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U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran-related aviation company

The U.S. Treasury announced on Friday that it has imposed sanctions on a Thailand-based aviation company, punishing it for its alleged ties with an already designated Iranian airline.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/15 8:17:47

Suspects in Russian ex-spy poisoning case appear on TV and plead not guilty

Two individuals claiming they were the suspects in the former Russian spy poisoning case appeared on television Thursday denying they were guilty.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/14 11:06:28

UNGA President: Climate change, SDGs to remain hot topics at upcoming UN General Debate

Climate change and sustainable development goals (SDGs) will continue to dominate the speeches of world leaders and high-level national representatives who are to speak at the upcoming General Debate of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/14 9:53:57

UN chief appoints new head of UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Armida Alisjahbana of Indonesia as chief of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Guterres' press office said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/14 8:28:02

Israel reopens its only pedestrian crossing with Gaza

Israel reopened its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip on Thursday, more than a week after it was closed following a destructive Palestinian protest.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/13 17:47:18

Roundup: Inter-Korean summit to focus on denuke, eased military tensions: S.Korean presidential advisor

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un are expected to focus on issues of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and defusing inter-Korean military tensions during their upcoming summit, a special security advisor for Moon said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/13 17:32:27

UN declares readiness to handle cease-fire violations in Libyan capital

The UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame on Wednesday announced readiness to deal with violations of the cease-fire agreement in the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/13 14:35:45

Peacekeeping should follow principles of UN Charter: Chinese envoy

UN peacekeeping operations must follow the principles and purposes of the UN Charter and the basic principles governing such operations, a Chinese envoy said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/13 9:00:03

UN peacekeeping chief urges member states to contribute more troops

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Wednesday urged member states to contribute more troops and police to UN peacekeeping.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/13 8:41:22

Putin to Abe: 'Let's sign peace deal this year'

Russian President Vladimir Putin turned to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a conference stage on Wednesday and offered to sign a peace treaty by the end of this year to formally end World War II hostilities between the two countries.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/12 22:38:40

Putin proposes signing peace treaty with Japan by year end

Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested on Wednesday that Russia and Japan sign a peace treaty by the end of the year without any preconditions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/12 20:23:21

UN Security Council condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan

The UN Security Council on Tuesday condemned the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan -- in Kabul last Wednesday and in Nangarhar province on Tuesday, which resulted in the killing of scores of people and injuring of many more.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/12 13:53:52

UN: Extremes of climate are driving rising global hunger

Extreme weather events were a leading cause of global hunger rising last year, with women, babies, and old people particularly vulnerable to the worsening trend, a UN report said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/11 22:53:40

North Korea welcomes Chinese delegation

As North Korea celebrates the 70th anniversary of its founding on Sunday, a delegation from China received a warm welcome from the country's leaders and people.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 22:48:40

UN chief calls for efforts to stem corruption

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for more efforts from member states to fight corruption.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/11 13:57:40

UN agency calls for gender equality in financial system

Women face more barriers in accessing the financial system and do not enjoy the same benefits and rights as their male counterparts, said the head of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/11 13:56:26

Bolton threatens "stronger" U.S. response if Syria uses chemical weapons

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Monday that Washington, along with its allies, will give "stronger response" if Syria uses chemical weapons.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/11 13:40:59

UN chief calls on youth to fight climate change

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that with climate change a direct threat to mankind youth should fight for their future and global leadership should "step up" to lead the campaign.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/11 11:01:08