Gaza crisis: UN’s Ban calls for ceasefire after Israeli airstrike kills civilians

NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called on all parties in Israel and Gaza to cooperate with Egypt and reach an immediate ceasefire to end the escalating conflict, hours after an Israeli airstrike [...]

Powerful quake off Guatemala kills 52, leaves others missing

CHAMPERICO, GUATEMALA (BNO NEWS) -- More than 50 people were killed Wednesday and nearly two dozen remain missing after a powerful earthquake struck off the Pacific Coast of Guatemala, authorities said on Thursday. Some 250,000 people have been [...]

Iran proposes live TV coverage of nuclear talks with West

TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran has proposed live television coverage of its talks with western powers, saying the government has nothing to hide regarding its controversial nuclear program which many countries contend is intended to develop [...]

Up to 1.8 million Haitians affected by Hurricane Sandy

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Some 1.8 million Haitians have been affected by Hurricane Sandy after it moved through the Caribbean as a category two storm last week, according to an initial assessment of the situation carried out by the United [...]

Roadside bombs in southern Afghanistan kill 17 civilians

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least seventeen people were killed Wednesday when insurgents carried out three separate bomb attacks in the violence-plagued southern region of Afghanistan, local authorities said. No group immediately claimed [...]

UN fund pays a further $1.09 billion to victims of Kuwait invasion

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A United Nations (UN) commission on Thursday announced it will disburse a further $1.09 billion to five successful claimants who suffered losses because of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Nearly $39 billion [...]

Bomb kills 19 Afghan civilians traveling to wedding party

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Nineteen civilians were killed Friday and more than a dozen others were injured when a roadside bomb ripped through a minivan carrying guests to a wedding party in northern Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday. [...]

Rwanda wins UN Security Council seat despite rebel support claims

NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday elected Rwanda to one of the five rotational seats on the UN Security Council, despite recent reports which accuse Rwanda of actively supporting a rebel group in the eastern [...]

Gunmen kill South African peacekeeper in North Darfur

EL FASHAR, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- A South African peacekeeper was killed Wednesday when gunmen ambushed a United Nations (UN) convoy in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, just two weeks after a similar attack resulted in the deaths of four Nigerian [...]

Rwandan rebels kill 5 civilians, injure 6 UN peacekeepers in DR Congo

BUGANZA, DR CONGO (BNO NEWS) -- Suspected Rwandan rebels on Wednesday carried out an ambush in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing at least five civilians and injuring six United Nations (UN) peacekeepers in addition [...]