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UN official warns of a "dangerous escalation" in the conflict in Ukraine

Jeffrey Feltman.  UN Photo/Mark Garten

The southward spread of fighting along the border between Ukraine and Russia in the Sea of Azov has been described by a senior UN official as "a dangerous escalation" in the conflict. The…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN peacekeepers detained as fighting continues in Golan Heights

UNDOF Explosive Disposal Unit Uncovers Landmine in Syria.  UN Photo

The United Nations is making every effort to secure the release of 43 peacekeepers who have been detained in…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN chief "alarmed" by reports of fighting in eastern Ukraine

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.  UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The UN Secretary-General has expressed alarm over reports that fighting in eastern Ukraine has spread southward. Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

All flights to Bentiu in South Sudan grounded following helicopter crash

Dust rises as a helicopter takes off.  UN Photo/Tim McKulka

The UN Mission in South Sudan and the UN humanitarian service (UNHAS) have grounded all flights to the town…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /
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