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U.N. wants 900 peacekeepers in Central Africa

Amid a U.S. push to cut United Nations peacekeeping costs, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he hoped the U.N. Security Council would agree to send an extra 900 troops to protect civilians in Central African Republic.

UN envoy in Morocco begins talks on Western Sahara

The new UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara, Horst Köhler, was visiting Morocco on Monday as part of a regional tour aimed at restarting stalled peace talks between Rabat and the pro-independence Polisario Front.

DRC: U.N. base attacked by militias, two rebels killed

Militia fighters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo attacked a U.N. peacekeeping base on Friday, triggering clashes that left two of the fighters dead and two peacekeepers slightly wounded, the U.N. mission said.

Niger and US soldiers ‘killed’ in an ambush

There was an ambush on some soldiers from a joint US-Niger patrol team in Niger on Wednesday close to the country’s border town with Mali. Many of the soldiers belonging to the patrol team have been reported dead in the ambush, according to…

Peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

At least three UN peacekeepers were killed on Sunday when their vehicle hit an explosive device in Mali's troubled north, the UN's mission to the conflict-torn country said.

Congo to punish killers of U.N. experts

The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila has assured the United Nations that killers of two UN investigators in the central African country will be punished.

South Korea not seeking collapse of N. Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Thursday he did not seek North Korea's collapse, using an address to the United Nations to urge a scaling down of sky-high tensions.

UN pushes for peace in Libya

The United Nations on Wednesday launched a new push to bring stability to Libya, which has been ravaged by chaos since the 2011 ouster of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Suu Kyi speaks over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi reached out to the global community Tuesday in a broad appeal for support over a refugee crisis the UN has decried as "ethnic cleansing", urging outsiders to help her nation unite across religious and ethnic…