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UN Security Council endorses US-backed resolution calling for Gaza ceasefire

The United Nations Security Council has passed a US-sponsored resolution that backs Washington's ceasefire plan in the Gaza Strip and calls on Palestinian group Hamas to accept it.

UN decides to blacklist Israel for harming children in conflict zones

The United Nations has decided to include Israel in the black list of countries and organizations that harm children in conflict zones.

Iran slams E3 allegations in letter to UN Security Council

In a recent letter to the UN Security Council, the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations in New York vehemently rejected the accusations leveled by France, Germany, and the United Kingdom (E3) regarding Iran's nuclear program.

UN experts urge all member states to recognize Palestinian statehood

A group of UN experts have called on all nations to follow the example of 146 member states and recognize Palestinian statehood.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting over Israel Rafah carnage

The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss a deadly Israeli airstrike on a displaced person tent camp in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, according to a UN diplomat.

Iranian FM says UN inaction prompted Tehran retaliatory measure against Israel

The Iranian foreign minister says, the inaction by the UN Security Council to condemn Israel’s attack on the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital, prompted the Islamic Republic to launch retaliatory attack against Israel.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Iran’s retaliation against Israel

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is set to convene after Israel requested the Council to hold an emergency meeting on Iran's military operation against the occupied territories.

UN Security Council adopts Gaza ceasefire resolution

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has adopted a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the release of all captives held by the Palestinian group Hamas as the United States abstained from the vote.

UN chief says blocked Gaza aid amid starvation a ‘moral outrage’

The line of blocked aid trucks stuck on Egypt’s side of the border with the Gaza Strip while Palestinians face starvation on the other side is a “moral outrage”, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stated on a visit to the Rafah crossing.

UN warns Gaza famine ‘almost inevitable’

The United Nations has warned that in the absence of any changes in the Israeli regime’s ongoing genocidal war on the Gaza Strip, the coastal sliver is on course to experience an all-out famine.

UN agency halts food deliveries to north Gaza due to ‘complete chaos, violence’

The United Nations food agency has paused delivering aid to northern Gaza, citing Israeli gunfire as well as “complete chaos and violence due to the collapse of civil order” in the besieged area.

UN chief warns world facing ‘age of chaos’, citing Gaza war

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world is entering into an “age of chaos” as the UN Security Council remains sharply divided over Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip.

US lawmakers urge White House to demand resignation of UN secretary general, UNRWA chief

A group of US House lawmakers from both parties have called on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to demand the resignation of the head of the United Nations and the chief of its Palestinian refugee agency following allegations that 12 employees participated in Hamas Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

UN says to probe Palestinian refugee agency for ‘neutrality’

The United Nations has announced it will investigate its own agency for Palestinian refugees to ensure “neutrality” following allegations by Israel that several UN staffers assisted Hamas’ October 7 military operation against Israel.

Israeli intelligence accuses UNRWA staff of kidnap, seizing body during October 7 attack

An Israeli intelligence document that prompted several countries to halt funds for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) includes allegations that some staff took part in abductions and killings during the Hamas-led military operation against Israel on October 7.

PA president calls on states to reconsider halt to UN agency funding

The president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, has urged countries that halted funding the United Nations relief agency in Gaza to reconsider their decision.

UN says freight via Suez Canal down 45%

Freight through the Suez Canal has plummeted by 45% in the two months since Houthis' attacks on vessels in the Red Sea forced shipping companies to divert shipments, sending shockwaves through global supply chains, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), has reported.

UN agency calls on countries to reconsider funding suspensions

The head of the main United Nations agency in Gaza, reeling from allegations members of his staff participated in Hamas attacks on Israel in early October, has called the decision by a growing list of countries to suspend funds to the agency "shocking" and urged them to reconsider it.

PLO urges countries pausing UNRWA funding to “retract their decisions”

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has called on countries halting support for the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to “immediately retract their decisions".

UN unable to end Gaza war: Iran president

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has called for the reform of the United Nations and other global bodies, lamenting that they have failed to prevent the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip which has so far killed more than 25,000.

Iran UN envoy: Tehran to use all available mechanisms to ensure accountability for Kerman bombings

Iran's UN envoy has stressed the country will use all available mechanisms to ensure accountability for the perpetrators of fatal terror attacks that targeted the southwestern Iranian city of Kerman.

Iran UN mission raps Israel’s assassination of IRGC cmdr, says Tehran reserves right to respond

In a letter to the Security Council, Amir Saeed Iravani, Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent representative to the United Nations, has slammed the alarming and recurrent terrorist attacks carried out by the Israeli regime within the Syrian Arab Republic, that recently saw the assassination of an Iranian military advisor.

Iran says UNSC resolution on Gaza positive step, but insufficient

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani has lauded as positive the United Nations Security Council resolution that demands immediate delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip but stressed it is not enough for Palestinians in the besieged territory.

UN Security Council passes resolution on Gaza aid delivery as US, Russia abstain

The United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution to boost humanitarian aid to Gaza, following several delays over the last week as the United States lobbied to weaken the language regarding calls for a ceasefire in the besieged strip.

UN denounces terror attack on Iran police station

The United Nations has condemned a deadly terrorist assault on Rask County's police headquarters in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Balouchestan, emphasizing that all perpetrators must be brought to justice.

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