Middle East

Iran should maintain suspension of nuclear research – IAEA chief

Learning of Iran’s plans to resume research and development on its suspended “peaceful” nuclear energy programme, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reminded Tehran that it should maintain its suspension of all enrichment-related activities.

Annan condemns latest suicide bombing in Iraq, urges national unity

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned the suicide bombing that took place in Iraq during a funeral service in Miqdadiya, where over 30 people were killed and many others wounded.

Annan pays tribute to late ruler of Dubai

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today mourned the death and paid tribute to the legacy of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, one of the seven sheikdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates for which Sheikh Maktoum also served as Prime Minister and Vice-President.

Palestinian Authority must prosecute attackers who hit UN facility in Gaza: Annan

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned the recent attack on a United Nations recreational facility in Gaza and called on the Palestinian Authority to prosecute those responsible.