United Nations Security Council must not let Syria crisis spiral out of control: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (Photo by AFP) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned that the “impasse” in the Security Council on Syria could cause the situation to spiral out of control amid threats of a US military strike against the Arab country. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the UN chief expressed regret […]

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Skripal case attack on Russia’s international role: Moscow’s UN envoy Vasily Nebenzia

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzia (Photo by AFP) Moscow’s envoy to the United Nations has slammed the anti-Russia claims in the Skripal poisoning case as an “attack” against his country’s role on the international stage, especially its Syria peace efforts. The Skripal case “questions [Russia’s] legitimacy in general. It is an attack not […]

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The United Nations’ International Labor Organization seeks rare labor probe against Venezuela

A photo of 332nd session of the governing body of the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, 8–22 March 2018. (Photo by ILO) The UN’s labor body on Wednesday set up an investigation into alleged violations in Venezuela, following a request by a private-sector group long opposed to the Caracas government. The United Nations’ International […]

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Failed UNSC resolution attempt to hide US, UK complicity in Yemen war: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsari talks with Belgian Foreign minister before their meeting at the Palais Egmont in Brussels on January 11, 2018. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the US and UK’s recent failed anti-Tehran resolution is nothing but an attempt to cover up their roll in Saudi Arabia’s war in […]

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US blocking United Nations Security Council resolution for independent Syria chemical attacks probe: Russia

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzia (Photo by AFP) Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzia says he does not see chances the UN Security Council could adopt any time soon a Russian-drafted resolution on a probe into the use of chemical weapons in Syria, blaming the US for hindering the progress over the […]

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‘Two-state’ solution only way to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (Photo by AFP) United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has emphasized that the so-called two-state solution is the sole way out of the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, warning that the “negative trends” unfolding in the region could endanger the bid. “There is no Plan B. A two-state solution is the only […]

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Three jailed Spain’s Catalan leaders appeal to UN panel over ‘unlawful’ imprisonment

A protester holds a banner depicting images of Catalan separatist leaders Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez in front of police officers during a demonstration outside the Catalan parliament on January 30, 2018 in Barcelona. (Photo by AFP) Three jailed leaders of Spain’s Catalonia region have appealed against their sentences to a United Nations panel. Lawyers […]

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