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Latest U.N. Headquarters Items
Boko Haram, the al Qaeda-inspired African terrorist group fighting to establish an Islamic state rooted in Shariah law, is expanding its operations from northeastern Nigeria into neighboring Cameroon and Niger, much to the alarm of U.S. officials.
The Oneida Indian Nation says Ray Halbritter met Friday with the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights at U.N. headquarters in Manhattan. Halbritter argues that the team's nickname is racially insensitive.
The Oneida Indian leader from upstate New York who has become a high-profile critic of the Washington Redskins' nickname has taken his case to the United Nations.
A United Nations drone was damaged on Wednesday after sliding off the runway into the grass while trying to land in the eastern Congo city of Goma, the U.N. special representative for the country said.
A boat carrying civilians desperately fleeing heavy violence in South Sudan sank while crossing the Nile River, killing some 200 people, a military official said Tuesday, as fighting between rebels and government forces moved closer to the capital.
U.S. authorities officially has designated the shadowy Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram as a terrorist organization, ending what has been a heated debate in the past year within the State Department on the status of the group, which is believed to have ties to al Qaeda affiliates in Africa.
About 150 nations have sent representatives to U.N. headquarters in New York to see if they can hash out details for an international arms treaty to regulate weapons sales.
The United States is condemning "excessive" high-class business travel by staffers with the United Nations and says the global body ought to bring costs in line to reflect the struggling world economies.
Indian diplomats are promoting an inexpensive computer that could bring technology to the world's poor as a great development for India, although all of the parts of the device appear to be made in China.