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UN concerned Afghan violence aimed at derailing peace talks

Kabul - More than 800 people were killed or wounded in "deliberate attacks" targeting civilians in Afghanistan during the first half of 2020, the UN said Thursday, raising concerns the rising violence was aimed at derailing planned peace talks.

UN adopts resolution calling for pandemic-related halt to conflicts

New York - The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a halt to conflicts to facilitate the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, after more than three months of painstaking negotiations, diplomats said.

Pompeo faces opposition in UN push on Iran arms embargo

New York - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran, warning that the Middle East's stability was at risk, but he faced wide skepticism over US threats to trigger sanctions.

Pompeo to UN: Ending Iran embargo would risk Mideast stability

New York - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran, warning that its expiration would risk the stability of the oil-rich region.

DR Congo violence displaces over one million in six months: UN

Geneva - More than one million people have been forced to flee their homes in the violence-ravaged eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the start of the year, the UN said Tuesday.

Israel's annexation plans 'illegal': UN rights chief

Geneva - Israel's aim to annex parts of the occupied West Bank is clearly "illegal", the UN's human rights chief said on Monday, warning that the consequences could be "disastrous".

700-km Brazil 'megaflash' sets lightning record: UN

Geneva - The UN's weather agency announced Thursday the longest lightning bolt on record -- a single flash in Brazil on October 31, 2018 that cut the sky across more than 700 kilometres.

UN urges 'moratorium' on facial recognition tech use in protests

Geneva - The UN human rights chief called Thursday for a "moratorium" on the use of facial recognition technology during peaceful protests, stressing that it could increase discrimination against people of African descent and other minorities.

Guterres supports UN cross-border aid in Syria

New York - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he supports the extension of a cross-border program to deliver humanitarian aid to Syria, according to a Security Council report obtained by AFP Wednesday.

Israel warned at UN against annexation but US gives green light

New York - The United Nations and European and Arab powers on Wednesday warned Israel that its plans to annex Palestinian land would deal a major blow to peace but the United States offered its green light.

UN, Arab League urge Israel to abandon annexation plans

New York - The United Nations and the Arab League joined in calling Wednesday for Israel to abandon its plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.

Iran's Rouhani says UN watchdog risks losing independence

Tehran - Iran's president warned Wednesday that the UN nuclear watchdog risks losing its independence after it adopted a resolution urging access to two sites alleged to have hosted past nuclear activities.

UN chief calls on Israel to abandon West Bank annexation plans

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged Israel to drop plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, saying it would be a "most serious violation of international law," in a report made public Tuesday.

UN urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to 'work together' in Nile dam dispute

New York - The UN on Monday urged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to "work together" to resolve differences over Addis Ababa's Nile River mega-dam which has been a long-running source of regional tension.

Venezuela blames US sanctions for non-payment of UN dues

New York - Venezuela blamed US sanctions for the non-payment of its United Nations fees, in a letter to the Secretary-General made public on Monday.The outstanding debt has since January prevented Caracas from voting at the world body.

UN orders probe of abuses in Libya conflict

Geneva - The UN's top rights body on Monday ordered a fact-finding mission to Libya to document violations committed since 2016 as International Criminal Court prosecutors said mass graves discovered there may constitute war crimes.

Pompeo says UN vote on race, policing in US is 'hypocrisy'

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday a UN Human Rights Council vote condemning racism amounted to hypocrisy.

UN condemns systemic racism - without naming US

Geneva - The UN's top human rights body on Friday condemned discriminatory police brutality and demanded a report on "systemic racism", but rights groups accused Washington of wielding pressure to strip out any mention of the United States in the resolution.

Europe toughens stance on Iran, US over Tehran nuclear dispute

Paris - Europe on Friday toughened its stance on Iran and warned the US against sanctions in the latest bid to stop the unravelling of the international agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme.

UN urged to hold US 'accountable' over racism, police violence

Geneva - The UN on Thursday wrapped up a historic debate about structural racism and police brutality in the United States and beyond -- but rights groups voiced concern that countries might be backing away from committing to concrete action.

Over one percent of humanity displaced: UN

Geneva - Nearly 80 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence and persecution, marking a near-doubling of global displacement in a decade, the UN said Thursday.

Floyd's brother tells UN 'black lives do not matter' in US

Geneva - George Floyd's brother on Wednesday begged the United Nations to help African Americans because "black lives do not matter in the United States", as the UN's rights chief urged reparations for centuries of discrimination.

Iran warns against UN nuclear watchdog resolution

Vienna - Iran criticised on Tuesday a plan to put forward a resolution at a meeting of the UN's nuclear watchdog urging the country to allow access to two disputed sites.

Iran warns against UN nuclear watchdog resolution

Vienna - Iran criticised on Tuesday a plan to put forward a resolution at a meeting of the UN's nuclear watchdog urging the country to allow access to two disputed sites.

Saudi-led Yemen coalition pulled from UN blacklist

New York - Campaigners reacted angrily on Monday to the removal of the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen from a list of groups violating children's rights, in a report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

African countries call for racism debate at UN rights council

Geneva - African countries called Friday on the UN Human Rights Council to urgently debate racism and police brutality amid the unrest in the US and beyond over George Floyd's death.

UN chief warns pandemic could spark global food emergency

New York - The world is facing an "impending global food emergency" that could impact hundreds of millions of people as the coronavirus pandemic threatens already strained supply chains, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday.

First civilian killed in NW Syria raid since March: monitor

Beirut - Russian air strikes on northwestern Syria killed a civilian Tuesday, the first such fatality since a ceasefire went into force three months ago, a war monitor said.

First civilian killed in NW Syria raid since March: monitor

Beirut - Russian air strikes on northwestern Syria killed a civilian Tuesday, the first such fatality since a ceasefire went into force three months ago, a war monitor said.

US shares UN embargo bid on Iran with Russia

New York - The United States said Friday it had shared a draft UN resolution with rival Russia that aims to extend an arms embargo on Iran that expires in October.
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