UN CHIEF

  • UN chief calls for end to hostilities in South Sudan September 27, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday called for an immediate end to hostilities in South Sudan, saying "there cannot be a military solution to the conflict" in the world's youngest country. The appeal came when Ban was meeting with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on the sidelines of the annual...
  • UN chief, Leonardo join thousands at rally on climate change September 22, 2014

    New York: UN chief Ban Kimoon and Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio joined thousands of people for a march through the city to shine the spotlight on the climate crisis with the UN Chief stressing that there is no 'Plan B' to halt advance of climate change as there is no...
  • UN chief hails initiative for dialogue in Sudan September 6, 2014

    United Nations: UN SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki moon on Friday welcomed the initiative of holding a comprehensive national dialogue in Sudan to achieve sustainable peace as well as the progress being made by Sudanese stakeholders to prepare for this process. He welcomed in particular the signing of "an agreement between representatives of...
  • UN chief urges restraint after protests over teen's killing in US August 19, 2014

    United Nations: As protests intensify over the killing of an American teenager in Missouri, UN chief Ban Kimoon on Tuesday urged all parties to exercise restraint and for authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly. According to Ban's spokesperson, the UN chief is aware that US federal authorities have announced...
  • Gaza toll hits 342 on day 12, UN chief heads to region July 20, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel on Saturday pressed on with its lethal ground offensive and intensive airstrikes across Gaza, killing 46 Palestinians including children in one of the bloodiest days of fighting as the death toll rose to 342 with the UN chief set to visit the region. Israeli tanks plunged deeper into Gaza...
  • Afghan peace process must be inclusive: UN chief December 5, 2011

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has expressed concern over the security situation in Afghanistan, telling President Hamid Karzai that the peace process in the wartorn country should be inclusive and ensure respect for human rights. Ban met Karzai in Bonn, Germany ahead of Mondays international conference on Afghanistan,...
  • Day in pics: Gambhir battles ban, Advani demands POTA November 1, 2008

    Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir was banned for one test on Friday for elbowing Australian bowler Shane Watson during the first day of the third test. The family of the dead Patnaboy Rahul Raj has demanded a judicial enquiry into his death following his act of holding a bus hostage at...