No Afghan 'reintegration' without progress on rights: UN

Restrictions on women's rights continue to prevent Afghanistan's "reintegration" into the international community, a senior UN official said Friday, noting the Taliban's participation in upcoming talks in Doha is not legitimization of the isolated government. Since their 2021

Armenia says recognises State of Palestine

Armenia announced Friday it was recognising the State of Palestine, the latest country to do so during the war in Gaza, saying it was against "violence towards civilian populations." A series of nations have recognised the State of Palestine amid the war between Israel and

Israel 'pause' in Gaza had no impact on aid supplies: WHO

A daily "pause" the Israeli military declared in Gaza to facilitate aid flows has had no impact on deliveries of badly needed supplies, the UN's health agency said on Friday. More than eight months of war, sparked by Hamas's unprecedented October 7 attack on Israel, have led to

Iranians split on presidential vote as hardships mount

With just a week remaining before a presidential election, Iranians are divided over whether voting will address pressing economic issues and mandatory hijab laws. Iranians head to the polls on June 28 to choose from six candidates -- five conservatives and a relative reformist