Chaos continues in US as protestors demand justice following Floyd’s death

31 May 2020, 10:13 PM
Tense standoffs, often leading to clashes with police were seen in cities across the United States while Minneapolis now resembling a warzone with buildings razed to the ground, stores ransacked.
Israel’s Netanyahu meets Egypt’s Sisi in New York 27 September 2018, 11:38 AM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that he spoke to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, whose country has been trying to arrange a Gaza ceasefire, on the side lines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

US slavery victims denied compensation by courts 27 September 2018, 7:47 AM

Most human trafficking victims in the United States are not getting any compensation from their convicted captors, and the number of those awarded payment is shrinking, experts said on Thursday.

Iran’s Rouhani says US will eventually rejoin nuclear deal 26 September 2018, 8:23 PM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted Wednesday that the United States would eventually rejoin an international nuclear deal, saying talks this week at the United Nations showed his counterpart Donald Trump's isolation.

China ‘doesn’t want me to win’ upcoming polls: Trump 26 September 2018, 6:36 PM

US President Donald Trump accused China on Wednesday of working against his Republican Party in upcoming midterm polls, saying Beijing wanted to see him suffer an electoral blow because of his hard line on trade.

Macron’s EU vision: how has it fared 12 months on? 26 September 2018, 5:47 PM

On September 26 last year, French President Emmanuel Macron laid out his vision for a reformed European Union to blunt the rise of nationalism and ensure the bloc has a future as an independent actor on the world stage.

Trump tells UN that Kim wants peace but presses sanctions 26 September 2018, 5:32 PM

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday heaped praise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the United Nations but called for strict enforcement of sanctions for now.

Trump two-state solution comments fall short: Palestinian official 26 September 2018, 5:18 PM

A senior Palestinian official rejected US President Donald Trump's comments in support of a two-state solution on Wednesday, saying his White House's policies were destroying hopes of peace.

Syria says new air defences will make Israel think twice 26 September 2018, 2:25 PM

A top Syrian official has said a new air defence system from ally Russia will force Israel to "think carefully" before carrying out any more air strikes in the country.

SA Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula
SA commits to root out sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers 26 September 2018, 7:03 AM

South Africa is fully committed to rooting out sexual abuse by United Nations peacekeepers and takes such allegations in a serious light.

Donald Trump
Trump takes tough stance against UN justice bodies 25 September 2018, 9:20 PM

United States president Donald Trump has taken a tough stance against the United Nation's rights and justice bodies - accusing them of being subjective.

Emmanuel Macron
Macron urges ‘dialogue and multilateralism’ on Iran 25 September 2018, 8:20 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for "dialogue and multilateralism" on Iran, in a thinly veiled response to President Donald Trump's push for tough, US-led sanctions.

WATCH: 73rd United Nations General Assembly 25 September 2018, 3:36 PM

The UN General Assembly debate is currently underway. 

US President Donald Trump
Trump has no plans to meet Iran’s Rouhani ‘despite requests’ 25 September 2018, 2:39 PM

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he had no plans to meet with Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations "despite requests" to do so.

Iran, major powers labour to keep nuclear deal afloat 25 September 2018, 6:14 AM

In a statement after a meeting of Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and Iran, the group said they were determined to develop payment mechanisms to continue trade with Iran despite skepticism by many diplomats that this will be possible.

Bill Cosby
Cosby’s lawyers, psychologist spar in court over ‘predator’ label 24 September 2018, 9:48 PM

Bill Cosby's downfall from "America's Dad" to convicted felon will reach its final chapter in a Pennsylvania courtroom on Monday, when a judge will begin deciding whether to sentence the 80-year-old comedian to prison for sexual assault.

Antonion Guterres
Guterres, Espinosa laud Nelson Mandela’s legacy 24 September 2018, 6:17 PM

Secretary General Antonio Guterres and President of the General Assembly Maria Espinosa have praised Nelson Mandela as they accepted the gift of a bronze statue of the statesman from South Africa.

[Watch Live] Opening Plenary of Nelson Mandela Peace Summit 24 September 2018, 3:44 PM

The United Nations General Debate starts at the General Assembly with the  Nelson Mandela Peace Summit  on Monday...

Italy government adopts anti-migrant decree 24 September 2018, 2:42 PM

The Italian government on Monday adopted a security decree which will make it easier to expel migrants and strip them of Italian citizenship.

Mlambo-Ngcuka to accelerate investment into women empowerment 24 September 2018, 9:50 AM

The United Nations Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, says she will call for the acceleration of investment into various sectors in order for women's lives to be changed.

Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria 24 September 2018, 8:34 AM

President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey will take action east of the Euphrates river in Syria and impose secure zones as it has done in northwest Syria, the Hurriyet daily and other media said on Monday.

A man carrying a child
Iran points finger at US allies over deadly attack 23 September 2018, 8:15 PM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade and accused an unnamed US-backed Gulf state of supporting them.

A Chinese Catholic priest at the altar
China’s Catholic Church pledges loyalty to Party after Vatican deal 23 September 2018, 3:13 PM

China's Catholic Churchreaffirmed its loyalty to the country's ruling Communist Partyon Sunday, while welcoming a landmark deal struck with theVatican on appointing new bishops.

Hassan Rouhani
Iran vows ‘crushing response’ after gunmen kill 29 at army parade 23 September 2018, 8:14 AM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a "crushing" response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shooting dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday at a military parade near the Iraqi border.

Theresa May
May critics kick off ‘Save Brexit’ rallies 22 September 2018, 8:45 PM

Critics of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit proposal across several parties staged the first in a planned series of rallies on Saturday aimed at mounting support for a clean break with EU.

Ecuador attempted to give Assange diplomat post in Russia 22 September 2018, 7:27 AM

Ecuador in 2017 gave Wikileaks founder Julian Assange a diplomatic post in Russia but rescinded it after Britain refused to give him diplomatic immunity.

Kofi Annan passed away last month after a short illness at the age of 80.
UN pays tribute to Kofi Annan 22 September 2018, 7:21 AM

The United Nations General Assembly has paid tribute to late Secretary General, Kofi Annan in a moving two-hour tribute.

U.S. may aid Liberia in search for missing millions 21 September 2018, 4:11 PM

The U.S. government is considering helping Liberia track down more than $100 million in missing cash, an embassy spokesman said, in a case that has triggered a political crisis in the impoverished country.

Antonio Guterres
António Guterres to launch Youth 2030 strategy 21 September 2018, 9:46 AM

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres says he will launch a new strategy called Youth 2030 during the UN General Assembly next week in the hope of spurring governments to do more to respond to the aspiration of young people.

Emmanuel Macron
Macron mocks Britain’s Brexiteer ‘liars’ 20 September 2018, 7:38 PM

French President, Emmanuel Macron, on Thursday mocked the British politicians he says falsely claimed Brexit would be easy and then resigned to avoid having to deliver on their promises.

People wearing life jackets in a boat
EU seeks closer North African ties to fight migrant smugglers 20 September 2018, 3:30 PM

European Union leaders called Thursday for more intense talks with Egypt and other North African countries to take further steps against illegal migration to Europe, particularly by fighting those who smuggle and traffic them.