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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.

Articles About United Nations

Putin walks past Obama at the G20 in St. Petersburg
Ukraine Crisis: Putin Dangles Nuclear War Threat, US Senators Advise Sending Defensive Weapons

By IBTimes AU

US senators have advised sending defensive weapons to Ukraine so the latter can fight off pro-Russian rebels as President Vladimir Putin dangled the threat of nuclear war. (11:21 am)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Newly Wed Couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Destination Of Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Wedding Now Revealed

By IBTimes AU

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt tied the knot at a French- style small chapel located in the Estate owned by them. (Aug 30)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, HOLLYWOOD

IRAQ-SECURITY/
Fridays Become ISIS’ Beheading Event In Syria

By IBTimes AU

The United Nations commission of inquiry found that executions are common spectacle in Syria (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: INTERNATIONAL LAW, SETTLEMENT

Canada's PM Harper stands on the front deck of the HMCS Kingston on Eclipse Sound near the Arctic community of Pond Inlet
Declassified CIA Report Reveals Friction Between US And Canada Over Arctic Sovereignty, Harper Orders Troops to Defend the North Pole Against Russian Dominion

By IBTimes AU

A report that has been declassified by the U.S. CIA has revealed the battle on sovereignty over the Arctic region has caused a friction in the relations between the U.S. and Canada. (Aug 28)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, RELIGION

Still frame taken from video shows U.S. journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who has been freed by kidnappers in Syria
Released US Journalist Arrives Home after Spending 22 Months in Captivity in Syria

By IBTimes AU

U.S. journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who had been held hostage in Syria for 22 months, arrived home. He was freed by the extremist group a couple of days back. Curtis was reportedly kidnapped by Syrian rebel group al-Nusra Front in October 2012. (Aug 27)

Smoke and sand are seen following an Israeli air strike in Gaza August 25, 2014.
Gaza Gets Long Ceasefire: Hamas Sidelined, Abbas to the Fore

By IBTimes AU

The disenchantment in Gaza over Hamas, for dragging the protracted war has allowed the dramatic entry of Mahmoud Abbas into the scene (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, EGYPT

A man walks past wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 26, 2014. Nearly 300 people, 193 of them Dutch citizens, were killed when the Malaysia Airlines plane en route from Ams
MH17: Nations Conspire To Keep Investigations Classified – Leaked Document Reveals

By IBTimes AU

Ukraine, the Netherlands, Australia and Belgium agreed to a non-disclosure agreement on any data obtained from MH17 investigation (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Health workers take blood samples for Ebola virus testing at a screening tent in the local government hospital in Kenema
New Ebola Strain in Congo Spark Fears of Outbreak Across Africa; More Flight Cancellations Hamper Aid

By IBTimes AU

The Ebola outbreak in Congo is believed to have come from a new and more dangerous strain. The alarm over Ebola continues with more flight cancellations and border closures. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: NIGERIA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, SENEGAL, KENYA, INFECTION

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad delivers a speech at al-Shaab presidential palace in Damascus
James Foley's Family and Boss Reject Syrian Claim of Foley Killed A Year Ago

By IBTimes AU

The Syrian government claim that James Foley was killed by ISIS a year ago is rejected by family and Foley's boss. They believe they have significant proof that Foley was alive last July as claimed by former hostages. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, LONDON

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad delivers a speech at al-Shaab presidential palace in Damascus
US Journalist James Foley Was Killed One Year Back, Syrian Official Claims

By IBTimes AU

It was claimed that U.S. journalist James Foley, who was seen getting assassinated on camera a few days back, had already been killed one year ago. The claim comes from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s office. (Aug 26)