A Rohingya Muslim refugee mourns beside the body of his child near Inani beach in Cox’s Bazar district. File photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

More than 60 people are feared dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh, the UN(...)

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres: “Sexual exploitation and abuse has no place in our world. It is a global menace and it must end.” Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres renewed attempts to eradicate sexual abuse and exploitation within the organisation at last week’s g(...)

US president Donald Trump meets with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe during the UN General Assembly in New York. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The United States announced fresh sanctions on North Korea on Thursday, increasing the economic pressure on the regime of Kim Jong-un as world leaders(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani: said it would be a pity if “rogue newcomers” jeopardised the nuclear deal. Photograph: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani hit out at US president Donald Trump in an address to the United Nations general assembly on Wednesday, warning that (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York this week. Photograph: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has hailed a UN treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons as “groundbreaking” as he participated in an official si(...)

“He slaps the right people; he hugs the right people,” said the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Halley, of US president Donald Trump’s debut speech to the UN general assembly. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

More than 190 world leaders gather in New York this week for the general assembly of the United Nations, but attention will focus almost entirely on o(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin watches the Zapad-2017 war games with minister for defence Sergei Shoigu (left) and chief of the general staff of Russian armed forces Valery Gerasimov (second right) in Leningrad, Russia. Photograph:  Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin watched his country’s military take part in the major “Zapad” war games on Monday, amid continuing concern from Nato (...)

Sick Rohingya woman Anowara Begum along with her husband and children after disembarking from a boat that crossing Naf river and landed in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Thursday. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

China endorses Myanmar’s offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, Myanmar state media said on Thursday, as the UN secretary general described the(...)

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(...)

Myanmar: Suu Kyi must speak up

More than a million people are facing a humanitarian catastrophe in Myanmar, yet their government, led by the Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, n(...)