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Inside Story

Is a peaceful resolution to Zimbabwe's political crisis possible?

At least six people were killed on Wednesday when police in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, opened fire on protesters.

United Nations

UN envoy to Yemen invites warring parties to meet in September

Martin Griffiths says proposed talks in the Swiss city of Geneva will lay groundwork for peace negotiations.

UN envoy to Yemen invites warring parties to meet in September

Health

UNICEF: 78 million newborns at risk when breastfeeding is delayed

Babies should be breasfted within an hour of being born, according to UN and WHO recommendations.

UNICEF: 78 million newborns at risk when breastfeeding is delayed

Middle East

UNRWA job cuts in Gaza 'a massacre for employees'

Gaza employees shocked at UN agency job suspensions, leaving many facing an uncertain future.

UNRWA job cuts in Gaza 'a massacre for employees'

United Nations

Palestine elected presiding country of Group of 77 at UN

Palestine will preside over Group of 77 which promotes economic interests and represents 80 percent of world population.

Palestine elected presiding country of Group of 77 at UN

Middle East

ICJ to announce ruling in Qatar v. UAE lawsuit

The UN's highest legal body is set to announce its verdict in an urgent case filed by Qatar against the UAE for discriminating against Qatari citizens and human rights violations.

South Sudan

UN Security Council imposes arms embargo on South Sudan

South Sudan has been at war since 2013, when President Salva Kiir accused then-deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup.

Asia Pacific

US accuses North Korea of illegally smuggling oil products

Washington claims Pyongyang violated restrictions and asks UN to halt all deliveries of oil products to North Korea.

US accuses North Korea of illegally smuggling oil products

Asia Pacific

UN aid chief: 'Too much suffering' in N Korea despite progress

'Some things have improved' but the level of undernourishment remains high, humanitarian affairs chief tells Al Jazeera.

UN aid chief: 'Too much suffering' in N Korea despite progress

Human Rights

UN urges Egypt to free Qaradawi's daughter and son-in-law

UN human rights office says that Ola al-Qaradawi is held in solitary confinement in one of the worst prisons in Egypt.

UN urges Egypt to free Qaradawi's daughter and son-in-law

Middle East

UN urges Jordan to admit some of refugees from Syria's Deraa

Amman is sending food and aid supplies, but says it will keep the border closed to the nearly 270,000 displaced by Syrian government offensive in Deraa province.

Yemen

UNICEF chief condemns Yemen's 'carnage'

UNICEF estimates that 2,200 children have so far been killed and 3,400 others injured in the war-torn country.

UNICEF chief condemns Yemen's 'carnage'

Middle East

UAE announces pause in Hudaida offensive

UAE says it has frozen fighting in Hudaida in order to give a chance to UN peace talks with the Houthis.

UAE announces pause in Hudaida offensive

Inside Story

Will the Rohingya ever get to go home?

The chief of the International Committee of the Red Cross doubts Myanmar repatriation.

Middle East

UN: Saudi-led coalition behind most Yemen child casualties

A UN report says 370 children out of a total of 552 were killed in 2017 by air attacks carried out by the coalition.

UN: Saudi-led coalition behind most Yemen child casualties