Tag: UN

UN asks Dhaka to halt plans to return Rohingya to Myanmar

GENEVA: The UN rights chief on Tuesday urged Bangladesh to halt plans to repatriate more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims to…

Macron, Merkel, UN chief target Trump’s world view

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN chief Antonio Guterres took turns in warning about the…

At least 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled crisis since 2015: UN

Geneva: At least 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela's economic and political crisis since 2015, the UN said Thursday, warning…

US delays UN approval of aid for North Korea

United Nations: The United States is delaying approval of several requests for sanctions exemptions to deliver tractors, spare parts and…

Russia raises North Korea sanctions at UN Security Council

United Nations: The UN Security Council is expected to meet behind closed doors at Russia's request on Thursday to discuss…

Iran urges UN to hold US to account over sanctions

United Nations: Iran on Monday urged the United Nations to hold the United States accountable for reimposing sanctions on Tehran,…

China faces grilling over internment camps at UN review

Beijing: China will be grilled over its mass detainment of Uighur minorities during a UN human rights review on Tuesday,…

Quietest Israel-Gaza border protests in months amid truce talks

Gaza City: The Israel-Gaza border saw the quietest weekly protests in months Friday, amid reports of a truce agreement between…

Nearly half a billion people in Asia-Pacific undernourished: UN

Bangkok: Nearly half a billion people in Asia are hungry and lack access to adequate nourishing food, including in the…

UN experts urge Riyadh to halt executions of juvenile offenders

Geneva: Five UN rights experts urgently appealed Monday to Saudi Arabia to "immediately" halt plans to execute six people sentenced…

Netanyahu says mediation can help to prevent Gaza collapse: report

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he welcomes mediation from the United Nations and Egypt to prevent a…

UN rights chief wants ‘international experts’ to help probe Khashoggi hit

Geneva: The UN rights chief called Tuesday for "international experts" to help investigate the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the…

Air pollution kills 600,000 children each year: WHO

Geneva: Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year,…

UN humanitarian chief seeks extension of aid to civilians in Syria

United Nations: The United Nation's top humanitarian affairs official appealed to the Security Council Monday for continued aid deliveries to…

Syria rejects UN plan on constitution committee: envoy

United Nations: A United Nations plan to end the seven-year civil war in Syria has run aground after Damascus blocked…

UN chief voices concern over deepening political crisis in Sri Lanka

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over the deepening political crisis in Sri Lanka and called for…

Syria’s UN envoy threatens to retake rebel stronghold of Idlib

United Nation: Syria's permanent representative to the UN Bashar Jaafari on Friday threatened that his country will retake Idlib province,…

Security Council to meet Friday concerning Syria

United Nations: The UN Security Council will meet Friday to discuss Syria, diplomatic sources told AFP Thursday, as no progress…

‘Ongoing genocide’ underway against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims: UN

United Nations: A genocide is still underway against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, a UN fact-finding team said Wednesday as it presented…

UN committee slams French ‘burqa ban’ for ‘violating’ rights

Geneva: The UN Human Rights Committee on Tuesday criticised France's so-called burqa ban, saying the law "violated" the rights of…