Iran

Iran rejects EU powers' letter to UN as 'desperate falsehood'

A letter by UK, German and French ambassadors to UN said Iran's activities were 'inconsistent' with a 2015 resolution.

Iran rejects EU powers' letter to UN as 'desperate falsehood'

AJ Impact

Soil erosion: Lost livelihoods, lost incomes and lost food

The twin threats of soil degradation and climate change could disrupt the global food supply and cost trillions.

Soil erosion: Lost livelihoods, lost incomes and lost food

Human Rights

North Korea warns UN on discussing country's human rights

Warning comes amid stalled nuclear talks and series of missile launches condemned by European nations as 'provocative'.

North Korea warns UN on discussing country's human rights

AJ Impact

From Nestle to Nike: Will the private sector deliver on climate?

Report says 285 companies are meeting 'science-based targets' by cutting 265 million tonnes of emissions.

From Nestle to Nike: Will the private sector deliver on climate?

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Heavy gunfire erupts as DR Congo's anti-UN protests continue

At least two people reportedly killed as demonstrations continue demanding UN peacekeepers leave the Beni area.

Heavy gunfire erupts as DR Congo's anti-UN protests continue

Climate Change

UN chief warns of 'point of no return' on climate change

Antonio Guterres said effect of rising temperatures is already being felt around the world.

UN chief warns of 'point of no return' on climate change

AJ Impact

Poor nations pay price as millions flee 'climate chaos': Oxfam

Countries struggling the most with increasingly erratic weather have few resources to fight it, Oxfam said.

Poor nations pay price as millions flee 'climate chaos': Oxfam

Climate Change

COP25: Summit begins amid 'climate emergency' warnings

Paris climate deal will be a key issue as some 25,000 delegates convene for the annual UN conference in Madrid.

COP25: UN climate conference to tackle global challenges

Syria's War

No consensus on agenda in Syria constitution talks held in Geneva

Opposition representatives blame government delegation for failure of talks to amend the Syrian constitution.

No consensus on agenda in Syria constitution talks held in Geneva

Climate Change

'Not cool': Thousands stage global climate protests

Demonstrations in 2,300 cities in 153 countries attempt to pressure leaders before the UN climate summit in Madrid.

Thousands stage global climate protests before UN summit

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo: At least 19 killed in new rebel attack near Beni

UN says its soldier may have shot and killed a protester in Beni amid rising protests against peacekeeping mission.

DR Congo: At least 19 killed in new rebel attack near Beni

Dominica

Exclusive: Caribbean officials linked to diplomatic passport sale

Al Jazeera exposes politicians in Dominica and Grenada willing to accept money in return for diplomatic passports.

Exclusive: Caribbean officials linked to diplomatic passport sale

Inside Story

Are UN troops failing the Congolese?

Protesters storm UN buildings and accuse peacekeepers of not protecting them from rebel attacks.

Cyprus

UN hails 'frank' Cyprus talks, vows to seek peace effort restart

UN chief says future talks to resolve decades-old issue 'must be different' than previous failed rounds of negotiations.

UN hails 'frank' Cyprus talks, vows to seek peace effort restart

Afghanistan

Blast targets UN vehicle in Afghanistan killing one foreigner

Grenade attack in the capital, Kabul, also wounds five others leaving the vehicle heavily damaged.

Blast targets UN vehicle in Afghanistan killing one foreigner