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UN council to meet at Moscow's request on Syria, Iraq

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN Security Council will hold informal talks at Russia's request on Tuesday over Turkey's military operations in Iraq and Syria, diplomats said, as Moscow demanded answers.
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UN calls on Israel to punish Palestinian family's killers

Jerusalem (AFP) - A senior United Nations official expressed concern Wednesday over Israel's failure to bring to justice those behind an arson attack that killed three members of a Palestinian family, including a baby....
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NATO readies new support for Turkey: Stoltenberg

Brussels (AFP) - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday the alliance was working on new support measures for Turkey, but insisted the commitment predated Ankara's shooting down of a Russian jet on the Syrian border....
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France wants UN to authorize 'all necessary measures' against IS

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - France asked the UN Security Council Thursday to authorize countries to "take all necessary measures" to fight the Islamic State group after the jihadists claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks....
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UN watchdog confirms Syria mustard gas use, chlorine attack

The Hague (AFP) - The UN chemical weapons watchdog Friday confirmed with "utmost confidence" that mustard gas was used in Syria in August during fighting between rebels and jihadists and "likely" killed a child....
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Refugee flows to Greece surge, U.N. says Russian airstrikes not to blame

GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of refugees and migrants reaching Greece surged to 48,000 in the five days to Oct. 21, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday, but the U.N. refugee agency said Russian air strikes in Syria had not caused any significant refugee exodus. ...
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Rouhani invites Putin to GECF

TEHRAN, Oct. 25 (MNA) – Iran’s president has officially invited the Russian president to participate in the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Summit in Tehran due next month....
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UN chief 'pessimistic' about Israel-Palestinian peace

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered the Security Council a grim assessment Wednesday of prospects for defusing the latest wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians, a British diplomat said....
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Doctors Without Borders: ‘US Strike on Afghan Hospital No Mistake’

TEHRAN (FNA)- The head of an international medical charity, whose hospital in Northern Afghanistan was razed to the ground by a United States airstrike earlier this month, said it may have been deliberate rather than accidental....
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U.S. to raise Iranian missile test at U.N. Security Council

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A missile test announced by Iran over the weekend was an apparent violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution and Washington will raise the incident at the United Nations, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday....
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