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UN urged to suspend Saudi Arabia from UNHRC

NEW YORK, Jun. 30 (MNA) – UN General Assembly should immediately suspend Saudi Arabia’s membership rights on the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said.
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MSF: Syrians trapped without aid near Jordan face starvation

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Syrians stranded on the Jordanian border face starvation and dehydration, the aid group Doctors Without Borders said Thursday, calling for an immediate resumption of aid deliveries that were halted after Jordan sealed the border following a suicide attack....
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Rumi wasn't yours: Afghan fury as Iran, Turkey claim Sufi poet

Who can lay claim to Rumi, the Sufi mystic who is one of the world's most beloved poets? A bid by Iran and Turkey to do so has exasperated Afghanistan, country of his birth eight centuries ago....
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Ukraine furious over remarks on Russia by U.N. chief Ban

The Kiev government is outraged by remarks made by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the crucial role Russia can play in ending conflicts, and no longer believes he has any moral authority, Ukraine's U.N. envoy said on Thursday....
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IMF warns the US over high poverty, inequality

Washington (AFP) - The International Monetary Fund warned the United States Wednesday over poverty and rising inequality in the country, saying both could hold back its economic potential....
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AP NewsBreak: UN: Israel for ratifying nuke test ban treaty

VIENNA (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Monday that his country backs ratification of a treaty banning nuclear tests but did not commit to a time frame, a senior U.N. official said after meeting with the Israeli leader....
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Global migrant tide swells to record 65 million

Geneva (AFP) - The number of refugees and others fleeing their homes worldwide has hit a new record, spiking to 65.3 million people by the end of 2015, the United Nations said Monday....
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UN says Syria aid drops not 'imminent' despite pleas

Beirut (AFP) - Humanitarian aid drops to besieged areas in Syria are not imminent and need regime approval, the United Nations said on Thursday, despite urgent calls from Britain and France for deliveries to start....
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The Latest: UN says many starve in 'senseless' Syria war

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):...
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US and allies urge UN action against Iran for missile tests

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and three allies called for a Security Council meeting to respond to Iran's recent ballistic missile tests which they say were carried out in defiance of a U.N. resolution....
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