Yemen Blockade Needs to be Fully Wound Down - U.N. Aid Chief
The Saudi-led military coalition must fully lift its blockade on Yemen, where seven or eight million are "right on the brink of famine", U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said on Friday, but he declined to say if maintaining such a blockade was legal.
Abdollahian Calls on UN to Intervene in Bahrain after Deterioration of Ayatollah Qassim’s Health
Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian urged the United Nations to intervene and pay due attention to violations of human rights in Bahrain.
UN Secretary-General Hopes Sheikh Isa Qassim Receives Treatment
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, expressed hope that Bahrain would allow the highest religious leader in Bahrain Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim to receive the medical treatment he needs.
UN Pleads for End of Yemen Blockade or 'Untold Thousands' will Die
The heads of three U.N. agencies urged the Saudi-led military coalition on Thursday to lift its blockade of Yemen, warning that "untold thousands" would die if it stayed in place.
UN Warns Fuel Running Out For Yemen Hospitals
The United Nations warned Wednesday that fuel supplies needed to run Yemen's hospital generators and pump clean water will run out in less than three weeks unless the Saudi-led coalition lifts its blockade.
Saudi Easing of Yemen Blockade Not Enough: UN
The Saudi-led coalition is still blocking desperately-needed UN aid deliveries to Yemen despite the re-opening of the port of Aden and of a land border crossing, a UN spokesman said Friday.
U.N. Warns if No Yemen Aid Access, World Will See Largest Famine in Decades
United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock warned on Wednesday that if a Saudi-led military coalition did not allow humanitarian aid access to Yemen then it would cause "the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims."
UN, Red Cross Urge Saudi-led Coalition to Reopen Aid Lifeline to Yemen
The United Nations and Red Cross on Tuesday urged the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to re-open an aid lifeline to bring imported food and medicine into the country.
King Hamad Receives President of UN General Assembly
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received, at the Al-Safriya Palace yesterday, the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Miroslav Lajcak, on a visit to the kingdom to participate in the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum (WEIF 2017).
Al-Salman Meets Special Rapporteur on Situation of HR Defenders
Human rights activist Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman met Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Michel Forst.
UN Reiterates Call for Stopping War in Yemen
The UN special envoy for Yemen accused the country's warring leaders on Tuesday of refusing to end the fighting and liberate the people "from the scourge of famine and conflict" because they stand to lose wealth and power.
Saudi Arabia Says UN Report on Yemen 'Inaccurate and Misleading'
Saudi Arabia on Friday rejected a United Nations report blaming a Saudi-led military coalition for killing or injuring 683 children in Yemen and attacking dozens of schools and hospitals as “inaccurate and misleading.”
Bahrain Mission in Geneva: UN Assistant Secretary-General Report “Lacks Accuracy”
Bahrain’s Permanent Mission in Geneva expressed its regret over the inaccuracies in the annual report presented by UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour.
UN Says Bahrain among Countries that Committed Reprisals against Activists Attempting Cooperation with HRC
A major report by the United Nations Human Rights Office (HRO) listed Bahrain as one of the countries targeting activists cooperating with the United Nations, along with group of countries including Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
Fate of Iran Nuclear Agreement Dominates New York UN Meetings
The fate of the nuclear agreement with Iran is dominating this week’s United Nations General Assembly as European officials will attempt to persuade US President Donald Trump to maintain the agreement.
China Backs UN Call for Justice in Yemen, US and Saudis Don't
China signaled on Wednesday it was willing to back an international inquiry into atrocities in Yemen, as demanded by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, but Saudi Arabia and the United States said they did not support the idea.
UN Experts Demand Bahrain to Provide Information about Detainees from Activist Al-Wadaie Family
Six UN experts urged the Government of Bahrain to provide information about the violations that detainees of Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaie’s family are subjected to and to confirm the “legal basis” for their detention.
Iran Rejects U.S. Demand for U.N. Visit to Military Sites
Iran has dismissed a U.S. demand for United Nations nuclear inspectors to visit its military bases as “merely a dream”.
UN Chief Guterres Backs Kuwait Efforts to Solve Gulf Crisis
Visiting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that he supported Kuwaiti emir Sheikh Al-Sabah’s efforts to mediate in the Qatar crisis.
Yemen violence worsening, more access to north needed: U.N.
Top United Nations officials on Friday warned violence in Yemen was worsening and greater access was needed to the Houthi rebel-held north, particularly through the key Red Sea port of Hodeidah.