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Syria's protection of cultural artifacts ‘only piece of good news' amid rubble of war,...

5 February 2014 – The Syrian Government moved the majority of content from its 34 national museums into safe havens, a senior United Nations...

UN launches appeal for life-saving aid to millions of Syrians, support to host communities

18 December 2014 – As Syria’s war rages on into its fifth year, the needs for food, shelter and medicine are astronomical, several United...

Middle East: As fighting worsens, UN chief heads to region to help broker solution

18 July 2014 – Amid an escalation of violence in Gaza, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave for the region on Saturday to express solidarity...

UNICEF welcomes release of 70 Kurdish children after 120 days in captivity

3 October 2014 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today welcomed the release of 70 Kurdish children, who were kidnapped in May while...

Removal of Syria’s chemical weapons material complete, announces OPCW-UN mission

23 June 2014 – The Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations (OPCW-UN) announced today that...
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#Abduction: Indian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

An Indian aid worker was Monday abducted by unidentified gunmen in Afghanistan's western Herat province, local officials and India's foreign ministry said. Sayed Fazlullah Wahidy, governor of Herat province, said the aid worker was kidnapped in the…

‘Compassion does not suffice' UN rights panel says, urging immediate end to bloodshed in...

18 March 2014 – As the Syrian war enters a fourth year, the harrowing violence shows no signs of subsiding – the fighting has...

Security Council extends UN Libya mission through 2015

14 March 2014 – The Security Council today extended for another year the United Nations mission assisting Libya, as preparations in the North African...
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Syria holds presidential election in June 3

Syria has announced it will hold a June 3 presidential election, expected to return Bashar al-Assad to office, as fresh claims emerged of his regime's use of chemical weapons. Syria's first presidential election -- after constitutional amendments scrapped…

Iraq: as militants advance, UN swings into action on political, humanitarian fronts

12 June 2014 – With Iraq facing “the most serious threats to its security in years,” the top United Nations official in the country...

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