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United Nations

The United Nations Organization (UNO) or simply United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and the achieving of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.

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Power regrets Clinton 'monster' jab

Oct 03, 2013 - Politico

THE ROVING EYE : Rouhani surfs the new WAVE

Sep 25, 2013 - Asia Times Online

Rouhani: Iran ready to work with U.S.

Sep 25, 2013 - Politico

Obama reaches out to Iran

Sep 25, 2013 - Politico

3 planes escorted away from no-fly zone

Sep 24, 2013 - Politico

Articles About United Nations

A Kurdish fighters position is seen in the outskirts of the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 23, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
ISIS Syria Airstrike Bombing Has Killed 550 People, Civilians Included

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. military said it does meticulous planning to avoid civilian casualties. (Oct 24)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, HUMAN RIGHTS

A visitor looks at a foetus that died before it was born during "Bodies: The Exhibition", an international exhibition, by Gunther Von Hagens in Lima June 24, 2009.
Defector Says Women In Prison Camp Kill Babies For Food; Aussie Judge Urges UN Security Council To Bring Nokor Leaders To ICC For Human Rights Violation

By IBTimes AU

Kim Hye-Sook, a defector from North Korea, recounted to the UN the sufferings she and other prisoners suffered in the hands of their captors, including years of starvation, hard labour and torture. To indicate how bad food shortage is, Kim revealed t... (Oct 24)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, AUSTRALIA, NEW YORK, BOTSWANA

Boy Stoned To Death For Alleged Rape, Victim Receives Dowry From Militants

By IBTimes AU

18-year-old boy was stoned to death for allegedly raping a 28-year-old woman (Oct 23)

MORE TOPICS: AMD, SOMALIA

An Islamic State In Iraq And The Levant (ISIL) Member Waves An ISIL Flag In Raqqa
ISIS Taking U.S.-Airdropped Weapons An 'Embarrassment'; Another Yazidi Massacre Looming [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

ISIS militants have seized a cache of weapons supposed to be airdropped to Kurdish troops in the Syrian town of Kobani. (Oct 22)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, HUMAN RIGHTS

An Islamic State Militant Celebrates After Islamic State Militants Took Over Tabqa Air Base
Middle East Without Christians Is Unthinkable, Pope Francis Says

By IBTimes AU

Pope Francis is gravely concern about Christians being persecuted in the Middle East. (Oct 22)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, HUMAN RIGHTS

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott At The 69th United Nations General Assembly
Israel Loses A Friend in UN Security Council As New Zealand Replaces Australia

By IBTimes AU

One-fifth of the incoming member countries to occupy the five rotating seats in the UN Security Council do not have ties with Israel, including New Zealand which takes the place of Australia. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, AUSTRALIA, HUMAN RIGHTS, TONY ABBOTT

Ebola victim
Ebola Is Changing The Religious Landscape In West Africa

By IBTimes AU

The religious landscape in West African countries is changing due to Ebola (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $2M To Fight Illegal Fishing And Support Oceans

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

The United Nations' Messenger of Peace supports Oceans 5 to conserve marine natural wealth. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, CALIFORNIA, CLIMATE CHANGE

A member of the CG Environmental HazMat team disinfects the entrance to the residence of a health worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who has contracted Ebola in Dallas, Texas, October 12, 2014.
Ebola Outbreak To Continue Until Effective Vaccine Surfaces; 120,000 Women To Die of Childbirth

By IBTimes AU

The Ebola outbreak will continue and the virus will spread unless a vaccine is developed to stop it, a scientist said. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, NIGERIA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

New Zealand Elected To UN Security Council With Huge Majority: Two-Year Term To Begin In January Next Year

By IBTimes AU

Being elected to the UN Security Council is a great achievement for New Zealand not only as an opportunity to stand up for small countries but also enlarge its presence in world affairs. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, ANGOLA