Syria's Civil War

Is Russia stalling a UN resolution on Eastern Ghouta?

The member states of the UN Security Council have gathered to discuss calling for an end to the violence in Eastern Ghouta, but people there are still dying, and any action is a long way away.


UNICEF deputy resigns after 'damaging' allegations

UN children's agency deputy steps down saying past allegations threaten to 'damage' UNICEF and entire aid industry.

UNICEF deputy resigns after 'damaging' allegations


UN: Food aid to Palestinian refugees will end soon

UNRWA is missing millions of dollars from its budget after the US cut funding to the agency. Now, it cannot guarantee food distribution for the rest of the year.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Abbas calls for international peace conference at UNSC

Palestinian Authority president calls for 'multilateral mechanism' during his speech at United Nations Security Council.

Syria's Civil War

250 civilians killed in Syrian bombardment in 48 hours

'Catastrophic' bombardment by Syrian air strikes and artillery fire kills 250 people over the past two days.

Syrian forces continue bloody offensive in East Ghouta


UN: More than 10,000 Afghan civilian casualties in 2017

At 2,295, suicide and complex attacks kill and injure more people than any previous recorded year in Afghanistan.

Civilian victims of Afghan war exceed 10,000 in 2017

Syria's Civil War

UN envoy: Most dangerous moment in Syria in four years

Violence in country called the most 'violent and worrying moment' as US and Russian diplomats again trade blame at UN.

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC violence risks 'spreading' as 22,000 flee in a week

UN warns ethnic fighting that has forced tens of thousands to seek shelter in neighbouring Uganda 'may spread further'.

DRC violence risks 'spreading' as 22,000 flee in a week

United States

Trump seeks to cut funds of Middle East UN missions

In a plan that's unlikely to make it past Congress, Trump seeks to cut funds to UN missions across region and globally.

Trump wants to cut funds for UN missions in Middle East


Rohingya 'still not allowed to return' to Myanmar

UNHCR head Filippo Grandi says refugees in Bangladesh in grave danger, with monsoon season beginning in March.

UN: Rohingya still not allowed to return to Myanmar

Syria's Civil War

Israel: Raids dealt 'serious blow' to Iran and Syria

Netanyahu says Israel to 'continue to strike back' amid tensions over downing of warplane by Syrian government forces.

Syria's Civil War

UN calls for immediate de-escalation in Syria

Antonio Guterres says international law must be respected by all in Syria and the region following Israeli air raids.

UN calls for immediate de-escalation in Syria


UNESCO: Yemen war threatens history

Historic and cultural wonders across Yemen, beyond those acknowledged by international authorities, threatened by war.

 UNESCO: Yemen war threatens history

Syria's Civil War

Syria's war: UN to probe latest gas attack reports

Russia blocks UN Security Council statement condemning recent chemical attack, drawing angry response from the US.

UN to probe Syria gas attacks but what about past ones?

United Nations

UN: 83 children killed in MENA conflicts last month

At least 83 children were killed in conflict zones across the Middle East and North Africa last month, UNICEF says.

83 children killed in Middle East and North Africa: UN