United Nations
  • UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is nearly doubling its humanitarian appeal for Syria, seeking to $347 million for people in need, including more than half a million children forced from their homes.

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged donors to increase their contributions, lamenting that the original appeal for $180 million is only half-funded.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 5:00 PM EST
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  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged donors to increase their contributions, lamenting that the original appeal for $180 million is only half-funded.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 4:30 PM EST
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  • TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The U.N. chief jolted his Iranian hosts for a nonaligned nations meeting Wednesday by pointing out "serious concerns" in Tehran's human rights record and urging cooperation with the world body to improve freedoms.

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had signaled he would not shy away from criticism of Iran during his visit to the Nonaligned Movement gathering in Tehran, but the sharp comments appeared to catch Iranian officials off guard just hours after his arrival.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 7:30 PM EST
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