Middle East

UN to send war crimes investigators to Yemen

Yemeni delegation accepts motion passed in compromise between Western countries and Arab states, including Saudi Arabia.

Middle East

Syria's war: UN told of air raids against civilians and hospitals

The UN has met to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Syria. It's alleged that Russian-led air raids have destroyed hospitals and killed dozens of civilians.

Asia Pacific

Mass rally in Pyongyang after war of words at UN

Thousands take to the streets in North Korean capital, as insults continue to fly between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.

Mass rally in Pyongyang after war of words at UN

Nuclear weapons

Which country has conducted the most nuclear tests?

Despite disarmament efforts, more than 2,000 nuclear tests have been conducted since 1945.

Which country has conducted the most nuclear tests?

Middle East

'Absurd and hateful': Iran's Rouhani hits back at Trump

Warning 'rogue newcomers to the world of politics', Iran's leader slams potential US withdrawal from 2015 nuclear deal.

Inside Story

UNGA: What is Donald Trump's message to the world?

The United Nations hosts its 72nd General Assembly which is US President Donald Trump's first.

UN

More than 50 states sign treaty banning nuclear weapons

More than 50 nations sign agreement calling for a global ban on nuclear weapons, but none of them possess such arms.

Dozens of states sign treaty banning nuclear weapons

UN

Qatar-Gulf crisis takes centre stage at United Nations

Qatar's emir appeals to world leaders before meeting US President Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

US & Canada

UNGA: Trump calls Kim 'Rocket Man on a suicide mission'

US president expresses hope military action will not be necessary to thwart risk of North Korean nuclear attack.

Trump threatens to 'destroy North Korea' if necessary

Human Rights

Forty million victims of modern slavery in 2016: report

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by modern slavery, 71 percent of the overall total, a study says.

Forty million victims of modern slavery in 2016: report

US & Canada

UN chief warns against war with North Korea

World leaders should take threat of 'nuclear peril' seriously, says UN chief, discouraging 'fiery talk' on North Korea.

UN's Antonio Guterres warns against North Korea war

Asia Pacific

Chinese-Russian naval drills begin off North Korea

South Korea and the US also stage exercises in the Korean Peninsula, conducting a joint bombing drill.

Chinese-Russian naval drills begin off North Korea

Myanmar

Suu Kyi urged to condemn violence against the Rohingya

Hours before she delivers national address, leaders call on Suu Kyi to push for an end to violence in Myanmar's Rakhine.

Suu Kyi urged to condemn violence against the Rohingya

Inside Story

How relevant is the United Nations?

World leaders gather in New York for the 72nd UN General Assembly.

UN

All eyes on Donald Trump: What to look for in UN debut

US president's first speech to UN General Assembly is expected to cover five big issues.

All eyes on Donald Trump: What to look for in UN debut