Brunei

Brunei punishes gay sex with death by stoning

New penal code imposes death penalty for rape, adultery, sodomy, robbery and introduces public flogging.

Brunei enacts new penal code as sultan calls for 'stronger' Islam

Mozambique

Cholera, malaria, typhoid cases reported in Mozambique

Aid agencies raise alert over sanitation and lack of safe drinking water as risk of disease outbreaks grows.

United Nations

UN chief: Global arms control system faces collapse

Guterres urges Russia and the US to preserve the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty - a key nuclear accord.

UN's Antonio Guterres: Global arms control system faces collapse

Asia

Pulwama attack: UN chief urges India, Pakistan to defuse tensions

Antonio Guterres offers to broker peace as New Delhi and Islamabad clash following deadly Kashmir attack.

Latin America

UN: Stop politicising Venezuela humanitarian aid

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric says 'serious political negotiations' necessary to resolve crisis.

Environment

UN says world 'losing the race' against climate change

UN chief says political will needed to make governments understand this is the 'most important priority of our times'.

UN's Guterres: World is losing the race against climate change

United Nations

One-third of UN workers say sexually harassed in past two years

UN secretary-general describes survey findings as 'sobering' and promises action on sexual harassment.

One-third of UN workers say sexually harassed in past two years

Qatar

Qatar, UNHCR agree to rehabilitate thousands of Yemen refugees

The Gulf state and UN agency enter deal to provide shelter to over 26,000 Yemenis displaced by the four-year war.

Qatar, UNHCR agree to rehabilitate thousands of Yemen refugees

Jamal Khashoggi

UN calls for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi murder

Antonio Guterres says it is 'essential to have credible investigation and to have punishment of those that were guilty'.

UN calls for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi murder

Jamal Khashoggi

HRW: Turkey should internationalise Khashoggi case to the UN

Rights group urges formal request to the UN to push for an international probe into Saudi journalist's grisly murder.

HRW: Turkey should internationalise Khashoggi case to the UN

Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi death: UN human rights chief calls for investigation

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is sticking to his position that he won't act until he gets referrals.

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