Showing posts with label United Nations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label United Nations. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

UN Syria Envoy Says Vienna Talks at ‘Very Critical Moment’

Vienna Talks at ‘Very Critical Moment’
The UN special envoy for Syria said Wednesday that peace talks due to resume in Vienna on Thursday are taking place “at a very, very critical moment”.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday, December 30, 2017

UN chief warns about grave dangers threatening world

dangers threatening world
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in a new year message expressed his deep concern over big dangers lurking around every corner in the world.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Abbas says Palestinians will not accept US peace plan

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that his people would "no longer accept" any peace plan proposed by the US following its decision to unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Saudi Arabia Still Blocking Aid to Yemen despite Pledge to Lift Siege

Saudi Arabia Still Blocking Aid to Yemen despite Pledge to Lift Siege
Aid agencies said Saudi Arabia had not fulfilled its promise to reopen humanitarian aid corridors into northern Yemen on Thursday, leaving the main aid lifeline closed for tens of thousands of starving people.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Saudi-led coalition to lift blockade on UN aid to Yemen

UN aid to Yemen
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has said the airport in the capital Sana'a and a key Red Sea port, Hudaydah, will re-open to United Nations aid shipments today.

Friday, November 3, 2017

UN says Australia has duty to take care of asylum seekers in PNG

Manus Island
The UN human rights office called on Australia Friday to restore food, water and health services to some 600 interned refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea, Reuters reports.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

UN concerned over fate of civilians in Kirkuk province of Iraq

Kirkuk province of Iraq
The United Nations has expressed deep concern for the safety of the civilian populations in the Hawiga region of Kirkuk Governorate after the Iraqi military secured the area from Islamic State terrorist fighters over the weekend.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

UN team to probe war crimes in Yemen

war crimes in Yemen
The United Nations had agreed to send a group of experts to investigate reported war crimes in Yemen, the UN Human Rights Council announced.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Russian Defense Ministry calls on UN to increase humanitarian aid to Syria

humanitarian aid to Syria
The Russian Defense Ministry has called on the UN to increase its humanitarian supplies to Syria and contribute to the country’s restoration, the ministry’s press service reported on Tuesday.

Monday, September 18, 2017

US ambassador: North Korea will be 'destroyed'

North Korea will be 'destroyed'
The US ambassador to the UN warned North Korea will be destroyed if it continues its "reckless behavior" and forces the United States and its allies to defend themselves against any attack.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

World hunger on rise again due to conflicts, climate change in decade: UN report

World hunger on rise again due to conflicts, climate change in decade
Global hunger is on the rise again after steadily declining for more than a decade, affecting nearly 11 percent of the global population, largely due to conflicts and climate change, a UN report claimed on Friday.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

UN General Assembly opens 72nd session

UN General Assembly
Miroslav Lajcak, the new president of the UN General Assembly, on Tuesday declared the opening of the 72 session of the decision-making body of the United Nations.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

‘Unacceptable price for civilians’: UN says US-led coalition airstrikes may breach intl law

27 civilians in Raqqa were being killed in the fighting each day
Civilians are paying an “unacceptable” price in the siege of the city of Raqqa, a top UN human rights official has said, adding that the US-led coalition may not be respecting the principles of international humanitarian law in its “intense” airstrikes.

Monday, August 7, 2017

War crimes and crimes against humanity: Syria Calls for An Immediate Dissolution of So-Called “International Coalition”

war crimes and crimes against humanity
Foreign and Expatriates Ministry stressed that the continued and systematic massacres committed by the illegitimate US-led international coalition against the Syrian civilians constitute blatant breach of the international law, SANA reported.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

On Mandela Day, UN calls for actions to improve world

the world in promoting peace
Marking Nelson Mandela International Day, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for actions across the world in promoting peace, sustainable development and lives of dignity for all.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Colombia FARC rebels complete handing over of weapons

The municipality of Mesetas in the department of Meta saw the final act on Tuesday of the disarmament of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), formerly Colombia's largest guerrilla group.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Appeals court says Dutch partially liable for Srebrenica deaths

A Dutch appeals court has confirmed that the Netherlands was partly liable for the deaths of about 300 Muslims who were expelled from a Dutch UN base after the surrounding area was overrun by Bosnian Serb troops.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.