Five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council held talks on Afghanistan that focused on their common concerns pertaining to the allocation of humanitarian aid, inclusive government, and women's rights.
North Korea could have around 60 nuclear weapons, according to analysts.
Last week, Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the original proposal by Ireland and Norway to reopen the Al Yaroubiya crossing from Iraq to northeast Syria was “a non-starter.”
More than 2,000 humanitarian workers took part in the demonstration ahead of a July 10 deadline for a decision on whether the Bab al Hawa crossing will remain open for aid.
A draft UN Security Council resolution circulated would authorise the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria across the borders of Turkey and Iraq.
The decision to press the Security Council to hold an urgent session on the decade-long dam dispute came during a diplomatic meeting in Qatar called by downstream Nile countries Egypt and Sudan.
The Security Council holds an open meeting on the broader central Africa region where the United States and Russia traded accusations over actions in the Central African Republic.
Palestinian envoy to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, pleads with the world body to gather more humanitarian aid for Gaza amid intense Israeli bombing.
Israeli police fire plastic bullets and sound bombs wounding at least 10 more unarmed Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, as Arab nations, including signatories of Abraham Accords, hit out at Israel over ongoing violence.
Eritrea denies allegations of aid obstruction but Abiy government's documents suggest soldiers have been plundering food supplies, stoking fears of starvation deaths, and blocking access to Ethiopian checkpoints.
Member states of the global chemical watchdog voted to suspend rights and privileges of Syria’s Bashar al Assad regime, including the right to vote at the organisation.
A report, focusing on 18 countries where the UN said it has obtained verified information, lists 52 parties “credibly suspected” of responsibility “for patterns of rape or other forms of sexual violence” in conflicts.
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