UN chief calls for 3000 more troops in violence-hit Central African Republic – – Associated Press of Pakistan

Associated Press of PakistanUNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to urgently send another 3,000 troops and police to the Central African Republic…

The long road to Lebanon’s new government – Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaLebanon’s newly elected government poses for a picture at the presidential palace in Baabda, near Beirut Feb. 15, 2014. (Reuters). Tweet. Text size A A A. By Nesrine Hatoum |…

Little optimism ahead of Syrian peace talks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAMMAN, Jordan—A peace conference aimed at a breakthrough in Syria that begins Wednesday in Switzerland is a study in low expectations, say Syrian rebels and the Syrian regime. “There…

UN withdraws Iran invite to Syria peace talks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAfter issuing an invitation to Iran to join the Syrian peace talks, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has withdrawn that invitation amid mounting concerns over Iran’s participation in…

Iran invite to Syria talks withdrawn after boycott threat – Reuters

ReutersUNITED NATIONS/ANKARA (Reuters) – U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon withdrew a last-minute invitation to Iran to attend peace talks on Syria on Monday after the Syrian opposition threatened to boycott this…

Last-minute Iran invitation throws Syria talks into doubt – Reuters

ReutersUNITED NATIONS/ANKARA (Reuters) – An unexpected last-minute U.N. invitation for Iran to a peace conference on Syria threw the talks into doubt on Monday, with Washington demanding Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon…

UN chief Ban Ki-moon invites Iran to Syria peace talks – BBC News

BBC NewsUN chief Ban Ki-moon has invited Iran to take part in preliminary Syrian peace talks this week in Switzerland, an offer Tehran has accepted. Mr Ban said he believed…

Donors Offer $2.4 Billion to Aid Syrian Civilians, but UN Says More Is Needed – New York Times

New York TimesKUWAIT — Western nations, Arab states and others pledged more than $2.4 billion on Wednesday to help civilians who are suffering because of the civil war in Syria.…

Why South Sudan descended into anarchy – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldJUBA, South Sudan: It will probably never be clear what triggered the December 15 firefight that broke out at a Juba military barracks and has now brought the…

UN chief calls on donor nations to ramp up aid to typhoon-battered Philippines – ABC Online

ABC OnlineUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on donor nations to ramp up aid to the typhoon-battered Philippines as it grapples with a funding shortfall on the long road…

UN Urges More Aid for Philippine Typhoon Recovery – ABC News

ABC NewsU.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging the international community to ramp up aid for the Philippines’ typhoon reconstruction, saying “we must not allow this to be another forgotten…

Ban calls for more funds – Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzON THE SCENE: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon waves to the residents after inspecting a devastated area of Fatima village at Tacloban city, central Philippines. Relevant offers. Asia. Four dead in…

Mandela memorial service: Mourners gather in Johannesburg – BBC News

BBC NewsTens of thousands of mourners are expected in Johannesburg for a memorial service for Nelson Mandela. US President Barack Obama and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be…