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Latest U.N. Headquarters Items
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.
A draft U.N. report obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press said inadequate efforts by the world body to protect civilians during the bloody final months of Sri Lanka's civil war marked a "grave failure" that led to suffering for hundreds of thousands of people.
Germany's foreign minister has called for a fresh effort to restart stalled talks on Turkey joining the European Union.
Did you know that the uberclean United Nations, whose blue-helmeted troops have been charged with everything from rape to theft in Third World countries, is going to have an affiliate help us run our elections?
Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, in a diplomatic cable from Libya last June, cited the apparent rise of "Islamic extremism" and the spotting of "the Al Qaeda flag" over buildings outside the city of Benghazi, where he and three other Americans were ultimately killed in an attack on Sept. 11.
The top U.N. official in Iraq directed his staff to cover up the prisonlike conditions of a relocation camp for Iranian dissidents in reports to the world body, said a former U.N. official who has resigned in protest.