Tag Archives: UN

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Titanic's Last Lunch Menu Up for Auction

Before the RMS Titanic plunged into the icy waters of the North Atlantic, passengers aboard the storied passenger ship may have feasted on corned beef, potted shrimp & dumplings, according…

Egypt announces parliamentary vote for October, November

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Sunday announced that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in October & November, a hoped-for step toward democracy amid a harsh crackdown on dissent. Ayman…

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Shoreham air disaster: 11 feared dead and death toll could rise

Eleven people are feared to have died in the Shoreham air disaster & the death toll may yet rise further, police said. A Hawker Hunter jet plummeted on to the…

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UN peacekeepers sexually abused minors as young as 11: official

The UN mission in the Central African Republic has been hit by 13 cases of alleged sexual abuse by its peacekeepers, including nine that involve underage victims as young as…

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Correction: Film Review-American Ultra story

In an Aug. 18 review of the film "American Ultra," The Associated Press misspelled the first name of actor Walton Goggins. A corrected version of the story is below: Review:…

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UN aid chief slams 'unacceptable' Saudi bombing of Yemen port

The United Nations top aid official on Wednesday strongly criticised the Saudi-led coalition for bombing the Yemen port of Hodeida, a lifeline for imports of food, medicine & fuel. "These…

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Last-minute cash for UN averts Palestinian school closures

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says last-minute donations of some $70 million helped avert the closures of schools attended by half a million students. The…

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UN official 'horrified' by attacks on Syria's civilians

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The United Nations humanitarian chief said on Monday he is "horrified" by the attacks on civilians taking place in Syria, singling out in particular government airstrikes…

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Brigitte Bardot calls on UN to counter 'trophy hunting'

Former French screen legend turned animal activist Brigitte Bardot is calling on the head of the United Nations to urgently make a stand against "trophy hunting" following July's killing of…

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U.S., allies conduct 18 air strikes in Syria, Iraq – U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A coalition led by the United States conducted 13 air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq on Sunday, & it moreover targeted the militant group in…