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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PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- North Korea said Sunday it rescinded its invitation for a senior American diplomat to visit the country to negotiate the release of an American detainee because the U.S. committed a "grave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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior American diplomat to travel to the country to negotiate the release of a Korean American man who was sentenced to 15 years of hard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 [...]

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. 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 [...]

UN inspectors to examine Syria ‘chemical attack’ site on Monday

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- A United Nations (UN) fact-finding mission to investigate allegations that chemical weapons were used in an attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus last week is expected to arrive at the site within hours, [...]

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 [...]

Death toll from N. Korean floods hits 33 amid food, clean water concerns

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll from severe floods in the western region of North Korea has risen to at least 33, the government and aid workers reported on Friday amid increasing concerns about food security and illnesses [...]

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 [...]

7 Tanzanian peacekeepers killed after ambush on UN convoy in Sudan’s Darfur

EL FASHAR, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- Seven Tanzanian peacekeepers were killed Saturday when unidentified gunmen ambushed a United Nations (UN) convoy in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, just days after two aid workers were killed when they were caught [...]