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Sierra Leone to shut down for three days to slow Ebola

...with this degree of suffering, and with this magnitude of cascading consequences."U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a 20-fold increase in aid totaling almost $1 billion to deal with the crisis.Several countries promised...
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Fall Arts Preview honorary doctorate in music from Yale University; and a Messenger of Peace award from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. She is Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Southern California, and works with students at USC's...
Israel withdraws most of its troops from Gaza

...a U.N. school that has been converted into a shelter in the southern town of Rafah.U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the attack a "moral outrage and a criminal act" and demanded a quick investigation, while the U.S. State...
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Strong quake kills 381 in southern China province Li Keqiang was en route to Yunnan to oversee quake relief, Xinhua said.U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered "his condolences to the Chinese Government and the families of those killed," according to a statement from...
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Gaza war rages on despite pledge of Hamas, Israel truce

...diplomats had hoped a temporary lull could be expanded into a more sustainable truce to end the bloodshed and U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urged the sides on Sunday to accept a 24-hour truce.However, both sides were holding out for bigger gains in the...
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Sochi opening: Let Putin's games begin

...including heads of state and international organizations - are joining the games, including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.The opening ceremonies will gloss over these ugly bits as they hand over the games to the men and women who will spend...
Iran minister, UN chief discuss nuclear issue

UNITED NATIONS - Iran's foreign minister and the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon exchanged views Thursday on the country's controversial nuclear program and its potential role in ending the Syrian conflict...
Lebanon's economy ravaged by Syria New York next week to try to raise aid to relieve Lebanon's heavy financial burden. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading the meeting.The World Bank has not yet released the report, but it was published Thursday on the website...
Outside editorial: Justice for Darfur more than 4 million Darfuris, offering yet another reason to bring him to justice. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the expulsions would cause "irrevocable damage to humanitarian operations," provoking a new tragedy for people...
Outside editorial: A forgotten crisis in Myanmar

...leader living under house arrest and in near total isolation. It promised, too, to permit U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to send his special envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, any time he wanted. But no dialogue has taken place, and the regime...


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