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issuing an invitation to Iran to join the Syrian peace talks, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has withdrawn that invitation amid mounting concerns over Iran’s participation in…

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 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…