New York: As fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has forced 4.5 million people to flee their homes over the past year and left more than 13 million in need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator has called on the international community to urgently address the crisis. more
Sergei Skripal: Russia faces deadline to explain nerve agent attack on former spy

Moscow: Russia is facing a midnight deadline to explain why a Russian nerve agent was used in the poisoning of former government spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the United Kingdom. ...

Chabahar Port: Iranian minister invites Pakistan, China to participate in project

Islamabad: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Monday invited Pakistan and China to participate in its Chabahar project, according to Pakistani daily Dawn News.

UN anti-drug conference offers ‘opportunity to chart a better and balanced path’ forward – UN chief

New York: Inclusive partnerships are essential to addressing drug challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the top United Nations panel dealing with ...

Ahead of rainy season, UN under ‘time pressure’ to deliver aid in South Sudan

New York, Mar: With the rainy season approaching in South Sudan, where one in three people has been displaced by more than four years of conflict, a senior United Nations humanitarian off ...

Donald Trump-Kim Jong-Un meeting will take place only if North Korea fulfills promises: White House

Washington: The White House has once again cleared its stand that US President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un only if Pyongyang sticks to the promises it made spec ...

No concessions to Kim Jong Un before talks with Trump, says CIA Director Mike Pompeo

Washington: CIA Director Mike Pompeo has said US President Donald Trump has not made any concessions before his proposed meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

China removes term limits; Xi Jingping to remain President for life

Beijing: In a rubber-stamping exercise, Beijing formally removed term limits to allow Xi Jingping to remain President for life.

Donald Trump speaks with Xi Jinping, Shinzo Abe over potential meeting with North Korea

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Sunday said he has received encouraging words from China and Japan for agreeing to sit for a meeting with North Korea leader Kim Jong- Un in the u ...

New UN health agency regulation guidelines aim to help countries end ‘reign’ of tobacco industry

New York:The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday launched new guidelines on the role that tobacco product regulations can play in saving lives by reducing the demand ...