“Political transition” is a phrase understood by the opposition to mean a removal of Syrian President Bashar al Assad or at least an erosion of his powers.
1,000 Rohingya refugees had been identified as priorities for resettlement on medical grounds or because they have been separated from their family members living abroad.
“We expect to start very, very shortly with just a handful of people,” a U.N. human rights official told Reuters.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said, “We absolutely support the two-state solution but we are thinking out of the box as well.”
Iran is implementing the deal on its nuclear program agreed with world powers, the head of the U.N. atomic energy watchdog said.
United Nations Security Council has dropped sanctions against Afghan strongman Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, potentially paving the way for the notorious warlord to return openly to Afghanistan.
Congo’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ignace Gata Mavita, detailed a series of M23 incursions that began in November and accelerated last month.
IOM and UNHCR said they remained committed to working with the U.S. administration towards a shared goal of ensuring “safe and secure resettlement and immigration programmes”.
BAGHDAD: UN and several aid organizations estimated 750,000 civilians are still living under Islamic State rule in Mosul despite advances by Iraqi forces.
“We spend far more time and resources responding to crises rather than preventing them,” Antonio Guterres said. “We need a whole new approach.”
United Nations said civilian casualties had streamed into nearby hospitals in the last two weeks as fighting intensified in the jihadist militia’s last major stronghold in Iraq.
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United Nations has begun a new year of work by defending the value of multilateralism at a time when the body is faced with voices questioning its position.
Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they seek to establish in the occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.
Netanyahu, after critics are calling a stinging defeat on the international stage, is already maneuvering to mine deep-seated feelings among many Israelis.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley successor will be an entrenched veteran of the state’s GOP who as attorney general decided not to prosecute then-Gov. Mark Sanford.
Reaffirming Israel’s obligation, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and responsibilities under Fourth Geneva Convention.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned ambassadors of 10 nations to Jerusalem to reprimand them and had more harsh words for the Obama administration.
Following the vote, Netanyahu accused the Obama administration of “colluding” with the Palestinians and said he looked forward to working with Trump.
It was adopted with 14 votes in favor. It is the first resolution the Security Council has adopted on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years.
Ban Ki-moon says: ‘In many cases, instead of helping the Palestinian issue, this reality has foiled the ability of the UN to fulfill its role effectively.’