Antonio Guterres

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Mike Pompeo:  said  the terrorist designation would give the US “additional tools” to pile pressure on Iran, which has supported Houthi rebels. Photograph:  Tami Chappell/AFP)  via Getty Images

Aid agencies have sharply criticised the Trump administration’s decision to designate Yemen’s Houthi rebels a terrorist organisation, warning it will(...)

  A group of displaced Syrians reside inside ancient buildings dating back to the ancient Roman and Byzantine eras  in the northern countryside of Idlib. Photograph:  Omar Albam/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Global humanitarian figures and NGOs have urged world leaders to urgently make Covid-19 vaccinations available to millions of refugees and others dis(...)

The Trump era is ending; armed with a substantive climate package, incoming US president Joe Biden has committed to re-joining the Paris climate agreement. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

On climate politics, the world is in a better place after a difficult year. Momentum seemed to be dissipating early in 2020, when developed countries (...)

European Council President Charles Michel listens as French President Emmanuel Macron appears on a screen to deliver a speech during the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 in Brussels on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 80 world leaders, including Taoiseach Micheál Martin, have committed to scaled up actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in response to (...)

UN secretary general António Guterres during a video meeting with European Council president Charles Michel this week.  Photograph: EPA

Five years after the world agreed to limit global warming to “well below 2 degrees”, 70 world leaders, including Taoiseach Micheál Martin, will on Sat(...)

A ceremony to mark the ‘death’ of the Pizol glacier above Mels, eastern Switzerland. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty

The world is “headed for a thundering temperature rise of 3-5 degrees this century”, United Nations secretary general António Guterres has predicted. (...)

Yemenis bury the body of a Houthi fighter allegedly killed in recent fighting with Saudi-backed government forces, at a cemetery in Sanaa. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

US and international aid agencies have criticised the Trump administration’s decision to brand as “terrorists” Yemen’s rebel Houthis, saying it will c(...)

Zeleke Alabachew, farmer and militia fighter,  near the village of Tekeldengy, northwest of Gondar, Ethiopia. Photograph:   Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty

Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed replaced his army chief, the head of intelligence and the foreign minister on Sunday as the military continued a (...)

Girls take part in a traditional Shilluk church ceremony at a protection of civilian site in Malakal, South Sudan on March 31st, 2019. Photograph: Alex McBride/AFP via Getty

Seven years after civilians first rushed UN military bases in South Sudan, beginning an unprecedented scheme credited with saving tens of thousands of(...)

Participants shake hands after signing an agreement for a permanent ceasefire in Libya, at a UN building in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Violaine Martin/EPA

Libya’s main warring factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed will require wider(...)

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