Asia

Bangladesh: Rohingya rape survivors battle stigma

In a community that considers victims of sexual violence a disgrace, women are left alone to suffer.

Bangladesh: Rohingya rape survivors battle stigma

Rohingya

UN: Rohingya face 'unimaginable' atrocities

United Nations secretary-general says as many as 200,000 Rohingya need to be relocated due to monsoon rain threat.

Yemen

UN: 5,200 families forced to flee from Hudaida fighting

UN secretary-general spokesperson says fighting near Hudaida has resulted in displacement of 26,000 people.

United Nations

UN 'deeply concerned by the cancellation' of Trump-Kim summit

Diplomatic channels are still believed to be open, but the secretary-general and a number of other UN diplomats expressed their worries about Trump's cancellation of the summit and subsequent threat.

Syria's War

'Hell on Earth' in Eastern Ghouta must stop: UN chief

Antonio Guterres' comments come as Russia's Putin orders a 'humanitarian pause' on Tuesday so civilians can escape.

Syria's 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 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

US & Canada

UN chief warns against war with North Korea

World leaders should take threat of 'nuclear peril' seriously, says UN chief, discouraging 'fiery talk' on North Korea.

UN's Antonio Guterres warns against North Korea war

Inside Story

How relevant is the United Nations?

World leaders gather in New York for the 72nd UN General Assembly.

Middle East

UN chief urges Kurds in Iraq to scrap referendum

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says next week's scheduled referendum detracts from the fight against ISIL.

UN's Guterres urges Kurds in Iraq to scrap referendum

Inside Story

Will Aung San Suu Kyi step up to halt Rohingya crisis?

UN urges Myanmar's military and its leader to stop the 'catastrophic' violence in Rakhine state.

Myanmar

Myanmar must show restraint to avoid 'catastrophe': UN

Antonio Guterres 'deeply concerned' by reports of security crackdown which killed hundreds of Rohingya Muslims.

Middle East

Netanyahu: Iran building missile sites in Syria

Israeli PM makes claims Tehran is setting up sites to produce missiles with the aim of deploying them against Israel.

Netanyahu: Iran building missile sites in Syria

Africa

UN chief urges calm in Kenya after deadly protests

Antonio Guterres calls on Kenya's opposition to refrain from violence after deadly post-election clashes.

UN calls for calm in Kenya after deadly protests

Environment

UN chief warns oceans 'under threat as never before'

Antonio Guterres says one recent study warns discarded plastic rubbish could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done.

UN chief warns oceans 'under threat as never before'