At UN, US and Iran invoke 'self-defense' for military confrontation
The US ambassador to the UN has said Washington is prepared to "engage without preconditions" to avoid further conflict. Iranian officials have warned the US against launching another retaliatory attack.
UN delegation arrives in Niger's Agadez after refugee camp blaze
Tensions are high in Agadez, a major hub for African migrants en route to Europe. Police arrested more than 300 people after a refugee camp was set ablaze last Saturday. The UN is calling for restraint.
Turkey poised to send troops to Libya, ratcheting up tensions in E. Mediterranean
Turkey is preparing to send troops and advanced weapons to the embattled UN-backed Libyan government. The military muscle flexing puts it at odds with Russia and several Arab states backing Libya's rival government.
Turkey, Egypt raise stakes in Libya amid battle for Tripoli
Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar is attempting to seize the seat of the UN-backed government in Tripoli. Turkey signaled it was ready to send in troops if requested by the government, while Egypt is backing Haftar.
Iran to continue ballistic missile program despite EU warning
Tehran said in a letter to the UN that it was "determined to resolutely continue" enriching uranium. This came following an EU letter rebuking the government and a Russian firm suspending cooperation.
China accuses UN human rights chief of inflaming Hong Kong unrest
China has criticized the UN high commissioner for human rights after she suggested Hong Kong authorities should launch an investigation into the use of force during protests.
CO2 emissions gap: UN report warns of 'collective failure to act'
Unless global greenhouse gas emissions fall by 7.6 percent each year, the world will do not meet the 1.5°C temperature goal of the Paris Agreement, a report from the UN Environment Programme warns.
Zimbabwe on brink of starvation, UN expert warns
Over half of Zimbabwe's population faces starvation. According to the UN, continued food insecurity could sow the seeds of civil unrest. And the government of Benin expels the EU ambassador from the country over what it calls political interference.