Middle East

Annan says he expects US to be at meeting on UN's future role in Iraq

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said he expects senior United States representatives to attend a meeting in New York later this month to discuss the future role of the United Nations in Iraq along with officials from that country.

No plans yet for Security Council to meet on UN role in Iraq, President says

Although Secretary-General Kofi Annan will be convening talks in New York later this month on the future role of the United Nations in Iraq with officials from that country, the Security Council currently has no plans to have a public meeting to discuss the situation there, the President of the 15-member body said today.

UN envoy urges end to Israeli flights over Southern Lebanon

Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Personal Representative for Southern Lebanon today voiced concern over continued Israeli overflights in the area and urged an end to all violations of the line of withdrawal.

Iran: UNESCO to help rehabilitate damaged schools and cultural sites in Bam

A task force of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today decided to dispatch emergency funds to help children in the earthquake-devastated Bam area of Iran.

UN relief official heads to quake-hit Iran to launch special bid for aid funds

The top United Nations relief official is on his way to the quake-devastated Bam area of Iran to help launch a Flash Appeal for humanitarian assistance, a UN spokesman said today.