• Associated Press Oct 3, 2018

    Volcano Erupts on Same Indonesian Island as Earlier Quake That Killed at Least 1.4K

    A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, and authorities warned planes about volcanic ash in the air. Mount Soputan on Sulawesi island spewed a massive column of ash more than 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) into the sky. No evacuations were immediately ordered. A government volcanologist said it’s possible...

  • Facebook Sep 28, 2018

    7.5 Earthquake, Tsunami Strikes Indonesia

    A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi on Friday triggering a tsunami.

  • Associated Press Dec 9, 2017

    15 UN Peacekeepers Killed, Over 50 Hurt in ‘Very Huge' Attack on Congo Base

    In the deadliest single attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in nearly 25 years, rebels in eastern Congo killed 15 peacekeepers and wounded over 50 others in an assault on their base that was launched at nightfall and went on for hours. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed “outrage and utter heartbreak” and called the attack a war crime, urging...

  • United Nations Aug 15, 2017

    Gunmen Attack UN Base in Mali, Killing 7 People

    Unidentified gunmen attacked the headquarters of the U.N. peacekeeping force in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Monday, killing seven people and injuring seven others in what the U.N. peacekeeping chief called a “terrorist attack.” Earlier Monday, gunmen attacked two neighboring U.N. camps in Douentza in the Mopti region of central Mali, killing a Malian soldier and a U.N....

  • Associated Press May 27, 2017

    UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti Child Sex Ring Was Whitewashed

    When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation. He didn’t interview the accuser or medical staff who examined her, but he cleared the peacekeeper — who remained in the Sri Lankan military. “A suspected war criminal...

  • Facebook Mar 30, 2017

    Congo to Investigate Deaths of American, Swedish UN Experts

    Congo’s government said Wednesday it will investigate the deaths of an American and a Swedish expert for the United Nations and their interpreter, whose bodies were found in a shallow grave Monday after the team disappeared more than two weeks ago. Sweden said it was opening a murder investigation, and the U.N. Security Council strongly condemned the killings. American Michael...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 5, 2016

    Paris Climate Agreement to Take Effect Nov. 4; Obama Hails It

    A landmark agreement on climate change will enter into force on Nov. 4, backed by a coalition of the world’s largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas. U.N. Spokesman Farhan Haq said the EU, Canada and Nepal are all expected to deposit their instruments of ratification over the course of the day Wednesday. “By the end of...

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