Stephanie Nebehay, Thomson Reuters

UN report calls on Security Council to refer Syrian atrocities like ‘starvation until submission’ to the ICC

‘The Security Council bears responsibility for not addressing accountability and allowing the warring parties to violate these rules with total impunity,’ Paulo Pinheiro, who leads the UN commission of inquiry, told a news conference.

UN launches investigation to bring killers to justice in Central African Republic

UN says war crimes evidence in Syria is solid enough for indictment

The UN is aiming to evacuate 19,000 Muslims under threat in Central African Republic

UN has to cut Syria food rations for lack of donor funds

UN warns drought could push millions more Syrians into hunger

The threat posed by drought meant the number of Syrians in need of emergency rations could rise to 6.5 million.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is like ‘wartime,’ experts warn

‘I think the wake-up call was too late in calling it a public health emergency of international concern,’ the international president of Doctors Without Borders said.

UN accuses Islamic State and Syrian government of committing war crimes

UN investigators reiterated their call for the UN Security Council to refer violations in Syria to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

WHO sees small-scale use of experimental Ebola vaccines early next year

‘We could still face a situation where these vaccines would be unsafe in humans,’ Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO assistant director-general, said.

Islamic State’s violent acts may amount to ‘crimes against humanity’: UN

Islamic State militants pushed on with its assault on a Syrian border town on Thursday despite coalition airstrikes meant to weaken them.