UN probe says Syrian government launched April sarin attack
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UN probe says Syrian government launched April sarin attack

UN probe says Syrian government launched April sarin attack By JAMEY KEATEN and ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-mandated investigators said Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s air force conducted a sarin-gas attack in the spring that killed at least 83 civilians and sparked a retaliatory U.S. strike. The investigators also appealed to the … Continue reading

Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests
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Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman’s 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real — and less sexualized — … Continue reading

UN releases images of Syria
Middle East / Politics

UN releases images of Syria

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. on Wednesday released stark satellite images showing the most recent destruction of Syria’s embattled northern city of Aleppo, which has been pounded by Syrian and Russian airstrikes since the collapse of a U.S.-Russia brokered cease-fire two weeks ago. The release coincided with a stepped-up offensive by Syrian government forces and … Continue reading

Nobel Prize for Colombia peace deal or UN climate pact?
Europe / Latin America & the Caribbean

Nobel Prize for Colombia peace deal or UN climate pact?

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Guessing the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is notoriously hard because the secretive Norwegian Nobel Committee isn’t dropping any hints, except that 376 people and groups have been nominated for the award, which will be announced on Oct. 7. That doesn’t stop Nobel watchers from speculating, sometimes based on their … Continue reading

South Sudan faces ‘unprecedented’ level of hunger, UN says
International News / Middle East

South Sudan faces ‘unprecedented’ level of hunger, UN says

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The United Nations says hunger in South Sudan has reached “unprecedented” levels, with nearly 5 million people suffering from severe food insecurity. The U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization said Friday that without a return to stability that will allow agricultural production to continue, “the situation could rapidly become catastrophic.” The … Continue reading

Actress Anne Hathaway named goodwill ambassador for UN Women
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Actress Anne Hathaway named goodwill ambassador for UN Women

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway was appointed a goodwill ambassador Wednesday for the U.N. agency promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who announced the appointment, called her a longstanding supporter of women’s and girls’ rights. She said Hathaway will put the spotlight on women’s … Continue reading