Global activists have presented 8 million petitions to the UN disarmament chief demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference by world powers to review progress toward eventually achieving total disarmament.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet US Secretary of State John Kerry at the opening of a UN conference on the global anti-nuclear weapons treaty on Monday, as they try to make progress in talks on a long-term atomic deal.
Arctic nations warned on Friday of the dangers facing the environment and the peoples of one of the planet`s most remote regions, which because of climate change is becoming a new hotspot in tensions with Russia.
US Secretary of State John Kerry may meet next week with his Iranian counterpart in New York, for the first time since their marathon talks which sealed the outlines of an emerging ground-breaking nuclear deal.
Campaigners on Tuesday welcomed China`s release of five feminist activists held for more than a month, saying the surprise move after an international outcry showed Beijing does sometimes respond to outside pressure.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will make the case this week to sceptical Republicans and Democrats that the US Congress should give him another two and a half months to secure a final nuclear deal with Iran.
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday greeted people of Sri Lanka ahead of the Tamil and Sinhala New Year, saying it represents a renewed opportunity for the country to join together in the "spirit of reconciliation".