inclusive Government

New York, Jan 3 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called the new Prime Minister of Somalia, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, to congratulate him on his recent appointment, expressing hope that he will move quickly to form an inclusive Government, with the full participation of women.

2014 one of Iraq's bloodiest years as casualty rates soar, UN mission reports

New York, Jan 3 (IBNS) Casualty figures for Iraq in 2014 were at their highest in over five years amid a spate of deadly violence which has been convulsing the country, the United Nations mission in the country reported on Friday.

Mandate of UN-backed tribunal for Lebanon extended for three more years

New York, Jan 3 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has extended the mandate of the United Nations-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), which was set up to try those responsible for the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others, for a period of three years from 1 March 2015.

UN: Palestine moves to join International Criminal Court, numerous global treaties

New York, Jan 3 (IBNS) Palestinian Authority officials on Friday presented to the United Nations documents for accession to 16 international conventions and treaties, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world body has confirmed.

In call with Republic of Korea leader, Ban reaffirms support for peace on Korean Peninsula

New York, Jan 3 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of the Republic of Korea (ROK), Park Geun-hye, discussed the country’s continued support for the work of the United Nations amid wider efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula in a phone call on New Year's Day.

DR Congo: as deadline for surrender passes, UN and partners urge action against rebels

New York , Jan 3 (IBNS) On Friday, as the six-month grace period for the full and unconditional surrender of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) armed group expires, the United Nations and its partners urged that “all necessary measures” be taken to disarm the rebels, who have had a long history of heinous crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Latest incidents at sea show need for action to protect migrants, stress UN officials

New York Jan 3 (IBNS) Senior United Nations officials on Friday stressed the need for urgent action to protect migrants at sea following recent incidents in the Mediterranean involving hundreds of people stranded while attempting to reach Europe.

UNESCO chief deplores killing of broadcaster in DR Congo

New York, Jan 3 (IBNS) The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend freedom of expression and press freedom on Friday deplored the killing of journalist Robert Chamwami Shalubuto in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Sony cyber attack: US imposes new sanctions on North Korea

Washington, Jan 3 (IBNS) Reacting to the cyber attack against US company Sony Pictures Entertainment, the United States imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea, holding that they believed the Asian country was behind it.

UN chief conveys condolences after crash of Indonesian airliner

New York, Jan 2 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his "sincerest condolences" to the families of the crew members and passengers of downed AirAsia flight QZ8501 as recovery efforts continue amid harsh conditions in the Java Sea.

Lakhvi sent to 14 days judicial custody

Islamabad, Jan 1 (IBNS) 26/11 mastermind Zakir-ur-Rehman Lakhvi has been sent to 14 days judicial custody on Thursday after the Pakistani government moved to the Supreme Court protesting the detention suspension order issued by the Islamabad high court.

UN investigates civilian obstruction of peacekeepers in southern Lebanon

New York, Jan 1 (IBNS) The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has reported that a patrol of peacekeepers was obstructed on Tuesday afternoon by a group of civilians who used motor vehicles to block a road near the village of Ramyah.

Expulsion of UN officials will constitute 'serious loss' for Sudan, warns Ban

New York, Jan 1 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his strong opposition to Sudan’s decision to expel from the country two senior UN officials, calling on the Government to reconsider the ruling and allow for essential work to be carried out.

Ukraine: UN kicks-off campaign to reach displaced persons with humanitarian aid

New York, Jan 1 (IBNS) Amid continuing fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday announced it is launching an initiative aimed at ferrying aid to the country’s internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as other vulnerable citizens trapped by the ongoing hostilities.

UN requests appointment of panel to probe new information on Dag Hammarskjöld death

New York, Jan 1 (IBNS) The United Nations General Assembly approved by consensus a resolution that requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to appoint an independent panel of experts to examine new information that has emerged on the death of former UN chief Dag Hammarskjöld.