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Iranian diplomat slams Zionist regime’s fabricated claims against Iran

An Iranian diplomat in New York has said the Zionist regime’s fabricated accusations against Iran are a tool the regime constantly uses to cover up its crimes against the Palestinian people.

UN chief: COVID pushed 100mn into poverty

United Nations Secretary-General has Antonio Guterres says 100 million people have been forced into poverty since the beginning of the Covid-19. He criticized the inequality in handling the pandemic, saying this situation is "creating a breeding ground for violence and conflict."

UN: Starvation looming in Yemen, 16m in danger

More than half of Yemen's population are "marching towards starvation", and unless the international community steps up support, food assistance could soon run out, the United Nations (UN) warns.

UN deeply concerned about US deportation of Haitians

The United Nations has expressed deep concern about mass deportation of Haitian migrants from the United States, warning the move could go against international law.

Iran favors nuclear talks that would see lifting of all sanctions

The Iranian president told the UN General Assembly that Tehran is in favor of the resumption of the nuclear talks that will result in the lifting of all anti-Iran sanctions.

UN concerned over North Korea missile launch

Member states of the UN Security Council have gathered behind closed doors for an emergency meeting about North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test, which they consider a “major threat”, according to France’s ambassador to the UN, Nicolas de Riviere.

UN chief calls for dialogue with Taliban

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls on the international community to maintain a dialogue with the Taliban in Afghanistan after the group announced new caretaker government in the country following the full withdrawal of US troops and their allies.

UN warns of freezing Afghanistan’s assets

The United Nations (UN) has warned that cutting aid funds to the Taliban-run government in Afghanistan could throw millions into severe poverty and trigger a major refugee crisis.

Taliban urges UN to remove its leaders from sanction list

The Taliban caretaker government has asked the United Nations to take the group's leaders off its blacklist. Several members of the interim government in Kabul are on the UN Security Council's terrorism blacklist, including acting Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund.

UNGA Condemns Myanmar’s Abuse of Rohingya Muslims

The UN General Assembly has, in a resolution, strongly condemned Myanmar’s human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention.