Conflict

 Almost three-quarters of a million Syrians have been forced out of their homes by fighting in the first months of 2018, according to the senior UN official coordinating the crisis response.

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini hailed the resumption of talks on Syria in Geneva, Switzerland.

 The United Nations is supportive of the two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the UN secretary-general, told Sputnik.

 The UN criticized Zionist for putting pressure on the besieged Gaza Strip, saying such policies could trigger a new conflict.

Four children were reportedly killed and three were injured on 7 August in the Nihm District, east of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a statement today.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed peaceful settlement of conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Gaza on Gaza is an exhibition of work by Palestinian artists in response to the lives devastated by the last year's conflict.

Nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in December due to conflict and terrorism

Terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq killed nearly 1,000 people last month, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has reported.

Syria is at risk of losing a whole generation of children to "despair, illiteracy and darkness," a senior UN official has warned.

The United Nations Special Envoy on Syria today said the images of the drowned Syrian toddler wearing a red shirt and blue shorts lying face down on a Turkish beach should be a wake-up call to the world that “there is no more time for long political processes,” and it is now time to have “a real discussion” to end the conflict.

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