Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedMay 20th - 7:43pm
Somalia is making progress toward building a functioning state but must still tackle violent extremism, terrorism, armed conflict, political instability and corruption, the U.N. chief said in a new report.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedMay 20th - 6:39pm
An armed group stormed the main water distribution station in Libya's capital and closed valves supplying Tripoli and cities in the northwest, potentially affecting some two million people, the United Nations said Monday.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedMay 20th - 6:12pm
The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian request Monday to hold a meeting on a new language law in Ukraine, with opponents calling it an attempt by Moscow to interfere in the inauguration of Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedMay 20th - 3:00pm
North Korea denounced the United States as "a gangster country" for seizing one of its cargo ships and urged U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take "urgent measures" to contribute to stabilizing the Korean peninsula.
A spokesman for a U.S.-backed force in Syria says a suicide bomber from the Islamic State extremist group detonated his explosives on a road in northern Syria, targeting a joint convoy belonging to the force and the U.S.-led anti-IS coalition.
A Venezuelan official confirmed Monday that a small boat carrying at least 20 people sank in Caribbean coastal waters last week, with most of its passengers missing in the second sea tragedy in a month involving Venezuelan migrants taking great risks to escape their country's humanitarian crisis.