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Washington: The second meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place next month, White House said. more
Thousands returning to Nigeria’s restive Borno state ‘at risk’; UN ‘gravely concerned’

New York: Amid reports that Cameroon is forcing several thousand Nigerians to return to Borno state in the country’s crisis-gripped north-east, the United Nations refugee agency (UN ...

Libyan authorities must shoulder the burden to support country’s ‘vulnerable’ south

New York: Despite years of promises to address the “vulnerable heart” of Libya – the country’s south – conditions around its water and oil resource wealth ha ...

‘The best-selling brand today is fear’: UN chief highlights urgent need to address global ‘deficit of trust’

New York: Warning against the dangers of widespread fear and mistrust in our planet, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, told journalists on Friday he wants to ...

UN rights office calls on Zimbabwe Government to end ‘crackdown’ in response to fuel protests

New York: In Zimbabwe, violence and the reported use of live ammunition by State security officials against protesters that has led to “a number of deaths” should be investiga ...

Iraq: UN demining agency rejects desecration accusations, involving historic Mosul churches

New York: The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq issued a statement on Thursday rejecting allegations made earlier this week by a non-profit organization  there, alle ...

Sudan: UN rights chief alarmed over ‘excessive force’, alleged use of live fire against protestors

New York: The reported use of “excessive force” against demonstrators across Sudan over food and fuel shortages that has led to the deaths of at least 24 people is “deep ...

‘Proving our worth through action’: 5 things Guterres wants the UN to focus on in 2019

New York: Despite countless “headwinds” and “ills”, the United Nations has “made a real difference” in 2018 and will need to achieve even more in 2019, ...

Advancing multilateralism goes ‘hand-in-hand’ with work of the UN

New York: Revitalizing the United Nations to “strengthen a multilateral rule-based world order” tops a list of priorities the General Assembly President told UN Member States ...

‘Historic’ moment: Palestine takes reins of UN coalition of developing countries

New York: Acknowledging “a long road ahead” on the United Nations ambitious agenda, Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Tuesday “the historic leadershi ...