N. Korea says it called off meeting with Washington over U.S. ‘provocation’

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- North Korea said Sunday it rescinded its invitation for a senior American diplomat to visit the country to negotiate the release of an American detainee because the U.S. committed a "grave provocation" by [...]

Ban to meet with UN Security Council powers over Syria crisis

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will meet with ambassadors from China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States on Friday after cutting short a visit to Europe over the escalating [...]

U.S. releases 2 Algerian detainees from Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Two Algerian detainees who were being held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba for more than a decade have been returned to their home country, part of U.S. President Barack Obama's ongoing effort [...]

Police question New York man over ‘suspicious’ Google searches

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Police in New York have questioned a former employee of a computer company after his workplace computer revealed 'suspicious' Google searches for "pressure cooker bombs" and "backpacks," officials confirmed Thursday [...]

Death toll from Syria’s civil war surpasses 100,000

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- More than 100,000 people have now been killed in Syria's ongoing civil war, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday, more than two years after the conflict began with a government crackdown [...]

UN chief says ‘inclusive dialogue’ is key to solving Egypt’s crisis

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Appealing once again to the people of Egypt to exercise restraint and pursue inclusive dialogue, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday expressed serious concern about "military interference" [...]

Iraqi violence kills nearly 700 civilians in June – UN

NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday voiced alarm in the recent wave of attacks in Iraq, calling for a halt in such incidents. Martin Kobler, the Secretary-General's Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance [...]

Over 90,000 killed in Syrian crisis – UN

NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Thursday announced that the death toll in Syria has surpassed 90,000 since the country's violent crisis broke out. In a press release, UN High Commissioner for Human rights Navi Pillay said [...]

UN chief appoints German diplomat as Congo envoy

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday appointed German diplomat Martin Kobler as his special envoy to the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), succeeding an American who is set to [...]

UN begins new political mission in Somalia

NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Monday pledged to support the Government of Somalia and the people of the country in their quest for security and prosperity with its new political mission. The Secretary-General's Special Representative [...]