September 24, 2013 White House officials said they offered to have an "encounter" on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, but the Iranians said it was "too complicated" at this point. The leaders of Iran and the United States haven't met since before the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
September 3, 2013 About one-quarter of all Syrians have been forced to flee their homes, many to neighboring nations. New data on the number of refugees come as Congress begins debating the president's request for authorization to take military action in response to the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons.
June 13, 2013 The "shockingly high levels" of killings continue in Syria, says U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. The U.N. puts much of the blame on the Assad regime.
January 2, 2013 Recently, it was estimated that about 45,000 people had been killed since anti-regime protests began in March 2011. Now, the U.N. says it has compiled a more accurate list of those who have died. It's likely the death toll is still underestimated, the U.N. concedes.
March 9, 2012 Valerie Amos says "almost all the buildings had been destroyed and there were hardly any people left" in the hard-hit Baba Amr district of Homs when she visited this week.
October 11, 2011 The seemingly intractable nature of the problems plaguing Afghanistan are being underscored yet again with two new reports from the United Nations.