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 Baku Forum: Time to find #039magic formula#039 for peaceful coexistence

Baku Forum: Time to find 'magic formula' for peaceful coexistence

4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue closed in Baku

Leyla Aliyeva meets FAO’s Mario Lubetkin

Leyla Aliyeva meets FAO’s Mario Lubetkin

Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador of UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Leyla Aliyeva met with the Directeur de Cabinet of the FAO Director-General’s Office Mario …

Head of Damascus delegation arrives in Astana

Head of Damascus delegation arrives in Astana

The head of the Syrian government delegation Bashar Jaafari arrived in the Kazakh capital of Astana to take part in an international meeting on Syria, which is to be held on May 3-4. The new round of talks in …

UN rights boss criticizes suspensions and detentions in Turkey

UN rights boss criticizes suspensions and detentions in Turkey

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein voiced deep concern at mass arrests and sackings and renewal of the state of emergency in Turkey. "It is highly unlikely that the suspensions and …

UN experts forecast growth of Russian economy

UN experts forecast growth of Russian economy

Russia’s economy is expected to grow by 1.1% in 2017 due to "relatively higher oil prices," the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in its annual report presented in Bangkok. …

Guterres supports Astana talks on Syria

Guterres supports Astana talks on Syria

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres supports the Astana process on the Syrian settlement. He said this at a meeting with Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov in New York. During the talks they …

CHINESE JIHADIS#039 RISE IN SYRIA

CHINESE JIHADIS' RISE IN SYRIA

Thousands of Chinese jihadis have come to Syria to fight against government forces and their allies

UN Secretary General congratulated Assad on Syrian Independence Day

UN Secretary General congratulated Assad on Syrian Independence Day

Syrian President Bashar Assad received positive words from the UN Secretary General this week. Official Syrian media outlets reported that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres sent a congratulatory message …

Iran#039s UN Ambassador: US tries to remove Palestinian issue instead of solving

Iran's UN Ambassador: US tries to remove Palestinian issue instead of solving

Iran's UN Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo accused the US and Israel of seeking "to remove the Palestinian issue that is central to all the conflicts in the Middle East from these open debates." …

UN Security Council threatens new sanctions on North Korea

UN Security Council threatens new sanctions on North Korea

The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile test and threatened to impose new sanctions against Pyongyang for its "highly destabilising behaviour," Channel NewsAsia reported. In …

UN court rejects Ukraine#039s case against Russia

UN court rejects Ukraine's case against Russia

The International Court of Justice rejected Ukraine's request for measures aimed at blocking Russian support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, saying Kiev did not provide enough evidence to back up its claim that Moscow sponsored terrorism by …

UN chief appoints Russian diplomat Assistant Secretary General

UN chief appoints Russian diplomat Assistant Secretary General

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appointed Alexander Zuyev Assistant Secretary General for the Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peacemaking Operations, the Secretary …

Medvedev: US gives ISIS free rein

Medvedev: US gives ISIS free rein

The US missile strike against Syria gave a free rein to ISIS (the terrorist group banned in Russia), Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. According to him, Washington has been fighting against the Syrian government …

Source reveals date of Russia-US-UN talks on Syria

Source reveals date of Russia-US-UN talks on Syria

A trilateral meeting on Syria between Russia, the United States and the United Nations is scheduled to be held in Geneva on April 24, a diplomatic source said.  "The meeting has been tentatively scheduled for April 24," …

The European Union’s migration plan continues to flounder

The European Union’s migration plan continues to flounder

Only ten per cent of migrants redistributed from Italy and Greece

Kremlin responds to China#039s position on Syria

Kremlin responds to China's position on Syria

China's decision to abstain in the voting on the UN Security Council draft resolution on Syria is a sovereign position of the state, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said. "In this case, we have no right …

Boris Johnson ‘Embarrassed’ UK With Failed Plan To Impose Sanctions On Russia

Boris Johnson ‘Embarrassed’ UK With Failed Plan To Impose Sanctions On Russia

G7 foreign ministers rejected London's proposal

Head of UN World Tourism Organization praised Georgia#039s potential

Head of UN World Tourism Organization praised Georgia's potential

The United Nation’s World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Secretary-General Taleb Rafai expressed his satisfaction with the trip to Stepantsminda village of the Kazbegi district of Georgia. Rifai …

Russia suspends US-Russia memorandum on flights safety in Syria

Russia suspends US-Russia memorandum on flights safety in Syria

Moscow suspends the Memorandum on preventing incidents and ensuring flights safety during operations in Syria earlier signed with the United States in the wake of the US strike on the Syrian airbase, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. …

Perfect Timing To Raise The Tone On Iran

Perfect Timing To Raise The Tone On Iran

With presidential elections scheduled for May the 19th, this rise in the tone of the international community couldn’t come at a worst timing for Iran

UN calls on resumption of negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh

UN calls on resumption of negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh

The UN Secretariat called for the resumption of negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh, said in a statement deputy spokesman for the Secretary-General of the UN Farhan Haq on Friday. “We have noted the recent statements …

UN envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefire

UN envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefire

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura called on Russia, Turkey and Iran to salvage the tattered ceasefire in Syria that would also help keep peace talks on track, Reuters reported. "Growing violations in recent …

Russia, Turkey, Iran Must Hold Talks to Stop Syria Violence: UN

Russia, Turkey, Iran Must Hold Talks to Stop Syria Violence: UN

Russia, Iran and Turkey need to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks as soon as possible to bring the situation on the ground under control, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said, Reuters reported. De Mistura is …

Sinirlioglu: Turkey to not liberate UN judge arrested for Coup attempt

Sinirlioglu: Turkey to not liberate UN judge arrested for Coup attempt

Turkey will not follow the ruling of the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) to liberate its judge Aydin Sefa Akay, arrested in Turkey on the charges of participating in the July 2016 coup attempt, due to the …

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Afghanistan for one year

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Afghanistan for one year

The Security Council has extended the mandate of United Nations assistance operation in Afghanistan until March 17, 2018, stressing political mission’s role in supporting an inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, The …

Iran condemns Israel’s violation of Syrian airspace

Iran condemns Israel’s violation of Syrian airspace

Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the Zionist regime of Israel for violating the Syrian airspace by carrying out airstrikes inside the Arab country, Tansim News Agency reports. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram …

Turkmenistan supports Paris Climate Agreement

Turkmenistan supports Paris Climate Agreement

Turkmenistan supports the Paris Climate Agreement, adopted on December 12, 2015, this was said during a seminar, organized by the State Committee for Environmental Protection and Land Resources with the support of the United Nations Development …

Does UN spend too much of US money?

Does UN spend too much of US money?

The UN spends too much money and places much larger burden on the US, than on other countries, the US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in a statement. "In many areas, the UN spends more money than …

UN to hold meeting to honor Russia’s late Ambassador Churkin

UN to hold meeting to honor Russia’s late Ambassador Churkin

The United Nations General Assembly will convene a commemorative meeting at 10:00 local time on March 21 to honor the late Russia’s Permanent Representative, Vitaly Churkin, who died on February 20, the Spokesperson for the …

Turkey to file complaint against Dutch government

Turkey to file complaint against Dutch government

Ankara will apply to three high-level international organizations to complain about the Netherlands’ alleged breach of the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations on March 11 by detaining Turkey’s chargé d’affaires and …