United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken to President Jacob Zuma telephonically, urging him to reconsider South Africa’s plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. South Africa and Burundi have officially notified the UN of their intent to withdraw from the Rome Statute, the 1998 treaty establishing The Hague-based[…]
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has asked the Security Council for help to resolve a stalemate between peacekeepers and the Democratic Republic of Congo government over what to do with hundreds of South Sudanese rebel fighters. In a letter to the 15-member council, seen by Reuters on Thursday, Ban said[…]
United Nations Chief Ban Ki-moon repeated his call Wednesday for all sides in the conflict in Yemen to “immediately cease all hostilities,” following a devastating series of raids resulting in numerous civilian deaths and injuries. In a statement Ban urged “all parties to the conflict to immediately cease all hostilities[…]
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the Security Council to press Morocco to restore the UN mission’s role in the disputed territory of Western Sahara. Ban warned in a report obtained by AFP news agency on Tuesday that staff cuts ordered by Rabat will weaken the MINURSO mission and “can[…]
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Sunday to discuss the ongoing violence in the Middle East and the road to a possible renewed peace process. During the meeting, Ban Ki-Moon reiterated his “deep concern over the situation and the need for both sides[…]
He made the announcement following talks with UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura. About 400 people have been killed and 250,000 have fled to neighbouring states since Mr Nkurunziza announced in April that he would seek a third term. He survived a coup attempt in May, and won[…]
Wikileaks published a new trove of top secret documents revealing that the NSA spied on the private meetings of major world leaders, including UN chief Ban Ki-Moon, German chancellor Merkel, as well as the prime ministers of Italy and Israel. The National Security Agency (NSA) listened in on high-level meetings[…]
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reacted angrily to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s comments about Israeli settlements, accusing the UN chief of “encouraging terror”. Speaking at the UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East in New York on Tuesday, Ban criticised Israel over reports it was planning to build “150[…]
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon planned a snap visit on Tuesday to try to stem Israeli-Palestinian violence as Israel issued fresh assurances meant to address Muslim fears of Jewish encroachment at a mosque compound at the center of the conflict. Israeli officials said Ban, whose trip was announced in Israel only[…]
Polling stations have opened in Burundi’s controversial presidential elections with Pierre Nkurunziza widely expected to win a third consecutive term. Shortly before voting started on Tuesday, at least two people – a policeman and a civilian – were killed, according to witnesses, in a string of explosions and gunfire in the[…]
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