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Fighting between Turkey and Kurds escalate amid NATO unease

ISTANBUL (AP) — Fighting between the Turkish military and Kurdish rebels escalated Tuesday amid signs of unease from NATO allies attending an emergency meeting about Turkey's conflicts with the Islamic State group and the Kurds.
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Iran’s UN Envoy Hits Back at US Counterpart’s Allegations

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s envoy to the United Nations dismissed the accusations the US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power had leveled against Iran, stressing that Tehran seeks stability in the Middle East region, contrary to Washington’s belligerent attitudes....
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First UN Aid Ship in 4 Months Docks in Yemen's Aden

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A ship carrying desperately needed relief supplies docked in Aden Tuesday, the first UN vessel to reach the southern Yemeni city in four months of fighting, the port city's governor said....
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Aden residents angry at UN for failing to deliver aid

Aden (AFP) - Frustrated by the UN's failure to deliver desperately needed aid, residents of Aden in war-torn Yemen have started to vent their anger at the world body and at rebels besieging their city....
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Amid deadlock on Greece, IMF releases funds to Cyprus

Washington (AFP) - The International Monetary Fund, deadlocked with Greece over further financial aid, approved a new loan installment for Cyprus on Friday, now the only other eurozone country receiving its bailout support....
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Israel blocks visit of UN human rights envoy

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel has blocked a visit to the Palestinian territories by a UN rights envoy, an official said Monday, just ahead of the publication of a United Nations report on last year's Gaza war....
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Zodiac signs of world leaders — ranked!

Are you a world leader? Chances are you're a Scorpio....
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Gambia's Jammeh wants ICC to investigate migrant deaths

BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has called for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the deaths of African migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean by boat to Europe....
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UNRWA warns services may cease within three months

...UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl warned that the organisation is facing "unprecedented challenges".......
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British NGO targeted by the Israeli government looks set for UN accreditation

A UN committee has recommend special consultative status for a UK-based Palestinian organisation, despite Israel's efforts to block the move....
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