Middle East

At UN, Syria slams US for ‘supporting terrorism’, thanks Russia for cooperation

Denouncing the United States for supporting terrorism and war crimes in his conflict-torn country, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem reported to the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that the seven-year war is almost over, calling all those opposing President Bashar al-Assad terrorists.

Standing together to oust terrorists, Iraqis prevented a ‘historic catastrophe’ from occurring, Minister tells UN Assembly

Speaking from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly, the Foreign Minister of Iraq said ISIL is “breathing its last breath”, and urged world leaders to continue to stand with his country as it works to usher in a future of promise and prosperity for all its people.

At UN Assembly, Saudi Minister highlights his country’s efforts to further international peace

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, highlighted the recent landmark peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea as an example showcasing his country efforts to promote international peace and security.

On day three, of UN Assembly debate, Israel and Palestine put sharp focus on complexities thwarting peace

As the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate reached its halfway mark on Thursday, one of the world’s longest-running and most intractable crises, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, almost as old as the UN itself, came into stark relief under the same roof with the two sides laying out diametrically opposed positions that have bedeviled peace efforts for over 70 years.

Donors come to UN agency’s aid with extra $118 million to help Palestine refugees

International donors on Thursday pledged an additional $118 million for the United Nations agency assisting Palestine refugees to help overcome what its chief called its “greatest and gravest financial crisis ever.”

At UN Assembly, Israel’s Netanyahu claims Iran harboring secret nuclear site

Displaying photographs from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday accused Iran of maintaining a secret atomic warehouse in Tehran, proving its intent to develop nuclear weapons despite the accord it reached with major powers in 2015.

‘Jerusalem is not for sale’ Palestinian President Abbas tells world leaders at UN Assembly

Taking the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, President Mahmoud Abbas declared that “Jerusalem is not for sale and the Palestinian people’s rights are not up for bargain.”

Yemen in the grip of war imposed by Iran-backed militia, country’s President tells UN assembly

The Yemeni Government is striving to restore peace, security and stability and provide essential services to its people, while the country remains gripped by a war imposed by Iran- and Hizbullah-backed armed militias, Yemen’s President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi Mansour told world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday.

Lebanon’s President says country is working towards stability, but weighed down by ‘neighborhood crises’

Although Lebanon ‘is groping our way to rise from consecutive crises’, President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that his country was being buffeted by regional crises and called on the United Nations to show global leadership by taking action to resolve conflicts in the Middle East.

Developing countries ‘losing out’ in a world not governed by laws, Egyptian President says at UN Assembly

The nations losing out the most in a world not governed by laws or the founding principles of United Nations, are developing countries, the President of Egypt told leaders at the General Assembly on Tuesday, outlining priorities that must be addressed to meet the aspirations of people everywhere.