United States

Qatar calls for Security Council help in Gulf row

Foreign minister asks non-permanent members of UN Security Council to call for an end of the blockade on Qatar.

Middle East

UN: Demand to shut Al Jazeera an 'unacceptable attack'

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein says Saudi-led campaign to close the network is 'extraordinary, unprecedented'.

UN's Zeid: Call to shut Al Jazeera unacceptable attack

Opinion

Myanmar needs to get serious about peace

Impunity for military abuses in Myanmar must come to an end.

David Baulk

by David Baulk

David Baulk

Africa

UN agrees to cut down Darfur peacekeeping force

Major budget cut pressures UN to trim its costliest mission by at least 30 percent, prompting rights groups' criticism.

UN agrees to cut down Darfur peacekeeping force

Opinion

Why is Netanyahu trying to disband the UNRWA?

Israel wants to dismantle the UNRWA because the agency keeps Palestinian's right to return to their homeland alive.

Hanin Abou Salem

by Hanin Abou Salem

Hanin Abou Salem

Population

UN: World population will reach 9.8 billion by 2050

India to become world's most populous country by 2024, while Nigeria will overtake US in third spot, says UN report.

UN: World population will reach 9.8 billion by 2050

Africa

Congo peacekeepers accused of sex abuse to leave CAR

About 600 Congolese soldiers to be pulled out of Central African Republic after allegations of sexual misconduct.

Congo peacekeepers accused of sex abuse to leave CAR

Refugees

Record 65 million people displaced in 2016: UN

Report released ahead of World Refugee Day shows a jump of 300,000 people uprooted over the past year.

Record 65 million people displaced in 2016: UN

Middle East

Qatar blockade 'worse than Berlin Wall'

Human rights body in Qatar calls for UN fact-finding mission to document violations due to Saudi-led bloc blockade.

NHRC: Qatar blockade worse than Berlin Wall

Middle East

Qatar calls on UN to protect Gulf citizens' rights

Doha calls for action from UN to end humanitarian crisis resulting from anti-Qatar steps taken by its neighbours.

Qatar calls on UN to protect Gulf citizens' rights

Middle East

Who is Saif al-Islam Gaddafi?

Slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son has been released following nearly six-years of detention.

Who is Saif al-Islam Gaddafi?

Africa

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

More than 100 soldiers have died in recent months in Mali, making it the most deadly United Nations mission to date.

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

UN

Inside the US fight to fix Israel's global standing

US and Israel lead a campaign of intimidation against the UN to forcibly rehabilitate Israel's international standing.

Inside the US fight to fix Israel's global standing

Middle East

UN: ISIL kills 163 people in Mosul in one day

'Bodies of murdered Iraqis lay in streets' after ISIL shooting, an apparent bid to prevent civilians fleeing, UN says.

UN: ISIL kills 163 people in Mosul in one day

Environment

UN chief warns oceans 'under threat as never before'

Antonio Guterres says one recent study warns discarded plastic rubbish could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done.

UN chief warns oceans 'under threat as never before'