Recent News Headlines : United Nations

US FACES CRITICISM AT SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING ON IRAN PROTESTS


The United States faced criticism at the UN Security Council on Friday for convening the body to discuss recent protests in Iran... READ MORE

6th January, 2018 179

FRANCE'S U.N. AMBASSADOR SAYS IRAN PROTESTS NOT A THREAT TO INTERNATIO


Ambassador says Iran protests not a threat to international peace Reuters Staff 1 Min Read UNITED NATIONS Reuters... READ MORE

6th January, 2018 9

U.N. MEETING ON IRAN PROTESTS CALLED BY U.S. CRITICIZED AT SECURITY CO


France's ambassador to the UN said the protests do not threaten international peace and security, in what may be an implicit criticism of the United States... READ MORE

6th January, 2018 24

STUDENTS 'AMONG HUNDREDS HELD IN IRAN'


Mahmoud Sadeghi told the Iranian Students' News Agency that many of them were not involved in protests... READ MORE

6th January, 2018 570

IRAN STAGES PRO-GOVERNMENT RALLIES DERIDES TRUMP BLUNDER AT UN


State television showed rallies in cities including Amol, Semnan and Shadegan waving Iranian flags and chanting Death to America, Death to Israel and Death to Britain ... READ MORE

6th January, 2018 377

IRANIANS HIT THE STREETS IN SHOW OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT


Chants of 'Death to America, Israel, Britain' ring out as thousands rally throughout Iran backing the government... READ MORE

6th January, 2018 3897

RUSSIA US EXPLOITING IRAN PROTEST TO SINK NUCLEAR DEAL


Iranian Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo said the United States had abused its power as a permanent member of the Security Council by calling the emergency meeting... READ MORE

6th January, 2018 2112

U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL SPLIT ON IRANIAN DEMONSTRATIONS


Security Council emergency meeting on the protests roiling Iran showed Tehran the world will be watching its actions, the U.S. ambassador said Friday... READ MORE

6th January, 2018 3

OP-ED US ISOLATED AT UN AFTER ACTING LIKE A BULLY


The nine countries that voted against the text were Guatemala, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Togo, as well as the United States and Israel... READ MORE

6th January, 2018 12

THE WORLD WILL BE WATCHING WHAT YOU DO, NIKKI HALEY WARNS IRAN AT UN


She called on all of her other colleagues in the Security Council to join her in amplifying the message of the Iranian people... READ MORE

6th January, 2018 2

IRAN ACCUSES U.S. OF BULLYING TACTICS AT SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING CALLED TO DISCUSS UNREST IN IRAN


Gholamali Khoshroo said the protests that have roiled Iran over the past week were an internal domestic affair, outside the mandate of the Security Council... READ MORE

6th January, 2018 160

THE U.S. WANTED TO DISCUSS IRAN. RUSSIA BROUGHT UP BLACK LIVES MATTER.


The United Nations Security Council discussed the recent protests in Iran over economic conditions there... READ MORE

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KOREAN PENINSULA STEPS WELCOMED BY BEIJING


Beijing said on Friday that it welcomes moves to improve ties on the Korean Peninsula, after Pyongyang and Seoul agreed to have high-level talks next week... READ MORE

6th January, 2018 0

MACRON'S VISIT SET TO ENHANCE RELATIONS


Macron also will travel to Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, and tour the Palace Museum in Beijing... READ MORE

6th January, 2018 0

AT U.S. REQUEST, U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL TO MEET ON DEADLY IRAN PROTESTS


Security Council is planning an emergency meeting about Iran on Friday, after the U.S. asked the world body to show support for Iran's anti-government protesters... READ MORE

5th January, 2018 0

RUSSIA US CALL FOR UN EMERGENCY SESSION ON IRAN IS DESTRUCTIVE


We see no role for the United Nations Security Council in this issue, he said, according to the agency... READ MORE

4th January, 2018 29

US CONSULATE IN PAKISTAN GETS THREATENING LETTER FOLLOWING TRUMP'S CRITICISM OF ISLAMABAD


The threatening letter comes days after President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of lying and deceit, while providing safe havens to terrorists... READ MORE

4th January, 2018 10

U.S. SAYS CUTS TO UN BUDGET 'UNRELATED' TO JERUSALEM VOTE


Dujarric calls it one of the most significant shifts in UN budget planning since the 1970s... READ MORE

4th January, 2018 670

IRAN SAYS TRUMP'S 'ABSURD TWEETS' HAVE INCITED DISRUPTION


Iran's ambassador to the United Nations complained in a letter Wednesday to the Security Council president... READ MORE

4th January, 2018 15

TRUMP VOWS 'SUPPORT' FOR IRAN PROTESTERS, MULLS SANCTIONS AGAINST THOSE LINKED TO CRACKDOWN


The official said the United States would also seek condemnation of Iran at The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva... READ MORE

3rd January, 2018 0

SOUTH SUDAN ARCHIVISTS FEAR LOSS OF HISTORICAL TEXTS


South Sudan gained its independence in 2011, but two years later, conflict broke out... READ MORE

3rd January, 2018 494

U.S. ENVOY HALEY PRAISES IRANIAN DEMONSTRATORS, SAYS PROTESTS SPONTANE


U.S. envoy Haley praises Iranian demonstrators, says protests spontane... READ MORE

2nd January, 2018 190

'21 IS YOUNG TO BECOME A BIGOT'


Last week, Lorde announced her plans to cancel an upcoming concert in Tel Aviv, Israel's second-largest city, after appeals by pro-Palestinian activists... READ MORE

2nd January, 2018 4729

GUTERRES ISSUES YEAREND 'RED ALERT' FOR A WORLD DIVIDED AND FACING PERILS, EVEN OF NUCLEAR WAR


U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday issued a yearend red alert to a world he said faces the perils of inequality, nationalism, xenophobia a... READ MORE

1st January, 2018 3

CONGO REPORTS ARREST IN KILLING OF 2 U.N. EXPERTS


As many as 5,000 people have died in the fighting that has followed, and the United Nations has identified mass graves scattered across the province... READ MORE

31st December, 2017 123

2018 WILL BE THE 'WORST FOR HUMANITARIAN CRISES' SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR


In early 2017 the United Nations said the world faced the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine... READ MORE

31st December, 2017 551

RUSSIA DENIES REPORT OF NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS BREACH


Sanctions against North Korea had been breached by Russian tankers transferring fuel to North Korean tankers at sea... READ MORE

30th December, 2017 1

AFTER TRUMP CRITICISM, CHINA DENIES SELLING OIL ILLICITLY TO NORTH KOR


In October, when it allegedly transferred petroleum products to the North Korean ship, the Lighthouse Winmore had its tracking transponder switched off... READ MORE

30th December, 2017 795

CHINESE SHIP WHICH ILLEGALLY SOLD OIL TO NORTH KOREA SEIZED BY SEOUL


Satellite images show a North Korean vessel engaging in illegal trade with Chinese ships in the West Sea... READ MORE

30th December, 2017 9

CHINA'S BEEN ACCUSED OF TRANSFERRING OIL TO NORTH KOREA, BUT IS UNLIKELY TO FACE HARSH PENALTIES


Mr Boreham said China could be called before the United Nations sub-committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea... READ MORE

30th December, 2017 347

Trending News Headlines : United Nations

DEFYING TRUMP UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONDEMNS US DECREE ON JERUSALEM


Mr. Trump is not the first president to have an antagonistic relationship with the United Nations... READ MORE

22nd December, 2017 74832

GENERAL ASSEMBLY RULES AGAINST US, DECLARING RECOGNITION OF ISRAEL CAPITAL 'NULL AND VOID'


UN votes to declare Trump Jerusalem decision null and void... READ MORE

22nd December, 2017 59039

NORWAY IS THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH


The World Happiness Report was released to coincide with the United Nations' International Day of Happiness on 20 March... READ MORE

20th March, 2017 31034

TRUMP PRESSES OBAMA OVER UN RESOLUTION ON ISRAEL


Trump Pressures Obama Over U.N. Resolution on Israeli Settlements... READ MORE

22nd December, 2016 25991

U.N. RESOUNDINGLY REJECTS U.S. DECISION ON JERUSALEM IN POINTED REBUKE


The Trump administration leaned heavily on countries to help swing votes on a resolution condemning the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital... READ MORE

22nd December, 2017 19786

UN REVEALS ALARMINGLY HIGH LEVELS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN


There is actually a great deal more attention being paid today to violence against women, said Charlotte Bunch, a feminist scholar who attended the Beijing conference... READ MORE

9th March, 2015 9456

HOW DID YOUR COUNTRY VOTE ON THE JERUSALEM RESOLUTION?


The nine countries that voted against the resolution were the United States, Israel, Guatemala, Honduras, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo... READ MORE

21st December, 2017 6041

UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF QUITS 'TO PROTECT INTEGRITY AFTER HE WAS PRESSURED TO TONE DOWN TRUMP CRITICISM'


UN human rights chief quits after Trump Jerusalem decision, saying he will not 'bend a knee in supplication'... READ MORE

22nd December, 2017 5580

MAHMOUD ABBAS HAILS RESULT AS 'VICTORY FOR PALESTINE'


Palestinian leadership is praising a United Nations vote that rejected America's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital... READ MORE

22nd December, 2017 4258

MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES DEFY TRUMP, VOTE FOR JERUSALEM UN RESOLUTION


His warning did appear to have some impact with nine countries voting against the resolution and 35 abstaining... READ MORE

22nd December, 2017 3794

TRUMP'S NEW SUSPENSION OF REFUGEES LEAVES SOME AT RISK OF DYING, DOCTORS SAY


The United States is among the few countries in the world that gives priority to refugees with urgent medical conditions... READ MORE

26th December, 2017 3151

EXPLOSION DESTROYS ANCIENT SITE IN YEMEN CAPITAL


Two weeks ago, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution aimed at thwarting and prosecuting antiquities vandals and smugglers... READ MORE

12th June, 2015 2602

NORWAY BECOMES FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO BAN DEFORESTATION


According to the United Nations, the production of palm oil, soy, beef and wood products contributed to a little less than half of total tropical deforestation... READ MORE

9th June, 2016 2397

60 MILLION PEOPLE FLEEING CHAOTIC LANDS UN SAYS


Nearly 14 million people were newly displaced in 2014 according to the annual report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees... READ MORE

18th June, 2015 2268

DROUGHT TAKES TERRIBLE TOLL IN ETHIOPIA


The Ethiopian government has set aside nearly ?130m to deal with the crisis but the UN says a further ?330m is needed... READ MORE

9th November, 2015 2196

WORLD POPULATION TO HIT 8BN IN 2023, SAYS NEW UN SURVEY


By contrast, all European countries now languish with fertility rates below replacement level, meaning that populations will inexorably decline without large-scale immigration... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 2180

CHINA AND RUSSIA OPPOSE UN RESOLUTION ON ROHINGYA


Resolution calls on Myanmar to allow access for aid workers, ensure the return of all refugees and grant full citizenship rights to the Rohingya... READ MORE

24th December, 2017 2080

UN SAYS AFGHAN TALIBANS REACH IS WIDEST SINCE 2001


All four of the United Nations provincial evacuations took place in northern Afghanistan... READ MORE

11th October, 2015 1897

EVERY 7 SECONDS A GIRL YOUNGER THAN 15 GETS MARRIED


Nordic countries sit at the top, while impoverished, fragile states such as the Central African Republic, Niger and Chad hold up the bottom... READ MORE

12th October, 2016 1892

U.N. WILL SEND MONITORS TO ALEPPO, AS EVACUATIONS RESUME


Aleppo was once the largest city in Syria and was its industrial hub before the war... READ MORE

20th December, 2016 1681

NORTH KOREA CALLS U.N. SANCTIONS AN ACT OF WAR


In November, the North tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that it said was capable of hitting the continental United States... READ MORE

24th December, 2017 1644

ISLAMIST ATTACK KILLS AT LEAST 15 UN PEACEKEEPERS AND FIVE SOLDIERS IN DRC


Antonio Guterres, UN secretary general, described the attack by an Islamist extremist group as a 'war crime'... READ MORE

9th December, 2017 1396


But travel restrictions imposed by the government in Kiev had also made it harder for civilians to escape conflict areas, the United Nations said... READ MORE

2nd March, 2015 1374


American diplomats have repeatedly warned the Palestinians that joining the International Criminal Court would lead to congressional sanctions... READ MORE

31st December, 2014 1371

U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL IMPOSES NEW SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA OVER MISSIL


The North Korean mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the vote... READ MORE

22nd December, 2017 1348

NORTH KOREA DECLARES LATEST U.N. SANCTIONS 'AN ACT OF WAR'


The sanctions are the latest effort to get the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate and eventually abandon development of nuclear weapons... READ MORE

24th December, 2017 1331

PERU EXPELS NORTH KOREAN DIPLOMATS OVER NUCLEAR CRISIS


North Korea's continued violations of United Nations Security Council resolutions also contributed to the decision, the ministry said... READ MORE

23rd December, 2017 1324

WITH PLAN TO WALK ACROSS DMZ WOMEN AIM FOR PEACE IN KOREA


It was the women who said enough to the atrocities in Liberia, peacefully resolving a civil conflict there more than a decade ago... READ MORE

11th March, 2015 1321

NUMBER OF SYRIAN REFUGEES CLIMBS TO MORE THAN 4 MILLION


This is the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation Antonio Guterres the United Nations high commissioner for refugees said in a statement... READ MORE

9th July, 2015 1278

STARVING SYRIANS ARE DENIED AID AMID POLITICAL JOCKEYING


Critics say the United Nations, eager to keep the Syrian government on board for peace talks with opposition groups, is either selling out or getting played... READ MORE

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