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Rouhani in New York for UN meeting
Iran to highlight US violations
More Afghans displaced by drought than war: UN
A total of 275,000 people have been displaced by drought in western Afghanistan — 52,000 more than the number uprooted by conflict this year — with over two million threatened by the effects of water shortages, the United Nations said.
Deadly protests in Basra prompt UN calls for calm in Iraq
The United Nations has called for calm in Iraq’s Basra in the wake of protests over poor public services that left six people killed on Tuesday.
Over 100 rights groups urge Bahrain to ‘immediately release’ Nabeel Rajab
More than 100 rights groups have called on Bahrain to "immediately release" prominent opposition figure and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab after the United Nations condemned his detention as "arbitrary" and "discriminatory."
UN invites Iran, Russia, Turkey to Syria talks in Geneva next month
United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura has invited Iran, Russia and Turkey to talks due to be held in Geneva next month on forming Syria's Constitutional Committee, a UN spokeswoman says.
At least 30 African refugees drown after boat capsizes off Yemen: UN
The United Nations says at least 30 African refugees have drowned when their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen this week with reports that their smugglers opened fire on those on board.
PPPs likely to undermine public health commitments
The United Nations Agenda 2030 for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is being touted in financial circles as offering huge investment opportunities requiring trillions of dollars.
International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia to close after nearly 25 years
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is to wrap up its prosecution of crimes committed during the Balkans Wars of the 1990s nearly 25 years after its inception by the United Nations.
Violence in Central African Republic uproots record 1.1mn
A record number of people - more than 1.1 million - have been uprooted in Central African Republic by spiraling violence between armed groups which threatens to plunge the country back into full-blown conflict, the United Nations said on Friday.
Haley 'hysteric fit' to cost US dearly, North Korea warns
North Korea has warned that the US will “pay dearly” after Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations said the Asian peninsular country was “begging for war” as tensions continue to mount between the two countries.
Daesh-held Raqqah worst place in Syria, United Nations says
The United Nations has expressed serious concerns over the humanitarian condition in Syria’s northern city of Raqqah, describing the territory still controlled by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group as “the worst place” in the conflict-plagued Arab country.
United Nations warns of mounting refugee tension on Greek islands
The UN refugee agency has warned of mounting tension on Greek islands holding thousands of refugees, calling for more transfers to the mainland.
Violence claimed 354 Iraqi civilian lives in May: United Nations
Latest figures released by the UN show that acts of terrorism and violence killed more than 350 civilians in May, as government forces, backed by volunteer fighters, are engaged in joint operations to expel Daesh terrorists out of their last urban stronghold in the country.
Iraq protecting civilian lives in Mosul: Analyst
The United Nations and other international and local aid organizations have warned about the living condition of an estimated 750,000 civilians in the Daesh-controlled western Mosul. According to UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Lise Grande, the civilians in that area are facing soaring prices of basic goods and intermittent water and electricity supply. Since October 2016, Iraqi forces have started a major military operation to liberate Mosul and have managed to push back Daesh terrorists from eastern part of the city.
Iran urges respect for countries' territorial integrity: envoy
Deputy to Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholam Hossein Dehqani stressed here that countries' national sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence should be respected during UN peacekeeping missions.

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