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UN urges India, Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions and offered to help broker a solution if both sides agree.

Pakistan accuses Indian on death row of 'terrorism' at UN court

Den Haag - An Indian man on death row in Pakistan for alleged spying committed "terrorist acts" including targeted killings and kidnappings on New Delhi's orders "to create anarchy", Islamabad's lawyers told the UN's top court on Tuesday.

Death row 'spy' in Pakistan must be freed, India tells UN court

Den Haag - Islamabad should be ordered to immediately free an Indian man sentenced to death for alleged spying in Pakistan, India's lawyers told the UN's top court Monday, saying his military trial was a "farcical case" based on "malicious propaganda".

India, Pakistan 'spy' row heads for UN top court amid tensions

Den Haag - India will on Monday renew its bid to persuade international judges to take an alleged spy off death row in Pakistan, in a controversial court case as fresh bloodshed in Kashmir sends tensions between the neighbours soaring.

Yemen sides agree deal on first pullback: UN

New York - Yemen's government and Huthi rebels have agreed on the first phase of a pullback of forces from the key city of Hodeida, in a deal the United Nations described Sunday as important progress.

Ex-Fox News host ends bid to be next US ambassador to UN

Washington - Former Fox News anchor and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert on Saturday withdrew from consideration to be the US ambassador to the United Nations amid criticism that she lacked the gravitas for one of the top diplomatic posts.

India, Pakistan in UN court for death row 'spy' case

Den Haag - India will ask the UN's top court Monday to order Pakistan to take an alleged Indian spy off death row, in a case that could stoke fresh tensions after a deadly attack in Kashmir.

Danish economist picked to be new UN environment chief

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has picked Danish economist and environmentalist Inger Andersen to be the new UN environment chief, turning the page on a scandal over expenses that rocked the UN agency, according to a letter seen by AFP on Friday...

Venezuela enlists 50 countries at UN to show support

New York - Russia and China joined Cuba, Iran, North Korea and dozens of other countries at the United Nations on Thursday to show support for Venezuela in its showdown with the United States.

Israel opposes UN council visit to Palestinian territories

New York - Israel has told the UN Security Council that it opposes a planned visit by the top UN body to the Palestinian territories for a close-up look at the situation, Kuwait's ambassador said Wednesday.

UN asks C.Africa to take action over Russian torture case

New York - The United Nations has asked authorities in the Central African Republic to take action after Russian soldiers or mercenaries were accused of detaining and torturing a man for five days, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

UN council hails C. Africa peace deal as important step

New York - A deal agreed between the Central African Republic's government and armed groups is an important step toward lasting peace and restoring state authority across the country, the United Nations Security Council said Wednesday.

Iran bid to recover funds frozen in US can proceed: world court

Den Haag - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled Wednesday that Iran can proceed with a bid to recover billions of dollars in frozen assets the United States says must go to victims of attacks blamed on Tehran.

UN notified of name change to North Macedonia

New York - The United Nations confirmed on Wednesday that it has been officially informed by the Macedonian government that the country's new name is North Macedonia.

UN notified of name change to North Macedonia

New York - The United Nations confirmed on Wednesday that it has been officially informed by the Macedonian government that the country's new name is North Macedonia.

Global unemployment down, but too many working poor: UN

Geneva - The global unemployment rate inched down last year, the UN said Wednesday, warning though that jobs often failed to guarantee decent living, with some 700 million workers wallowing in poverty. Unemployment around the world fell last year to 5.

US fails to halt Iran bid to free frozen billions

Den Haag - An international court Wednesday ruled Iran can proceed with a bid to unfreeze assets in the United States, rejecting Washington's claims the case must be halted because of Tehran's alleged support for international terrorism.

Venezuela at UN says no aid crisis

New York - Venezuela's foreign minister insisted at the United Nations on Tuesday that there is no humanitarian crisis in his country even as he announced plans to step up cooperation with UN agencies to help the economy.

Food safety on the table at world conference

Addis Ababa - Food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxic chemicals is a mounting health hazard and a crippling economic burden, a global conference on food safety has been told.

US seeks UN draft resolution calling for Venezuela elections

New York - The United States has presented a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council calling for international aid deliveries and a presidential vote in Venezuela, triggering a Russian counter-proposal.

Yemen talks make 'important progress' on prisoner swap: UN

Apo - Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Huthi rebels have made "important progress" during talks in Jordan on a troubled UN-brokered prisoner swap deal, mediators said Friday.

Overwhelmed by crises, UN council puts Kosovo on back burner

New York - Faced with an ever-growing list of world conflicts to tackle, the UN Security Council decided on Thursday that it would cut the number of meetings it is holding on Kosovo to allow time for more pressing crises.

Khashoggi murder 'planned and perpetrated' by Saudi officials: UN expert

Geneva - A UN rapporteur probing the murder in Turkey of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Thursday the killing was planned and carried out by Saudi officials.

UN wants Yemen's Huthis to stop blocking access to grain warehouse

New York - The United Nations aid chief on Thursday urged Yemen's Huthi rebels to grant access in the coming days to a food storage site in Hodeida containing enough grain to feed millions of starving civilians.

Last 4 years hottest on record, UN confirms

Paris - The last four years were the hottest since global temperature records began, the UN confirmed Wednesday in an analysis that it said was a "clear sign of continuing long-term climate change.

US resists UN action on Hebron mission: diplomats

New York - The UN Security Council on Wednesday discussed Israel's decision to end an international observer force in the West Bank city of Hebron but faced resistance from the United States to any response, diplomats said.

UN chief urges countries to back C.Africa peace deal

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on countries to back a peace deal signed between the government of the Central African Republic and armed groups that control most the country's territory.

Aid reaches displaced Syrians near Jordan border: Red Crescent

Damascus - A convoy delivered aid to tens of thousands of displaced Syrians in desperate need of assistance near the Jordanian border on Wednesday, the first such delivery in three months, the Red Crescent and the United Nations said.

IS has not been defeated in Syria, still poses huge threat: UN report

New York - The Islamic State group has not been defeated in Syria and continues to pose by far the most significant threat of any terror group, UN sanctions monitors said Wednesday, contradicting President Donald Trump's claims that IS is nearly wiped out.

UN experts say North Korea shielding missiles at airports

New York - North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs remain intact and Pyongyang is using airports and other facilities to shield its weapons from possible US military strikes, according to a UN panel of experts.
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