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UN rescinds Iran's invite for Syria talks
The main western-backed Syrian opposition has now announced that it will attend the peace talks in Geneva.
Last updated: 21 Jan 2014 07:33 GMT
UN chief scrambles to save Syria peace talks
Ban Ki-moon "considers his options" after main opposition bloc threatens to pull out of Geneva II if Iran takes part.
Last updated: 20 Jan 2014 20:47 GMT
Uganda warns South Sudan rebel leader
President Yoweri Museveni says East African nations have agreed to go after Riek Machar if he rejects ceasefire offer.
Last updated: 31 Dec 2013 06:43 GMT
UN sets January date for Syria peace talks
The UN says talks will be held in Geneva, but opposition insists on Assad's removal from power as as precondition.
Last updated: 25 Nov 2013 20:04 GMT
US promises not to spy on UN
UN says it has been assured the US does not and will not spy on it, but doesn't comment on whether it do so in the past.
Last updated: 30 Oct 2013 22:34 GMT
UN faces lawsuit over Haiti cholera epidemic
Victims of cholera outbreak blamed on UN peacekeepers from Nepal file legal case in New York court.
Last updated: 09 Oct 2013 12:20 GMT
Assad to destroy chemical weapons 'in a year'
Syrian president tells US TV channel that task will cost $1bn, as he again denies involvement in August chemical attack.
Last updated: 19 Sep 2013 01:59 GMT
Inquiry urged into 1961 death of UN chief
NSA asked to release cockpit recordings from plane carrying Dag Hammarskjold that crashed in Zambia amid Congo conflict.
Last updated: 09 Sep 2013 20:02 GMT
Analysis of Syria gas attack could take weeks
Group overseeing probe into alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus says it could take three weeks to complete.
Last updated: 31 Aug 2013 19:33 GMT
UN inspectors set to renew Syria inquiry
Visits to sites of suspected poision-gas attacks on the agenda, a day after the team came under sniper fire in Damascus.
Last updated: 27 Aug 2013 06:58 GMT
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