• Antonio Guterres 2018-10-01 22:15

    India bats for UN chief’s proposal of ‘reforms’

    TEHRAN - UN chief Antonio Guterres has appreciated India’s support to his proposal of reforms in the UN Security Council and expressed hope that progress will be made in the ongoing UN session.

  • Pakistan-India 2018/10/01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India-Pakistan verbal bang-bang at UN

    TEHRAN - Since the formation of new government in Islamabad, a series of overtures between New Delhi and Islamabad had rekindled hopes of peace and reconciliation. But, much to the chagrin of peaceniks, it proved hogwash. The battle lines are drawn again. The war of words has resumed. Accusations and counter-accusations are flying thick and fast. The gains made in recent weeks have been squandered.

  • Rohigya 2018-09-30 02:00

    Sexual violence against Rohingyas

    TEHRAN- Bangladesh government and the United Nations have agreed to jointly address conflict-related sexual violence committed against Rohingya refugees forcibly evicted from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in an undated photo 2018-09-30 00:30

    UN chief urges support for digital techs to boom tourism

    TEHRAN - The secretary general of the United Nations has called for an international support for digital technologies which are suitable for tourism.

  • zarif 2018-09-28 13:10

    Zarif says ‘craft show’ cannot hide Israel’s secret nuclear arms program

    TEHRAN – Responding to another show by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again this time at the UN General Assembly on Thursday,  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said “no arts and craft show” can hide this reality that Israel has “secret” and “undeclared” nuclear weapons program.

  • Pakistan-China 2018-09-26 23:50

    ‘Plots to disrupt China-Pakistan ties won’t work’

    TEHRN - In a veiled attack on the U.S., China has warned against any attempts to sow discord in Beijing’s relations with Islamabad, saying any plots to create fissures will not prevail.

  • Trump 2018/09/26

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    How Trump became laughing stock at UN

    TEHRAN - U.S. President Donald Trump took the podium of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday and delivered a bombastic speech that drew mocking laugher from the world leaders. In his characteristic foolhardy manner, Trump rejected the ideology of globalism and denounced multilateralism, forgetting that he was speaking from the stage of the global body that endorses both globalism and multilateralism. But, we can expect that from the man with foot-in-mouth syndrome.

  • Araqchi: UN Security Council meeting to isolate U.S. more 2018-09-26 17:44

    Iran's Araqchi: UN Security Council meeting to isolate U.S. more

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi is of the opinion that the Wednesday’s UN Security Council meeting will isolate the U.S. further. 

  • Mahathir Mohamad 2018-09-24 23:52

    Malaysian PM returns to world stage

    TEHRAN - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is set to make a return to the world stage. Mahathir, 93, arrives in New York on Tuesday to attend the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

  • U.S. invaded Afghanistan 2018-09-24 23:45

    ‘17 years after U.S. invaded Afghanistan, problems remains endemic’

    TEHRAN - The staggering failures of the U.S. and its allies in war-ravaged Afghanistan have been documented by many global think tanks and written about by many seasoned regional observers.

  • 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.