UN war crimes tribunal jails Serb leader for third time over contempt of court

The United Nations war crimes tribunal set up in the wake of the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s today sentenced a leader of the Serb Radical Party – already facing trial on charges of crimes against humanity – to two years imprisonment for failure to remove confidential information from his website, in violation of the court’s orders.

Senior UN official calls for probe into latest incident in Kosovo

The United Nations envoy for Kosovo has condemned the incidents that occurred there today, particularly the attack on buses carrying a number of children of Serbian nationality, and called on all parties to refrain from actions that could worsen the situation.

Historic Liverpool property placed on List of World Heritage in Danger

The World Heritage Committee today placed an historic UK property on its list of endangered world heritage, and removed another two sites, in Pakistan and the Philippines, following improvement in their conservation.

European debt crisis remains biggest threat to world economy – UN report

The European debt crisis is currently the biggest threat to the world economy, according to a United Nations report released today, which warns that the austerity measures followed by countries in the region will plunge them further into recession, and calls for a shift in fiscal policies to stimulate growth.

UN mission appeals for calm and restraint after incident in northern Kosovo

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) is calling for calm and restraint after an incident today near the northern city of Mitrovica that resulted in several injuries.