Middle East

US releases video it claims shows Iran removing mine from tanker

Iran denies US allegations of Revolutionary Guard involvement in suspected attacks on two ships in the Gulf of Oman.

AJ Impact

Global foreign direct investment is down, but not in Africa

New report shows Africa is defying the current slowdown in global foreign direct investment.

Global foreign direct investment is down, but not in Africa

AJ Impact

By the numbers: World Day Against Child Labour

Around 152 million people under 18 are compelled to work worldwide, often in hazardous conditions.

By the numbers: World Day Against Child Labour

Opinion

Saudi Arabia and the UAE belong on the UN 'list of shame'

The UN should not succumb to pressure not to hold accountable the two countries for victimising Yemeni children.

Allan Rock

by Allan Rock

Allan Rock

Opinion

Why the Sudanese people stand 'alone'

In Sudan the interests of powerful states are trumping values of multilateralism.

Nanjala Nyabola

by Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

Environment

World Oceans Day: The biggest threats to our oceans

World Oceans Day is observed every year on June 8 by the UN and other international organisations.

World Oceans Day: The biggest threats to our oceans

United Arab Emirates

UAE to present findings to UN on tanker attacks

The US has blamed Iran for the 'sabotage' incidents after four tankers were targeted off the United Arab Emirates.

UAE to present findings to UN on tanker attacks

Inside Story

Is Sudan's military prepared to give up power?

More protests in Khartoum calling for dialogue on Sudan's political transition.

Middle East

UN special envoy to Syria calls for end to fighting in northwest

US calls for new ceasefire in Syria as rival forces clash in Idlib in country's northwest.

Inside Story

Who should pay for the world's peacekeepers?

United Nations warns funding shortfall could jeopardise peacekeeping missions.

Yemen

Yemen's President Hadi accuses UN envoy of siding with Houthis

In a letter sent to UN chief, Hadi says Martin Griffiths threatens 'prospects for a solution' to the conflict.

Yemen's President Hadi accuses UN envoy of siding with Houthis

Libya

UN envoy: 'Libya a textbook example of foreign intervention'

Ghassan Salame says between 'six and 10 countries are permanently interfering in Libya's problem'.

UN envoy: 'Libya a textbook example of foreign intervention'

UNRWA

UNRWA rejects US bid to remove its mandate

Head of UN agency rejects US proposal for countries hosting Palestinian refugees to take over food aid services.

UNRWA rejects US bid to remove its mandate

Nuclear weapons

Nuclear war risk highest since WWII, UN arms research chief warns

Senior UN security expert says all states with nuclear weapons have nuclear modernisation programmes under way.

Nuclear war risk highest since WWII, UN arms research chief warns

North Korea

At rare UN news conference, North Korea warns US over seized ship

The North's ambassador to the UN says confiscation of Wise Honest could affect 'future developments' between countries.

At rare UN news conference, North Korea warns US over seized ship