U.N. Yemen Envoy “Extremely Concerned” by Military Escalation
The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, called on the warring sides on Wednesday to avoid a battle for the port city of Hodeidah and return to the negotiating table.
UN Demands Bahraini Gov’t Explanations for Deteriorating Health Condition of Sheikh Isa Qassim under House Arrest
UN communication sent to the Government of Bahrain included UN demands to the government to provide explanations for deteriorating health condition of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.
U.N. Aid Boat Attacked off Yemen: Port Authority
Unidentified forces attacked a U.N. aid vessel off the main Yemeni port of Hodeidah at the weekend and started a fire in the engine room, port authorities said on Monday.
India Says it Only Follows U.N. Sanctions, not Unilateral US Sanctions on Iran
India only abides by sanctions imposed by the United Nations and not those imposed by any other country, such as ones announced by the United States against Iran, India’s foreign minister said on Monday.
UN Experts: Death Sentences against 4 Bahrainis Breached Fair Trial, Suspects Should Have Never Been Convicted in First Place
UN human rights experts have called for the retrial of four men sentenced to death by a Bahraini military court in a collective trial that breached fair trial and due process guarantees and confessions obtained under torture.
UN Calls for Retrial of 4 Bahrainis Whose Death Verdicts were Commuted to Life Sentences
UN human rights experts called for retrial of each of Mohammad Abdulhassan Al-Mutaghawi, Fadhel Sayed Radhi, Sayed Alawi Hussein and Mubarak Adel Mubarak Mhanna who were sentenced to death before their verdicts were commuted to life in jail, on charges of joining terrorist cell and attempting to assassinate the Bahrain Defense Force commander-in-Chief.
Iran Offers Dialogue to End 'Hegemonic Illusions' at UN
Iran told the United Nations it was time to move away from "hegemonic illusions" that have fueled devastating wars.
UN, HRW Say African Migrants being Abused in Yemen
African migrants and asylum seekers in Yemen are being subjected to physical and sexual abuse in detention, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said.
Republican Leader Says Senate 'Unlikely' to Undo Steel Tariffs
The most powerful member of the US Senate said Tuesday it was "highly unlikely" that Congress would pass legislation nullifying the tariffs President Donald Trump announced on steel and aluminum imports.
US General Signals Support for Iran Nuclear Deal
A top U.S. general on Tuesday signaled support for the Iran nuclear deal, saying the agreement, which President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from, has played an important role in addressing Iran’s nuclear program.
UN Group Calls for Release of Bahraini Journalist Mahmood Al-Jazeeri, Deems his Detention Arbitrary
UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded that the detention of Bahraini journalist Mahmood Al-Jazeeri is arbitrary and officially demanded that the Government of Bahrain release him.
All Countries Hit by US Metals Tariffs can Negotiate Exclusions: AP
All countries affected by proposed U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum have been invited to negotiate exclusions from the measures, which will take effect within 15 days after U.S. President Donald Trump signs proclamations on Thursday, the Associated Press reported.
UN Addressed Bahrain Last Year about Torture of Ali Al-Arab Who was Sentenced to Death in January
The UN High Commissioner for human rights website disclosed a letter sent by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment to the Bahraini government about the torture Ali Mohamed Hakeem Al-Arab, who was sentenced to death last January, was subjected to.
U.N. Yemen Mediator to Step Down Next Month: U.N. Spokesman
The United Nations said on Monday that its mediator for Yemen will step down next month after nearly three years trying to end the country's conflict.
UAE Lodges Complaint with UN over Qatar War Planes
The United Arab Emirates has lodged a complaint with the United Nations to say Qatari war planes intercepted its civilian aircraft in an unjustified escalation of a regional dispute, state news agency WAM said on Thursday.
Iran says it Might Reconsider Cooperation with U.N. Nuclear Watchdog
Iran said on Monday it might reconsider its cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog if the United States failed to respect its commitments in the nuclear deal Tehran struck with world powers in 2015.
UN Rights Experts Decry Repression in Saudi Arabia, Seek Releases
United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to end "repression" of rights activists and release dozens detained since September for peacefully exercising their civil and political rights.
At Least 109 Civilians Killed by Saudi Coalition's Raids, UN Says
A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has killed 109 civilians in air strikes in the past 10 days, including 54 people at a crowded market and 14 members of one family on a farm, the top U.N. official in the country said on Thursday.
UN: Saudi-Led Air Strikes Kill 136 Civilians in Yemen
Air strikes by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen have killed at least 136 civilians and non-combatants since Dec. 6, the U.N. human rights spokesman said on Tuesday.
UN Does Not Confirm Iran's Link to Yemen Missiles, Report
UN officials who examined debris from missiles fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen have not confirmed that they were Iranian-made but are still analyzing the information, according to a confidential report obtained by AFP on Monday.