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UN's top human rights official welcomes Iran's willingness to invite expert scrutiny

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has welcomed indications by Iran that it is willing to extend an open invitation to UN human rights experts to examine conditions in the country.

UN rushes aid to earthquake-ravaged parts of Iran

Responding to Saturday's devastating earthquake in western Iran, the United Nations has rushed experts and aid to the hardest-hit parts of the country.

Iran: UN rights expert voices deep concern over continued detention of 10 activists

A United Nations human rights expert has expressed deep concern over the continued detention of about 10 Iranian activists and has called on Tehran to honour its commitment to release the detainees and guarantee them a fair trial.