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400,000 ‘trapped’ in west Mosul’s Old City: UN
About 600,000 people remain in the areas of west Mosul held by the Islamic State group, including 400,000 who are “trapped” in the Old City under siege-like conditions, the UN said on Thursday.
Palestinians write to UN over ESCWA report deletion
Leaders from various Palestinian political factions have written a letter to the United Nations in protest against the removal of a report criticizing Israel for imposing an "apartheid regime" of racial discrimination on the Palestinian people.
Israel accused of apartheid at UN Human Rights Council
A number of delegates at the latest United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) session have censured Israel over human rights violations against Palestinians, and accused the Tel Aviv regime of "apartheid."
UN seeks probe into refugee boat attack off Yemen’s coast
The United Nations called Monday for an inquiry into last week's attack on a boat off Yemen's coast that killed 44 people, mostly Somali refugees.
Saudis urge UN to control Yemeni port after botch
Saudi Arabia and its allies have urged the United Nations to assume the control of a Houthi-held Yemeni port where scores of refugees were killed Friday in an aerial attack blamed on Riyadh.
UN official says Mali security situation worrying
The security situation in Mali “remains worrying” despite recent troop deployments and some progress on the country’s peace accord, the head of the United Nations (UN)’s peacekeeping force said Saturday in Bamako.
PLO condemns UN for removing report accusing Israel of apartheid
The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) has condemned the UN for revoking a report accusing Israel of imposing an apartheid regime on Palestinians.
Rights group slams UN, EU for blocking independent probe into Rohingya plight
A Europe-based rights group has slammed the global community, particularly the UN and the EU, for hindering an independent probe into Myanmar’s crimes against Rohingya Muslims, warning that the persecuted minority group is suffering a “slow-burning genocide.”
Women's election victories in Iran instance of their success stories
Iran’s permanent representative envoy to the UN said Iranian women have crossed boundaries, overtaking university entrance exams, and are also highly encouraged to enter into medicine, science, technology and engineering disciplines.
EU seeks UN probe into crimes by Myanmar military against Rohingya Muslims
The European Union has called on the United Nations to urgently send an international fact-finding mission to Myanmar to investigate widespread crimes being committed by the government armed forces against persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.
Myanmar must allow Rohingya Muslims to leave camps, return home: Annan commission
A panel led by former UN chief Kofi Annan says Myanmar needs to close the squalid camps in Rakhine State, where thousands of persecuted displaced Rohingya Muslims have been trapped for nearly five years, and allow them to return home.
UN hails Iran for keeping doors open to refugees
The United Nations has praised Iran for generously hosting millions of violence-stricken asylum seekers and refugees, particularly those from neighboring Afghanistan.
UN must fight terror as root cause of human smuggling
A senior Iranian diplomat says the international community must first put an end to “terrorism,” interventionism, and “ethnic cleansing,” among other threats around the world, in order to pave the way for the elimination of human trafficking.
‘Iran one of the most generous in hosting refugees and keeping borders open’: UN
While Iranians would bear the brunt of Donald Trump’s visa ban, which has been blocked on the orders of a US court, international officials say the country has quietly emerged as one of the most generous towards refugees.
Lives of Rohingya Muslims mean nothing to UN: Analyst
The UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has voiced concern about expulsion of all Rohingya Muslims from the Southeast Asian country.

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