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African Union force to step up hunt for Kony

Joseph Kony

The African Union will send 5,000 soldiers to join the hunt for rebel leader Joseph Kony in a new military mission officials say is necessary to remove the Lord's Resistance Army from Central Africa's vast jungle. The mission is to be launched in South Sudan on Saturday and will last until Kony is caught, United Nations and African Union officials said at a news conference in Uganda.


Syria's Assad rebuffs peace effort by UN envoy

President Bashar al-Assad told U.N./Arab League envoy Kofi Annan on Saturday that no political solution was possible in Syria while "terrorist" groups were destabilizing the country.


UN demands 'unhindered' aid access to Syria

The U.N. is deploring the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria and calling on authorities to grant "unhindered access" for aid workers.


China supports Arab League's proposals for Syria's violence

China said Saturday it will support Arab League's proposals on Syria, two weeks after vetoing a U.N. resolution backing the league's plans.


UN rights chief: Syria crimes against humanity must not go unpunished

Crimes against humanity were continuing in Syria and must not go unpunished, the United Nation's human rights chief said on Monday.


Horror escalates in Syria as U.N. tries to reach resolution

As U.N. diplomats make another attempt to condemn Syria's massacre of civilians, one resident in the besieged city of Homs pleaded for President Bashar al-Assad's regime to have mercy.


U.N. nuclear talks in Tehran: frustrated hopes

Iran Nuclear Disarmament

After two days of rare and intensive talks in Tehran, senior U.N. nuclear officials may have felt they were finally making headway towards getting Iran to address suspicions that it is bent on developing the ability to make atom bombs.


Russia, China reject UN resolution on Syria

Syrian Uprising

Russia and China veto a draft resolution calling for Syria's president to leave power. The move came as activists said more than 200 people were killed in the city of Homs.


UN: Civilian deaths in Afghan war hit record high

Afghan War: Civilian Deaths

Last year was the deadliest on record for civilians in the Afghan war, with 3,021 killed as insurgents ratcheted up violence with suicide attacks and roadside bombs, the United Nations said Saturday....


World lacks enough food, fuel as population soars: U.N.

World Population

The world is running out of time to make sure there is enough food, water and energy to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population and to avoid sending up to 3 billion people into poverty, a U.N. report warned on Monday.


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