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China’s president vows $2bn fund to poor nations

China has announced plans for earmarking USD 2 billion for a new assistance fund and more investment in developing countries.
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Yazidis urge ICC to open probe into IS atrocities

The Hague (AFP) - Iraq's Yazidi minority -- the target of brutal attacks by the Islamic State group -- on Thursday urged the International Criminal Court to investigate the militants for genocide and sexual slavery....
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U.N. investigator sees Milosevic's fate awaiting Assad

GENEVA (Reuters) - Justice will catch up with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad even if he remains in power under a negotiated end to Syria's war, U.N. human rights investigator Carla del Ponte said on Monday. ...
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Hungary's new border rules 'alarming': UNHCR

ROSZKE, Hungary (Reuters) - Elements of Hungary's new border rules are "really alarming", the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday, expressing concern at the time devoted to assessing asylum seekers and their return to Serbia....
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'Indifference' behind surging migrant numbers to Europe: Red Cross chief

Geneva (AFP) - Indifference is to blame for Europe's biggest migrant crisis since World War II, the Red Cross chief has told AFP, urging the world to "wake up" to the real extent of the problem....
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EU, Vietnam agree deal for free trade pact

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Vietnam clinched on Tuesday an agreement in principle on a new free trade deal that would see the lifting of most tariffs on goods....
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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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