• Idriss Jazairy 2018-09-16 01:30

    UN rapporteur: Unilateral sanctions infringe human rights

    TEHRAN – The UN’s special rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights has strongly criticized unilateral sanctions, saying they lead to “human rights infringements”.

  • UN 2018-09-16 01:00

    CPEC violates India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Indian envoy tells UN

    TEHRAN - China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is grabbing headlines for all the good and bad reasons. U.S. opposition to it is known to all and sundry because of the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing. Now India has also raised concerns over the ambitious project, asserting that it violates India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

  • Kashmir 2018-09-13 10:59

    New UNHRC head calls for action on Kashmir report

    TEHRAN - In her first address to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged India and Pakistan to take meaningful action on addressing issues highlighted in the UN report on human rights violations in Kashmir.

  • khoshroo 2018-09-12 20:58

    Iran seeking to bring peace to Syria: UN envoy

    TEHRAN - Gholamali Khoshroo, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, said on Tuesday that Iran will play a constructive role in bringing peace and prosperity to Syria.

  • Afghan refugees 2018-09-11 09:45

    UN refugee chief visits Pakistan

    TEHRAN - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visited Pakistan with UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock this week to assess the situation of Afghan refugees living there.

  • Peter Jenkins 2018-09-04 11:09

    By Javad Heirannia

    European army is much closer to aspiration than reality: Jenkins

    TEHRAN - Peter Jenkins, former UK Ambassador to the IAEA and UN says that “In theory, Europe is perfectly capable of forming a treaty-based collective security organisation from which the United States and Canada (and maybe the United Kingdom) are excluded.”

  • Zarif meets UN refugee chief 2018-09-02 20:49

    Zarif meets UN refugee chief

    TEHRAN – The Commissioner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi met on Sunday with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss the status of refugees.

  • India-Pakistan 2018-09-02 10:37

    Despite recent peace overtures, India, Pakistan trade barbs over Kashmir at UN

    TEHRAN - Despite recent peace overtures and rekindled hopes, the fragile relationship between India and Pakistan, the two South Asian estranged neighbors, was again on display at the United Nations this week. The representatives of the two countries traded barbs over Kashmir during the world body’s session on the ‘merits of mediation’.

  • Zionist regime's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and UN Secretary General Antَnio Guterres (right) 2018-08-25 11:45

    By Ramin Hossein Abadin

    The passivity of UN against Zionist aggressions is deadly

    TEHRAN - UN Secretary General Antَnio Guterres recently proposed a plan to protect Palestinians and their rights in the occupied territories against the crimes of the Zionist regime. The plan appeared after the United Nations Security Council called on members to report on the developments in the occupied territories and to offer proposals to support the Palestinians.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2018-08-11 11:17

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    Decoding of the UN's silence about Yemen

    The release of bitter and shocking news related to the mercenary martyrdom of 57 Yemeni students and the wounding of 77 people in Saudi Arabia's missile strike on a bus carrying innocent students has provoked anger at the international community from politicians and soldiers in Saudi Arabia and supporters of Riyadh. What exactly is happening in Yemen?

  • Particulate matters (PM) concentration peaked at 12 times the safe levels in city of Zabol in the southeastern Sistan region on Tuesday morning. 2018-08-09 09:35

    Iran, Iraq, Syria to join hands against SDSs

    TEHRAN — A plan on combating sand and dust storms (SDS) is scheduled to be prepared in a collaborative initiative with three countries of Iran, Iraq and Syria under the auspices of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the current Iranian calendar year (ending on March 20, 2019), head of national working group on SDS has said.

  • آنتونیو گوترش دبیرکل سازمان ملل 2018-08-07 21:29

    UN continues to encourage support for Iran nuclear deal

    The United Nations continues to encourage support by all governments for the Iran nuclear deal, a UN spokesperson has said, after Washington vowed to re-impose sanctions on Iran lifted under the deal.

  • Ashraf Ghani 2018-08-05 10:37

    Amid surge in violence, Afghanistan sets date for 2019 presidential election

    TEHRAN - Afghan authorities have announced April 20, 2019 as the date for next presidential election, when the five-year term of President Ashraf Ghani-led national unity government (NUG) comes to an end.

  • UN plans talks with Iran, Russia, and Turkey on Syria constitutional panel 2018-08-01 09:55

    UN plans talks with Iran, Russia, and Turkey on Syria constitutional panel

    TEHRAN – The United Nations special envoy for Syria plans talks with Iran, Russia and Turkey in September to start finalizing the composition of the body intended to draft a new Syrian constitution, a statement said on Tuesday.

  • Myanmar 2018-07-26 10:27

    UNSC urges Myanmar to create conditions for repatriation of Rohingya refugees

    TEHRAN - United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has urged Myanmar government to step up efforts to create feasible conditions for the safe and early repatriation of Rohingya refugees back to their country.

  • Taliban 2018-07-17 11:04

    Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record high, says UN report

    According to the latest report released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Sunday, there were 5,122 civilian casualties (1,692 deaths and 3,430 injured) in the first six months of 2018, marking a three percent decrease in overall casualties from last year but one percent increase in civilian deaths.

  • Gharib Abadi submits credentials to UNIDO chief 2018-07-12 13:49

    Gharib Abadi submits credentials to UNIDO chief

    TEHRAN – Kazem Gharib Abadi, Iran’s representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, has submitted his credentials to Li Yong, director general of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

  • rehman 2018-07-07 20:47

    UN appoints special rapporteur on Iran’s human rights

    TEHRAN - Javid Rehman, a British-Pakistani legal scholar, has been appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran.

  • Iran 2018/07/05

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Iran’s nuclear program and West’s blatant double standards

    A few weeks ago, new nuclear enrichment facility was inaugurated at Natanz, which will be producing centrifuges, while operating within the limits of the nuclear deal. The facility’s construction had begun even before the 2015 nuclear deal was inked, Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi informed, expressing hope that the first old-generation centrifuges will roll out in a month’s time.

  • India 2018-07-05 13:12

    India agrees to offer tariff concessions to APTA member countries

    India has agreed to offer tariff concessions on at least 3,142 products to Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) member countries, which include Bangladesh, China, Laos, South Korea and Sri Lanka, said a statement issued by India’s Commerce Ministry.

  • Rohingya 2018-07-03 09:49

    UN chief applauds Bangladesh for ‘opening borders’ to Rohingya refugees

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, who visited Bangladesh on Sunday, applauded the country for giving refuge to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees driven from their homes in Myanmar through ‘systematic and widespread violence’, said a statement issued by the UN.

  • Tehran names new ambassador to UN Office in Geneva 2018-07-02 09:44

    Tehran names new ambassador to UN Office in Geneva

    TEHRAN – Iran has named a new ambassador to the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday.

  • Myanmmar 2018-07-01 15:19

    UN chief heads to Bangladesh to review problems facing Rohingya refugees

    United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is visiting Bangladesh this weekend to take stock of the problems facing nearly one million Rohingya refugees, according to a statement issued by the UN.

  • water shortage 2018-06-28 12:34

    Pakistan staring at a major water catastrophe, says UN report

    It’s not the scourge of terrorism, extremism or unemployment that poses the greatest threat to Pakistan today.

  • FATF 2018-06-28 12:21

    Pakistan seeks to avoid gray list as FATF meetings start this week

    Ahead of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) joint plenary in Paris this week, Pakistan is preparing a strong defense to avoid being on the international financial watchdog’s gray list of “jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies”.

  • al habib 2018-06-27 16:53

    Legitimate struggle against occupation is not terrorism, Iran says

    TEHRAN - Es’haq Al-e-Habib, the Iranian deputy ambassador to the UN, said on Tuesday that Iran opposes equating legitimate struggle against occupation with terrorism.

  • Kashmir 2018/06/26

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    UN report opportunity for India, Pakistan to reboot Kashmir policy

    A fortnight ago, the United Nations released its first ever report detailing human rights violations in Kashmir, across the Line of Control (LoC), highlighting a situation of chronic impunity for violations committed by security forces.

  • Bangladesh 2018-06-26 10:37

    Bangladesh with UN to establish global peace

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday reaffirmed Bangladesh’s firm commitment to remain engaged with the United Nations in its efforts towards preventing conflict and establishing peace in the world.

  • fazli 2018-06-25 20:46

    Seeing them home safely

    Iran urges UN, EU to help Afghan refugees go home after 4 decades

    TEHRAN - Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on Monday that the United Nations and the European Union should provide the ground and help the Afghan refugees return to their country voluntarily.

  • Kashmir 2018-06-24 15:52

    Pakistan to facilitate UN enquiry in Kashmir if India reciprocates

    Welcoming recommendations made in the recent UN report on Kashmir, Pakistan has said it was ready to facilitate the Commission of Inquiry as proposed in the report to Pakistan-controlled-Kashmir, if India gives a similar access to the UN team to visit Indian-controlled-Kashmir.