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UNSC memebrs stress on  al-Aqsa status quo but take no action

The UN Security Council stressed on the need to maintain the status quo at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. But the UNSC member states did not commit to any action days after Israel’s new far-right security minister made a controversial visit to the site, which Palestinian leaders called “an unprecedented provocation."

UNHCR lauds Iran for supporting refugees

A United Nations refugee agency official has praised Iran for bending over backwards to improve living conditions for millions of refugees during the past four decades and especially after the Taliban takeover in neighboring Afghanistan last year which triggered an influx of refugees.

UN says Afghan girls school suspension ‘deeply damaging’

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that Taliban's decision to suspend high school for girls in Afghanistan was "a profound disappointment and deeply damaging for Afghanistan."

UN staff members kidnapped in Yemen; efforts underway to secure release

Five United Nations staff have been abducted in southern Yemen while returning to Aden after a field mission.

Iran slams US for voting against human rights-related UN resolutions

A senior official with Iran’s Judiciary has slammed the United States for voting against two resolutions related to human rights at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Taliban fails to get a seat at UN

The United Nations Accreditation Committee did not approve the Taliban and Myanmar Military junta’s requests for seats at the world body.

IAEA chief hopes to meet Iran’s president “soon”

The head of the United Nations (UN) nuclear watchdog says he wishes to meet with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi soon to build a relation of "mutual trust and confidence".

UN warns of catastrophe and loss of life in Myanmar

Myanmar could be on the eve of a human rights catastrophe and loss of life, the United Nations (UN) has warned. The warning comes amid reports the military junta is deploying tens of thousands of forces and heavy weapons to northern Myanmar.

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.

Former UN Chief Kofi Annan Dies at 80

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his great humanitarian work, has died at the age of 80.

Israel Resorts to UN to Calm Its Regional Fears

The recent victories achieved by the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement against ISIS terrorists have frightened the Israeli regime so much that it is asking the UN to help allay its fears.

Iran Slams UN for Renewing Human Rights Rapporteur’s Mandate

Iran has condemned as “selective and spiteful” the UN Human Rights Council's resolution to renew the mandate of the UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic, saying it was a politically-motivated move by a few countries abusing UN mechanisms.

UN Human Rights Bill on Iran Politically Motivated: Foreign Ministry

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned a UN resolution on the state of human rights in Iran as unacceptable and baseless.

Mogherini Visited Iran for Exchange of Views on Syria, Zarif Says

The purpose of the European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini’s Saturday visit to Iran was exchanging views, not negotiating, about war-torn Syria, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

Israel Sole Obstacle to Nuclear-Free Middle East: Iran’s UN Envoy

Iran’s envoy to the United Nations slammed the Israeli regime as the only obstacle in the way of establishment of a nuclear weapon free Middle East.

Iran Urges UN to Fight Extremism under Guterres’ Leadership

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered his heart-felt congratulation to Antonio Guterres on his election as the new UN secretary general, expressing the hope that he would engage in an all-out fight against extremism and help find peaceful solutions to the crises in Syria and Yemen.

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