Trump urges Iran's isolation, praises Kim in combative UN address
President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for Iran's isolation while welcoming another former adversary, North Korea, in from the cold in an unabashedly boastful speech to the United Nations General Assembly which provoked laughter from fellow leaders.
Back at UN, Trump eyes new North Korea summit 'quite soon'
President Donald Trump said Monday he expects a second summit with Kim Jong Un to take place "quite soon" as he returned to the United Nations to trumpet a turnaround in ties with the North Korean leader.
Cholera killed 97 persons in Borno, Yobe, says UN agency
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) has said Yobe State declared the outbreak of cholera two weeks after it was declared in Borno State and has so far killed 97 persons. Its Head of Communication, Samantha Newport, disclosed in a statement issued yesterday in Maiduguri, that the total recorded cases…
Final farewell to UN's Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral
Tributes were paid to former UN secretary general Kofi Annan as he was laid to rest in his native Ghana on Thursday, with calls to keep alive the legacy of a "stubborn optimist" to create a better, more peaceful world.
Italy's Salvini hits out after UN migrant criticism
Italy's far-right leader Matteo Salvini lashed out at the UN's new rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Monday after she criticised the country's treatment of migrants.
Russia at UN accuses US of 'destructive' meddling in Nicaragua
Russia on Wednesday accused the United States of 'destructive' meddling in Nicaragua's affairs for calling a UN Security Council meeting on the crisis in the Central American country. Human rights groups say more than 300 people have died in Nicaragua during four months of anti-government unrest that have seen police and the military open fire…
Burundi president hate speech fuelling 'crimes against humanity': UN
UN investigators on Wednesday warned that crimes against humanity and other serious rights violations were continuing unabated in Burundi, blaming in part President Pierre Nkurunziza's repeated calls to hatred and violence.
Russia blocks publication of UN report critical of North Korea
Russia has blocked the publication of a UN report on the implementation of sanctions against North Korea because it disagrees with some of the findings, Moscow's ambassador to the world body said Thursday.
UN chief thanks Obasanjo for smooth transition in Liberia
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed gratitude to former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo for his mediation role in ensuring smooth political transition in Liberia.
UN demands ‘swift justice’ for Borno killers
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for those responsible for Sunday’s killings in Malari village, Borno State, to be brought to “swift justice”. Guterres, in a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Stephane Dujarric, condemned the killing of dozens of people in violence in Borno by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. The Secretary-General said he…