Aung San Suu Kyi, the foreign minister and de facto leader of Myanmar, has been named the 2017 International Islamophobe of the Year for her country’s atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.
The latest report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) indicates that at least 23,000 newborn Yemeni children have died of preventable causes in 2016.
Masud Bin Momen, the ambassador of Bangladesh to the United Nations, has discussed the plight of Rohingya Muslims who have been fleeing violence and oppression in Myanmar and headed to Bangladesh in recent months.
A senior Iranian lawmaker has called on the UN to shoulder its responsibility and stand against the oppressors in the world, particularly the Myanmarese government which is killing Rohingya Muslims.
Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing, has commended Iran for its long-term hospitality towards refugees, particularly the Afghan population.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Mark Lowcock, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, have discussed the dire situation of Yemenis in a meeting in Tehran.
Citing the US sanctions against Tehran, Facebook has reportedly blocked a sum of $200,000 raised in an online campaign launched by a US-based Iranian doctor to help the quake-hit people of Iran’s Kermanshah province.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the legal case of Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari has nothing to do with Britain’s payment of its outstanding debt to Iran.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Bahram Qassemi has dismissed as “invalid” and “unacceptable”the latest resolution passed by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly against Iran’s human right srecord.
A senior Iranian diplomat has blasted Canada for proposing a “politically-motivated” UN resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran, while Ottawa, itself, has long been involved in a broad range of human rights abuses at home and elsewhere.