UN rights chief calls to lift Saudi 'immunity' over Khashoggi
The UN human rights chief called Tuesday for the lifting of the immunity of officials who might be involved in the disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist at the kingdom's consulate in Turkey.
Trump questions UN global warming report
US President Donald Trump said he has yet to read a UN report warning of global warming-caused chaos unless drastic action is taken and added that he is skeptical.
UN, AU ask South Sudan's warring sides to deliver on peace deal
The United Nations and African Union on Tuesday called on South Sudan's warring parties to take concrete steps to implement the latest peace deal signed last month. Civil war in the world's youngest country erupted in December 2013 and uprooted 4.2 million people -- roughly a third of the population. "We are looking forward to…
Nikki Haley resigns as Trump's UN ambassador
Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday as the US ambassador to the United Nations, in the latest departure from President Donald Trump's national security team.
UN calls for probe into death of Venezuela opposition member
The United Nations called Tuesday for a "transparent investigation" into the death of Venezuelan opposition member Fernando Alban after Caracas said he killed himself in custody.
From go-slow to standstill: Our daily traffic ordeal
You are permitted to read this with a smirk on your face. The UN Information Centre, Ikoyi, offered me a good job in 1974. The centre was headed by a fine Cameroonian gentleman called Pen Malafa. I had just proudly emerged from the crucibles as one of the pioneers in the National Youth Service Corps.…
UN court tells US to ease Iran sanctions in blow for Trump
The UN's top court ordered the United States Wednesday to lift sanctions on humanitarian goods for Iran in a stunning setback for US President Donald Trump.
YOLICOM urges UN to supervise referendum to split Nigeria
Yoruba Liberation Command (YOLICOM) has called for the dissolution of the country, urging the United Nations (UN) to supervise the referendum towards it. The group claimed that the Yoruba account for over 25 per cent of Nigeria’s population, adding that at over 50 million, the population is larger than that of many countries. Its spokesman,…
Saudi Arabia, allies slam 'biased' UN resolution on Yemen
Saudi Arabia and key allies have denounced as "biased" a resolution that renewed a UN-backed investigation of alleged war crimes in Yemen, where Riyadh leads a coalition battling Shiite rebels. The condemnation was issued in a joint statement released late Friday by the Riyadh-backed Yemen government, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt.…
Competition opens to mark day of the girl child, winners meet Beaufil
Competition opens to mark day of the girl child, meet Beaufils ahead of the United Nations (UN) International Day of the Girl Child marked every October 11, the British Deputy High Commission in Nigeria has launched a competition to create awareness about the unique plight of young girls in the country. The competition for young…
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.