UN refugee agency will study Turkey’s plan for Syrian refugees and engage with Ankara.
Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad called for Carrie Lam to quit after she invoked colonial-era emergency powers to ban protesters from wearing face masks. Her move to quell months of unrest sparked immediate rallies and vows to defy the new law.
The young Afghan environmentalist was selected as one of 100 ‘green ticket’ winners by the UN. But he couldn’t attend the summit as the US denied his entry saying he was ineligible for a nonimmigrant visa.
Youths gathered at at the Youth Climate Summit at United Nations HQ by demanding radical moves to fight climate change.
"There’s no timetable on the president making a decision with the consultation of the secretary, and I want to give the president and the secretary the space to do that," State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said.
Plagued by a history of corruption allegations made against its chiefs, along with sex scandals within its missions around the world, the UN's leadership once again finds itself surrounded by controversy.
After the United States accused Iran of carrying out the attacks and Tehran rejected the accusations, the UN chief suggested that an independent entity could step in to verify the facts.
The Kremlin also rebuffed criticism from US President Donald Trump of Russian and Syrian military action in Idlib, saying it was needed to shut down rebel attacks being launched from there.
The two remaining pandas, Bai Yun and her six-year-old cub Xiao Liwu, will be sent to China in the coming days after three weeks of goodbyes that culminated over the weekend, the last chance for Californians to see them.
Agnes Callamard, UN special rapporteur, called on the kingdom to reveal the defendants' names and the fate of 10 others initially arrested in the murder case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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