North Korea

Russia, China propose easing N Korea sanctions, US says premature

Two countries argue that a relaxation of some sanctions would encourage North Korea to resume denuclearisation talks.

Russia, China propose easing N Korea sanctions, US says premature

United Nations

UN extends mandate for agency supporting Palestinian refugees

UNRWA's mandate overwhelmingly renewed for another three years, despite opposition by US and Israel.

UN extends mandate for agency supporting Palestinian refugees

Climate Change

Greta Thunberg named 2019 Time Person of the Year

The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist is known for her blunt addresses to world leaders.

Greta Thunberg named 2019 Time Person of the Year

Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera wins prestigious UN prize for reports on UNRWA

Stories on allegations of ethical misconduct in UNRWA among winners at UN Correspondents Association awards.

Al Jazeera wins prestigious UN prize for reports on UNRWA

Middle East

UN says unable to verify Iranian weapons used in Saudi oil attack

Yemen's Houthi rebels had claimed responsibility for Aramco oil facilities attack, while Iran denied any involvement.

UN says unable to verify Iranian weapons used in Saudi oil attack

Iran

Zarif: Iran fully ready for prisoner swap, ball in US court

Comments by Iranian foreign minister come two days after US and Iran exchange prisoners in a rare act of cooperation.

Zarif: Iran fully ready for prisoner swap, ball in US court

AJ Impact

New inequalities created by climate change and tech, says UN

Not only are livelihoods disrupted by climate change, entire countries are left behind in tech progress, says report.

New inequalities created by climate change and tech, says UN

Iran

Iran rejects EU powers' letter to UN as 'desperate falsehood'

A letter by UK, German and French ambassadors to UN said Iran's activities were 'inconsistent' with a 2015 resolution.

Iran rejects EU powers' letter to UN as 'desperate falsehood'

AJ Impact

Soil erosion: Lost livelihoods, lost incomes and lost food

The twin threats of soil degradation and climate change could disrupt the global food supply and cost trillions.

Soil erosion: Lost livelihoods, lost incomes and lost food

Human Rights

North Korea warns UN on discussing country's human rights

Warning comes amid stalled nuclear talks and series of missile launches condemned by European nations as 'provocative'.

North Korea warns UN on discussing country's human rights

AJ Impact

From Nestle to Nike: Will the private sector deliver on climate?

Report says 285 companies are meeting 'science-based targets' by cutting 265 million tonnes of emissions.

From Nestle to Nike: Will the private sector deliver on climate?

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Heavy gunfire erupts as DR Congo's anti-UN protests continue

At least two people reportedly killed as demonstrations continue demanding UN peacekeepers leave the Beni area.

Heavy gunfire erupts as DR Congo's anti-UN protests continue

Climate Change

UN chief warns of 'point of no return' on climate change

Antonio Guterres said effect of rising temperatures is already being felt around the world.

UN chief warns of 'point of no return' on climate change

AJ Impact

Poor nations pay price as millions flee 'climate chaos': Oxfam

Countries struggling the most with increasingly erratic weather have few resources to fight it, Oxfam said.

Poor nations pay price as millions flee 'climate chaos': Oxfam

Climate Change

COP25: Summit begins amid 'climate emergency' warnings

Paris climate deal will be a key issue as some 25,000 delegates convene for the annual UN conference in Madrid.

COP25: UN climate conference to tackle global challenges
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