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First Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in DR of Congo, UN tribunal says

A former county official during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda has been arrested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and transferred to the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the court announced today.

UN tribunal indicts former Bosnian Serb commander for war crimes in Srebrenica

A former Bosnian Serb commander has been charged with multiple counts of war crimes for allegedly killing Muslims after the takeover of the Srebrenica enclave in the mid-1990s, the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) said today.

Funding shortfall forces UN agency to cut off food aid to millions in DPR of Korea

Up to 4.5 million people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) may be deprived of winter rations because a slump in donations will force the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to halt its emergency cereal distribution operation there, the agency warned today.

Despite international action, Al-Qaida ‘fit and well,’ ready to strike, UN report warns

Despite international action to contain Al-Qaida, the terrorist network retains its financial support and remains a deadly threat, according to a United Nations report released today.

Security Council members urge implementation of latest resolution on Middle East

Members of the Security Council have urged the full implementation of their latest resolution on the Middle East, its President said in a press statement released today.

Charges of rights violations in Bosnia and Herzegovina prison unfounded - UN mission

The United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have found no evidence to support allegations that any Croat prisoners in the country have been forced to convert to Islam.

Senior UN relief official in Africa for talks on humanitarian emergencies

Seeking to improve the national and international response to major humanitarian emergencies in parts of Africa, a top United Nations relief official arrived on the continent today for talks with government officials and civil society groups.

UN-Iraq talks open in Vienna on practical arrangements for return of inspectors

Senior representatives of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) as well as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) opened talks today in Vienna with Iraqi officials on practical arrangements for the return of UN weapons inspectors to the country following a nearly four-year absence.

UN agencies team up in project to donate used computers to Brazil's poorest

Two United Nations agencies have teamed up in a project to donate used computers to Brazil's poorest as part of the effort to help bridge the digital gulf between those connected to the Internet and those who did not even have access to a computer.

UN panel examines boosting information, communication technologies in Africa

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today said he was pleased that a UN expert group on information and communication technologies was using its latest meeting to focus on developing such know-how in Africa.