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  • UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    UNITED NATIONS— The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut off a lucrative source of funding for the al-Qaida linked extremist group al-Shabab. The resolution also extends until Nov. 30, 2015 the mandate of...

  • WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015 Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Still, the agency warned it's not clear whether any of these will work against the deadly virus that has already killed at least 4,877 people this year in West Africa. Trials of those two most advanced vaccines— one developed by GlaxoSmithKline in cooperation with the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the other developed by the Canadian Public Health Agency...

  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    GENEVA— Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has already killed over 4,500 people, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, since it emerged 10...

  • UNITED NATIONS/ WASHINGTON, Oct 16- A United Nations trust fund seeking nearly $1 billion for rapid, flexible funding of the most urgent needs to fight Ebola in West Africa has received a deposit of just $100,000 nearly a month after it was set up. Since then $365 million has been committed to stop Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, which have been hit hardest...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16- A United Nations trust fund, seeking $1 billion to fight Ebola in West Africa, has received a deposit of just $100,000 nearly a month after it was set up to allow for rapid, flexible funding of the most urgent needs on the ground. As of Thursday, $365 million had been committed by at least 28 countries, the African Union, the European Union, the World...

  • COPENHAGEN, Oct 15- Denmark and its maritime industry are lobbying to get the top position at the International Maritime Organization, a United Nations body that wields great influence over global shipping through its regulations, industry sources said. The current secretary general of the IMO, Koji Sekimizu, is due to step down at the end of next year, and...

  • COPENHAGEN, Oct 15- Denmark and its maritime industry are lobbying to get the top position at the International Maritime Organization, a United Nations body that wields great influence over global shipping through its regulations, industry sources said. The current secretary general of the IMO, Koji Sekimizu, is due to step down at the end of next year, and...

  • *Fate of Syrian Kurdish town sparks unrest in Turkey. GENEVA/ MURSITPINAR, Turkey, Oct 10- Thousands of people most likely will be massacred if Kobani falls to Islamic State fighters, a U.N. envoy said on Friday, as militants fought deeper into the besieged Syrian Kurdish town in full view of Turkish tanks that have done nothing to intervene. The United Nations...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 10- A $1 billion United Nations appeal to fight Ebola has only been 25 percent funded and senior U.N. officials warned on Friday that no country was safe as the world faced a crisis with staggering potential. The current outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever, which is the worst on record, was identified in March in a remote part of Guinea and has spread...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 10- The United Nations said on Friday that its appeal for $1 billion to respond to the West Africa Ebola outbreak was only 25 percent funded and a surge in trained healthcare personnel was also needed to help tackle the crisis.

  • UNITED NATIONS $1 BILLION APPEAL TO RESPOND TO EBOLA OUTBREAK IS ONLY 25 PERCENT FUNDED- DEPUTY U.N.

  • Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been hardest hit by the disease, and cases have been reported in Senegal and Nigeria. On Wednesday, the World Health Organization said Ebola had claimed the lives of 3,879 people from among 8,033 confirmed, probable and suspected cases since it was identified in Guinea in March. Nabarro praised the United States, Britain, the...

  • Top U.S. officials from the White House, Pentagon and State Department met with representatives from 44 countries and multilateral agencies, including the United Nations and World Bank, to call for implementation of 7- year-old global standards for dealing with deadly epidemics and other health dangers, including biological attacks.

  • Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, former deputy general secretary at the United Nations, says only a political solution will counter the Islamic State in Iraq.

  • President Obama calls for more action on Ebola Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    President Barack Obama said in a speech in the United Nations that more funding and awareness is needed, NBC News reports.

  • Obama condemns Russia, calls for unity against ISIS Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 24, 2014.

    Obama warns the U.N. that the world must take action against threats ranging from Ebola to ISIS, and he condemns Russia's "might makes right" actions.

  • Pres. Obama: America will not give up on peace     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Addressing violence engulfing the Middle East, President Obama says the status quo in Gaza is not sustainable and America will not give up on peace.

  • Time for world to reject ISIS: Obama     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    President Obama says it is time for the rest of the world to reject the ideology of organizations like ISIS and the U.S. must offer an alternative vision.

  • Pres. Obama: US will dismantle 'network of death'     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to the U.S. Central Command at the MacDill Air Force Base on September 17, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.

    At the United Nations General Debate President Obama lays out a plan of how the international community will confront ISIS. Obama says the U.S. will not act alone and does not intend to send U.S troops to occupy foreign lands.

  • President Obama addresses terrorism at the 2014 United Nations General Debate.