U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he’ll appoint a new special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, after a dispute over oil revenue between the newly separated states brought them to the brink of war last year.
Taliban guerrillas stormed a Kabul guesthouse used by the UN International Organization for Migration, killing an Afghan policeman and wounding eight other people, including United Nations personnel, police said.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said Democratic Republic of Congo has the “best chance” to stop further conflict in the east provided its government and regional actors fulfill a commitment to peace.
A dispute over whether to include Iran in proposed negotiations to end the fighting in Syria is complicating the effort by the U.S. and allies to present a unified front against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
A North Korean envoy told a top Chinese official his country is willing to return to dialogue, as the U.S. and China press the totalitarian state to come back to the negotiating table over its nuclear weapons program.
The United Nations Development Programme said an environmental study conducted by Glencore Xstrata Plc at a mine in the Dominican Republic is incomplete and ferronickel exploration at the site should be reconsidered.