World 'Must Not Forget' Afghan Women and Children: United Nations

The United Nations on Monday implored the world to not forget the plight of Afghanistan’s women and children despite other international crises, one year after the Taliban’s return to power. The war-ravaged nation is suffering profound hardship including a staggering 95 percent of its population undernourished, United Nations Population Fund executive director Natalia Kanem warned …

Read more

US Fails to Address Reparations' Calls at UN Race Record Review

Washington vowed to do better on battling racial discrimination at an emotion-laden UN review of its record Friday, but officials did not respond to calls for reparations after centuries of systemic racism. “We need to continue to make strong, concerted efforts to eliminate the scourge of racial discrimination in our country,” said Desiree Cormier Smith, …

Read more

UN sounds alarm as shelling hits site of Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Ukraine

KYIV: Russia and Ukraine accused each other of new shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on Thursday ahead of a UNSC meeting to address concerns over the facility’s security. Both Moscow and Kyiv said there were five rocket strikes near a radioactive material storage area at the plant, Europe’s biggest nuclear facility which has …

Read more

Attacks at Ukraine Nuclear Plant Are Suicidal, U.N. Chief Warns

KYIV, Ukraine—The international crisis over the weekend shelling of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant deepened on Monday as Russia and Ukraine traded blame for missile attacks and the United Nations secretary-general warned that an attack on a nuclear facility would be suicidal. Ukraine’s nuclear regulator Energoatom on Monday accused Russia of bombing power lines to …

Read more

Israel, Islamic Jihad, say Gaza ceasefire agreement reached

Jerusalem/Gaza CNN  —  A ceasefire between Israel and Islamic Jihad over Gaza appeared to be holding early Monday after going into effect at 11:30 p.m. local time Sunday (4:30 p.m. ET). Announcing the truce, a brief statement from the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office thanked Egypt for its mediation efforts, but warned if it was violated, …

Read more

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Alarmed by Shelling Near Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia Plant

The head of the United Nations atomic agency said shelling in the vicinity of Europe’s largest nuclear power station, located in Ukraine, underlined the risk of a disaster that would threaten public health far beyond the battlefield. Rafael Grossi’s comments Saturday came after shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant on Friday severed a high-voltage power …

Read more

UN chief criticizes `grotesque greed' of oil companies

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief sharply criticized the “grotesque greed” of oil and gas companies on Wednesday for making record profits from the energy crisis on the back of the world’s poorest people “while destroying our only home.” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it was “immoral” that the largest energy companies in the …

Read more

UN secretary-general urges governments to tax 'immoral' oil and gas profits

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during the 2022 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations in New York City on August 1, 2022. Ed Jones | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged governments on Wednesday to tax excessive …

Read more

27 Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan air defence zone after Pelosi visit

Dozens of Chinese warplanes entered Taiwan’s air defence zone today, shortly after Nancy Pelosi flew out of the country following a diplomatic visit that infuriated Beijing and drew threats of military retaliation. In total, 27 fighters including 16 Russian-made Su-30 jets crossed into the zone, which prompted defensive measures from Taipei. The incursion comes amidst …

Read more

Archie Battersbee's parents will launch a last-ditch plea to save their son this morning

Archie Battersbee’s life support will be removed at 11am this morning unless his family can appeal again to the European Court of Human Rights, having spent the night holding a vigil by his bedside. The 12-year-old suffered catastrophic brain damage after an accident at home in April, and has been in a deep coma, with doctors …

Read more