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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.