Thursday March 12, 2015
The European Union is contemplating a peace-keeping mission to Libya in the event of a peace agreement between warring factions, according to EU sources.
Saturday March 07, 2015
The Mauritanian news website Al-Akhbar has said the armed Islamist group al-Mourabitoun has claimed responsibility for an attack in Mali's capital that killed five people.
Thursday February 26, 2015
Syria's refugee crisis is approaching a "dangerous turning point" as nearly four million Syrians face worsening living conditions in exile, the UN refugee chief has warned.
Wednesday February 18, 2015
A roundup of stories from Ireland and around the world.
Thursday January 15, 2015
A round-up of other Irish and international news stories.
Saturday January 03, 2015
Democratic Republic of Congo's government has said it is ready to launch military operations against Rwandan Hutu rebels in its east after most missed a deadline to disarm and return home or go into exile.
Friday December 19, 2014
North Korea has said it will not send a representative to a UN Security Council meeting next week to discuss the country's human rights record and calls to refer Pyongyang to the International Criminal Court.
Sunday December 14, 2014
United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson has said not enough progress has been made at the talks in Lima to give confidence of a legally binding agreement.
Saturday December 13, 2014
UN talks on slowing climate change have been threatened with collapse after China clashed with the United States and led emerging nations to reject a compromise outline of an agreement.
Tuesday December 09, 2014
Ebola is still spreading quickly in western Sierra Leone and deep in the forested interior of Guinea and more foreign health workers are needed to help tackle the epidemic, a senior UN official said.