The United Nations’ migration agency says growing numbers of African migrants passing through Libya are being sold as slaves by traffickers or militia groups before being held for…
A senior humanitarian official is urging both sides in Yemen's civil war to allow more access to the country's ports to let much-needed food, fuel and medicines in.
A surge in elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is the backdrop to the latest meeting of CITES – the UN’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in…
The United Nations has said it will resume aid operations to Syria by sending trucks to a besieged district near Damascus.
The number of people displaced by conflict worldwide stands at 65 million, according to a new World Bank report.
At least one gunman was killed and two suspects arrested in an attack on a hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako. The building had been converted into a
The UN-brokered ceasefire only lasted a matter of hours. Air-strikes and fierce fighting broke Yemen’s truce soon after it came into force at
The head of the UN’s refugee agency, Antonio Guterres has warned world leaders not to allow divisions over the crisis in Ukraine to distract them
A senior UN envoy has been forced to cut short his mission to Crimea after being told to leave by pro-Russian groups. Robert Serry took refuge in a
UN investigators have concluded that chemical weapons were probably used in five out of seven attacks they examined in Syria. The UN says the
Germany and Brazil have circulated a UN draft resolution calling for an end to excessive electronic surveillance. Brazilian President Dilma
More than 40,000 Syrians have crossed the border into Iraq over the past two weeks seeking sanctuary from the fighting back home. They are only
The conflict in Syria has led to a shortage of essential supplies, with lengthy queues for basics such as bread becoming the norm. In Suran, north of
Six UN monitors have arrived in Damascus to monitor the fragile Syrian ceasefire negotiated by Arab League and UN Syria envoy Kofi Annan
Libyan militias remain heavily armed, uncontrolled and continue to detain Muammar Gaddafi loyalists. That was the message given to the UN Security