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Amid cash crisis, UN likely able to pay staff in November

A UN spokesman says partial payments are coming in from some countries, enabling salary payments.

UN estimates 130,000 people displaced by fighting in Syria

Relief agencies estimate up to 400,000 civilians in the conflict zone may require aid and protection.

UN says ‘this must stop’ after violence in Iraq protests

UN is calling for those responsible to be held to account.

Never give up, Greta Thunberg tells Iowa climate activists

The 16-year-old tells hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the rally that ‘no matter what, we need to continue.’

Australia rejects UN call to release Tamil family

Refused refugee status, parents and daughters have been held at detention facility.

UN expert calls out Saudi prince’s claims of ignorance for Khashoggi...

Agnes Callamard says the international community cannot take Mohammed bin Salman at his word.

Hypocrisy and hyperbole at the UN

World leaders, including Malaysia's prime minister, were selective in their criticisms of nation-states at the recent UN General Assembly.

Threat of ‘Great Fracture’ emerges between US and China

China warns the US against giving up decades of engagement.

Police restricts Indian Kashmir after Imran Khan’s speech

Troops also blocked access to its main business centre with razor wires.

To visit cancer-stricken envoy, Iran must first release US prisoner

The US has imposed tight travel restrictions on Zarif which the Iran foreign minister describes as ‘basically inhuman’.

US wants ‘rapid’ Indian easing of Kashmir restrictions

The US hopes to see rapid action in the lifting of restrictions and the release of detainees in Kashmir.

US won’t allow chemical attack by Assad’s forces to go unchallenged

The US says it will continue to pressure the Assad regime to end violence directed at Syrian civilians.

All deals are off if Israel annexes territory, warns Palestine’s president

Mahmud Abbas says Palestine has a right to defend its rights by all possible means.

First let me take a selfie, El Salvador’s president tells UN

A couple of images on Instagram can have more impact than any speech delivered in this assembly, says Nayib Bukele.

UN urged to investigate organ harvesting of Falun Gong, Uighur minorities in China

Forced organ harvesting had been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale, says a UNHCR lawyer.

2 mil children out of school in war-torn Yemen, says Unicef

Education of another 3.7 million at risk with teachers' salaries not paid in more than two years.

Rouhani heads to UN to drum up support for Iran

Hassan Rouhani says it is essential for Iran to take part in the UN General Assembly.

Iran to present plan for Gulf security at UN General Assembly...

Hassan Rouhani says the presence of foreign forces in the region would create insecurity for oil and shipping.

Philippines halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into...

Rodrigo Duterte’s office denies the order was ever issued.

Philippines say no to UN investigation on its war on drugs

UN investigators will not be allowed to work in the Philippines, says foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin.

Parliamentary select group to discuss UN report on Malaysia’s poverty rate

Parliamentary select committee chairman Anwar Ibrahim says the United Nations report was forwarded to the group 2 weeks ago.

North Korean foreign minister not attending UN world leaders gathering

Ri Yong-ho cited scheduling reasons for his absence, and instead, North Korea's UN Ambassador Kim Song will address the UN General Assembly.

Have RCI into poverty ‘scandal’, urges consumers’ body

The Consumers Association of Penang says a royal commission of inquiry will be able to provide an accurate picture of poverty in the country following a UN claim that Malaysia is under-reporting the problem.

UN orders Bosnia to pay wartime rape victim

T rape victim won her case in a Bosnian court in 2015 but never received the €15,000 compensation because the rapist did not have the funds to pay.