Middle East

Middle East: ‘No justification’ for terrorism or violence against civilians, Security Council hears 

Recent violence in the occupied West Bank and terror attacks in Israel have killed and injured scores of civilians, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process updated the Security Council on Monday.

Rights experts call for action to address rising violence in Israel and occupied Palestinian territory

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, on Friday called for a probe into Israel’s response to the escalating violence surrounding the Al Asqa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. 

Yemen: New Houthi commitment ‘encouraging step’ to protecting children

The United Nations commended on Monday a new signed Action Plan to safeguard children affected by armed conflict in Yemen.

UN chief condemns rising violence in Jerusalem

Senior UN officials, including the Secretary-General, António Guterres, have expressed concern over a spate of violent incidents at the al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem, an important religious site for both Muslims and Jews.

Yemen: ‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ as first nationwide truce in six years continues

A UN brokered two-month renewable truce between the warring parties in Yemen is holding, Special Envoy Hans Grundberg told the Security Council on Thursday, providing “light at the end of the tunnel”, and the possibility of a lasting peace. 

UN unveils plan to prevent stricken oil tanker disaster off Yemen coast

Critical funding and timely action are needed to prevent a decaying tanker anchored close to Yemen’s coastline from sparking a major oil spill, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the country said on Friday in New York.

Commitment key to Yemen truce success: UN envoy

Commitment will be critical to the success of the two-month truce in Yemen that began on Saturday, the UN Special Envoy for the country, Hans Grundberg, has said.

UN welcomes announcement of two-month truce in Yemen

A two-month truce in Yemen which goes into effect on Saturday must be a first step in ending the county’s devastating war, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on the eve of the ceasefire. 

Syria: Rights experts call for humanitarian access to detained children

Humanitarians must have full and unimpeded access to children arbitrarily held in detention centres in northeast Syria, a group of independent UN human rights experts said on Friday. 

Recent terrorist attacks in Israel undermine ‘prospects for peace’: Guterres

Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday night condemned recent terrorist attacks in Israel that have claimed the lives of at least 11 Israeli citizens.