Libya

Libya's warring sides agree to UN-backed temporary Eid truce

The ceasefire announcement came after a car bomb killed 3 UN staff in Benghazi.

Libya's warring sides agree to UN-backed temporary Eid truce

Inside Story

Can Earth be saved?

Climate change is threatening the world's food supply, according to a UN panel.

Climate Change

Will not having children help save the planet?

Growing number of people are choosing to have fewer or no children as carbon emissions remain high and climate change worsens.

Will not having children help save the planet?

Venezuela

US sanctions to worsen food and health crisis, UN warns

Sanctions will worsen situation for millions in terms of access to food and health, human rights chief says.

US sanctions on Venezuela could exacerbate crisis, UN warns

United Nations

'Playing with fire': Push on Idlib threatens millions, UN says

New wave of violence in Syria's northwest during government offensive has triggered 'total panic', UN warns.

'Playing with fire': Push on Idlib threatens millions, UN says

Europe

Italy migrants: New law targets rescue ships

The decree is seen as a victory for Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and his far-right League party.

Italy migrants: New law targets rescue ships

Burundi

1,800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages in Burundi: UN

Latest OCHA report suggests almost half of Burundi's entire population has been affected by the disease this year.

1,800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages in Burundi: UN

Asia Pacific

UN calls for sanctions, arms embargo against Myanmar army

UN panel calls for international community to sever all ties with country's military over Rohingya abuses.

UN calls for sanctions, arms embargo against Myanmar army

AJ Impact

Did North Korea use cyberattack money to buy nuclear weapons?

Authors of UN report claim North Korea stole $2bn through cyberattacks and used it to bolster its weapons programmes.

Did North Korea use cyberattack money to buy nuclear weapons?

Yemen

Yemen's Houthis, WFP reach deal to resume food relief

UN food agency partially suspended aid to Sanaa in June amid accusations the Houthis were diverting the food relief.

Yemen's Houthis, WFP reach deal to resume food relief

Special series

Yemen: War Profiteers

Inside the murky world of global arms trade. Are European countries complicit in war crimes against civilians in Yemen?

Middle East

Syria's war: UN to investigate attacks in Idlib

Inquiry will focus on attacks on UN-supported buildings including hospitals in the Idlib region.

Opinion

Do not punish Palestinian refugees for UNRWA dysfunction

Recently revealed abuses by top UNRWA management should not be politicised and used as an excuse to defund the agency.

Yara Hawari

by Yara Hawari

Yara Hawari

United Nations

Senate confirms Kelly Craft as US ambassador to UN

Democrats voiced concerns about Craft's inexperience and potential conflicts of interest.

Senate confirms Kelly Craft as US ambassador to UN

Middle East

Syria's hospitals bombed: UN Security Council calls for inquiry

Growing frustration over the inaction of the United Nations as the Syrian government continues to hit Idlib's hospitals.