Quantcast
Latest Stories
Home » byline

Furious over sanctions, N. Korea vows to nuke US

By
AP FILE PHOTO

North Korea vowed on Thursday to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric as UN diplomats voted on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan; 4 dead

By
United-Nations-logo

The United Nations said South Sudan’s armed forces shot down a U.N. helicopter on Friday killing all four crew members on board — but South Sudan’s military spokesman blamed rebel fighters.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN chief says no prospect of an end to Syrian war

By
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, left, speaks to the media after talks with Turkish officials in Ankara. Turkey, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. At a news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, right in Ankara, Ban called on the international community to stand together to press the Assad regime to end the violence. “With this unity I am sure that the Syrian government and President Assad will have to agree to resolve this issue as soon as possible,” Ban said. AP/Burhan Ozbilici

There is no prospect of an end to the 21-month conflict in Syria or the start of a political dialogue between the government and opposition, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN recognizes state of Palestine

By
Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman gestures as he embraces the United States Ambassador Susan Rice after speaking during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly prior to a vote on a resolution on the issue of upgrading the Palestinian Authority's status to non-member observer state in the UN headquarters Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.  AP PHOTO/KATHY WILLENS

The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Report challenges beliefs on sexual attacks in war

By
sfu-logo

A new report by Canadian researchers challenges the widespread belief that rape is increasingly being used as a “weapon of war.”

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories | Read More »

UN official: Islamists in Mali are targeting women

By
In this Thursday, September 27, 2012 photo, school children listen to a teacher during class in Douentza, Mali. Radical Islamists who control northern Mali are reopening some schools, though girls now must wear veils and are being seated separately in the back or coming at a different time altogether. The separation of boys and girls in the classroom is the latest example of how the Islamists are implementing their strict interpretation of Islam in the vast north where al-Qaeda-linked militants roam.AP/Baba Ahmed

A senior U.N. official who just returned from Mali says radical Islamists who now control about two-thirds of the country are targeting women — demanding that they cover their heads, restricting their ability to work, and compiling a list of women who are pregnant or have children but are not married which has raised fears of punishment.

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Arabs to seek UN General Assembly action on Syria

By ,
AP FILE PHOTO

Arab nations announced plans Wednesday to go to the U.N. General Assembly and seek approval of a resolution calling for a political transition and establishment of a democratic government in Syria following the Security Council’s failure to address the escalating crisis.

Posted: July 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN vote on Syria delayed until Thursday

By
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens to United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan during their talks in Moscow, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The UN and Arab League envoy to the Syrian crisis has begun his meeting with the Russian president by saying that Syria is at a crossroads, as violence escalates. AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko

The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a new Syria resolution until Thursday in a last-minute effort to get key Western nations and Russia to agree on measures to end the dramatically escalating violence.

Posted: July 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN imposes sanctions on 3 North Korean companies

By

The U.N. Security Council ordered all countries Wednesday to freeze the assets of three North Korean state-owned companies to punish Pyongyang for its failed rocket launch last month.

Posted: May 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Myanmar can become Asian tiger— UN official

By

The U.N. secretary-general’s special adviser on Myanmar said the resource-rich but desperately poor nation has the potential to become an Asian tiger if it promotes investment, eases financial restrictions, and finds experts to develop the country.

Posted: April 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US says UN OKs deal to release Libyan funds

By

UNITED NATIONS — The U.S. and South Africa reached a deal Thursday that will release $1.5 billion in frozen Libyan assets in American banks which the U.S. is earmarking for the cash-strapped rebels fighting to oust Moammar Gadhafi. The Libyan opposition said it urgently needs at least $5 billion in frozen assets to pay state [...]

Posted: August 26th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN approves 7,000 peacekeepers for South Sudan

By

UNITED NATIONS— The UN Security Council unanimously approved a new peacekeeping force for South Sudan on Friday, assuring the world’s newest nation on the eve of its independence of military and police support to help maintain peace and security. The council authorized the deployment of up to 7,000 military personnel and 900 international police, plus [...]

Posted: July 9th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN rejects emergency meeting sought by Libya

By

UNITED NATIONS—The UN Security Council on Monday rejected a Libyan request for an emergency meeting to halt what it called “military aggression” by France and the United States, saying it would wait for a briefing Thursday from the secretary-general. Council members held closed-door discussions in response to a letter dated Saturday from Libyan Foreign Minister [...]

Posted: March 22nd, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Advertisement
  1. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  2. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  7. Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  8. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  9. Two Popes who would be saints
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia

News

  • Pakistan library named ‘bin Laden,’ as memory fades
  • US teacher fired over comment on black president
  • Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  • Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’
  • Filipinos, Dutch re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  • Sports

  • Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters
  • Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
  • Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice
  • Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Multicultural flock marks Good Friday in San Francisco
  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
  • Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
  • DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement