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Peace, denuclearisation must remain clear goal of Trump-Kim summit: UN chief

The summit - the first between a sitting US president and the North Korean leader - will mark a turnaround of relations between Trump and Kim after a long-running exchange of furious threats and insults.

UN chief concerned over children recruitment by separatists, Naxalites

Armed groups reportedly resorted to abduction and threats against parents in order to recruit children, who subsequently underwent military training and served as messengers, informants or guards in child squads (baldasta).


Charlottesville Violence: 'No place for violent racism, anti-Semitism,' says UN chief 

Residents of in Charlottesville grappled with shock and fear following a day of violence when a car rammed into a crowd peacefully protesting against the rally by white supremacists, killing a 32-year-old woman.

Sartaj Aziz speaks to UN chief; raises Kashmir issue

The call to Ban was part of Pakistan's attempts to raise the Kashmir issue on international forums.

Ban Ki-moon urges restraint after protests over teen's killing in US

The Secretary-General hopes local and federal investigations will "shed full light on the killing and that justice will be done."

UN chief calls for release of Egypt's Morsi

Morsi and several Muslim Brotherhood leaders have been detained since the military drove him.


UN chief says sanctions harm Iranians

Iran's general population is feeling the brunt of international sanctions.

Sri Lanka: UN chief seeks political solution to Tamil issue

Ban highlights urgent need for solution to underlying factors of past conflict in Lanka.

UN chief says East Timor ready to protect itself

The country is now planning for the 400 international peacekeepers to leave by year's end.

UN chief wants India to play greater role in world affairs

Ban says focus of his 3-day trip will be towards building an even stronger relationship with India.