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Iran regains UN voting rights

Iran regains UN voting rights

Iran has restored its right to vote in the UN General Assembly after paying off its debt to the organization from Iranian assets frozen in South Korea, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Majid …

UN chief: vaccinate whole world to end pandemic

UN chief: vaccinate whole world to end pandemic

UN chief Antonio Guterres told the all-virtual Davos forum that the world must vaccinate everybody against Covid-19 to ensure a way out of the pandemic. The face-to-face gathering of political and corporate power players in the Swiss …

Diplomat killed by avalanche in Turkey's Mount Erciyes

Diplomat killed by avalanche in Turkey's Mount Erciyes

The body of Canadian United Nations Coordination Member Micheal Kreeft, killed when he was buried by an avalanche while skiing in Erciyes Ski Resort in central Turkey's Kayseri, has been recovered on Sunday. Three people who came to …

UN chief urges to unlock Afghanistan funds

UN chief urges to unlock Afghanistan funds

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the United States and the World Bank to unfreeze Afghan funds, locked since the Taliban's return to power, to prevent "the nightmare unfolding in Afghanistan" from getting worse. …

Iran loses UN voting rights

Iran loses UN voting rights

Eight countries that include Iran, Venezuela and Sudan have lost their right to vote at the United Nations because of unpaid dues. A total of 11 countries are behind in their payments, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday in …

UN welcomes Russia-U.S. security talks

UN welcomes Russia-U.S. security talks

The United Nations welcomes the Russian-U.S. security talks held in Geneva, spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Stephane Dujarric said.     "We're always …

UN calls for restraint in Kazakhstan amid widespread protests

UN calls for restraint in Kazakhstan amid widespread protests

The United Nations is following the unrest in Kazakhstan with concern, and calls for restraint, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterress said. "We are obviously following with concern and are monitoring the situation in …

UN urges U.S. to lift anti-Iran sanctions in line with JCPOA

UN urges U.S. to lift anti-Iran sanctions in line with JCPOA

The United Nations has called on the United States to lift sanctions against Iran in line with the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal, which Washington has abandoned, and extend waivers regarding oil trade with the Islamic Republic, amid a diplomatic …

UN chief to attend Beijing Olympics

UN chief to attend Beijing Olympics

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, his spokesman said on Thursday, after the United States announced a diplomatic boycott and several other Western nations followed suit. …

UN chief ends quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

UN chief ends quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tested negative for COVID-19 Thursday and ended two days of isolation prompted by exposure to a U.N. official with the coronavirus. "Yes, negative," his spokesperson …

UN chief in self-isolation after being exposed to COVID-19

UN chief in self-isolation after being exposed to COVID-19

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is in self-isolation until Thursday after coming into contact with a UN official who tested positive for COVID-19, but he has no symptoms of the infection, Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the …

UN court rejects Armenia's lawsuits against Azerbaijan

UN court rejects Armenia's lawsuits against Azerbaijan

The UN International Court of Justice has rejected Armenia's main lawsuit on the immediate return of the so-called prisoners of war. The court also rejected Armenia's lawsuit to close the Military Trophy Park in Baku, …