• Takht-Ravanchi named Iran’s ambassador to UN 2019-04-09 20:25

    Takht-Ravanchi named Iran’s ambassador to UN

    TEHRAN – Former nuclear negotiator Majid Takht Ravanchi has been appointed as the Islamic Republic’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Fars news agency on Tuesday quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi as saying.

  • Intl. community, UN representatives discuss Iran floods 2019-04-07 22:06

    Intl. community, UN representatives discuss Iran floods

    TEHRAN – Ugochi Daniels, UN resident coordinator and representative of UN secretary general in Iran, said on Sunday that members of the international community, including UN representatives, have held a meeting to discuss how to best support those affected by the floods in Iran.

  • India to not cut any deal with China or others to blacklist JeM chief at UNSC 2019-03-18 22:25

    India to not cut any deal with China or others to blacklist JeM chief at UNSC

    TEHRAN - India and China, the two regional economic and political heavyweights, have been locked in a wrangle over blacklisting the chief of Pakistan-based militant outfit Jaish e Mohammad (JeM).

  • Non-UN sanctions are illegitimate: UN rapporteur 2019-03-10 20:50

    Non-UN sanctions are illegitimate: UN rapporteur

    TEHRAN – Idriss Jazairy, the UN Human Rights Council’s rapporteur on sanctions, has said Europe does not approve of unilateral sanctions against Iran.

  • Afghanistan hit by worst floods in 7 years 2019-03-06 22:08

    Afghanistan hit by worst floods in 7 years

    TEHRAN - More than 32 people have been killed and thousands others displaced due to massive flooding across Afghanistan over the past week.

  • Pakistan govt cracks down on militant groups 2019-03-06 22:07

    Pakistan govt cracks down on militant groups

    TEHRAN - In a significant move, Pakistani authorities have reportedly detained 44 members of various militant groups, including relatives of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar,

  • FATF retains Pakistan on its ‘grey list’ 2019-02-24 10:24

    FATF retains Pakistan on its ‘grey list’

    TEHRAN - In another setback for the government in Islamabad, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has retained Pakistan on its ‘grey list’, citing ‘limited progress’.

  • Amurullah Saleh 2019-02-21 09:04

    Peace talks in absence of Afghan govt merely ‘intellectual exercise’

    TEHRAN - In recent months, hectic negotiations have taken place between the Afghan Taliban and U.S. officials, mostly in Qatar and UAE, while overstepping the Afghan government.

  • Rohingya 2019-02-17 11:08

    UN calls for $920m aid for Rohingya refugees

    TEHRAN - United Nations has called for $920 million in aid for around a million Rohingya refugees currently putting up in refugee camps of Bangladesh.

  • venezuela 2019-02-16 20:50

    By Negar Asadi & Javad Heirannia

    Ambassador: U.S. wants to make Venezuela another Syria or Libya

    TEHRAN - Venezuelan Ambassador to Tehran Carlos Antonio Alcala Cordones says the U.S. is seeking to create a situation similar to Syria and Libya in his country.

  • Iran becomes member of UN Peacebuilding Commission 2019-02-15 20:08

    Iran becomes member of UN Peacebuilding Commission

    TEHRAN – Members of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) have endorsed Iran’s membership in the body’s Peacebuilding Commission in spite of U.S. pressure.

  • ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ 2019-02-07 01:48

    Pakistan observes ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’, reaffirms support to Kashmiris

    TEHRAN - Pakistan on Tuesday observed Kashmir Solidarity Day, with top political and military leaders extending support to the people in Indian-controlled-Kashmir and calling for resolution of the long-standing territorial dispute.

  • Maria Dotsenko (2nd R), director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran, cuts the ribbon to launch an exhibition of photos and documents on Iran-UN relations at the Shahid Avini Com 2019-01-14 18:37

    Kermanshah exhibit explores history of ties between UN, Iran

    TEHRAN – An exhibition of photos and documents featuring major events occurring over 73 years of relations between Iran and the United Nations opened on Monday at a complex in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah. 

  • Pinaki Bhattacharya 2019-01-12 22:09

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Level of mass-rigging in Bangladesh polls unprecedented in history of the country’

    TEHRAN - Last week, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina retained power with a landslide victory in general elections that were marred by incidents of violence and allegations of rigging.

  • U.N. refers Saudi teen to Australia for refugee resettlement 2019-01-09 12:35

    UN refers Saudi teen to Australia for refugee resettlement

     The United Nations has asked Australia to consider refugee resettlement for an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family would kill her, the Australian government said on Wednesday. 

  • Turkey-Pakistan 2019-01-07 23:19

    Turkey bans for UN resolutions on Kashmir

    TEHRAN - Turkey has joined the debate over the long-standing issue of Kashmir, saying the imbroglio should be resolved according to the relevant United Nations resolutions.

  • Bangladesh 2019-01-06 11:50

    UN calls for probe into Bangladesh poll violence

    TEHRAN - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladesh authorities “to carry out prompt, independent, impartial and effective investigations” into alleged acts of violence and human rights violations related to last week’s general elections.

  • Trump 2018-12-29 20:36

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    In 2018, Trump’s erratic belligerence spiraled

    TEHRAN - As we get ready to bid adieu to 2018, an eventful year marked by trials, tribulations and triumphs, it is time to look back at some of the major developments that shaped the year.

  • Kabul attack 2018-12-27 10:25

    Kabul attack death toll climbs to 43

    TEHRAN - The death toll from an attack on a government building in Kabul has climbed to 43, according to local officials, as police and rescue workers engage in combing operations.

  • Pakistan-Kashmir 2018-12-25 11:50

    Pakistan PM raises Kashmir with UN chief

    TEHRAN - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned United Nations chief Antonio Guterres this week and raised the issue of Kashmir, a U.N. spokesman has said. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the U.N. Secretary-General, did not divulge details about the conversation between Mr. Khan and Mr. Guterres but confirmed that the phone call took place.

  • Bin Salman 2018/12/19

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Saudi-led coalition makes mockery of Yemen truce

    TEHRAN - After week-long marathon peace talks in Sweden, facilitated by the United Nations, Yemen’s warring parties agreed to an immediate ceasefire in Hodeidah city and the ports of Hodeidah, Ras Issa and Saleef, in a bid to resolve the country’s humanitarian crisis and scale down fighting.

  • Hamid Pourmohammadi, Chairman of APDIM’s Governing Council 2018-12-18 21:02

    Tehran hosting high-level meeting on disaster information management 

    TEHRAN — A high-level expert consultation meeting on disaster information management kicked off in Tehran on Tuesday, Mehr news agency reported. 

  • Alehabib 2018-12-14 19:24

    Tehran urges UN to hold U.S. accountable for violating resolution 2231 

    TEHRAN – The UN Security Council should hold the U.S. accountable for violating the resolution 2231 by leaving the 2015 nuclear deal, the Iranian deputy ambassador to the UN said on Wednesday. 

  • International Mountain Day: Mountains are vital for our lives 2018-12-11 21:45

    International Mountain Day: Mountains are vital for our lives

    TEHRAN — Almost one billion people live in mountain areas, and over half the human population depends on mountains for water, food and clean energy. However, according to the United Nations, mountains are under threat from climate change, land degradation, over exploitation and natural disasters, with potentially far-reaching and devastating consequences, both for mountain communities and the rest of the world.

  • Haley 2018-12-10 22:06

    Pakistan harboring terrorists: Haley

    TEHRAN - The war of words between U.S. and Pakistani politicians doesn't seem to end. Latest to jump the bandwagon is U.S. envoy to UN Nikki Haley who has repeated allegations against Islamabad.

  • Alexander Fedulov 2018-12-09 20:45

    UN envoy hails Iran’s anti-corruption campaign

    The representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Iran has praised the country’s progress in campaign against crimes and corruption.

  • UN security council 2018-12-05 19:52

    Anti-Iran consensus fails at UN 

    TEHRAN – Attempts to bring the United Nations Security Council into a consensus against Iran’s missile tests failed to achieve the desired conclusion sought by the U.S., France and Britain.

  • Mike Pompeo 2018-12-05 10:44

    Pompeo Questions the Value of International Groups Like UN and EU

    BRUSSELS — In a major speech on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to explain one of the abiding conundrums of the Trump administration: How does a nationalist lead on the international stage?

  • Dr. Altaf Hussain 2018/11/30

    By Dr. Altaf Hussain

    Understanding essence of Islam key to fostering unity

    TEHRAN_ We are fully aware of the dangers and challenges facing the Islamic world today. Evil influences not only threaten its unity, distort its identity, tarnish its tenets but brutally attack the very message of Islam.

  • Zarif urges intra-Afghan dialogue to reach peace 2018-11-28 20:36

    Zarif urges intra-Afghan dialogue to reach peace

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday underlined the need to facilitate the intra-Afghan dialogue, by helping to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table with the government for inclusive and comprehensive talks.