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Russia's Lavrov warns against attempts to contain Iran

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday warned against attempts to contain Iran.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/29 14:33:06

India, UN sign sustainable development framework for 2018-2022

Indian government's ace think-tank on directional and policy inputs -- the National Institute for Transforming India (or NITI Aayog) and the United Nations on Friday signed the Sustainable Development Framework for 2018-2022, or UNSDF 2018-2022.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/29 9:36:05

Multilateralism and sovereignty are not a contradiction in terms -- German FM

Multilateralism and sovereignty are not a contradiction in terms, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the UN General Assembly on Friday, in a clear rebuttal of US President Donald Trump's remarks at the same forum.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/29 8:37:40

BRICS members vow to uphold multilateralism

Foreign ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) vowed on Thursday to uphold multilateralism, safeguard international law and rules, object to unilateralism and protectionism, and push globalization toward a more balanced, just and inclusive development.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/28 14:34:18

Italy to boost investment in Tunisia to stem illegal immigration

Italy will make efforts to halt illegal immigration from Tunisia by boosting investment in the country to eliminate the root causes of illegal immigration, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/28 14:01:51

Trudeau defends negotiators after Trump slams Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday defended Canadian negotiators for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after U.S. President Donald Trump cast serious doubt on the fate of NAFTA.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/28 12:06:43

Russia, Pakistan sign MoU on gas pipeline from Iran

Russia and Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding on implementing a project to build an underwater gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan and India, the Russian Energy Ministry said in a statement Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/28 10:46:05

China backs WTO reforms, not creating new organization

China supports reforms of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that honor the institution's rules but will not create a new organization, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Commerce said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/28 10:30:55

WHO chief warns "off course" for UN 2030 target on non-communicable diseases

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday highlighted the challenges the world faces in meeting the UN target on addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/28 9:25:39

WTO paints gloomy trade picture

The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Thursday downgraded its global trade forecast for this year and next, pointing to escalating trade tensions around the world.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/27 23:23:40

Top Chinese diplomat urges greater nuclear non-proliferation efforts

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday called on the international community to champion the rule of law, take multi-front measures and enhance international cooperation in further efforts at global nuclear non-proliferation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/27 13:55:20

Pompeo says EU's sanction-evading entity on Iran nuclear deal unacceptable

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo here on Tuesday blast EU's recent decision to set up a legal entity to circumvent the U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/26 14:49:06

Chinese State Councilor proposes improvements to UN peacekeeping operations

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday made proposals to a UN high-level meeting on the improvements to UN peacekeeping operations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/26 13:38:07

UN chief tells world leaders to uphold multilateralism, tackle climate change

Uphold multilateralism, tackle climate change, keep the perils of new technologies at bay. These are the messages from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to world leaders who gather in New York for the high-level week of this year's UN General Assembly.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/26 9:49:23

Multilateralism is under fire when world needs it most: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that multilateralism is under fire at a time when the world needs it most.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/26 9:23:38

Iran under spotlight at UN Assembly

A showdown was expected at the United Nations over Iran on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani were set to square off during the world's biggest diplomatic gathering.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/25 22:53:39

Young people right to feel outrage over Church sex scandals: Pope

Pope Francis said Tuesday that young people around the world were right to feel outrage at the Roman Catholic Church's handling of its sexual abuse scandals as it grapples with a wave of new cases in countries including Chile and Germany.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/25 21:58:40

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Iran

The UN Security Council on Monday condemned "in the strongest terms" Saturday's terrorist attack in Iran's Ahvaz that left 25 people dead.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/25 8:36:02