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UN report: Israel has established an 'apartheid regime'

Report breaks new ground on the UN's examination of the situation in occupied Palestine by using the word 'apartheid'.
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UN rights body told to end focus on Israel as US mulls exit

BERLIN (AP) — The United States on Wednesday called on the U.N. Human Rights Council to drop its "obsession with Israel" amid reports that the Trump administration is considering quitting the body....
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US envoy says UN rights body at odds with American values

Geneva (AFP) - Many actions taken by the UN Human Rights Council "contradict" American values, a senior US official said Wednesday amid speculation that Washington might quit the body over its treatment of Israel....
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Russia's U.N. envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said....
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Sweden to present U.N. resolution on Iran’s human rights record

...Trade minister Linde, who signed multiple agreements with Iranian ministers while wearing a veil, “sees no conflict” between her government’s human rights policy and signing trade deals with an oppressive dictatorship that tortures prisoners, persecutes gays, and is a leading executioner of minors.......
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Trump yet to speak to UN nuclear watchdog about Iran deal

With Netanyahu in US to discuss the maligned pact, Yukiya Amano says new administration has not broached subject with IAEA...
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US blocks top Palestinian politician from leading UN mission in Libya

The United States has blocked the appointment of former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to lead the UN mission in Libya, in a move intended to reassure the Tel Aviv regime of the new US administration’s support for Israel at the world body....
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Eight countries sign up to counter Trump's global anti-abortion move

Eight countries have joined an initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls caused by President Donald Trump's ban on U.S.-funded groups around the world providing information on abortion, Sweden's deputy prime minister said....
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Trump agrees to meet NATO leaders in Europe in May

President Donald Trump agreed to meet alliance leaders in Europe in May in a phone call on Sunday with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that also touched on the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine, the White House said....
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UN refugee chief opposes 'safe zones' in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N.'s top official on refugees pushed back against a proposed initiative that has gained recent traction to create "safe zones" in Syria for refugees, saying the country was "not the right place" for the initiative....
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