Yemen

Fierce fighting 'eases' in Hodeidah after major casualties

Air raids and street battles die down only hours after scores are killed during intense fighting, residents say.

Fierce fighting 'eases' in Hodeidah after major casualties

Yemen

UN chief demands Yemen peace, warns of humanitarian 'precipice'

Without resolution to ongoing conflict, Yemen could face world's 'worst famine' for decades, Antonio Guterres says.

Sexual assault

Suspect in Bulgarian journalist's murder to be released

The body of 30-year-old journalist Viktoria Marinova was found on Saturday in a park in the town of Ruse.

India

Solar Alliance can replace OPEC as key energy supplier: Modi

At the first International Solar Alliance summit, Modi says role of 'oil wells today will be that of the sun tomorrow'.

Solar Alliance can replace OPEC as key energy supplier: Modi

US & Canada

UN: World must prevent runaway climate change by 2020

UN chief calls climate change 'the defining issue of our time' and appeals for urgent action from world leaders.

Guterres: World must prevent runaway climate change by 2020

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