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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

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. (5:41 pm)

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 (1:28 pm)

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 (12:57 pm)

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)

Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu at a News Conference in Jerusalem
ISIS And Hamas Linked Says Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

By IBTimes AU

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has regarded Hamas and ISIS to be one and the same since they both came from a "poisonous tree." Israel's allies and enemies are not so sure of his statement. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, TWITTER, AIDS

Still image from undated video of a masked Islamic State militant holding a knife speaking next to man purported to be James Foley at an unknown location
BREAKING: US Journalist Peter Theo Curtis Freed After Held Captive 2 Years in Syria

By IBTimes AU

Peter Theo Curtis, an American journalist held captive in Syria for the past two years, has been freed on Sunday. (Aug 25)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA

A displaced child from minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State in Sinjar town, rests as she makes her way, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain
From Beheading, To Possible Town Massacre – UN Envoy Voices Out Concern for Amerli Town

By IBTimes AU

The United Nations envoy for Iraq voices out concern for possible town massacre by the Islamic State (Aug 25)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA

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UNHCR To Appear In A High Court Challenge Against Abbott Government

By IBTimes AU

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said that it will appeal to appear in a High Court challenge against the Abbott government (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, AUSTRALIA, INTERNATIONAL LAW, LAWYER