John Kerry to travel to Geneva in show of support for Syria ceasefire: US

John Kerry to travel to Geneva in show of support for Syria ceasefire: US

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Geneva Sunday in a show of support for the ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces, US officials said Saturday.

UN ready to help on Iran assets dispute if US agrees

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is ready to help settle a dispute between Iran and the United States on Tehran`s frozen assets, but only if both countries make that request, a UN spokesman said Friday.

Countries on verge of beating malaria face new threat, study says

Nations on the verge of eliminating malaria risk falling short of their goal, just as it lies within reach, due to funding being shifted elsewhere, researchers said on Thursday.

Hundreds evacuated from besieged Syria towns

Hundreds of sick or wounded Syrians and their families were being evacuated from besieged rebel- and regime-held towns for treatment today as relief efforts intensified even as peace talks falter.

Japanese media independence under threat: UN envoy

A UN special envoy urged the Japanese government on Tuesday to protect media independence, which he warned is facing "serious threats."

Yemen talks put on hold as rebels delay arrival

The start of UN-brokered peace talks between Yemen`s government and rebels was delayed Monday after the insurgent delegation failed to show up in Kuwait claiming truce violations.

Sushma Swaraj raises Maulana Masood Azhar issue with Chinese counterpart

Sushma Swaraj raises Maulana Masood Azhar issue with Chinese counterpart

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday strongly raised with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi the issue of China blocking its bid to have JeM chief and Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist by the UN.

North Korea preparing 5th nuclear test: South Korea President Park Guen-Hye

North Korea preparing 5th nuclear test: South Korea President Park Guen-Hye

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Monday said North Korea appeared to be readying for a fifth nuclear test in defiance of tightened UN sanctions imposed after its last test in January.

US warns citizens against visiting Islamabad's Marriott Hotel

The US embassy has issued a warning to American citizens against visiting Marriott Hotel Islamabad for the next several days, in wake of a general threat.

Syria rebels vow armed response to regime ceasefire violations

Syria rebels vow armed response to regime ceasefire violations

Several of Syria's key opposition factions said Monday they were launching an armed response to what they alleged were regime "violations" of a ceasefire agreement in the war-torn country.

Iran unveils S-300 missile system parts at army parade

Iran used its annual Army Day parade Sunday to showcase parts of a long-awaited air defence system ordered from Russia, a move likely to irk critics of the arms deal.

Italy FM in Libya for talks with unity government

Italy FM in Libya for talks with unity government

Italy`s foreign minister arrived in the Libyan capital on Tuesday in a show of support for the new unity government, the first visit by a top Western official since 2014.

North Korea leader supervises test of new engine for missile: State media

North Korea leader supervises test of new engine for missile: State media

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a successful test of a new engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), state media said on Saturday, in their latest report of advances in an arms programme that has attracted U.N. sanctions.

UN chief offers his 'good offices' to resolve Indo-Pak issues

UN chief offers his 'good offices' to resolve Indo-Pak issues

With Pakistan announcing that the bilateral peace process with India has been suspended, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that the offer of his "good offices" to help resolve the conflict stands but it is up to both nations to seek it.

Syria transitional govt must include regime, opposition: Assad

Syria transitional govt must include regime, opposition: Assad

President Bashar al-Assad said Wednesday that any transitional government in Syria should include both the regime and opposition, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged greater efforts to tackle the country`s refugee crisis.

China appoints special envoy to Syria

China on Tuesday said it has appointed its first special envoy to Syria, as part of efforts to increase its diplomatic footprint in the Middle East.

Brussels bombings victim death toll rises to 35: Official

Brussels bombings victim death toll rises to 35: Official

The number killed in last Tuesday`s bombings at Brussels Airport and a rush-hour metro has risen to 35, not including the three suicide bombers, officials said on Monday.

United Nation refugee chief concerned about EU-Turkey deal

United Nation refugee chief concerned about EU-Turkey deal

The head of the UN refugee agency said Monday he will be scrutinizing for possible breaches of international law the rollout of a controversial EU-Turkey deal to stem migrant flows into Europe through Greece.

United Nation ceases migrant transfers to sealed Lesbos camp

United Nation ceases migrant transfers to sealed Lesbos camp

The UN refugee agency said on Monday it will no longer transfer newly-arrived migrants on Lesbos to a camp on the island, after Greece began to confine them to the facility as part of the EU-Turkey deal.

Morocco expels over 80 members of UN mission in Western Sahara

More than 80 civilian members of a UN mission have left Western Sahara under a Moroccan expulsion order, airport sources and an AFP correspondent in the disputed territory said today.