Gulf Times - United-Nations
UN aid trucks reach remote Rukban camp in Syria

UN aid trucks reach remote Rukban camp in Syria

A United Nations aid convoy on Saturday reached the Rukban refugee camp in Syria, next to the border with Jordan, where thousands of people are stranded in the desert, a member of the camp's local council said.

Qatar reiterates support for ICJ jurisdiction in disputes’ settlement

Qatar reiterates support for ICJ jurisdiction in disputes’ settlement

Qatar has renewed its support for the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the peaceful settlement of disputes, affirming its commitment to the role played by the court under Article 33 of the United Nations (UN) Charter.

Syria approves UN aid delivery to remote camp on Jordan

Syria approves UN aid delivery to remote camp on Jordan

The Syrian government gave approval for the UN to deliver aid next week to thousands of civilians stranded near a US garrison on the Jordanian-Syrian border, aid workers and camp officials said on Wednesday.

UN urges Australia to evacuate offshore refugees over health crisis

UN urges Australia to evacuate offshore refugees over health crisis

The United Nations has asked Australia to urgently evacuate detainees from the Pacific islands of Nauru and Papua New Guinea, saying it bears responsibility for their deteriorating health conditions.

North Korea says 'no way' it will disarm without trust in US

North Korea says 'no way' it will disarm without trust in US

North Korea's foreign minister on Saturday told the United Nations there was "no way" that his country would disarm first as long as the United States continued to push for tough enforcement of sanctions against Pyongyang.

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives

A cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria has claimed nearly 100 lives over the past two weeks, the United Nations said Saturday.

UN's Yemen envoy pushes for talks as fighting continues

UN's Yemen envoy pushes for talks as fighting continues

The UN's Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths has met the country's Houthi rebels in a push for new peace talks, as fighting continued around Hodeida.

Qatar urges rights council to act against siege countries' violations

Qatar urges rights council to act against siege countries' violations

Al-Nuaimi cited the report by technical mission of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), which described the measures taken by the blockading countries as unilateral and coercive.

Amir, Deputy Amir express condolences on Annan death

Amir, Deputy Amir express condolences on Annan death

HE Sheikh Thani also conveyed his condolences to the family members of Kofi Annan.

Yemeni civilian lives 'hang in balance' in Hodeida: UN

Yemeni civilian lives 'hang in balance' in Hodeida: UN

Doctors and medics in two hospitals in Hodeida province said 50 people have been killed in the past 24 hours, seven of them pro-government fighters.

UN chief pushes for protection of civilians in Syria's Idlib

UN chief pushes for protection of civilians in Syria's Idlib

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday appealed to Russia, Iran and Turkey to "spare no effort to find solutions that protect civilians" in Syria's Idlib and said it was "absolutely essential" a full-scale battle was avoided.

QRCS ready for looming displacement wave in northern Syria

QRCS ready for looming displacement wave in northern Syria

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has said it is developing an emergency response plan to deal with a potential mass displacement movement in the northern parts of Syria.