Mar 21, 2013 23:10 EDT
A suicide bomb attack on a central Damascus mosque has killed 42 people, including Syria's most prominent pro-regime Sunni cleric, wounding dozens of others, the health ministry said.
Mar 21, 2013 14:26 EDT
The United Nations will investigate whether chemical weapons have been used in the Syria conflict, UN leader Ban Ki-Moon announced Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 08:52 EDT
Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to Bangladesh's presidential palace Thursday to pay their last respects to president Zillur Rahman after he died in a Singapore hospital.
Mar 20, 2013 19:29 EDT
Britain, France and the United States called Wednesday for a United Nations inquiry into accusations by the Syrian government and the opposition of chemical weapons attacks.
Mar 20, 2013 16:43 EDT
Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman, a veteran ruling party politician named to the largely ceremonial post in 2009, died Wednesday in a Singapore hospital, officials said. He was 84.
Mar 20, 2013 13:14 EDT
The United Nations said Wednesday that Syria has made no formal request for a UN investigation into government claims that opposition rebels have used chemical weapons.
Mar 20, 2013 03:52 EDT
The US and UN were attempting to verify claims and counterclaims by Syrian troops and insurgents that chemical weapons were used for the first time in the two-year conflict.
Mar 19, 2013 16:17 EDT
Afghanistan's presidential spokesman on Tuesday described the NATO-led military operation in the war-torn nation as "aimless and unwise", in the latest broadside by Kabul against the international coalition.
Mar 19, 2013 14:03 EDT
The United States and United Nations on Tuesday warned Afghanistan that ensuring a credible presidential election next year would be "critical" to maintaining international support after 2014.
Mar 18, 2013 18:40 EDT
UN leader Ban Ki-moon led international appeals Monday for major powers to make concessions to secure a landmark conventional arms trade treaty, as final negotiations started.
Mar 18, 2013 15:56 EDT
UN leader Ban Ki-moon led international appeals Monday for the major powers to reach a compromise on a landmark conventional arms trade treaty as final negotiations started.
Mar 18, 2013 15:23 EDT
Former Irish president Mary Robinson on Monday became the UN envoy to Africa's troubled Great Lakes region and urged action to get war crimes suspects before the International Criminal Court.
Mar 18, 2013 15:18 EDT
UN leader Ban Ki-moon led international appeals Monday for the major powers to make concessions to agree on a landmark conventional arms trade treaty as final negotiations started.
Mar 18, 2013 10:15 EDT
A gynaecologist renowned for his work in treating thousands of rape victims, Denis Mukwege has begun a new crusade against widespread sexual violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mar 18, 2013 05:53 EDT
Talks resume Monday on a United Nations treaty to regulate the sale of conventional arms -- amid roadblocks put up by some of the world's key players.
Mar 18, 2013 02:54 EDT
The United States is taking aim at "excessive" business class air travel by UN staff as it presses a campaign to restrain the global body's multi-billion dollar budget.
Mar 17, 2013 11:10 EDT
Somalia's Supreme Court on Sunday freed a reporter imprisoned for interviewing a woman who alleged she had been raped by soldiers, in a case that sparked widespread international criticism.
Mar 16, 2013 03:09 EDT
Muslim and Western nations overcame deep divisions to agree on a landmark United Nations code to combat violence against women and girls.
Mar 14, 2013 08:01 EDT
Pope Francis received a flood of goodwill messages from around the world Thursday with non-Catholics hoping his papacy will usher in better ties with the Vatican.
Mar 14, 2013 00:13 EDT
World leaders and Catholics hailed the election of Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina as the first Latin American pope, urging him to work for religious reconciliation and peace.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2007
|Preceded by||Kofi Annan|
|Born||13 June 1944  |
Eumseong County, Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea
|Alma mater||Seoul National University|