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.
A political and economic intervention by the international community could drive the conflict to a stalemate in favour of the Kabul government, giving it space to create a new strategy.
UNSC first authorised a cross-border aid operation into Syria in 2014 at four points. Last year, access was reduced to one crossing point from Turkey, due to opposition from Russia and China over renewing all four.
The UN humanitarian chief warned the grave humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region is deteriorating, with no sign of Eritrean troops withdrawing and alarmingly widespread reports of systematic rape and other sexual violence.
Shaped by past inequality and colonial priorities, the UN has yet to confront the truth about itself, or distance its past from the reality of the present.
Thirteen council members argued on Friday that Washington's move is void given it is using a process agreed upon under a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers that the US quit two years ago.
Three members of the bloc led by Saudi Arabia continue to enforce an economic and political blockade of Doha.
Moscow's attempt to halve access for humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria from Turkey to just one border crossing voted down at Security Council.
Russia, a close ally of Bashar al Assad's regime in Syria, immediately circulates a draft Security Council resolution that would authorise the delivery of aid through a single crossing point from Turkey for six months.
Turkey’s ambassador to UN Feridun Sinirlioglu has said that UAE’s efforts to undermine the UN’s efforts and credibility continue unabated.
Russian-made anti-personnel mine seized in same region, says the Libyan Foreign Ministry.
Abdoulaye Miskine, founder and head of the Democratic Front of the Central African People, was offered a government position under the Khartoum peace accord but is accused of looking to hire fighters.
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