Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon abandons South Korea presidency bid

Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon abruptly ended his attempt to seek South Korea’s presidency Wednesday, dropping a lifetime of diplomacy to denounce his country’s political establishment. Ban returned home last month after a decade in New York and was widely expected to run in elections due this year, but his putative candidacy ran into […]

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Portugal’s Antonio Guterres to succeed Ban Ki-moon of South Korea as new UN head

UN Secretary General-designate Antonio Guterres speaks during the ceremony for the appointment of the UN chief during a General Assembly session, October 13, 2016, in New York. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations General Assembly has approved by acclamation Portugal’s former prime minister, Antonio Guterres, as the world body’s ninth secretary general. Guterres was appointed […]

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon dealt a blow to UN’s reputation: Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Photo by AFP) Syria has strongly criticized outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, saying he dealt a blow to the world body’s reputation during his tenure. A sources in Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that Ban undermined the world body by taking sides in global conflicts, official SANA news agency reported.  The […]

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Post-hurricane Haiti in dire need of aid: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Men remain at a shelter in Port-Salut, southwest of Port-au-Prince, on October 9, 2016, days after the passage of Hurricane Matthew through Haiti. (Photos by AFP) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for “a massive response” to provide “life-saving assistance” to the people of Haiti where Hurricane Matthew killed around 1,000 people. On Monday, Ban […]

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Saudi Arabia causing immense carnage in Yemen

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Photo by AFP) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that there must be accountability for the “appalling conduct” of the ongoing war on Yemen after a recent Saudi airstrike left over 140 civilians dead and prompted global condemnations. “Aerial attacks by the Saudi-led coalition have already caused immense carnage, and destroyed much […]

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says too many nations have taken part in atrocities in Syria

Syria’s bloody civil war once again dominated United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s speech to the UN general assembly. Photo / Getty Images United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched a blistering attack on the Government of Syria this morning. His speech to the opening of the UN General Assembly followed a deadly attack on […]

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Syria reacts to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s accusations over civilian deaths

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem (Photo by AFP) Syria says it does not require the advice of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon after the outgoing official accuses the Syrian government of killing civilians. The secretary general “has deviated from its role in finding just solutions for international problems,” said a statement released by the Syria’s Foreign […]

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