Date: Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 20:43
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan denounced terrorist groups in the region who falsely wave the banner of Islam and called for concerted international action to defeat them.
Date: Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 00:26
While the Iraqi people were determined to defend their land of against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – “a;n infamous group that has taken terror to a new era and a new level” – the country's President appealed to United Nations Member States today for support, protection and relief, so that Iraq may rid itself and the world of the grave danger ISIL posed.
Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 23:28
One year after its inaugural meeting, the International Support Group for Lebanon continues to channel the global community’s concern for the stability of the Middle Eastern country, particularly as crises continue to engulf the region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 22:24
Taking to the General Assembly podium today, President of the Council of Ministers of Lebanon, Tammam Salam, said that his country finds itself in the middle of a turbulent region and that the events unfolding in Syria and Iraq represent human crimes which “cannot be understood nor accepted by any mind or religion.”
Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 19:58
Addressing the General Assembly this morning, President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas noted that he had embarked on a recently launched round of negotiations in good faith and with an open mind, strongly determined to reach a peace accord within nine months.
Date: Friday, 26 Sep 2014 17:50
The number of people seeking refugee status in industrialized countries climbed again in 2014, driven largely by the wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as conflict and instability in Afghanistan and Eritrea, according to a new United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) study released today.
Date: Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 21:36
Taking the podium at the United Nations annual General Assembly today, Kuwait called for enlargement of the 15-member Security Council, with the Arab States being granted a permanent seat especially as issues relating to their region top the agenda of the decision-making body.
Date: Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 18:49
Instability, injustices and increasingly frequent natural disasters are precluding the international community from achieving gains that protect people’s welfare and the environment, the Sultan of Brunei said today, calling on delegations at the annual United Nations General Assembly debate to take concerted, unified action.
Date: Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 17:30
Declaring extremism a global issue and decrying false Muslims who shed blood and behead in the name of Islam, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered a strong call from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today for a united world response to the scourge.
Date: Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 15:26
The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the recent brutal, cold-blooded slaying by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) of human rights defender Sameera Salih Ali Al-Nuaimy, as well as the continuing detention, sexual exploitation and sale of hundreds of women and girls in areas captured by the militant group.
Date: Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 00:35
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the Yemeni parties for reaching a peace pact, and called on the country’s partners to scale up support to ensure a successful democratic transition.
Date: Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 20:52
Efforts to reach and assist Syrian children affected by that country’s nearly four-year-long conflict are making headway, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) declared today, adding that much work remained to be done as an entire generation of Syrian youth continues to be at risk.
Date: Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 20:31
Taking the podium today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, leaders from the Gulf and Middle East regions called for a collective strategy to contain and address extremists in Iraq, Syria and other parts of the world, while also calling for international efforts to reconstruct Gaza.
Date: Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 00:43
Welcoming a recent peace pact signed between the Yemeni Government and its opponents, the United Nations Security Council today called for its full and immediate implementation, an immediate end to all attacks and threats, and the rapid formation of a new government.
Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 20:45
With 138,000 Syrians having already fled to Turkey from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), United Nations officials today voiced grave concern for hundreds of thousands more who remained, living in fear of the sort of persecution perpetrated by ISIL against religious and ethnic minorities elsewhere.
Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 20:09
Ahead of tomorrow’s United Nations Security Council summit on foreign terrorist fighters, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for decisive action in support of efforts to confront extremists.
Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 17:28
Despite insecurity and the continuous movement of people, the United Nations said today it has reached more than one million people uprooted by violence across Iraq with food assistance, while also noting a sharp increase in refugees fleeing into neighbouring Jordan and Turkey.
Date: Monday, 22 Sep 2014 23:38
The United Nations and the League of Arab States today signed an agreement to strengthen the protection of children affected by armed conflict in the Arab world.
Date: Monday, 22 Sep 2014 23:07
The absence of a credible political solution is having “severe consequences” on the Middle East, said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today as he urged all parties to reverse the negative trend toward hostilities and return to peace talks that tackle the root causes of the crisis.
Date: Monday, 22 Sep 2014 21:21
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the release of a group of Turkish nations held since June by the group, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
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