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In China, Annan denounces Bali bomb blast, calls for cooperation in anti-terror fight

In China for an official visit, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today denounced a bomb blast over the weekend in Bali, Indonesia, that killed more than 180 people at a nightclub and called for cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

UN reports seven of its personnel injured in Bali attack

Seven United Nations personnel were injured by the terrorist blast that rocked Bali, Indonesia, over the weekend, according to a spokesperson for the world body.

Security Council condemns Bali attack as threat to international peace

Denouncing Saturday's deadly terrorist attack in Bali, Indonesia, the United Nations Security Council today called on all countries to back efforts to bring those responsible to justice.

Shocked by deadly attack in Bali, Annan calls for joint efforts to fight terror

Reacting with shock to the news of last night's deadly car bombing in Bali, Indonesia, which killed at least 180 people and wounded scores of others, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned the attack and stressed the need for joint efforts in the fight against terrorism.

Two groups added to Security Council list of Al-Qaida operatives under sanction

Two more groups have been added to the United Nations Security Council’s list of entities subject to sanctions against Al-Qaida and Taliban operatives.

Sri Lanka: UN agency appeals for $10 million to help refugees return home

The United Nations refugee agency today appealed for $10 million to help hundreds of thousands of displaced people in Sri Lanka to return to their homes after two decades of bloody civil war ended earlier this year.

Timor-Leste making steady progress with UN help, Annan reports

United Nations peacekeeping forces and relief agencies in Timor-Leste have helped the country to achieve steady progress in restoring essential services and reaching its development targets, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report released today at UN Headquarters in New York.

Annan readies for official visits to China, Mongolia and 5 Central Asian countries

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will be leaving this weekend for official visits to China, Mongolia and five Central Asian countries, a UN spokesman announced today.

UN rights expert on arbitrary executions set to visit Afghanistan

A United Nations human rights expert is set to undertake a fact-finding mission later this month to look into extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions in Afghanistan, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights announced today.

Afghanistan: UN participates in talks to halt fighting in north

Factional fighting centred in northern Afghanistan has ended early this morning, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which participated in talks to help bring about the ceasefire.