Mar 3, 2016

EU considers more N. Korea sanctions after U.N. vote

The European Union is considering additional measures against North Korea following the approval of harsh new sanctions by the U.N. Security Council in order to show solidarity with South Korea and Japan, both major trade partners, diplomats said. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini ...

U.N. expert discusses North Korea abductions with kin, Japan ministers

Jan 19, 2016

U.N. expert discusses North Korea abductions with kin, Japan ministers

U.N. special rapporteur on North Korea Marzuki Darusman on Monday discussed Pyongyang’s past abductions of Japanese nationals with Japanese ministers and relatives of abductees during his visit to Tokyo. “Japan does not intend to close the window for dialogue with North Korea,” Katsunobu Kato, ...

Iran complains to U.N. about Saudi 'provocations'

Jan 9, 2016

Iran complains to U.N. about Saudi "provocations"

Iran’s foreign minister has complained to the United Nations about Saudi Arabia’s “provocations” towards Tehran, as a diplomatic crisis between the region’s two major powers entered its second week. In a letter to the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon published by Iranian news agencies on ...

Dec 23, 2015

U.N. assembly chief hails significance of tsunami resolution

The president of the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday underscored the significance of a newly adopted resolution, led by Japan and Chile, to heighten awareness about tsunami. The resolution acknowledging tsunami as “a common challenge for many countries” and designating Nov. 5 as World ...

Dec 22, 2015

People who reject Syrian refugees are allies of extremists: U.N.

People who reject Syrian refugees are the “best allies” of Islamic State militants and other extremists, the United Nations refugee chief said on Monday after U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump proposed an entry ban on foreign Muslims. More than 4.3 million Syrians have ...