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Ban, Brahimi meet to discuss Syria


UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi met on Saturday to discuss the situation in Syria, expressing hope that an upcoming UN General Assembly summit will help imp

Aishwarya Rai, Michael Douglas at UN to mark International Peace Day


Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Friday joined UN chief Ban Ki-moon and American actor Michael Douglas to commemorate the International Peace Day, describing it as an 'absolute honour'.


UN chief demands justice for Syria 'war crimes'


UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon called on Monday for all war criminals in Syria to be brought to justice, as his human rights chief urged a probe into the slaughter of hundreds in the town of Daraya.

Calls for tough UN action after Syria killings


Peace envoy Kofi Annan said on Friday Syria had 'flouted' Security Council resolutions with mass killings in Treimsa village, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon demanded that the Council act to stop the bloodshed.

UN chief Ban calls for end of death penalty


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called for the death penalty to be abolished. Ban told a panel on the issue convened on Wednesday by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. "The taking of life

Fetch 100 million pounds for trip to Moon


Wish to visit moon, fetch out 100 million pounds. A British firm has unveiled plans to blast passengers into lunar orbit for a 100 million pounds fare.

The first voyages aboard Russian shuttles once

UN chief wins South Korea peace prize


United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was named on Tuesday as the winner of this year's Seoul Peace Prize, the prize foundation said.

Ban was chosen for promoting the rights of women and chil

U.N. monitors shot at in Syria, Annan plan crumbles


U.N. monitors came under fire in Syria on Thursday while trying to investigate reports of a new massacre that raised the pressure on world powers struggling to halt the carnage and save a peace plan f

UN leader Ban Ki-moon says al-Qaeda in Syria


UN leader Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday he believes al-Qaeda committed a major bomb attack in Damascus that left dozens dead, and that up to 10,000 people have now been killed in Syria.

Ban said Presi

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon fractures hand in soccer match


United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has fractured his hand while he was playing football against UN diplomats over the weekend.

Ban's left arm is in a sling and he would have to wear the ca

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