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Iraq violence killed more than 800 people in August – UN

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) -- More than 800 people were killed and thousands were injured in a wave of violence across Iraq in August, the latest month that saw mass killings amid fears that widespread sectarian strife will continue to escalate, [...]

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PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- North Korea said Sunday it rescinded its invitation for a senior American diplomat to visit the country to negotiate the release of an American detainee because the U.S. committed a "grave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

N. Korea calls off U.S. envoy’s trip aimed at securing release of jailed American

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior American diplomat to travel to the country to negotiate the release of a Korean American man who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for plotting to overthrow [...]

U.S. sends envoy to N. Korea to seek release of jailed American

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government will send a senior official to North Korea this week to seek the release of a Korean American man who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after being convicted of plotting to overthrow the [...]

Central African Republic in danger of becoming a failed state, UN warns

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) Security Council warned Wednesday that turmoil in the Central African Republic (CAR) poses a "serious threat" to the region as a whole, with one UN official urging swift [...]

UN condemns Afghan bomb attack killing civilians

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday condemned the killing of several Afghan civilians n an improvised explosive device blast. The roadside bomb in the Obeh district of the western province of Herat. According [...]

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 [...]

Violence erupts in western Burma refugee camp, at least 2 killed – UN

NAIPYIDAW, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- At least two Muslim refugees were killed in western Burma after security officials opened fire at the refugee camp, officials said. According to the United Nations (UN) UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), [...]

Islamist militants attack UN compound in Mogadishu, killing 15

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Militants attacked a United Nations compound in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday, killing at least fifteen people before they were killed during a gun battle, officials said. The Islamist militant [...]

Car bomb attack kills 10 soldiers at Damascus military airport

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 10 government soldiers were killed Sunday when a car bomb targeted a checkpoint at a military airport in an upscale neighborhood of the Syrian capital of Damascus, activists said Monday. It was followed [...]