Iraq: Continued international support vital amid ‘multiple storms’ |

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UN Special Representative in Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert briefed ambassadors, at what she called “this critical juncture” in the country’s modern history.  SRSG Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert...

Everything you need to know about next week’s GITEX in Dubai

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The 40th GITEX Technology Week is set to open next week as the tech world finally resumes in-person interaction at Dubai World Trade...

Yemen: ‘Toxic mix’ imperils lives of under-fives with acute malnutrition  |

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Nearly 2.3 million children under-five are projected to suffer from acute malnutrition this year, 400,000 of whom could die if they do not...

UN expresses hope ‘new opportunities’ will arise from Sudan’s recognition of Israel |

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The statement from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, comes in the wake of the deal, brokered by the United States and formally announced by President Donald...

Iraq: Trump pardons for Baghdad Blackwater guards ‘contributes to impunity’ says UN rights office...

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OHCHR spokesperson Marta Hurtado, said in a statement on Wednesday that pardoning the four employees of private military company Blackwater, for their part...

Saudi Arabia: UN rights expert welcomes ‘positive first step’ toward détente in Gulf   |

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“I am encouraged by the recent decision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to open land, sea and airspace borders with Qatar and...

Middle East coordinator calls for new and timely Palestinian election date  |

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UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, said that he understood the “disappointment of the many Palestinians” who had gone nearly 16 years without being...

How Beirut’s Christmas markets offered hope amid economic, Covid gloom

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Beirut's Christmas markets have taken place despite the economic crisis and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with organisers wanting Lebanese to buy local during...

Dubai private wealth tops $517bn as UAE attracts rich with ‘safe haven’ status

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Total private wealth held in Dubai is estimated at $517 billion as 35,000 high net worth individuals (HNWIs) are thought to have migrated...

UN chief welcomes Gaza ceasefire announcement between Israel and Hamas |

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Secretary-General António Guterres made a statement to reporters at UN Headquarters in New York, a few minutes before the negotiated ceasefire was due to take effect. “I...