A petition calling for a Family Law for Bahrain’s Shi’ite community was submitted to a United Nation’s (UN) office yesterday (November 25), coinciding with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Governments meeting in Paris next week must agree a strong new deal to curb global warming because they owe it to the world's children, with hundreds of millions highly exposed to the impacts of climate change, the U.N. children's agency
The UN Security Council has authorised countries to "take all necessary measures" to fight the Islamic State group in a resolution that won unanimous backing a week after the Paris attacks.
The French-drafted measure cal
US President Barack Obama led a chorus of global condemnation of a wave of attacks in Paris on Friday that left more than 120 people dead, as nations pledged solidarity with France.
The co-ordinated killings reverberated around th
Greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 could still be up to 12 billion tonnes more than the level needed to keep global warming within two degrees Celsius this century, a United Nations report estimated on Friday.
A group of UN experts tasked with forecasting the next disasters likely to require billions of dollars in humanitarian aid has warned of deepening crises in global hotspots from Burundi to Afghanistan over the next six months.
The United Nations said on Saturday two contractors with the world body had been detained in Yemen, but gave no further details on the incident.
"Two contractors have been detained and DSS (Department of Safety and Security)
The UN's weather and climate agency said on Thursday there was no cause for alarm about a record-size hole this month in the ozone layer, that shields life on earth from the sun, as it should shrink again.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir said on Wednesday that the war a Saudi-led coalition has been fighting against Iran-allied fighters in Yemen for seven months may soon end.
"One of the indications that the campaign is ne
Bahrain must invest in its young people if it is to prosper in a post-oil world, a top UN official has warned. A relatively youthful population, reflected in a large share of working-age adults, means that the country can reap the benefits of