End in sight as powers cite progress on Iran nuclear deal
End in sight as powers cite progress on Iran nuclear deal

Global powers and Iran hit the final straights of marathon talks Saturday, amid signs some of the toughest hurdles blocking a deal to curb the Iranian nuclear programme may been resolved.

UNHRC adopts resolution on Palestine, India abstains

India for the first time on Friday abstained from voting on a resolution on Palestine adopted at the UN rights body that calls for accountability by parties involved in last year's conflict in Gaza.

UN `best option` for trying MH17 suspects: Dutch PM
UN `best option` for trying MH17 suspects: Dutch PM

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called Friday for the creation of an international tribunal to try those responsible for downing a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine last year.

UN declines comment on Amnesty report over Kashmir

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declined comment over an Amnesty International report that blames India of not taking action against troops accused of atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir state.

UN says Burundi election was not free, fair or credible

Burundi`s parliamentary election was not free, fair, transparent or credible and violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms were committed, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Six UN peacekeepers killed in northern Mali

Militants killed at least six United Nations soldiers on Thursday in northern Mali, in one the deadliest ever attacks on the world`s most dangerous peacekeeping mission, claimed by Al-Qaeda`s north African arm.

Malaysia moves ahead with proposed UN tribunal for MH17 culprits

Malaysia told the Security Council on Thursday that it plans to present a draft resolution soon on creating a UN tribunal to try those responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine.

Syria rejects UN criticism of barrel bombs, says ''technical'' issue

Syria rejected a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution condemning its aerial bombing tactics record on Thursday, saying the use of barrel bombs was a "technical" issue that was no business of the Geneva-based body.

Fresh push in Iran nuclear talks in Tehran, Vienna

 Major-power foreign ministers and the UN atomic watchdog chief were set to launch a fresh two-pronged push Thursday to nail down an elusive nuclear deal with Iran in a sixth day of high-stakes diplomatic poker.

At least 1,466 Iraqis killed in June due to violence: UN

At least 1,466 Iraqis were killed by armed conflict in June, up more than 40 per cent from the previous month as security forces suffered mounting casualties battling the Islamic State group, according to UN figures released today.

UN Security Council threatens sanctions over Libya deal

The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged Libya`s parties to sign an agreement to form a national unity government and threatened sanctions against those who stand in the way of a deal.

Yemen rebels kill 31 as UN declares highest-level emergency

Rebel fire on a residential district of Yemen`s second city Aden killed more than 30 civilians Wednesday, as the UN declared its highest level humanitarian emergency in the war-torn country.

Over 2.4 million worldwide without sanitation: UN

 Over 2.4 million people worldwide are still without sanitation, including 946 million who are compelled to defecate in the open, a United Nations assessment said on Wednesday.

UN asks Nigeria to ease abortion restrictions for Boko Haram rape victims

 The United Nations rights chief on Wednesday urged Nigeria to show compassion and make it easier for women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity to access abortions.

Quake aid supplies stuck at Nepal customs: UN official

 Bureaucratic customs procedures are slowing down aid deliveries to quake-devastated Nepal even as monsoon rains threaten to disrupt supply routes to the worst-hit areas, a senior UN official said Wednesday.

Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean this year: UN
Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean this year: UN

 A record 137,000 people made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the first half of 2015, most of them fleeing war, conflict and persecution, the United Nations said Wednesday

UN accuses South Sudan government forces of abusing, burning women alive

The United Nations accused South Sudan`s government forces and its allies on Tuesday of sexually abusing women and girls and reportedly burning some alive in their homes during recent fighting in the conflict-torn nation.

US, European allies call for speedy Libya deal

The United States and five European allies on Tuesday called for rival Libyan groups to endorse a deal at UN-led negotiations to resolve the country`s ongoing crisis. 

Saudi strikes hit homes, markets in Yemen: Rights group

 Saudi-led coalition air strikes on a rebel stronghold in Yemen have destroyed houses, markets and a school, killing dozens of people in what could amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Votes counted in controversial Burundi polls as ruling party eyes win

Burundi election officials finished vote-counting on Tuesday, a day after internationally condemned polls boycotted by the opposition, with the ruling party expected to win a sweeping victory.