Nobel 'peace laureate' defends genocide against Rohingya Muslims

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 - 11:28 GMT

Addressing a bench of 17 judges from around the world, 74-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi, blamed the conflict on an uprising by separatist insurgents.

Fighting rages in Yemen's Aden as U.N. calls for dialogue

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 09:46 GMT

Fierce fighting broke out on Saturday in Yemen’s southern port of Aden between nominally allied forces that have turned on each other.

Houthis destroyed Yemen’s economic, development achievements

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 - 01:48 GMT

Minister of Industry and Trade Mohammed Al-Maytami said economic and developmental achievements have been destroyed by the ongoing Houthi war.

Yemen combatants start talks in Jordan on prisoner swap deal

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 - 09:51 GMT

Yemen's warring sides started talks in Amman on Wednesday on how to implement a prisoner exchange that will allow thousands of families to be reunited as part of U.N.-led peace efforts.

Al Shabaab bomber executed in Somalia

Mon, 24 Dec 2018 - 08:41 GMT

The mastermind of militant car bombs that killed 26 people and injured nearly 40 others in Mogadishu in 2017 was executed in Somalia on Monday, the prosecutor of the military court said.

'She provoked him': Colombia struggles to convict murderers of women

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 - 10:10 GMT

A law aimed at reducing Colombia's female murder rate - of three killings per day.

U.N. praises Chad and Uganda for integrating refugee pupils

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 - 12:00 GMT

More countries should educate refugees in national schools to help them integrate, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Migrants losing $25 bln per year through remittance fees - UN

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 - 10:10 GMT

Lowering the fees migrant workers pay to send money home could result in $1 billion more being spent on education in developing countries.

U.N. Security Council considers lifting Eritrea sanctions next week

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 - 12:30 GMT

The U.N. Security Council is considering lifting sanctions on Eritrea next week after a rapprochement with Ethiopia.

U.S. Iran policy depends not just on sanctions but on flexibility

Thu, 01 Nov 2018 - 11:00 GMT

As U.S. President Donald Trump resumes sanctions on Iran, the success of his push to curb its nuclear.

Canada PM takes Quebec dairy gamble to preserve big trade deal

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 - 10:20 GMT

With his political future at stake, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will mount a charm offensive to placate dairy farmers.

Trump, Iran's Rouhani exchange threats, insults on U.N.'s world stage

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - 07:28 GMT

Trump and Iranian President exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with Trump vowing more sanctions against Tehran and Rouhani.

Libya agrees to impose fees on foreign currency transactions

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 10:10 GMT

Libya's U.N.-backed authorities decided on Wednesday to impose fees on foreign currency transactions as well as review fuel subsidies.

Russia says Turkey has key job of separating out militants in Syria's Idlib

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 10:30 GMT

Russia hopes for a peaceful resolution of the situation in Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib.

Merkel, Putin tackle tough topics in meeting outside Berlin

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 - 11:50 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met outside Berlin on Saturday.

Jordan says Palestinian refugees at risk with U.N. agency in crisis

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 - 12:30 GMT

Jordan warned on Wednesday that a severe financial shortfall facing a United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees.

U.S. envoy to U.N. accuses Russia of violating N.Korea sanctions

Fri, 03 Aug 2018 - 10:00 GMT

United States on Friday accused Russia of violating U.N. sanctions on North Korea.

Former Milosevic defence lawyer killed in Belgrade

Sun, 29 Jul 2018 - 01:30 GMT

A prominent Belgrade lawyer who in the past helped to defend late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic was shot dead.

Iran threatens to reduce cooperation with UN nuclear watchdog

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 - 10:00 GMT

Iran could reduce its co-operation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog, President Hassan Rouhani told the body's head on Wednesday.

Europe accused of failing migrants in Libya as human traffickers thrive

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 - 11:30 GMT

Rising populism across Europe is fuelling human trafficking in Libya where a growing number of migrants are being trapped in detention and sold into slavery.