Africa

UN urges international help for South Sudan civil war victims

Head of UNOCHA says aid organisations need security support and coordination with the government to be able to do a better job.

Asia

Indian opposition politician charged over wife's death

Member of parliament from opposition Congress party charged with 'abetment to suicide' four years after wife's death.

Congress politician Shashi Tharoor charged over wife's death

Inside Story

What can be done to save children in DRC from starvation?

UNICEF warns that 400,000 children in the Democratic Republic of Congo could die from hunger.

Iran

UN nuclear watchdog chief inspector resigns

IAEA's Tero Varjoranta steps down three days after the US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

UN nuclear watchdog chief inspector Tero Varjoranta resigns

Democratic Republic of the Congo

400,000 children on 'verge' of starving to death in DRC

The UN's children's agency calls for $88m of aid to address the ongoing crisis in Congo's Kasai region.

UNICEF: 400,000 children on 'verge' of death in the DRC

Myanmar

UK ambassador: Rohingya crisis demands 'investigation'

Britain's ambassador to the UN calls for a 'proper investigation' into alleged crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar.

UK ambassador demands 'proper investigation' into Rohingya crisis

South Sudan

Abducted aid workers released in South Sudan

Ten aid workers kidnapped in South Sudan by opposition forces last week have been returned to the capital, Juba.

Abducted aid workers released in South Sudan

Opinion

Israel and the loss of collective hope, part 1

For seven decades the UN has failed to fulfill its original mission. Israel is the epitome of this grand failure.

Stanley L Cohen

by Stanley L Cohen

Stanley L Cohen

Opinion

Israel and the loss of collective hope, part 2

For decades, Israel has been committing war crimes and the UN has done nothing to stop them.

Stanley L Cohen

by Stanley L Cohen

Stanley L Cohen

Africa

Ten aid workers missing in South Sudan

A convoy of 10 aid workers has gone missing in South Sudan, prompting concerns over the group's wellbeing.

UN raises alarm over fate of missing aid convoy in South Sudan

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Palestine calls for UN probe into Israeli killings in Gaza

Palestine's UN ambassador calls for fact-finding mission after Israel killed 39 protesters in Gaza since March 30.

Palestine calls for UN probe into Israeli killings in Gaza

Syria's War

OPCW still not in Douma as UN security team shot at

Watchdog says any deployment will have to receive security clearance, a day after UN team comes under fire in Douma.

OPCW: Fact-finding team still outside Syria's Douma

Syria's War

Russia rejects UN resolution for Douma probe

Russia's UN ambassador says determining responsibility for chemical attack is futile since West already assigned blame.

Russia rejects UN resolution for independent Douma investigation

Yemen

UN to relaunch Yemen peace talks plan within two months

New UN peace envoy to Yemen says new framework will only deliver peace if fighting is brought to an end.

United States

Trump 'still considering' new sanctions against Russia

White House says Trump will decide on Russia sanctions 'in the near future', contradicting comments by Nikki Haley.

Trump 'still considering' new sanctions against Russia