As Egypt’s Sisi, Israel’s Netanyahu meet for first time he calls for unity among Palestinians

:: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met for the first time in public in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the More »

Are Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map?

:: For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks More »

Saudi Crown Prince, British Defense Minister sign military agreement

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Defense Minist Mohammed bin Salman has met in Jeddah with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon where a military and security deal was signed. During the meeting, More »

King Salman orders additional $15 million for Rohingyas

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud ordered an additional $15 million for the Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday during a cabinet meeting that condemned the terrorist massacres. The cabinet meeting discussed the brutal More »

Egypt’s Sisi on Qatar: It’s time to confront supporters of terrorism

:: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi who is in New York for the UN General Assembly session said the time has come to efficiently confront parties that support terrorism and get them to More »



As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar

:: International opinion hardened against Myanmar on Monday as the US, Britain and other powers renewed calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast Asian nation’s historic transition to democracy. A year ago

More than 150 million children globally are victims of forced labor

:: More than 150 million children, or nearly one in 10 globally, are victims of forced labor and progress in reducing that number has slowed, a leading United Nations’ anti-slavery group said on Tuesday. Nearly half of children in forced

Arab Federation for Human Rights calls on UN to intervene in Al-Murrah case

:: The United Nations is being called on to intervene in the unraveling issue of the al-Ghufran branch of Al-Murrah tribe in Qatar, many of whom were left displaced after Doha stripped them of their citizenship. Members of al-Ghufran branch

Saudi FM Jubeir in New York: Solution to Qatar crisis is in Doha’s hands

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that the solution to the dispute with Qatar is in Doha’s hands. Jubeir made the announcement after his meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. The meeting was held on the

Iran’s nuclear deal faces tough scrutiny at United Nations talks

:: The 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers faces a stern test at the United Nations this week as Europeans try to persuade a skeptical Trump administration to keep it, while Israel lobbies to turn up the pressure

UN chief: Northern Iraq vote would detract from ISIS fight

:: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Sunday that a planned Sept. 25 independence referendum in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region “would detract from the need to defeat” ISIS and to reconstruct regained territories. “The Secretary-General respects the sovereignty, territorial

Saudi Arabia’s MiSK foundation, UNDP organize one-day youth forum in New York

:: Saudi Arabia’s MiSK Foundation held a one-day youth forum on tolerance in New York on Friday in partnership with the United Nations Development Program. MiSK is a philanthropic foundation founded by Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Deputy

UN chief to urge world leaders to prevent sexual abuse

:: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has invited world leaders to a special event Monday on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse — an issue that has left a black mark on the UN’s far-flung peacekeeping operations and persists despite UN vows to

Diplomats: US, Iran set for first meeting on nuclear deal at UN

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to hold a first meeting on the Iran nuclear deal with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other parties to the agreement next week at the United Nations, diplomats said Thursday.

Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea missile launch

:: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday concerning North Korea’s latest missile launch over Japan, the council presidency announced. The United States and Japan requested the meeting, which will be held at 3 pm (1900 GMT),

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly amid Rohingya crisis

:: Myanmar’s national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session in New York, a party spokesman said

Myanmar faces mounting pressure over Rohingya refugee exodus

:: Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent more than 300,000 Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States calling for the protection of civilians and Bangladesh seeking international help to handle the crisis. The

UN Security Council votes to step up sanctions on North Korea

:: The United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, imposing a ban on the country’s textile exports and capping imports of crude

Worried UN chief says N. Korea crisis is worst ‘in years’

:: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in an interview published Sunday, said the showdown over North Korea’s nuclear and missile program was the world’s worst crisis “in years” and had left him deeply worried. “To date, we have had wars

$77m aid required for Rohingyas: UN

:: Nearly 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh in last 15 days since new violence erupted and the US is braced for a further surge, officials said, adding that it urgently need $77 million to assist the violence

Syrian Opposition: De Mistura’s speech is in line with Moscow’s agenda

Nasser al-Hariri

:: The head of the Syrian opposition delegation, Nasser al-Hariri, described the remarks of UN envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, as “shocking and disappointing” on Thursday, stressing that de Mistura’s speech was in line with the Russian agenda. Hariri

De Mistura: Syrian opposition must accept it has not won the war

:: Syria’s opposition must accept that they have not won the six-and-a-half year war against President Bashar al-Assad, UN peace talks mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday. De Mistura suggested the war was almost over because many countries had

UN: Syrian government dropped sarin on Khan Sheikhoun

:: Syrian forces have used chemical weapons more than two dozen times during the country’s civil war, including in the deadly attack that led to US air strikes on government planes, UN war crimes investigators said on Wednesday. In the

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