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World Sep 18UN says deal reached on committee for new Syria constitution
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed hope that formation of the constitutional committee will be an important step toward hopefully ending the more than eight-year conflict.
World Sep 175 rights groups urge U.N. chief to condemn China over Muslims
In a letter to the U.N. chief released Tuesday, the organizations said these actions would be an important contribution to addressing "one of the most pressing human rights issues of our time."…
World Sep 10U.N. envoy says it’s ‘imperative’ to start Afghan-Taliban talks
Tadamichi Yamamoto told the Security Council that the events of recent days and weeks "have shown, more than ever, the urgency of finding a political settlement to the long Afghan conflict."…
World Aug 01Syria says it agrees to cease-fire in rebel stronghold of Idlib
The decision came hours after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres authorized an investigation into attacks on health facilities and schools in the rebel-held enclave, following a petition from 10 members of the U.N. Security Council.
World Jul 05UN calls for cease-fire after escalation of violence in Libya
The council press statement was the first approved by all 15 members since self-styled Libyan National Army leader, Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, launched a military offensive on April 4 aimed at taking Tripoli, though it had previously issued weaker press…
World Mar 11UN chief warns of ‘relentless’ pushback on women’s rights
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that there is a "deep, pervasive and relentless" pushback on women's rights and called for a fight to "push back against the pushback."…
World Mar 10Head of UN Women: Technology revolution must benefit women
The head of the U.N. women’s agency is calling for the revolution in technology to be used to benefit the world’s poor, and especially women, who will not achieve gender equality without “the giant leap that 21st century innovations can…
World Jan 26Venezuelan showdown moves to UN as dueling presidents dig in
The United States urged all nations Saturday to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido while Russia accused the Trump administration of attempting “to engineer a coup d’etat” against President Nicolas Maduro — a reflection of the world’s deep divisions over…
World Sep 25Iran’s Rouhani says U.S. wants to overthrow its government, rejects bilateral talks
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Tuesday of trying to overthrow his government, rejecting bilateral talks after President Donald Trump denounced Iran's leaders and predicted stepped-up U.S. sanctions would get Tehran to negotiate over its nuclear program.
World Dec 22UN imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea
The new sanctions also ban the export of food products, machinery, electrical equipment, earth and stones, wood and vessels from North Korea.