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UN confirms receipt of Palestinian applications to join global conventions, treaties

2 April 2014 – The United Nations confirmed today that Palestinian Authority officials have presented letters for accession to 15 international conventions and treaties. UN...

UN reports serious human rights violations, potential war crimes in Iraq

18 July 2014 – The group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its allies are imposing “untold hardship...
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Is Israel at Risk of becoming an Apartheid State?

In this episode of UpFront, Mehdi Hasan speaks to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert about the Iran deal, a two-state solution and calls...

UN-facilitated Yemen consultations set for 14 June; Ban urges parties to engage in good...

6 June 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the readiness of President Abd Rabou Mansour Hadi of Yemen to send a delegation to...

UN committee urges Security Council to act on ‘alarming' developments in East Jerusalem

5 March 2014 – A United Nations committee on Palestinian rights today called on the Security Council to act quickly to address “alarming” developments...
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Holy Land hit by heaviest snowfall in decades

The heaviest snowfall in decades blocked roads across Israel and the West Bank Saturday, while torrential rains flooded areas of the Gaza Strip. The heavy snow, which stopped falling Saturday afternoon, prompted Israeli authorities to interrupt the…
Tora Bora Afghanistan compound Osama Bin Laden lived in until a Western bombing campaign forced him to flee

The Hunt for Osama bin Laden: Shadow, Bad Blood and the Suspected Poisoning of...

Revelation emerged that two months after Osama bin Laden was killed, the CIA's top operative in Pakistan was pulled out of the country in...

Lebanon: UN calls for restraint following latest terrorist car bombing in Beirut

2 January 2014 – The United Nations today called on all parties in Lebanon to show restraint following the second deadly car bomb attack...

In Geneva, UN envoy meets Syria stakeholders amid ongoing consultations

10 June 2015 – The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria is continuing a series of critical meetings with Syrian and international stakeholders as...

Despite Gaza clashes, Israelis and Palestinians must maintain ceasefire, says UN official

An Israeli and a Palestinian pick olives together in a disputed area. While Palestinians are often attacked by Israeli settlers as they collect olives,...

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