A recent photo from  the Saudi Royal Palace  shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (32) at a meeting with a Yemeni delegation in Jeddah. File photograph: Bandar Al-Jaloud/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has arrested 30 prominent figures who are insufficiently supportive of the policies of Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (32), the kingdom’(...)

US president Donald Trump: said ‘the UN has not reached its full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement’ but has ‘tremendous potential’. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque

US president Donald Trump toned down his criticism of the United Nations during his first appearance at the institution on Monday, pledging to help “m(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting a launching drill of the  strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12. Photograph: AFP Photo/KCNA

Establishing trust and ensuring verification is crucial to resolving the Korean nuclear crisis, especially to achieve a solution similar to the one in(...)

Ethnic cleansing: the UN has condemned Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority; these Rohingya children are begging for food after fleeing to Bangladesh. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty

World attention will turn to New York next week when the General Assembly of the United Nations meets for its 72nd session. Representatives from more(...)

  UN special envoy  for Syria Staffan de Mistura: hopes progress can be achieved in talks between the Syrian government and militants  in Geneva after ceasefires have been agreed in Kazakhstan. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The Syrian army regained territory from Islamic State in central and eastern Syria on Wednesday as ceasefire talks got under way again in Kazakhstan.(...)

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has cancelled plans to attend the UN General Assembly. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters.

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has cancelled plans to attend the UN General Assembly as the country draws international criticism over violence aga(...)

Ambassadors to the UN vote during a United Nations Security Council meeting on North Korea in New York. Photograph: Reuters/Stephanie Keith

The United Nations Security Council’s unanimous vote to widen sanctions on North Korea is a welcome signal that world powers are united in their exasp(...)

Nassar, a taxi driver who has been sober for three years, serves tea at an Alcoholics Anonymous association meeting in Tehran on  August  27th. Photograph: Arash Khamooshi/The New York Times

For most of his life, alcohol rehab for Mehdi consisted of regular stretches in prison and lashings that left dark marks on his back. Now, at 36, he h(...)

MPs on Monday continued to debate the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, with a vote on its second reading expected early on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Britain will on Tuesday offer to contribute military assets to European Union operations, co-operate on sanctions and agree joint positions on foreign(...)

Israeli soldiers manoeuvre a tank during a military exercise in the northern part of the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on Thursday. An Israeli army spokeswoman declined to discuss reports of a strike in Syria. Photograph:  Jalaa Marey/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian army has warned Israel of “dangerous repercussions to the security and stability of the region” after a Syrian military facility in Hama pr(...)