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U.N. was told Golan peacekeepers seized 'for their protection'

7 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The United Nations on Friday said it had been informed that the Islamist militants who seized 44 Fijian peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights did so "for their own protection" and that all the detained blue-helmeted soldiers are safe. Show More Summary

UN Committee condemns U.S. for racial disparity, police brutality

Demonstrators march against police brutality in San Francisco in 2013. Photo by Flickr user Steve Rhodes The United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has published a scathing report analyzing the current state of racial justice in the United States. Show More Summary

MEXICAN DIPLOMAT: SGT. TAHMOORESSI WILL BE RELEASED

It should be a national outrage that a United States Marine is being held in a Mexican prison, and for most people, it is — most people, except President Obama,

UK raises alert level as Syria refugees top 3 million

Britain raised its terror alert level Friday over fears of possible jihadist attacks as the United Nations said the number of refugees from the Syria conflict now tops three million. British Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters...Show More Summary

Syrian Refugees Top 3 Million; Half of All Syrians Displaced

The United Nations said the number of Syrian refugees registered in neighboring countries since 2011 will pass the three-million mark as of Friday, according to Reuters. That figure is one million refugees higher than last year. In addition,...Show More Summary

United Nations: Nearly Half the Syrian Population Now Refugees

The number of people who have fled Syria has passed a record 3 million since the conflict began three years ago, the United Nations reported Friday. See also: Viral Photo of 4-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Creates Media Frenzy The U.N. Refugee...Show More Summary

Syria Refugees Top 3 Million With Half Of All Syrians Displaced, UN Says

Civil war in Syria has left refugees seeking asylum in bordering countries. The United Nations says that over three million Syrian refugees have registered in neighboring countries calling it the biggest operation in the UN’s 64-year history. According to ABC News, the tragic milestone means that about one of every eight Syrians has fled across

UN: 'Very fluid' situation on held peacekeepers

12 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The plight of dozens of U.N. peacekeepers in Syria remained "very, very fluid" Friday, the secretary-general's spokesman said, as talks aimed at their release stretched into a second day.

U.N. tries to locate Fijian peacekeepers seized on Golan Heights

By Luke Baker QUNEITRA Golan Heights (Reuters) - U.N. officials shuttled along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, trying to establish the whereabouts of 44 United Nations peacekeepers seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants inside Syria. Show More Summary

Tea Party Kook Larry Klayman Sues Obama For Being A Pro-Hamas Muslim

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Tea Party hero Larry Klayman has filed a lawsuit against President Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and the Secretary General of the United Nations, claiming they are conspiring to aid Hamas. Which proves that the president is a Muslim, of course. Show More Summary

U.S. Urged To Stop Police Brutality By UN

The United Nations has turned its eye on the United States following the racially-charged events in Ferguson, MO. The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, [...]

FIBA World Cup 2014 Schedule: TV Info and Preview for USA's Group-Stage Matchups

The United States national basketball team has high expectations for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but they will have to prove themselves on the court. After winning the 2010 tournament and dominating the past couple of summer Olympics, it is clear Team USA is the most talented squad in the field. Show More Summary

U.N.: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is 'Biggest Humanitarian Emergency Of Our Era'

18 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war surpassed 3 million, the United Nations said. Almost half of all Syrians have been forced out of their homes.

US Says Russia 'Manipulating, Lying' About Ukraine Invasion; Russia Tells America to Stay Out of Its Affairs

The United States' ambassador to the United Nations accused Russia of "manipulating" and "lying" about its role in Ukraine, as U.N. Security Council members met for the 24th time on Thursday to discuss the apparent Russian invasion into Ukraine. The Russian ambassador retaliated by telling America to stay out of other country's affairs.

This 11-Year-Old Was Locked Up Trying to Cross the Border. Read the Heartfelt Letter She Sent Obama.

On Tuesday, the nation's top immigration court allowed a Guatemalan woman who fled her abusive husband to petition for asylum in the United States. It's a landmark ruling that immigrant rights advocates hope will protect women who have escaped horrific marital violence in countries besides Guatemala. One of those women is a Honduran named Rosemary. Show More Summary

Nearly 2,600 killed in east Ukraine conflict: UN    

22 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Kiev (AFP) - The conflict in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 2,600 people since mid-April, the United Nations said Friday in their latest report, explaining the sharp increase by fighting in densely populated areas between Kiev's army and pro-Russian rebels.

Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: U.N.

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, an exodus that began in March 2011 and shows no sign of abating, the United Nations said. The record figure...Show More Summary

UN council demands immediate release of 43 detained peacekeepers

The United Nations demanded Thursday the unconditional and immediate release of 43 detained peacekeepers, who were abducted by “an armed group” in the separation area of occupied Golan Heights between Syria and Israel. The UN Security...Show More Summary

UN: Islamic State group threatens Syria aid access

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State group is taking violence against civilians in Syria "to a new level," threatening the cross-border humanitarian aid operations recently approved by the Security Council, a top U.N. aid official said Thursday.

Killer Robots Close And Must Be Stopped Warns Government Official

Killer robots that have so far only been seen in post-apocalyptic movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day are close to becoming a reality and need to be stopped according to a senior United Nations official. Angela Kane, the UN’s high representative for disarmament, has warned that killer robots that are programmed to fire without human

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