North Korea warns of nuclear war possibility

Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war, according to CNN. North Korea has consistently issued threats of

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Russia rebel weapons claim rejected

Russian suggestions that civilians were poisoned by rebel weapons on the ground have been widely rejected. The UK's foreign secretary, a rebel commander and a weapons expert all said the evidence pointed to an attack by Syrian government forces, reports with reference

U.N. council to meet Wednesday on suspected Syria toxic gas attack

France, the United States and Britain blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces for the attack on Tuesday. The Syrian military denied responsibility and said it would never use chemical weapons, reports with reference to Reuters. "We obviously are very concerned

Ukraine News Today Apr. 3, 2017: UN reps provide Ukraine with medicines for cancer-stricken children worth UAH 60 mln; No ceasefire: Militants launch 32 attacks in Donbas, 1 Ukrainian soldier wounded in last day; MFA checking information about Ukrainians among victims of bomb explosions in Russian metro stations

No ceasefire: Militants launch 32 attacks in Donbas, 1 Ukrainian soldier wounded in last day Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 32 times in the past 24 hours with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action, according to

More tests needed on Russian UN ambassador’s cause of death

Vitaly Churkin, who died Monday at a hospital at age 64, had been Russia's envoy at the U.N. since 2006. He was the longest-serving ambassador on the Security Council, the U.N.'s most powerful body. City medical examiners concluded Churkin's death needed further

UN Human Rights Office: Donbas crisis far from over

"The increase in heavy weaponry near the contact line, and the hostilities around Avdiyivka and Yasynutava, in Donetsk region since early March, are all indicators that the crisis is far from over and should not fall off the radar of the international

UN Assistant Secretary General visits easternUkraine’s shell-hit Stanytsia Luhanska

Shelling of the urban-style settlement of Stanytsia Luhanska has cut off power supplies to around 30,000 households, and reports on injuries and destruction have not been received so far, Interfax-Ukraine reports. Automatic and anti-tank grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms

72nd anniversary of Crimean Tatars deportation: UN calls on Russia to respect minority rights

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Colville said the persecution of Tatars has grown during two years of Russian annexation of the peninsula, marked by the intimidation, harassment, and jailing of Tatar officials, RFERL reports. "Since April 2014, Crimean Tatars have

Air strikes on Aleppo: UN calls for cease-fire as 27 killed in hospital

The city of Aleppo is at the epicenter of a military escalation that has undermined peace talks in Geneva to end the five-year-old war and U.N. envoy Stefan de Mistura appealed to the presidents of the United States and Russia to intervene,

UN warns against collapse of truce in eastern Ukraine

More than 9,000 had been killed and more than 21,000 injured during the Donbas conflict, he said in Geneva at the 31st session of the UN Council on Human Rights, UNIAN repors. About 1,000 unidentified bodies are in Ukrainian morgues. In recent